Staying warm and sewing lots…

Hoping that everyone is staying warm during all this cold weather. Here in

Ontario, Canada, it has been cold  but it is a great incentive to stay indoors and

quilt like crazy.

Here are some of the quilts that I worked on for customers in the fall of 2017.

This is quite the quilt; look at all that piecing!  Wow! I can’t even imagine  the time

it took to piece this one together. All those Flying Geese blocks;  one of my favorite.

The overall  stitching design is called “Swirl” by Norma Sharp. A dark polyester thread was

used on the top and the backing of the quilt.

The Backing

The stitching shows up nicely on the back of the quilt.

The backing fabric looks like it is textured due to the printing on it.

Dorothy’s Quilt

Dorothy made this Lighthouse Quilt from two panels that she purchased at Lens Mills.

She also added in the white sashing and a pieced blue and white border.

It was easy to choose a design because of the topic:  lighthouses. In the lighthouse blocks, I

outlined the lighthouses and all the areas by using a monofilament thread. I love this thread

because it means that I don’t have to constantly change thread colors and it is almost


A  l ighthouse

In the dark blue border area, I stitched the same half circle around the block.

Why fight the pattern printed onto the block? Instead I used  it to my advantage and

stitched  over the design in a dark blue polyester thread.

Another lighthouse with the white swirl design in the outer blue border. I also stitched

in some radiating lines from the top of the lighthouse; hopefully, it looks like  light beams.

The white sashing

In the white sashings, I quilted in a rope design. I love the look of this design and

it fits perfectly for lighthouses.

In the inner white border, I stitched in pebbles. Once again, it works well with the lighthouse

theme and adds some contrast with the rope pattern.

The backing

This is the backing for the lighthouse quilt.

Close up

You can see some of the lines from the front of the quilt. I had alot of fun working on

this quilt.

Square Within A Square Quilt

This quilt pattern was very interesting to me, so much so that I made one for a

couple at Church. I used a black and white color scheme though.

I was surprised at how quickly this pattern sews up. I forget who made this sweet

baby quilt but I like the overall pattern it creates. Hearts were quilted all over the

quilt. I used a white polyester thread on the top and a light gold polyester thread

on the backing.

The back of the baby quilt.

The hearts are very sweet on the back of the quilt.

Anne’s Anne Quilt

Anne made this Anne of Green Gables quilt for one of her granddaughters. She is

really getting into the Gables series so Anne thought it would be appropriate for

her to have her own quilt. What a great grandmother!!

I was surprised that Anne actually found this fabric.   There is some pretty cool

fabric out there but I guess that you don’t notice it unless you are specifically

looking for it.

The backing

The back of the quilt looks  like this. Anne chose a pattern that depicts


I used a light pink polyester thread for the top and the backing.

Hope you enjoy your week and  check out some Canadian artists and quilters at

The Needle and Thread Network.




4 thoughts on “Staying warm and sewing lots…

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Those lighthouses! They just drew me into your post as I just had to see more about them. You have been a busy little quilter haven’t you?! You have nicely shared that cold temperatures with most of the nation – thank you for that. It gives us all an excuse to stay inside and sew/quilt more. ~smile~ Roseanne

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