Friday, October 27, 2023

Cabin in the Oaks Quilt

Barb brought this wonderfully scrappy 'Cabin in the Oaks' quilt which was a pattern from a 2010 issue of Quilters World magazine.  She said she had started it many years ago and it was time to finally have it quilted. I love getting quilts that have been in the works for many years and are now at the point of completion.  

Barb machine appliqued the vines, acorns and oak leaves onto the top.  I quilted it with the Taro pantograph, used beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream blend batting.

It would have been nice to take this one outside with the fall colours but we woke up to a few inches of wet snow on the ground so had to take indoor pictures.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Not Alone Star Quilt

Lucinda made this impressive Not Alone Star quilt, pattern by Plains and Pine.  She used the Let It Glow fabric from Art Gallery for the background which matched perfectly with the pieced stars. The lone star blocks are made with Grunge and Banyon Batiks Dot Necessities fabrics.

I quilted it with the Soho pantograph, used an ecru So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The trees are almost bare and there is snow in the forecast for this week. Time to hibernate in the sewing room for the winter.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Quilted Shoes!

I'm very excited to share this project with you.  I have wanting to make quilted shoes since I first saw them on Instagram in the spring.  My friend Wendy who own Fabriculous in Brandon, MB brought in the Sneaker Kits to make the shoes and even spent the time to adapt the leather shoe pattern to work for quilted fabrics!  She is awesome!   The kits for the soles are available on her website, link here! Pick your size and your sole colour and voila you are on your way to making your own Quilted Sneakers!  

For mine I picked the white souls and used this fun 'Squirrelled Away' fabric by Cass Connolly for Lewis & Irene Fabrics. I quilted them with Soft and Stable with a small cross hatch.  I added my cork label with my logo on the heel.  I made sure I had a squirrel on each toe and on the sides of the shoes.

I made these when I was at a retreat in Strathclair, MB with my friend Lori, who made a pair as well.  She made hers with the Make fabric by Quiet Play.  

Once we were done making our shoes we did a photo shot of our accomplishment! 


There is the retreat center we were at, it is owned by Pauline of Mama Bears Quilt Shoppe in Brandon, MB.  She is a lovely host and cooked all the meals for us so we just got to sew!

Bet you didn't know you needed to make these!  You're welcome! :)
Here is the link again to the kits.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Purrfection Quilt

Peggy made this super adorable 'Purrfection' quilt, pattern by Stacey Iest Hsu.  The fabrics used are called "Here Kitty Kitty" also by Stacey Iest Hsu for Moda.

Peggy asked for the Cat Paws pantograph and I oriented it so the paw prints are walking up the quilt.

I used Ecru So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The fabrics in this quilt blend so well with all the fall colours out now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Morris Medley

Gail made this stunning Morris Medley quilt which was a BOM project featuring William Morris reproduction fabrics by Free Spirit.  I love the bird fabrics used in the outer borders.

I quilted it with the Fascination pantograph, used a tan So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The fall colours are starting to take over the landscape.  Still waiting for my Autumn Blaze Maple to turn red.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Catching up!

Here we go, time to prove I have been quilting!  First up is Bev's Gemini quilt, pattern by Villa Rosa Designs. I quilted it with the Whitecaps pantograph, used white So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Next is Linda's Candelabra Quilt, pattern by Hedgehog Quilts. My go-to pantograph for Halloween themed quilts is called Gossamer as it looks like spider webs.  Used charcoal So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.  Linda brought a soft Minky backing in black. 

If you look closely at the outer border it is all black cats with yellow glowing eyes! 

I then did a Cat quilt for Pat using the Popcorn pantograph.  She had help from a friend and they used fabric from their stashes to make this fun quilt.

Barb made this sweet flannel baby quilt with the appliqued elephant.  I quilted it with the Flirtatious pantograph, used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Hope to get one more done before I head off to a quilt retreat next weekend.