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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Julie's Quilt for the Cabin

Julie did a great job piecing this lovely quilt that is heading for their cabin in Montana.  I'm not sure but the fabric definitely looks like it may be Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  We all know that working will stripes can at times be a bit of a challenge, didn't Julie do a spot on job?

Freehand quilting - swirl design, 100% variegated cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Glenda's Custom Quilt

Glenda lives in Nelson BC and delivered this quilt for me to custom quilt for her.  As most of you already know custom quilting is definitely my passion and I love sewing out feathers and ruler work is also another favorite of mine.  There was a lot of blank space in this quilt to fill and I was in my glory.

Full custom quilting using a polyester thread and a double batting (Glenda supplied the batting so am not quite sure which ones they were).  The double batting is really the way to go for custom quilting as the design definition is so much more pronounced.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

English Pieced Lovely by Darlene B

I have quilted a few quilts for Darlene B, but like a few other of my customers, I have never met her.  Darlene's daughter Kerry brings her quilts in and picks them up. Darlene lives in Worsley, Alberta just north of Grand Prairie and comes down south to visit her daughter and family a couple of times a year.  Kerry is also a quilter and I've done a number of her amazing creations - hence the connection.

This latest arrival is a gorgeous english pieced/appliqued quilt which we chose freehand quilting for - leaf and feather swirl design. I used a variegated rayon thread by Wonderfil to compliment the red and white fabrics used in the quilt. Kerry liked it, sure hope Darlene does.

Lovely modern feel baby quilt by Julie

I'm not sure who Julie said this baby quilt is for but I am sure they will "love love love it". Julie used very cool non traditional colors giving this beauty a very modern feel. As well she used a soft and cozy minkie for the back.

Freehand quilting - funky heart design, 100% variegated thread - Tutti by Wonderfil.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monet's Wedding Ring by Claire

Love this wonderful very modern looking but yet traditional pattern called "Monet's Wedding Ring" pieced by a lovely customer Claire.  Every time Claire pops in she puts a smile on my face for the whole day - this lady knows what life is all about and seems to live it to the fullest.

The quilting is freehand assorted florals, a 100% cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil and Hobbs 80/20 batting.  This, I think is a great example of how freehand quilting can still make a quilt look awesome without breaking the bank.  Claire was very pleased with the finished quilt.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wedding Quilt by Gayle G

Gayle G made this beautiful wedding quilt for a friends wedding coming up in October.  I think Gayle called this pattern "Share & Share Alike" but I wasn't able to find anything online about it.  I really think this is a wonderful gender neutral pattern design and will definitely keep it in mind when needing one.

Freehand leafy swirl quilting, Mirage variegated thread by Wonderfil and Hobbs 80/20 batting. I am always pleased when the backing is solid and shows off the quilting, in particular when using a lovely shiny variegated thread.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lovely Dragonfly Quilt by Nancy P

The perfect pattern, awesome fabric and great execution make for a beautiful quilt.  Nancy also chose a soft and cozy minky for the backing - sooooo soft.

Freehand quilting with a butterfly swirl type design was what we chose for this quilt. I used a gold polyester thread to enhance the metalics in the fabric.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Colors - Stash Box by Nancy P

Anyone knowing me knows I love fall colors and this quilt is definitely reminding us that fall is in the air.  Nancy P did a great job coordinating all these beautiful batik fabrics.  I think she called the pattern Stash Box.

Freehand quilting - feather swirls/leaves using a gorgeous variegated thread Tutti by Wonderfil and Nancy provided a lovely cotton wool blend batting for this beauty.  Nancy also nailed the backing, it is absolutely perfect - great job!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lovely Floral by Jo Ann

What a wonderful color combination.  Jo Ann mentioned that while making this quilt she wasn't overjoyed with it and that it sat on her design way for quite a while.  One day her daughter walked in and absolutely loved it, encouraging Jo Ann to bring it in to be quilted.  I love it and  always say that just because we're not fond of a particular quilt - someone will absolutely love love love it.

Freehand feather swirl design with an odd leaf thrown in.  100% variegated cotton thread, Tutti by Wonderfil.  I really like the red thread on the yellow fabric, especially on the yellow backing.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

For sweet Olivia - Congratulations to Amy and her husband

When Amy dropped off this quilt top I wasn't able to meet sweet Olivia yet.  When Amy picked up this adorable quilt I was introduced to Miss Olivia, although I must say she slept through our first visit.  Congratulations to Amy and her husband on the arrival of a brand new beautiful baby girl.  For her arrival mom made her this fun modern style quilt - sooo sweet.

Freehand soft swirls, 100% cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil and a 100% cotton batting.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Plaids, plaids, plaids - by Stephanie

Stephanie made this wonderful cozy quilt for, obviously a special family member.  She questioned if a man would be happy with this quilt?  I know my man would be!  LOL  Great job Stephanie - keep it up.

Large patchwork quilt made from soft and cozy Homespun plaid fabrics.  The quilting is an allover freehand swirl design, we used Dream Puff batting and a lovely 100% cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Grandson Dylan's quilt

I am very slow at getting quilts made for my family but better slow than never.  This one is for Dylan who just turned 8 years old in May.  I just finished it and gave it to him this past weekend at Calaway Park.