To see some examples of my custom quilting please scroll to the very bottom of this page. The majority of these are customer quilts who requested full custom quilting.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding having one of your quilts either freehand or custom quilted. or call me at (403) 278-8854

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elaine's Jelly Roll Quilt

I've noticed a number of these Jelly Roll quilts coming in lately.  Hats off to the fabric designers and the companies putting these gorgeous fabrics together - making it a joy to put a beautiful quilt like Elaine's together without agonizing too much over fabric choices.

The quilting is freehand leaves/swirls, etc.  The batting used is Legacy 70/30 recycled and the thread a yummy 100% cotton variegated - Tutti by Wonderfil.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Elegant Christmas quilt by JoAnn

This elegant quilt came from a friend and guild member JoAnn.  The fabric is absolutely scrumptious and the metalics make it oh so classy. JoAnn made this quilt for her daughter and husband who live just outside of Calgary.

I did an allover freehand swirl with snowflakes using a gorgeous variegated thread (Mirage) by Wonderfil.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Lisa & Mom's Special Gift

Some of you may remember mid year a customer/friend Lisa brought me 4 quilts her and her mother pieced while visiting together on Lisa's Christmas visit with her Mom down east.  Lisa and her Mom graciously made these quilts to be given to someone special who would enjoy them and was maybe down on some hard luck.

This is the 4th and last quilt (I never did say I was fast).  I had fun testing out a new freehand design I'm calling "double swirls" - still needs some work but I think I'm liking it.

These quilts will be going to Brenda's House here in Calgary (a transitional home for families getting back on their feet).  Bless you ladies - I'm sure they will greatly appreciated.

If you'd like to know more about Brenda's House I've attached the link below

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jennifer's Nine Patch

Jennifer and her girlfriend Joanna made very similar quilts. Understandably so as Jennifer was the teacher in this case and introduced Joanna to the art of quilting - they both did a great job.  I am so pleased that both these awesome young ladies have taken up this art and I think by their response when seeing their quilts they are on to making many many more.

Jennifer used a lovely dark blue fabric for her back which showed the quilting very well - freehand swirls and stars. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and a yummy blue to yellow variegated cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil


Sunday, November 25, 2012

New quilter Joanna - Nine Patch

Joanna lives and works in Fort Mac.  She is new to quilting and with the help of her girlfriend Jennifer made this awesome nine patch quilt.  Great job Joanna - keep up the good work, you're a natural!

Unfortunately Joanne won't get to see this beauty in person until sometimes in the new year when she comes back to Calgary to see her family.  No worry Joanna the quilts love to hang out here in the studio with me until they're ready to go home.

The quilting is freehand soft swirls, Hobbs 80/20 batting and variegated 100% Egyptian cotton thread (Tutti) by Wonderfil.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Grinch" by Jackie - So much fun!

This is the second of 3 Grinch Christmas quilts I was asked to quilt this year. Jackie the sister of my dear friend Jane made this awesome quilt with the help of her sister. What a great job they both did.  Although Jackie lives a fair bit away from Jane they still manage to get together to quilt - how wonderful.   My understanding is this quilt is a Christmas gift for a very special someone. Lucky lucky lucky!

The quilting was freehand, Hobbs batting and a yummy variegated thread Tutti by Wonderfil.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Meow" - Kitty by Elizabeth

This adorable childrens quilt with the cutest kitty motif was made by Elizabeth for her grandson.  Elizabeth always gives me free reign to quilt most of her quilts however I see fit.  The fabric was so cute so I decided to do swirls with the word "meow" thrown in here and there.  Kept me from getting bored and I think it added a bit of interest.

Freehand quilting, Hobbs 80/20 batting and white cotton thread.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Ringette - Fund Raiser

This quilt will be used as a fund raiser for a customer's daughter's ringette team.  Michele did an excellent job focusing on the ringette theme and I'm sure it will bring some good cash to help out the team.

The quilting was a lite custom with tight swirls in the center - I tried to define the appliqued pieces without stitching around them. The spirals and bubbles were also all freehand. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and a variety of thread - mostly Mirage by Wonderfil.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In Full Bloom - McKenna Ryan by customer Karonne

This is the first McKenna Ryan quilt I've done and I must admit I was a bit nervous.  The customer picked it up this morning and was very pleased with what I did.  Yes - this is me doing the happy dance. When someone puts so much time and effort into making such a beautiful quilt it is a bit stressful working on it.

I did a lot of stitching around the applique and a few of the larger blocks needed a bit of fill to define the applique work.  I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Invisifil thread by Wonderfil.



Monday, November 12, 2012

Grinch Christmas Quilt by Jane

How cute is this adorable Grinch Christmas quilt made by friend and customer Jane.  These Grinch kits have been very popular around our area and this is the first of 3 identical I have to quilt before Christmas.  Jane did a great job and chose this awesome Grinch flannel for the backing - have a look a those fun faces.

The quilting is an allover freehand swirl/holy/snowflake design.  Hobbs 80/20 batting was used and a lovely green variegated thread by Wonderfil.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Soft and Elegant Sample Quilt by Susan

Susan did an awesome job on this beautiful sampler quilt.  She mentioned this was a Block of the Month at a local quilt store that has since closed called "Freckles".

Because of the soft tones of the fabrics Susan wanted a very soft allover pattern and chose a pantograph called Dusty Miller by Patricia Ritter - one of my favorites as well.  I used a lovely off white matt thread - 100% Egyptian cotton - Konfetti by Wonderfil


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blitzer Doubled - by Grandma Glenna

Customer Glenna called this quilt Blitzer.  She turned two identical quilt over to me for quilting.  These quilts will be gifts for 2 of her grandaughters at Christmas - I think she said one was 3 and the other 5.  The fabric had a wonderful sparkle to it and showed up the quilting perfectly.

I used a silver polyester thread and the quilting was freehand holy leaves/swirls with the occasional snowflakes thrown in. I also did a bit of custom around the corner holy motifes - nothing spectacular but effective.  Glenna was so excited when she saw the snowflakes and all in all was very happy with the quilts.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

O'Tannenbaum Quilt by Kerry

This lovely Christmas quilt is just another of the many that have come into the studio for quilting recently.  Kerry adds applique to a number of her quilts making them so absolutely wonderful.  She will add decorations to the Christmas tree and hopefully get a picture for me after all the embellishing is done. I think Kerry mentioned this will be a gift for a friend - lucky friend!  Awesome job Kerry!

The quilting was an allover freehand holly leaves/swirl design, using a shiny gold thread by Madiera. The batting was a Hobbs blend giving this wall quilt a real nice definition and loft.

Kerry sent the photos below after the binding was put on and the Christmas tree decorated - thanks Kerry - wonderful quilt!


Friday, October 26, 2012

"Women of Influence" Block of the Month by Lisa

This is a beautiful quilt made by new customer Lisa. Lisa mentioned that this was not her favorite quilt, but she had to persevere as she was teaching this block of the month (Women of Influence) at a local quilt shop here in Calgary. I think it's gorgeous and she did an awesome job.

The quilting was a freehand leaf design with custom quilting in 5 appliqued blocks.