Thursday, October 30, 2014

HST Baby Quilt


This is Sheri’s HST Baby quilt and she decided to make this quilt after seeing this one that I quilted for Lynn this past spring.  You can find a tutorial on how to make this quilt here.   The fabrics Sheri used have tiny airplanes and clouds as the dad of the baby this is a gift for is a pilot.  She asked me to quilt it the same as Lynn’s so that’s what I did, lots of swirls and large CC’s in the printed fabrics.   The batting is Quilters Dream Puff and backing is a soft beige Minkie.


Here is a picture of Lynn’s quilt.


It is getting cooler here now, sitting around 0’c for daytime highs so the lake will be freezing over in a few weeks!



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winter Blessings Quilt


This is Rae’s Winter Blessings quilt and it is a pattern by Primitive Gatherings.  All the snowman are created with wool and Rae hand appliqued all the pieces with a beautiful button hole stitch.   We decided it needed wool batting it keep with the traditional feel of the project and give it a lofty soft look.   Rae will be using this quilt on the back of her couch in the winter so it will be a great way to keep warm in our cold winters.


I quilted curled feathers in the outer border, a swirl in the inner border and stitched in the ditch in the sashing piecing.  Since this is a couch quilt I didn’t want to quilt the background of the block to heavy so in the corner and center blocks I quilted wavy vertical lines to add movement of snow falling and in the remaining four blocks I quilted horizontal swirly wavy lines to create a windy night sky look.


If you want to see another beautiful Winter Blessings quilt check out Linda’s here.


We had a dusting of snow yesterday so thought I better take a few pictures of the quilt on the snow too.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bali Sea Star Christmas Quilt


The forecast was for snow today so I was holding off taking pictures of this quilt as it would have been nice to do that with a bit of snow on the ground. But no snow yet so my dead grass will have to do for a backdrop!  This is our guilds raffle quilt for the Cranberry Portage Craft sale at the end of November, it’s a one day raffle and a great fundraiser.    The pattern is called Bali Sea Star and is from the book Scrap-Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett.  It was made with a ‘Be Jolly’ collection jelly roll and Kona Snow for the back ground.


I used my favourite snowflake panto called Flurry!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beary Patch Quilts


This is Valery’s Beary Patch quilt, actually she brought me two, one made in blue and one made in pink!  This pattern is part of Quiltmaker’s Patch Pals Collection and you can see them all here


   I used Quilters Dream Blend batting and custom quilted them the same except for the corner stones, I used two different stencil.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Rising Star Quilt


This is Yvonne’s Rising Star quilt by Cozy Quilt Designs and she purchased this as a kit when at the Phoenix Quilt Show last year.   I love this quilt, all batik fabrics and she let me custom quilt it with feathers!   I stitched in the ditch around the stars and 16 patch and then CC’s in all the 2 1/2” squares.  I quilted loops in the inner border and bead board in the outer border.   Quilters Dream Blend batting, beige So Fine thread on top and beige Bottom Line on the bottom.


I took indoor and out door picture and was happy with how they all turned out so there is an overload of picture in this post!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Labyrinth Walk Quilt

This is Corinne’s Labyrinth Walks quilt that she made as a wedding gift for her friends who are ministers.   She loved how this patterns looked like a tile floor so wanted the quilting to reflect that.  I decided to using pebble as the main design element in the light green fabrics, a simple heart stipple in the dark green and leave the black unquilted.  I stitched the whole quilt in the ditch to allow the piecing to really stand out.   The outer border was quilted with diagonal lines to add to the 3D feel of the pattern.
It’s been very windy here to glad I had a helper home to hold the quilt for me to get a full picture.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Sunrise


Took this sunrise picture a few days ago and thought I would share.  Love the colors!

I had a tooth pulled this morning so I’m distracting myself on the computer while biting on gauze waiting for the freezing to come out of my face! I’ve been dealing with a lot tooth issues this year, had two root canals this month and then this extraction today.  Seems having braces when I was younger is the culprit as some of my roots are reabsorbing. Fun Fun! Hope this is the end of the ache I have been living with for almost a year now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Hopscotch Quilt


This is Sheri’s Halloween Quilt that she made out of her scraps of Halloween fabrics.   She used the Hopscotch pattern to piece it and I quilted it with the Gossamer panto as it reminds me of spider webs.


I love the bright purple flannel she used for the backing and the quilting shows off well on it!  I used Quilters Dream Blend batting, Black So Fine thread on top and Purple Bottom Line on the back.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Yellow Brick Road in Browns


This is Yvonne’s Yellow Brick Road quilt and it has such a soft look done in shades of brown with an accent of green.    It was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada we had beautiful weather.  The snow is all gone and we had sunny skies all weekend but I know we will be digging out the snow boots and parkas soon.


The pantograph is Tickle, Quilters Dream Blend batting and a medium beige So Fine thread.