quilt monday

 I know it's been awhile. And I have to be honest, I feel like blogging is a dying art/interest and that makes me sad.  But I do love doing it, I just don't make it a priority as much as I probably should. Also, I really enjoy having a place where I can go back and look at the things I blog.

So saying all of that, I'm not going anywhere. I just might not be posting as much. But I will!

Now, onto some quiltie goodness.

I made this quilt last fall as store sample to feature some fall themed fabrics. I kept it simple enough and did 6 quarter meter cuts and a meter and a half of a solid and just made up some HSTs. The hardest part is sewing the blocks back together randomly.

quilted with Ground Cover

Most of the fabrics I used are from the Robert Kaufman line, Sienna
You could change out one of the darker solid fabrics and get a quilt that would be a lot more springlike. I love how fabric works like that.

I love the panto Ground Cover on this. It's so striking on the solid fabrics, really highlighting the triangle points. 
The unspoken quilting rule is when a quilt has a lot of points, you would stick with a quilting panto with curves to soften the points in the piecing. Sometimes I agree with that and other times I break the rule.

I had just enough left of this brown wideback for the backing. Should your backing match your quilt top? Sometimes, sure. Other times, use up your fabrics!

This is your sign to grab yourself some fabrics and have fun with them. You never know what you'll end up creating!

Happy Monday!


 Here we are almost the end of the second month of 2024 and I haven't even shown you my last few finishes of 2023.

 I had the fabrics cut for this table runner and just ran out of time to finish it before Christmas.

Instead of putting it away for next year, I decided to just finish it up. Of course it literally took me less than an hour to make up. That's the way it usually goes right?

The pattern is the Landmark quilt and I used the fabric line, Retro HoHo for the blocks.

Next up was a simple Christmas themed chevron. The pieces for this were all rejected pieces from another quilt I was working on.

I quickly had these tops pieces so I turned my attention to a quilt I had cut out in I believe August.
I sewed the blocks together in September and I spent the next few months moving them out of the way on my cutting table as I made up other quilts.

Well, December 27th was the day this quilt I was finally being put together. 
I spent all day December 27th AND the 28th and like magic, but not really, a quilt top was born.

This is the Plus and Minus quilt pattern from Quilty Love and I used one of my favourite fabric lines, Moonstone. 
We still have some fabrics left in this line and it's on clearance so check out the link!

I can not wait to get this quilt quilted and on my bed!

But before that, will this be my first finish for 2024?

Stay tuned!

quilt monday

 I love this baby quilt. 

Absolutely love it. 

The softness of the fabrics, the quilting, it all went together just perfectly.

Sorry the picture quality isn't the greatest on these. 
We haven't seen the sun in what feels like forever and that makes taking quilt pics difficult.

quilted with Cotton Candy

The grey fabric is a linen look fabric and the peachy/pink has a small heart shaped floral; it is just adorable.

I used a grey grunge for the binding.

And had just enough of my favourite flannel to finish up the backing.

And now it's ready for baby.

Happy Monday!

quilt monday

 This is the second quilt I made for Christmas. 

I hadn't planned on making any and I find it funny that the two I did make were a queen-size quilt and a little quilt. 

But when I saw this quilt, I couldn't resist making it.

quilted with a meander 

This is the Take Me to the Magic Again Snowman pattern by Sterling Quilt Co.

I've made two of Sterling's Magic quilts before, both the originals. 
You can see them here and here.

I used one of my favourite Christmas prints as the background for these cuties.

I love how the black border frames it just perfectly.

I kept the Christmas theme going with a fun plaid for the backing.

I would love a full quilt with these. 
I might have to make one for next Christmas.
Stay tuned!

client spotlight

 Maxine has been a longarm client for I think 6yrs, maybe 7. 

I love how she uses her fabrics; and uses up every single bit that  she can in her quilts.

A lot of her quilts, she sells at a store her sister owns. 

Here are a few of recent ones from Maxine.

quilted with Popcorn 

The quilting panto Popcorn is one of Maxine's favourites so you will see it repeated often.

quilted with Popcorn

This is such a fun panel.

quilted with Floral Meander 

Some lovely pinwheel quilts.

quilted with Swirl

The Churn Dash is my favourite quilt block so this quilt was a favourite.
It also goes to show you how a simple block can make such an impactful quilt.

quilted with Popcorn

I loved the colours in this one.

quilted with Popcorn

The backing was adorable on this one.

Quilts that make secondary patterns area also a favourite of mine.

quilted with Popcorn

Like I said, Maxine uses up every bit of her fabrics.

quilted with a Meander

This quilt Maxine found at a thrift store.

quilted with HeartStrings

A pinwheel Christmas quilt

quilted with Holly Ribbon

Irish Chains are also a favourite of mine.

quilted with Shooting Stars 

Pretty sure Maxine loves baby quilts as much as I do.

quilted with a Meander

This one was another thrift  store find.

quilted with a Meander

It was all handpieced.

And just to show that Maxine does more than just baby quilts.

quilted with a meander

This lovely wedding quilt

quilted with Hubby Love 

So pretty.

Maxine drops off 3 or 4 quilts every 6 weeks. 
She keeps me busy!

This one is adorable.

quilted with a Meander

Lastly, this fun stack n whack.

quilted with Fliratious

Love it!

Always a pleasure Maxine!

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