10 months

Until Christmas ;) lol. With the amount of snow we've gotten since Saturday, you would think it's almost Christmas time now. So what a better time to finally show the last few quilts I quilted up for clients to give as Christmas presents.

Marie brought in this lovely table runner. It was close to our cut off date for Christmas quilting but I couldn't not get it to her for Christmas.

quilted with Holly Berries

This is such a great pattern.

Sheila is Marie's daughter; she made the following quilts.

Another fun table runner.

I did a motif in the white blocks and water stitched in the darker sections. A quick piano key of the border and it was finished.

This lovely quilt for her soon to be daughter in law

quilted with Heather

And this flannel snowman quilt.

quilted with Winter White

This little table topper by Nadia.

quilted with Starflower Mini

This fun string quilt by Nancy.

quilted with Treetop
Because string quilts are foundation pieced, this quilt had some serious weight to it. Love how the pattern showed up on the back.

Lily did this snowman quilt. This is the 5th or 6th of these I have quilted; could probably do one now with my eyes closed lol.

Lots of echo quilting and meandering. I did a freehand meander with a star in the borders.

Lastly, another Marie made this for a friend of her daughters.

quilted with Swirl
That's it for Christmas 2013. Before I know it, I'll be getting quilts for this Christmas lol. And I'll admit, I may have already finished a gift or two for this year!

quilt monday

I made one of these quilts last summer and ended up with enough fabric to make a second one. The first quilt I used a lime green for the background; I loved the contrast it created. With the leftovers from the first quilt, I made a second one.

I love how the white background makes the colours just pop; so crisp and fresh.

I quilted it with the same pattern, dazzle. This pattern is quickly becoming a favorite.

The pattern is a free one from Moda Bake Shop and goes together very quickly.

I have a few other jelly rolls I've been saving, I just might have to make another one of these.

snack saturday

Chocolate Wasted Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour 
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk or cold coffee
1 cup butter, melted
4 tsp. honey-I used corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/3-1/2 cup whole milk (start out with 1/3 cup of milk and add more milk to your desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease and dust two to three 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans with flour. To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, line the bottom with a parchment paper circle. Set aside.

Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, honey and vanilla extract. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the milk/butter mixture. Mix until combined.  Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour in the batter into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and wait for about 10 minutes to remove from cake pans and place on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool completely before decorating.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, slowly mix together at a low speed. Once all the ingredients are combined, increase the speed and beat till fluffy.


Kathy is one of my favorite clients; we always have a good time when she comes in and she always does fun quilts.

Lately Kathy has been busy making baby quilts; here's her latest batch.

First up, sock monkeys!

quilted with Sock Monkeys

Just too cute!

The next three were all quilted with Laurie.


Kathy made this one as a gift for a new baby's mom.

quilted with Paisley Max

And for the new little one

I quilted it with a super cute panto, Spring in Spades

Can't wait to see what Kathy brings in next.

quilt monday

Once I got the Winter issue of Quilts and More, I saw a quilt that I knew would make the cutest quilt. And once I saw the fabric line Mid-Winter Reds, I knew that the two would make the cutest Valentine's quilt.

quilted with Cotton Candy
I was 100% sure about the quilting, but I think it was the perfect choice.

I love these blocks

My favorite part of this quilt? That it was finished and on the table for Valentine's Day.

all you need is love

With tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I thought I would share some red quilts I have recently quilted.

First up, Angela's lovely Vintage Modern quilt.

quilted with Floral Meander

Love how the sun was shining through the quilt.

This is Pat's first quilt using the line Midwinter Reds.

quilted with Watercourse
Absolutely beautiful!

And by Vicki

quilted with Tickle Too


I'm not sure how today is Thursday already; where did the week go? Just so focused on this week; Monday is Family Day here; woohoo for a day off work and school!

Work has been perfectly busy so far this year; here's a few recent client finishes. 

Carole made this I Spy quilt for her grand-daughter.

quilted with Angel Wings

Audrey's lovely Valentine's quilt

I quilted roses on Audrey's quilt and echoed the hearts.

Cheryl's lovely quilt 

Cheryl requested a panto in the quilt body and a meander in the border.

Rose pieced this disappearing 9patch.

quilted with a meander

Janet pieced this Woman of Courage quilt.

quilted with Fay Feathers

I love how this panto suits this quilt design.

Sylvia's sailboat quilt for her grandson.

quilted with Surf's Up

I love the ricrac.

Two spring-themed table runners for Lorie.
Both quilted with a meander.

And lastly this lovely quilt by Velvet.

quilted with Splat

This is such a fun panto to quilt.

Doing this blog post I have realized I still have lots of Christmas quilts that I still haven't shown you; I'll do that next week. Happy Thursday!

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