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Monday, October 31, 2011

Doris's Cat Quilt

This is another one of the Tin Can Projects I often mention.  In our guild we do a swap of sorts and for those participating we end up with approx. 10 - 13 blocks on completion.  Doris my friend and quilt guild member started with this adorable cat fabric and when the project was complete she compiled the blocks ending up with this beauty. Sometimes it takes a bit of creativity to set all these blocks into a eye catching quilt - Doris aced this one don't you think!

I did a freehand swirl with an extra spike thrown in.  As usual I used Mirage variegated thread by Wonderfil and the batting was Hobbs 80/20.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

More Freehand Swirls

This adorable quilt was made by a customer who I have never met.  I know her daughter and she brings Betty's quilts for me to longarm as Betty does not live in the city.   I also know that Betty is a very good quilter and is in her 80s.  "An inspiration indeed".

This is just an allover freehand swirl meander using 100% cotton batting and Mirage thread by Wonderfil.

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Lucky Granddaughter" - Freehand Design

This is from a new customer Elizabeth.  She is fairly new to quilting but I spent a bit of time with her and I think she's hooked ladies.  Besides she has a granddaughter who absolutely loves grandma's quilting.

This is freehand swirl designs with flowers thrown in for interest.  I used 100% cotton variegated thread - Tutti by Wonderfil.

Customer Quilt - Pantograph

This beauty is a customer quilt.  Kathy does an awesome job piecing and wanted a pantograph design called "Dainty".  I used black to white variegated thread - Mirage by Wonderfil.

I'm Back!

Wow what a wonderful trip I just came back from -  MQX in Portland.  Took some great classes and met a bunch of awesome people from all over the place.  Met another longarmer from here in Calgary - Edith, roomed with Elsie, a quilting friend, and spend a lot of time with Michele from Calgary who just purchased a longarm at the show - lucky duck!  Thanks everyone for such a great conference!

I took a few minutes this morning to size photo's of a few projects I finished up just before I left.

This one is a retreat block draw that one of my guild members won at our annual retreat last year.  Sheila did a great job putting it together and is actually going to keep this one for herself.

I did a freehand tight swirl design as this quilt reminded me of large multicolored lollipops and I used a lovely variegated thread by Wonderfil.