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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Another Customer Trunk Show

I have some wonderful customer quilts to share.  The first three are Susan's quilts. Susan gives me free reign for her quilting.   The first one is a double four patch and maybe because of the green color was reading botanical to me - so I did an allover freehand fern/swirl design.  Using variegated Mirage thread by Wonderfil.

This second quilt is call "Framed Nine Patch" .  Susan used some lovely ocean type fabric in the 9 patches so I thought freehand allover bubbles were in order. Variegated Mirage thread by Wonderfil was used.

This quaint little pastel quilt is so cute. Love Susan's fabric choices.  I did an allover freehand swirl with a funky flower thrown in here and there.  Again variegated Mirage thread by Wonderfil was used.  The second photo is the back of this pastel quilt. It's always so much fun to see what Susan has done for a back - it's a pleasant surprise and you can bet "perfectly pieced".

Friday, March 16, 2012

March has started out like a lion here in the studio!

I have been having fun with all these beautiful quilts my customers have brought me. This first one is a baby quilt a guild friend Arleene made for her daughters friend who had a baby girl. This quilt will be traveling to Australia after it shows at Heritage Park Quilt Festival.   I absolutely love this quilt and Arleene did a great job along with some of the ladies at "Along Came Quilting" choosing the fabric. I did an allover meander in the body of the quilt with Mctavishing in and around the wording. 

This lovely quilt was made by a new customer Mary and was crying out for swirly leaf quilting - all freehand. We used the fairly new 70/30 Eco batting by Legacy and variegated Mirage thread by Wonderfil. Love the fabric she used on the back - fun!  Nice job Mary.

This is a quilt for a new project I have just gotten involved in. I have free reign on the quilting and wanted to try a freehand 3 petal cone type flower.  I think it turned out fairly good and it was fun to try something different. The batting was Hobbs and the variegated thread was 100% cotton Tutti by Wonderfil.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Best Friends - Challenging Each Other

Two of my dear customers and best buddies Tammy and Carol challenged each other a year or so ago to each complete a Civil War Sampler to enter into Heritage Park.  Carol is the artist from Saskatchewan who I've done work for in the past and Tammy is a wonderful quilter (Carol's best buddy) from High River.  Carol brought me 7 quilts to work on in February.  Below are some photo's of a couple of the quilts but a few other quilt photos will not be available until after Carol enters them in an exhibition which will be sometimes in 2013 - so stay tuned.

Both of these ladies are awesome quilts and lovely lovely gals - enjoy the little trunk show.

This first one is Tammy's Civil War Sampler - it was so much fun seeing each different block and trying to pick one as a favorite - which was impossible. Tammy's choice for fabrics was right on and definitely depicts authentic civil war colors and designs.  You can now see why this challenge took close to a year to complete.  I have asked Tammy if she could provide me with a better photo of the whole quilt as my pictures do not do this wonderful quilt justice.

I used a pantograph called "Wrought Iron" by Jodi Beamish for this quilt, 100% cotton batting and a variegated thread Tutti by Wonderfil.

This second quilt was Carol's which she made for her husband in memory of a precious "four legged furry person in their family - Sky" who recently passed away.  She called is " Morning Sky".  A
 freehand design "swirls and leaves" using Mirage variegated thread by Wonderfil.

Carol asked for smaller puzzle piece meander for this quilt.  I must admit I had to do a bit of practicing as I am seldom asked for this design, however "change is good".

This is another lovely quilt from Carol's collection.  I was so impressed at the great job she did using this beautiful border print. Anyone who has worked with border prints can appreciate how important the accuracy of cutting in these quilts is - Carol's was absolutely "perfect". This was quilted freehand "swirl/leaves" using variegated Mirage thread by Wonderfil.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Star Quilter - Susan (all freehand quilting)

I just finished quilting 3 gorgeous quilts for customer Susan.  Susan is a wonderful quilter and always adds a bit extra to her quilts to make them special.  She is also very creative when it comes to her quilt backs and in many cases does a wonderful pieced backing.  The quilting is all freehand using Tutti (100% cotton) thread by Wonderfil.

Very cute kids quilt by Elizabeth

This cutie is customer Elizabeth's quilts. Freehand quilting - spiky swirls using variegated thread by Wonderfil.  Oh darn Elizabeth used the cutes fabric on the back and I forgot to get a pix of it.