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! :)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Pengiun Party Quilt

Peggy made this adorable Penguin Party quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman, and used Robert Kaufman flannel called Arctic.  We chose my all time favorite snowflake pantograph design called Flurry.  

Peggy also used the Arctic flannel, polar bear print, for the backing!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Simply Dashing in Ombre Fabrics

I wanted to try making a few samples of our Highway 10 Designs Simply Dashing Quilt using Ombre fabrics.  I found a great Timeless Treasures Studio Blue Ombre that worked well as it went from light to dark from selvage to selvage.  Some of the Ombres on the market go from dark to light to dark again selvage to selvage and those don't give the same effect. 

I also wanted to try a white background and see how that plays with the Ombre fabrics.  Here is a look at our cover quilt for comparison.  What makes this quilt special to us is that it already has the look of using an Ombre when it is made with two solid fabrics. That got me thinking "how would it then look using an Ombre?"

I did the math and figures out that the Ombres would work for the baby, twin and double sizes leaving little waste fabric.  The fabric requirements using Ombres will change from the original pattern requirements for the "Light Fabric'.  Baby needs 42" (and you get enough strips for two quilts) , Twin needs 64" and Double needs 88".  If you have purchases this pattern and want additional cutting instructions for making it with Ombre just send me an email, I have a cutting diagram that I can send you.

I quilted this one with Ebb and Flow and used white So Fine thread.  Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.

I have a few wide backings on hand for my clients and the blue Essence from Northcott worked well.

Now here is one of the baby quilts I made using Timeless Treasures Rainbow Ombre Pastel.   I had only purchased a yard of the Ombre so only got 5 blocks wide but figured out if I had purchased 42" then I could have gotten the 6th block to make it wider.  When you cut for a baby size, so you get the whole rainbow from top to bottom, you can cut out the strips for two quilts by doubling your cuts for each strip size. That was a nice surprise. 

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

Ombre fabrics are not that hard to work with, you just need to refold the fabric so you are cutting the same colour in each strip.  Fabric on a bold it folded selvage to selvage, you just need to fold it from cut edge to cut edge.  Here is a diagram I made to help explain that better!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Meadowland Quilt

I had been away for the last two weeks so now it is time to get back to quilting and blogging.  Shelly has been busy digging into her stash and making quilts with a colour theme.  This quilts colour theme was brown, and since brown is not her favorite colour she made it work for her by adding yellow and that wonderful pop of pink!  I think by the time the top was done she started to like the brown! Maybe she will love it once she sees it quilted? The pattern is called Meadowland by Then Came June, and Shelly made this as a Quilt Along.

Shelly loves her quilts stippled/meandered so that is what I did on this one.  I used yellow So Fine thread and she brought a Warm and Natural batting.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Third Round Robin - Third Round

 Here is our third installment of our Third Round Robin project.  The theme this time was 'Flying Geese" and I found a great free paper pieced pattern to use for mine. Here is a link to the Circle of Geese pattern found at Piece By Number.   I wanted my geese to be flying in a circle and have each quarter have a colour theme.

Lori made her geese flying into the center creating an 'X' design.  Love her fabric placement!

Bronwyn created an abstract design with her geese and used two sizes of triangles.

Desley had her geese flying around the edge with a fussy cut square in the center.
We always enjoy our reveal day as we never know what the others are doing.
Next rounds theme is Curves!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Alternate Routes #11

This is Lucinda's Alternate Routes quilt that she made during our Highway 10 Designs "Sew Along" at Up North Quilt Shop last year.  She chose similar batik fabrics as on our pattern cover and the same layout option that we used as well.  

 Lucinda asked for simple quilting and I chose Fascination for the pantograph design.  Thread is a light blue So Fine thread and batting is Quilters Dream Blend.