Friday, September 22, 2023

September Wedding Quilts

Its been awhile since I popped into my blog.  Not a lot of longarm quilting going on yet this month as the first week I was away at my nephews wedding in Edmonton and them Tim has scheduled surgery in Thunder Bay the following week. He is still recovering with a few minor issue that have been taking up our time while getting it all figured out.  Extra trip to Thunder Bay (4 hours drive) to see his surgeon this past week and we have to travel back again next week and possibly one more the week after.  All is good though, just haven't been able to focus on longarming at the moment.  

So I have to share the story about the above photo and the quilt I gifted my nephew Keith and his new bride Danae.  I gave them a Pedal to the Metal quilt in Simply Neutral fabrics.  I posted photos of this quilt on a blog post, link here.   They were told they were receiving a few handmade gifts and Danae told me she was hoping one would be a quilt.  I told them about the 'quilts in the wild' photos I like to take and they loved that idea.   They were heading back to Vancouver Island to hike to the Cheewhat Giant Red Cedar ( largest known tree in Canada), this is where Keith proposed.  They said they would take the quilt with them to get 'quilts in the wild' photos.  Well they got some fabulous photos and I was so glad to see them enjoying their gift!

I also made this above quilt for my son's friends who is getting married next month. They loves the outdoors and this 'Northern Peaks' panel by Northcott suits them so well.  This is actually my first time making a quilt with a panel and was happy how straight the image was printed onto the grain of the fabric.  I bought this as a kit from Lori's Country Cottage in Sherwood Park, AB.  The pattern is called Parallel Forest by Bound to be Quilting.   I added a navy Fireside to the back and used Quilters Dream 80/20 for batting.  The pantograph is London Fog and I used a light green So Fine thread.

I was able to do the hand binding while Tim was in the hospital so that helped pass the time while I was hanging out at the hotel. Its a very cozy quilt to be under.

I have been still making waxed canvas bags for sale.  I have been updating my Bags for Sale page on this blog but they seem to sell on IG or Facebook before I get a chance to put them on my blog page.  Just sold this one last night a few hours after posting it online. Its a beautiful Teal Waxed Canvas with Rifle Paper Co. print cotton.