Thursday, May 28, 2009

Quilt Saskatchewan Here I Come!

Tomorrow i'm off to Saskatoon for Quilt Saskatchewan. Yah...girls weekend!!! Shopping and a quilt show now that is true happiness. And incase you didn't know i thought i would share with you that as of July 1 i'll be the new CQA Manitoba Representative. Not sure how that happened but i guess i should start practicing my new role...."Hey Eileen, got that report ready for me, chop chop" :)

I can't have a post without a picture so here is the quilt that i'm working on right now for a client. I"m taken those Twirly Whirly feathers to the next level and i should have it done next week so more pictures then.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Scrappy Bear Paw

I really love the colors in my clients Scrappy Bear Paw quilt. I used the Maple Syrup pantograph across this one which gives the geometric piecing a softer element. I actually quilted this one in January and my client had not seen it until this week. She has just returned to Flin Flon from being down south all winter. I don't think she was expecting to see the snowfall when she returned, matter of fact i don't think any of us here would have believe we would be getting this much snow in MAY. Good thing i have my quilting to keep me sane.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chenille Baby Quilt

A client of mine made this cute little baby quilt which has chenille strips on the front and chenille on the back. I was very pleased with how well the Daisies Galore pantograph showed on the chenille backing. I'm sure you won't be surprised when i tell you that when she showed this quilt to a friend they said 'can you make me one' and she did (and i got to quilt that one too!).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Color Blend Quilt

The Double Plume pantograph turned out beautiful on my clients color-blend quilt that was pieced with a pastel fabric collections. This definitely will be a wonderful Mother's Day gift and i'm sure she won't mind it being a week late.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Twirly Whirly

Last week i finally got to watch the DVD i ordered awhile ago in how to quilt feathers using a longarm. The DVD is called Twirly Whirly Feathers by Kim Brunner. This is an excellent DVD for anyone who wants to learn how to do feathers even on there home sewing machine. I found that Kim taught the feathers in a way i could really understand and was able to quickly produce the feathers you see above first try on a quilt. I spent a day just drawing the basic feathers over and over again until i got the pattern in my head. I think i quilt them better than i draw them and black thread on black fabric is very forgiving. I can't show you this whole quilt as it is a client's quilt that will be a gift but if your a follower from my guild you will be able to see it at the meeting on Tuesday. My client was very kind in letting me show this quilt before it is sent away. I'll post the pictures of this one at the end of July.

Oriental Quilt

My client made this quilt with beautiful oriental designed fabrics. I free-motioned a water motif across the center and added a swirl in the outer border. I'm sure she will have a few family members fighting over this one :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mystery Quilt

The guilds Mystery Quilt project turned out to be quite successful and here is the first one that i have had on my frame. I used the Dragonfly Pantograph and i worked nicely across the quilt with a medium green thread. My pictures don't do the colors in this quilt justice.

Bright and Fun!

Since it is a snowy miserable day out i thought i would post a picture of this bright and cheery quilt that belongs to one of my cleints. I quilted it using the Bombay Blossom pattern with a Rainbow blue/green varigated thread.