Saturday, February 13, 2021

Star White, Star Bright Quilt

Lucinda made this great paper pieced quilt called Star White, Star Bright.  Pattern is by Bryan House Quilts, it was published in the August 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, you can find info about it here

I quilted it with the Whitecaps pantograph, used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

We are still stuck in this deep freeze, this morning it was -39'c (-41'c with windchill).  Yesterday I was getting cabin fever so Tim and I bundled up and went outside for half hour to toss some hot water.  Its one of those fun cold weather things I like to photograph. Tim is much better at tossing the water than I am, he gets a good fan shape to his toss!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Cold Snap!

Its been pretty cold here this week with daytime highs of -25'c and night lows of -35'c.  So I haven't been venturing outside to take quilt pictures or any pictures!
This is Darcy's quilt and she made it for her son.  It looks like she used the Disappearing Nine Patch pattern and sashed the blocks!  Love the brown and teal fabrics she chose.  She asked for a simple stipple so I did my best to free hand that design and keep the scale consistent across this large bed sized quilt.

I used medium brown So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

I also finished Bev's Amelia's Meadow quilt which is a pattern by Fig Tree Quilts. She used pretty coral and brown batiks and a wonderful matching fireside backing!  I used the Whirlygig panto, coral So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Good Dogs Quilt


Barb made this sweet Good Dogs quilt, panels by 3 Wishes Fabrics.  She set them in a great block design using blue and rust fabrics!

I quilted it with the Popcorn panto, used white So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Pecking Order Quilt

Theresa made this lovely Pecking Order quilt, pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Co.  She used a Moda line called Stiletto which I have a Jelly Roll of hiding in my stash.  Hummm now that I see how great it looks in my living room I think need to make a quilt with it next!  :)

I quilted it with the Come Dance with Me pantograph which fills in the light background so nicely.  I used off white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Theresa brought a great black Northcott Canvas wide back which really shows off the quilting as I used a light silver Bottom Line thread on the back.

I definitely need to make something with my Stiletto fabrics!


Monday, February 1, 2021

Beacons Quilt

Tracy pieced this lovely Beacons quilt, pattern by Purple Pineapple Studio.  Love the red she used for the background, really makes the design pop!

I quilted it with the Taro pantograph, and used Quilter Dream Blend batting.  Now this might sound like an odd choice but I used brown So Fine thread instead of red.  The reason is I found the red too bold on the pieced blocks and the backing was a medium beige so didn't want to use red on the back as I match top and bottom thread colours.  This way I could use a medium brown on the back which looked great and the brown blended in on the top really nicely.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Outlander Quilt

Lori made this fabulous Outlander quilt using a digital panel by Andover Fabrics.  She highlighted the panel by using a quilt pattern called 1000 Words by Miss Winnie Designs.

I quilted it with the Ebb and Flow pantograph, used a so green So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Lori also brought a train panel quilt that I quilted with the London Fog pantograph.  I used a soft grey So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Shadow Cabins Quilt

Vicki made this stunning Shadow Cabins quilt, the pattern is by H.D. Designs. Love the grey ombre fabric she used with the pop of turquoise.

I quilted it with the Dazzle pantograph, medium grey So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Lug Nuts in Black, Grey and Orange

Vicki made this fantastic Lug Nuts quilt, which is one of our Highway 10 Design patterns.  Back in 2019 Up North Quilt Shop had a Lug Nuts Sew Along.  I was there to kick it off and help participants shop for their fabrics, that was so much fun!  I knew Vicki's was going to be amazing with the colours she wanted and Up North had a great selection of fabrics to pick from!

I quilted Vicki's with the Allium pantograph to add a swirly texture.   I used a medium grey So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Love how the orange fabrics pop against the blue sky!  It has turned pretty cold here with the clear sky but no wind!  Makes the job of taking pictures outdoors go much faster!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Running Free Quilt

Fabric panels sure have come along way now that there is digital printing.  This is Julie's Running Free quilt and the pattern is on Hoffman's website for free.  The panel is called Wide Open Spaces and is a Hoffman product.

I quilted Julie's quilt with the Ebb and Flow panto to give the illusion of motion.  Thread is a beige So Fine and the batting is Quilters Dream Blend. 

I was hoping the neighbours horses would make an appearance as I was taking pictures in the freezing cold and they did!

They were very curious so I turned the quilt to face them and they were really fascinated by it! :)