I’M BACK

Oh yes folks. I’m slowly getting back into the groove. Here’s what I have been working on today.

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This quilt was pieced by Rebecca who chose a simple swirl quilting design. The swirls stitched out using a nice fine white thread adds texture and brings the quilt to life. I’m sure Rebecca will treasure this quilt for many years to come.

I hope to be back soon with more progress reports.

 

 

 

GETTING READY FOR SUMMER BREAK

Oh yes and I can’t wait to have a break. I feel like I’ve been really busy these last few months but when I’ve looked back I realise that I do a lot more than just longarm quilting. Here are a few quilts that I have worked on lately.

First let’s start with Molly’s cheerful girly quilt. This is a super quilt. Isn’t it amazing what you can make with just three different prints?

 

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And this next quilt is Val’s Turning Twenty. The colours are lovely and soft and the Dragonflies quilting design is very popular and suits the quilt perfectly.

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This next quilt is was pieced by Trish. And Trish selected the Dragonflies design as well. And it suits the Japanese fabric nicely. I used a pale gold thread which toned in beautifully on top and back as well. Trish’s quilt has a pieced backing as well but silly me didn’t get a photo of the back.

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Here is Pauline’s gorgeous quilt. The fabrics are all tones of teal and just makes this quilt quite original. Teal is not a colour that I come across very often. Pauline chose a design called Bubble Meander by Designs by Vickie and I found a thread called ice blue which matches the background perfectly. This quilt turned out gorgeous.

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This next sampler was pieced by Anne. This sampler is very similar to Pauline’s as both ladies attend the same quilting group. Anne chose a quilting design called Feathered Garden by Irene Steele of Timeless Quilting Designs. The design looks fantastic on this quilt.

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And then I quilted a couple of charity quilts. This first one was donated by Stitchin’ Heaven. Quilting this one gave me a chance to do a bit of Freemotion Quilting. I don’t get to do that kind of work very often. These next couple of quilts have been handed over the Quilts for Comfort

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And this charity quilt was pieced by my very own daughter Sarah. Sarah hand dyed these fabrics which is good experience as she will be studying textiles starting in September. It’s her very first quilt. She is currently working on another charity quilt.

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Once I finished quilting Sarah’s quilt I decided to have a little play. I treated myself to another Freemotion Quilting session.

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Don’t forget that you can click on the photos to zoom in. Over the next few weeks I plan on making more time for Freemotion Quilting because I thoroughly enjoyed my latest session.

Until next time,

Sew well.

SUNNY DAY WORKING ON A SUNNY QUILT

I’ve had a terrific day working on Freda’s lovely bright and cheerful quilt. Freda’s friends pieced these blocks for her. What a super idea.

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And here’s one I worked on earlier in the week. This one was pieced by Sue using a Jelly Roll. I love the scrappiness of Sue’s quilt. And the fact that is has a bit of purple in it makes me happy as well.

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Both these quilts were longarm quilted using Irene Steele’s design called Hearts in Bloom. It’s proving to be one of the most popular designs these days.

LOOK AT WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN MY WORLD TODAY

I spent most of the day working on Christina’s lovely log cabin quilt. Christina selected a lovely soft swirly design called swirls by Designs by Vickie and a cream/natural colour thread. This quilt was perfectly square and practically loaded itself into my longarm quilting system.

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Once I finished the quilting I cut miles of binding …..

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And attached the binding by machine …..

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I plan on hand finishing the binding on Christina’s quilt over the next couple of evenings.

ON MY LONGARM QUILTING SYSTEM LATELY

It seems that time is just flying. I spent most of last week working on Margaret’s quilt. This quilt was pieced by one of Margaret’s friend many years ago. Margaret’s friends is now very poorly. So she decided to have this quilt top custom quilted to cheer her friend up. And this is what the quilt looks like now …..

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And here is a quilt I worked on the week before last. This one was pieced by Susan. The fabrics are lovely and the Dragonflies design by Vickie Malaski is perfect.

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I THINK IT’S TIME FOR A CATCH UP

I have been rather busy of late with longarm quilting. I haven’t had five minutes to myself over the last few weeks. I need a sewing fix of my own. So I plan on doing a little quilt making of my own this weekend but first here are some photos of quilts I have been longarm quilting lately.

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ANN’S QUILT

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ANN’S QUILT

 

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ANN’S QUILT

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ANN’S QUILT

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ANN’S QUILT

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MRS. Ds QUILT

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MRS. Ds QUILT

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THE BACK OF MRS. Ds QUILT

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JUDITH’S QUILT

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NANCY’S QUILT

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NANCY’S QUILT

Avrils Quilt 1

AVRIL’S QUILT

Avrils Quilt 2

AVRIL’S QUILT

JUST A QUICK CATCH-UP

This quilt was pieced by Nancy. It’s a lovely quilt made even better because I think she may have used up quite a lot of scraps while piecing this one. Nancy wanted a custom job on this quilt so I had a great time choosing different designs for different areas of the quilt. This is the top …..

 

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And this is the backing …..

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This one is Anne’s quilt. This was a rather large quilt measuring just under 100″ square. The quilting design was left up to me so I chose Kashmir by Hermione Agee and a ecru thread which disappears in the pale areas and re-appears on the dark areas. It’s a fantastic quilt.

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This next quilt was pieced by Judith and it’s no ordinary quilt because the lovely Judith pieced two quilt tops one of which is used to back the other. Once again the chose of quilting designs was left up to me and so I chose Rose Garden by Apricot Moon. This is how the top looks …..

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And here is how the back looks …..

 

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This next quilt was pieced by Judith. It’s a Jelly Roll race quilt pieced using Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs for Moda fabric collection. This is a fun quilt to make and looks fab once it’s quilted. I chose a quilting design called Cloud Nine by Patricia Ritter. cloud Nine softens all the straight lines. I love this quilt.

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It’s been a busy time in my little sewing room. And there are a few more quilt tops to quilt so come back soon and have another look.