On My Design Wall…

I have been busy working on quilts for customers. At the same time, I am trying

to carve out some time for my own ideas and quilts. A little later in the post,

you will see what is hanging on my design wall.

In the meantime, Margaret made this beautiful wallhanging. I think

that Margaret has  great color sense. I love all the colors that she

used in this wallhanging.

Margaret wanted an all over stipple on the top of this quilt. It is great

because it adds dimension to all the straight lines. I used a light tan

polyester thread for the top and the backing.

Margaret’s wallhanging

Margaret used a colorful pillowcase that she had found last summer. It looks

great due to all the colors that it has; it co-ordinates with the front of the

wall hanging.

You have got to love the fish.

This is the second wall hanging that Margaret brought to me.

It is a sentimental piece to her.  Again, an all over stipple was

used for the quilting.  For those of you who do not know what

“stippling” looks like; the best way I can describe a “stipple” is

that it looks like puzzle pieces.

A light tan polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.

A close up of the backing.  If you look closely, it

may look like I skipped some areas. If you take a look

at the top, the missed spots are where there are numerous




I have heard that some quilters are really abusive to

their quilts. How so? In areas where there are  thick

layers, due to  numerous seams meeting in one spot,

some quilters actually take a hammer or rubber mallet

and beat the intersections into submission or flatness.

I think that it may actually work, just put a cover on the quilt

top before you hit it with the hammer.

I love these Japanese fabrics in this quilt. An all over

stipple was used for the quilting as well.

A close up shows some beautiful fabric and patterns.

Again, a light polyester tan thread was used for the top and the


A close up of the stippling design.

This baby quilt was created by Karen. She is awaiting her

first grandchild, which is due any minute.

Karen chose a light pink polyester thread for the top.

“Popcorn” was the panto chosen for the quilting design.

It is interesting that Karen used a flannel sheet that she had

used for her son, when he was growing up. A light blue

polyester thread was used for the backing.

You can really see the quilting on the back of the quilt.

A baby quilt

This baby panel is oh so cute. I managed to sneak it into my day. My son

is heading up to Northern Ontario, this summer, with our Church to help

out on a Reserve. We usually hold a fundraiser to help pay for the cost of

the trip and what better way than to make some quilts?

This is the second one, of three , that is now almost completed.

I love the flowers in this picture.

The pink backing really shows off the quilting alot.

Here is a close up of the backing, a nice pink color.

And lastly, this is what is on my design wall.

Another panel that I have cut up and am sewing back


On my design wall

This is a class that I recently took with Al Cote. Now I am recreating one

of the wallhangings that he made. And no, I am not selling this but am

giving it away to  someone whom I hope will like it. Only a few more

borders to add and it is ready to quilt.

I am linking up to The Needle and Thread Network. You should check

it out.



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