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 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 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
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.
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.
This is the backing for the lighthouse quilt.
You can see some of the lines from the front of the quilt. I had alot of fun working on
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 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 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…”
Lots of work here….great job!
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
That geese crossing quilt is amazing! I really love the Anne of Green Gables fabric. I need to pull mine out and do what I’d intended it for.
Yes, you are surely keeping busy!! Nice work.