Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Snuggly Bug Quilt

This is Joy Anne's quilt and the pattern is called Snuggly Bug by Fabric Cafe.  She made her own chenille strips to applique around the bugs and to make the flower blocks.  She used fun bright fabrics making this a cheerful baby quilt!

I quilted it with green So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.

I SID around the bugs and added a stipple background fill,  then SID around the flowers and added an echo line.  Added a simple X to the setting squares.

Just noticed when I published this that it is my 1,300 post, that's a lot of quilts!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Two Fabric Bargello #3

Maxine made this lovely Two Fabric Bargello, a pattern designs by Susie Weaver. She used a brown/gold ombre fabric to go with the black, grey and white Effervescents by Robert Kaufmann.  

Maxine asked that it be quilted with echo lines and have loops in the outer border.  She made this quilt top in a class at a quilt shop in Texas were she spends her winters.  She sent along a handout from the pattern on how to space the quilting lines so at was very handy!   The quilt was the same size as my kitchen island so that was the perfect work area for marking all the reference lines.  I did a lot of marking on this quilt top, not my favorite method when it comes to the quilting, but it really suits this pattern.

We had a lot of rain this weekend but the sun came out for a few minutes so I grabbed my helper and got a few outdoor shots in the wind!

I used two colours of So Fine thread on this top, a gold shade for on the ombre fabrics and black for the outer border and Effervescent fabric.

Batting is black Poly by Quilters Dream.

Love how green and lush everything is outside after a rain!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Cheaper by the Dozen Quilt

You might think this quilt is mine as it is made with batiks and the colours are ones I use often but this one belongs to Pat!  The pattern is called Cheaper by the Dozen by Legacy Patterns.  I think this is the largest quilt I have put on my longarm, it is 106" x 120".  

We chose Fascination for the pantograph design, teal So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Pat sent along a beautiful teal batik backing.

As you can see Pat's quilt really looks wonderful in my bedroom, just love those batiks!  

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Around The Block Quilt

This is Pauline's Around the Block quilt which is a pattern from the book Easy Layer Cake Quilts 2.  Pauline changed the pattern a bit and instead of using 3" square she changed it to 2 1/2" squares so should could use the pre-cut minis.

She chose Chantilly Lace for the pantograph design and I used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Pauline is a beginner quilter and I think she did a great job piecing her quilt and adapting this pattern to work for her!  When I asked if I could share photos of her quilt on my blog she said "I presume under the heading how long arming can make a quilt look good".  LOL!  We all know its not a quilt until it is quilted, and I really enjoy bring my clients quilt to life!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jelly Roll Race III

This is Sarah-Lynn's Jelly Roll Race III quilt and the pattern is by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  It is a great variation on the traditional Jelly Roll Race, the flying geese are a great addition. But I think what really makes this quilt stand out is the fabric collection she chose, it is called Bora by Moda.  

Sarah-Lynn wanted to keep the quilting simply and modern so we chose Dazzle for the pantograph design.  I used medium blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

She brought a great blue flannel backing that matched very well with the fabric collection.

Finally a calm day so was able to get a few photos by the river with my helpers!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Broomhilda's Bakery Quilt

I always look forward to working on Phyl's quilts as they are fun to custom quilt!  She really is learning how to use her embroidery machine to its fullest potential.  This pattern is called Broomhilda's Bakery and the pattern is by Kimberbell Designs.  

She purchased the kit from Road 17N Quilt Shop in Winkler, Manitoba.

As you can see on the pattern cover there are still more embellishments to add to the quilt.  The two large squares show below that I added the spider webs quilting too will have embroidered signs hanging on them that list "Today's Specials".

As you can see I had fun adding spider webs to as many blocks as possible!  I SID around all the embroidery designs, added loops, cross hatching, and stipple for background fills.

It might be hard to see in the photos but blocks that have 'glass' covers or jars are covered in clear vinyl giving it a glossy shine.

The jar of eyeballs is covered in vinyl too!

I used 4 different colours of So Fine thread.  In the outer border I did the beadboard design with purple thread, the majority of quilting in the center was a very light grey and the odd block had black or orange thread.  I always try to use as few thread changes as I can but sometimes it is just better to change the thread and be happier with the results.

Phyl chose a lovely orange fabric for the back that also shows off the quilting nicely.

I finally figured out how to get a great straight on shot of a smaller quilt on the floor ...I stood on my kitchen island!  Shhh don't tell my husband! :)

I'll share pictures of this quilt with all its embellishments if Phyl sends me some when she is done!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rhythm & Blues Quilt

This is Myra's Rhythm & Blues quilt and she found the pattern in an older American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I found a link to the pattern online, click hereMyra used music fabrics and tiny print flowers for this quilt in a mix of cream, black, grey and added a pop of red.

I used a new pantograph called Arabesque and just love how it looks on this quilt.  The thread is cream So Fine and the batting Quilters Dream Blend.

Now that spring has finally arrived, the grass is green and trees are getting there leaves I thought I would get my camera out and take a few pictures of the horses in the field behind my house. 


This guy was sticking his tongue out and I just caught it!   Well "Thbbpt" to you too! :)