Friday, June 30, 2023

Hudson Bay Point Blanket Quilt

Before you see the whole quilt I know you know what it is.   This iconic Canadian design is one I'm sure most Canadian quilters have thought about making, or have made, and it does not require a pattern. The Hudson Bay Point Blanket is probably found in most homes in this country or out at the family cabin.  Kim pieced this quilt using Fableism's Sprout Wovens for the background and Art Gallery Solids for the stripes.

 Kim asked it be quilted with the Serpentine pantograph which gave it movement and lovely texture. I used ecru So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting. 


Monday, June 26, 2023

Broken Star Quilt

Kim pieced this lovely modern Broken Star Quilt, pattern by J.Coterie Designs.  She using Essex Linens from Thread Count Fabrics which gives a quilt great texture.

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

The backing was a Mammoth Flannel so this quilt felt amazing!


Saturday, June 24, 2023

Seniors Club Anniversary Quilt

Lori helped put together this wonderful quilt top to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stratton Senior Center last year.  This past year my local sewing group has been meeting at the Seniors Center once a week to sew. But you won't find my name on this quilt as I'm not a member of a seniors group yet, I'm just a guest at their center who fits right in! Quilting has been a great hobby for socializing with women of all ages and I always leave a gathering having learned something new, quilt related or not.

Since this quilt was small I was able to do some custom quilting which I generally don't do anymore but I made the exception for this one.  I quilted continuous feathers in the border and sashing, and diagonal lines in the blocks.  I used purple So Fine thread in the borders and white MicroQuilter in the blocks.  Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.

Its finally raining around here so I had to do the photoshoot on the deck.

Love the quilting texture those feathers create!


Monday, June 19, 2023

Plus Quilt in Wovens

Kim brought this fabulous Plus Quilt top which was her Queen Bee project at our guild.  Members each got a month and picked the block other participates would make them when it was their month.  Kim picked this Plus Block and gave us the fabrics which are Manchester Wovens by Diamond Textiles.

Kim made more blocks so the final quilt was a queen size quilt.

 I quilted it with the Bayside pantograph and used light brown So Fine thread. The batting Kim brought was a cotton batting and the backing a brown Minkie.


Friday, June 16, 2023

Colour Weave Quilt

Gail made this lovely Colour Weave quilt, pattern by Julie Hirt.  She used Tula Pink's 'Homemade" collection and added a white background.

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

Gail used the sewing machine fabric in the outer border!


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Bexford Quilt

Peggy made this fun Bexford Quilt, pattern by Tied with a Ribbon.  Instead of using the paper templates in the pattern Peggy used the Bloc Loc 4x4" Drunkards Path acrylic templates to cut her blocks out.

The fabrics used are called "Pips" by Aneela Hoey with some scraps of Moda Essentials and ABC XYZ.   Here is a close up of these sweet small scaled prints!

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


Saturday, June 10, 2023

Ice Cream Cone Quilt

Last year our local guild did a Queen Bee block swap.  For my month I asked for these paper pieced Ice Cream Cone blocks which are a free pattern on the Quiltmakers website, under their Project Linus patterns.  I gave out the background fabric and the cone fabric and member used fabrics from there stash to for the ice cream.  I sashed it with a pink Grunge and used Fire and Ice from P&B Textiles for the border and corner stones.

I quilted it with the Flirtatious pantograph using pink So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.  I backed it with a solid periwinkle blue fabric.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Cameo Snowball Quilt

Nyla made this pretty Cameo Snowball quilt which is available as a kit at Along Came Quilting.  The fabrics are beautiful oversized flowers in a soft palette from Kaffe Fassett Collective.

 I quilted it with the Knit 1 Purl 2 pantograph, used pink So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Nyla brought a lovely soft pink Cuddle backing which shows the quilting design nicely.

I don't usually like to take quilt pictures in dapple light but it seemed to work well with this light colours quilt.


Monday, June 5, 2023

Spiral Burst Bargello Quilt

Yvonne made this stunning bargello quilt using a pattern called Spiral Burst Bargello.  
She used a lovely selection of batik fabrics from beige, brown, green and purple.

I quilted it with the Curlz pantograph, used brown So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting