Friday, November 10, 2017

Yvonne's Good Vibrations

I recently had the pleasure of quilting this beautiful version our Highway 10 Designs pattern - "Good Vibrations".  Yvonne used the "Great Lakes" colorway of the Cantik Batiks  Gemfive strips for the quilt.  She found the borders in her stash and the end product is just stunning.

Yvonne selected the "Breath of the gods" panto and a blue Stonehenge wide backing that I had available.

Good Vibrations is available as a pdf download or in traditional paper format in our Etsy store.  Or ask your local quilt store about it as our patterns are available in in Canada through Quilt Source Canada and in the USA and internationally through Checker Distributors.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Rainbow Baby

This super sweet baby quilt was made by Eileen.  It was originally published in a 2013 issue of Quilty Magazine under the name "Rainbow Baby".  The magazine is out of print, but the designer has the pattern available as a digital download under the name "Wiggle Time".  You can fine it here.

Eileen requested Dream Puff batting and we test drove a new panto called "Expression".  I love the result!

 Eileen was able to pull all the rainbow bits from her stash.  I'm sure this cuddly quilt will be loved.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hawaiian Summer in the Park

This happy version of "Summer in the Park" was made by Cindy.    (You can find the video tutorial here). She collected the fabrics on a trip to Hawaii and this quilt will stay with her and be a special memory of that trip.

Cindy chose the Bora Bora panto and it reminds me of wind and waves so perfect for this quilt.

I really wanted to use yellow thread on the front and blue thread on the back and as you can see here, it is possible to get balanced tension!  (Love my Innova!)

Such a fun and cheerful quilt!

I have been having a lot of quilty fun away from home over the past couple of weeks.  This group retreated at Fabriculous and had a lot of fun, including painting mini barn quilts.

And the following weekend this fun group gathered in Roblin, MB and traveled to the Saskatoon Quilt Show in a rented decommissioned Handivan!

We needed a driver with the proper level license, and my wonderful husband agreed to take on the challenge!  Husband of the year??

Friday, November 3, 2017


It is about time I posted these photos, as the ground around here is no longer green, but covered in a thin layer of the white stuff!  Cindy made the Stereo quilt for her granddaughter in anticipation of her move to a "big girl bed."

It is a bit difficult to see with the busy fabrics, but it is quilted with the quirky panto in a light grey thread.

Although you can see the quilting better on the back as I matched the top and back thread so there is a contrast here.

I also made these "one hour baskets" using the tutorial from Kelby Sews for my daughter to use in her dorm bedroom and bathroom. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kathy's Round Robin

My friend Kathy is set to arrive at my house today for a bit of a visit ahead of the retreat we are hosting at Fabriculous in Swan River, MB this weekend. To coincide with her visit I thought I'd share photos of a wall hanging that I  quilted for her earlier this summer.

This wall hanging was the product of a round robin exchange with the North Star Quilt Guild in Flin Flon, MB.  I owed Kathy a favor and she decided that my quilting this would make us even. I tried to pick design elements that were different from what Kathy would normally quilt herself.  I only quilted on the background fabric and in the ditch around the blue fabrics.  I decided on geometric elements in the center block, and first border and like the look a lot.

To add a little interest to the pebble background behind the flying goose border, I added three "ghost geese" at the corners to keep the flow going.

Behind the Celtic elements, I used a combination of pebbles and "Nemeshing" to add a bit of whimsy.

The outer border had me stumped for the longest time, but I decided something simple to frame the center was all that was required.

It was great that Kathy sent a light and fairly plain back as it is awesome to look at.  It was a bit odd quilting for a friend and fellow longarm quilter, but it was fun too, so I look forward to trying this again in the future.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Baby Boy Quarter Sections

Kendra and I made this quilt together for a pair of special teachers who welcomed a baby boy in the spring.  I can't believe I haven't shared pictures of this fun quilt until now!  

My go to pattern for a baby quilt has become our Highway 10 Designs "Quarter Sections" pattern.  You only need 5 fat quarters and some yardage for the border and binding.  

It goes together really quickly and lets us enjoy the cute fabric prints.  The fabric collection is by Northcott and is called "Whale of a Time".

When it came time for the quilting, my daughters suggested quilting fish on it, so I started doodling and came up with something I thought I could manage and was continuous.

I love to personalize quilts whenever possible, so I added the baby's name in the least busy fabric.

We had a very nice visit with the new baby back in the end of April.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Full Spectrum 2.0

This quilt was made by Bonnie for her granddaughter.  The pattern is called "Full Spectrum" by Rebecca Boline. I quilted this same pattern for Bonnie last year.  She used a slightly different backing fabric and I changed a bit of the quilting, but kept much the same.

I used a variegated thread on the rainbow stripes, and Maginifco on the black.  This is such a happy quilt that I'm sure there will be smiles all around when it is received.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mona's Stack n Whack

This fun Stack and Whack quilt was made by Mona.  I love how the technique creates so many unique blocks.

I used the "Plush" panto and a mossy green thread that blended well into all the colors in the quilt.

Mona chose one of my Stonehenge wide backings and Quilters Dream Blend batting to complete her quilt.