Monday, April 6, 2020

More Northcott Panel Quilts!

Lori made two more panel quilts that I had to share!  This first one is made with Northcott's On Golden Pond panel and Lori added the pieced maple leaves to the inner border. Really adds a nice detail to the quilt.

I quilted it with Bora Bora to look like wind blowing through the leaves.  Used a green So Fine thread and she brought a Pellon Cotton batting.

One other cool feature Lori added was she pieced the backing to look like a Hudson Bay Blanket!  I really is a great touch as this blanket is in the image in the panel.  Another detail in the panel is the book on the dock is titled 'On Golden Pond'. 

Lori also pieced this great kids quilts using Northcott's Savanna panel and fabric collection.

I chose Ebb and Flow for the pantograph as it reminded me of zebra stripes in this quilt.  Used a golden brown So Fine thread and she bought a Pellon Cotton batting.

The backing is a fun giraffe print and a border section from the Savanna collection. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Home and Native Land Quilt

Lori made the lovely Canadian themed quilt using a panel by Stonehenge from a collection called Home and Native Land.  The aboriginal art work in the map is very striking in design.  I was at a retreat this winter with Lori when she was working on this quilt.  She didn't use a pattern but as she put it 'was making it up as she went along'.  I think she did a fantastic job and I like the addition of the Canada flags and red stars in the outer border.

I used the Maple Syrup pantograph as the leaves in that design really stand out nicely in the off white border.  I used off white So Fine thread and she brought a Pellon Cotton batting.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Modern Crazy Quilt

Janice made this Modern Crazy Quilt using Art Gallery fabrics.  She used a crazy quilt pattern she had found years ago and created this lovely quilt for a friend.  

I quilted it with the Flirtatious pantograph as it looks like confetti or leaves floating in the air!  White So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Janice asked me to quilt a heart at the bottom so she could write her label right on the backing.  Great idea! No one as ever asked for that before, love trying new things.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Stepping Stone Stars Quilt

Marie made this lovely Stepping Stone Stars quilt using a block pattern from the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Vol 7 magazine.  Its constructed as a 12" block but looks like it is made up of smaller 6" blocks.

The fabrics all have tiny flower and leaf designs in the prints so I chose Wildflowers for the pantograph.  I used a light green So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ohio Star Fade Quilt

Lucinda picked fabrics for this lovely Ohio Star Fade quilt to give it the feel of a sunset. The pattern is by Stacey Zaleski and in the May/June 2018 issue of Quilty magazine. As you can see in the next photo it has an asymmetrical design.

I picked the Ombre pantograph, first times using it, and it gives the feel of flames from the sun!  I used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Haulin' Stash Quilts

Peggy made two of these great looking dump truck quilts for her grandsons, one in red and one in blue.  The pattern is called Haulin' Stash by Kelli Fannin Quilt Designs.  Now if you have this pattern please go check the designers website for the corrections, link here.  The first printing had an error and unfortunately Peggy didn't realize this until she had both top together and it wasn't measure anywhere close to the finished size.  The sash strips were not included in the instructions. So she ripped the blocks apart and added the sashing...on both!  So this is a good reminder to always check a designers correction page on their websites before starting a new project because as a pattern designer myself this can happen to the best of us!

I used Bora Bora for the pantograph, white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Peggy used grunge fabrics for the trucks and background and that really adds to the design. She also fussy cut the truck window to have a little driver in each truck.

Here is the blue one!  I think her grandsons are going to love these quilts!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Level Two Tote

Since social distancing is the new normal I'm trying my best to balance work and my personal sewing projects now that all my sewing group activities are cancelled.  Today I was able to finished this great bag project, the pattern is called Level Two Tote by Poppyprint.  

I used a purple cork that I purchased at Up North Quilt Shop and added a multi-coloured batik for the top level.

The lining is a great Ink and Arrow fabric.  I added two inset zippered pockets to the inside lining as I prefer those to open pockets. The patterns also called for using an extra piece of leather for the inside of the bag where the rivets are but I had extra pieces of cork so used those instead.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sprinkles on Top Quilt

Kim made this lovely modern neutral quilt from a pattern in the book Jelly Filled Quilts by Vanessa from Lella Boutique.  The pattern is called Sprinkles on Top and used 2 1/2" strips. 

I quilted it with the Bayside pantograph, used light grey So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.  The quilting shows up beautifully on the Minky backing.

It was a beautiful day yesterday with blue skies and today we woke up to a few inches of snow on the ground and it is still falling!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

City Slicker in Modern Brights

Vicki made this bright and cheerful City Slicker quilt using a selection of modern fabrics by Tula Pink, Kaffe Fasset, Blueberry Hill and Grunge Dots.  She added a subtle white on white print for the background to allow the fabric to shine!  

I used a new pantograph called Gingersnap, white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream blend batting.

The backing is a bright blue Northcott Essence.