Working away…..

Here are some of the quilts I completed several months ago. I am trying to catch

up on posting finished quilts.

Blue Quilt

I love the border in this Sampler quilt. Pieced borders take alot more time but

add so much more interest to the quilt, in my opinion.

A nice close up of the border area. I just remembered that Anna made this

quilt. She is a really quick piecer.

Here is what the back looks like. We used a pattern called “Soho” for the

quilting design.

Anna also made this quilt. I really, really like this pattern. It is  made

out of flannel fabric so it will be nice and toasty warm to cuddle up in.

A plaid design was stitched all over the quilt in a medium colored grey

polyester thread.

The backing

I love the red plaid fabric on the backing as well.

BAby quilt

This is a very colorful baby quilt. Butterflies were stitched all over the top.

You can even see some butterflies on the quilt top.

The backing

You have got to love the bright and cheerful color used for the backing of this quilt.

Anyone starting a new hobby? Stay safe and see you next week.

Keeping Home and Safe….

With all that is happening with CoVid 19, it is a good time to be inside,

sewing and quilting. Its a good time to catch up on some piecing.

Although I am saying that, I have not had time to piece myself. I hope

that you are able to be at home and work on some unfinished projects.

Here are some of the quilts that I worked on recently.

Lesley made this quilt from fabric that she bought in Australia. Lots of

koala, kangaroos and platyapus on the fabric.

Leaves and swirls were quilted all over the top, using a light grey

polyester thread.

The Backing

I love the back of quilts too. There is so much texture that shows up.

Vines were stitched all over the quilt top.

Anne;s Quilt

Anne made this quilt. I love the bright and cheerful colors. They cheer me up amidst

all the grey clouds we have been having lately.

 

The backing of the quilt is a nice bright solid yellow color. I love the simplicity

of the flowers. I used a light yellow Omni polyester thread.

This is Anne’s quilt as well. She has been one busy lady.Swirls were

quilted all over the quilt top. I used a light cream polyester thread for

the top and the backing.

 

The backing of the quilt.

Crystal’s Quilt

Crystal made this lovely quilt. I love the colors and the the underwater theme of

this quilt.

Happy Times is the name of the quilting pattern stitched all over this quilt top.

The backing

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

Have a good week and stay safe.

Yes, I Am Still Alive…

HI everyone,

Sorry that it has been over 6 months since my last post. LIfe has been busy

and I have neglected my blog. I’m hoping to begin posting once again.

I’ll make this my one and only New Year’s resolution. I hope you had

a great Christmas and New Year. Here are a few photos from last year to

wet your appetite.

Figo

This is one of the modern quilts that I quilted for Northcott’s modern department,Figo.

I can’t remember the designer and pattern name but I promise to keep better records

from here on in.

Sea Shell Quilting

Christine, the head of Figo, wanted sea shells all over the quilt. I think the design came

from Urban Elementz. They carry alot of digital and paper quilting patterns.

The backing

Here is the backing of the quilt. I really love this fabric, so soft and pretty.

Modern Quilt

Another quilt for Figo. I used a monofilament thread on the top and a soft Omni

grey thread on the backing.

Karlee Porter Quilting design

The quilting is designed by Karlee Porter. It is a square with a slight curve but it

stitches out in a really cool shape.

The backing

This fabric is a new line that Figo launched this past fall. It deals with the Zodiac.

Modern Quilt #3

A Close up

The quilting on this modern beauty is a simple wavy line. Again, I used a clear

monofilament thread on the top and a light cream Omni  thread on the backing.

The backing

Another close up

I hope you liked the  pictures. Hoping to be back next week  but if not, in 2 weeks for sure.

Have a great week and keep stitching.

Ruth

More Quilts For You To See..

Here are some  pictures of quilts that I completed in the Fall. Hope you enjoy the show.

Blue and White Quilt

Love the colors in this sampler.

I love the fabrics in this quilt.

The backing of the quilt.

Debbie made this King size quilt. Look at all that piecing! Wow!

Shibori Fabrics

I love all the textures in this quilt.

All of the pastel colors are so encouraging this time of the year.

Hexie Quilt

Love this quilt too.

Hope you enjoyed the Quilt Show. Have a great week.

 

Hit And Miss….

It seems like my blog posts have been hit and miss lately. I hope to improve upon

this in the future.

These are quilts that were completed in the summer and I am just getting the

chance to show you them now.

Anne made this quick strip quilt. What great colors!

“Swirl” is the name of the quilting pattern that is stitched all over this

quilt. I used a cream polyester thread on the backing and a light blue on the front.

It is nice to see close ups of the backing and the quilting design.

A very subtle color scheme. Very calming and relaxing.

Flowers were stitched all over the quilt.

A cream polyester thread was used for the front and the backing. Less tension issues this way.

Bright and cheery and very graphic. Stars and loops were quilted all over the

quilt using a blue polyester thread for the top and the backing.

I really love how the blue thread shows up on the black fabric.

The backing ties in nicely with the front of the quilt.

Love the colors and pattern in this quilt.

A swirly design was stitched all over the quilt.

A grey thread was used for the front and the backing. It was the most neutral color

that blended with all the colors on the front of the quilt top.

The backing

Red and White Quilt

One of the perks of my job is being able to see what everyone is working on.

One of the blocks

Red and white quilts are so impressive and bright.

The backing has swirls all over it. White polyester thread was used for the top and

the backing.

A block of the month quilt that has been finished and is now usable.

 

I love this Muskoka Quilt. It has so many fun animals on the front of the quilt.

Anyone know what this animal is?

The backing shows off the leaves and oaks all over the quilt.

Have a great week and see you next week.

I Am Back…

I am back. I have been away for a while but here I am once again.

Hopefully, everyone had a great Christmas Holiday. Mine was pretty

quiet, which was nice.

It’s been so long since I completed these quilts for customers that I can’t

remember all the details. If you are wanting information about the thread or

pattern I used, just ask me and I will go back and find out for you.

Green and pink quilt

This is a pretty cool pattern.

The backing

Pieced backs add so much interest to the backing.

A close up of the fabric used for the backing.

Christmas was coming and here is a panel that was cut up and sashing added to

look like you are looking out of a window.

Overall picture

You can see how the pieced border adds more interest as well.

The backing fabric, a nice navy blue to match the front. I used a blue polyester

thread for the top and the backing and “Swirls” for the pattern.

 

Centennial Quilt

This quilt has so much fun blocks in it. Because it is Canadian, I had to stitch “Maple Leaves”

onto the quilt.

My neighbour always says that he is “as cool as a moose.” Well, this moose says just that. I really

love this block.

And what says Canadiana more than a pair of mittens?

 

The backing

The pieced backing is neat as well. So much information and I love the provincial emblems

used too.

 

Red Cardinal Quilt

This pattern is really lovely and the fabrics used are really nice.

The Birch trees and Cardinals are really stunning. A swirl pattern was used on the

quilt top. A light grey polyester thread was used for the front and the backing.

A close up of the Cardinals.

A grey fabric was used for the backing.

A child’s quilt

The bright colors in this quilt are so cheery, which is nice for this time of the year.

“Splat” was stitched all over the quilt top. It is a fun pattern to stitch out.

The backing

Using leftover fabrics  for a pieced backing is a great way to use up fabrics from a project.

Once again,  pieced backs adds more interest to the backing. Please remember to press the

seams flat,  as the seams add more bulk that has to be stitched over by the longarm sewing

head.

Have a great week and it is good to be back.

Houston and Japan…

Are you wondering about the title of this blog post?

My husband went to Japan in the summer and even managed to

bring me back some fabric. Not much but some.

It is interesting how the fabric is rolled up and presented like this.

One of my sons is very artistic; he painted this on the back of a denim jacket. I thought

that he did a great job but I am biased in this area. Can you guess who the singer is?

Nathalie’s Quilt

Nathalie is a very quick piecer and she always makes huge quilts. The colors are very

striking on this one.

Nathalie is also very brave in that she creates her own layout for the quilts that she makes.

Good for you Nathalie. I think  that you only grow as a creative person, as

you experiment and play. Have fun and see what new discoveries you can make.

The backing of the quilt has the same colors as the front. The stitching consists of

outlining the interior lines in the center of the quilt and the stars in the outer corners.

The rest of the quilt received meandering all over the remainder of the quilt top.

Evelyn’s Quilt

Evelyn is another brave customer that I have. She is fearless in creating her own baby

quilts. And she did a great job with this one. I love the colors, the layout and the stitching.

The penguins are really cute; someone is very fortunate to be receiving this baby quilt.

The backing

The backing shows off the quilting nicely. I used a grey polyester thread for the top and

a matching thread for the backing.

Evelyn’s Baby Quilt #2

As you can see, Evelyn has been hard at work. She also made this cute baby quilt. Again, her

own layout and design. I love seeing original work from my customers.

Penguin fabric

The backing of this baby quilt. Matching thread was used once again.

Blue and White Quilt

What a great pieced border on this quilt! I love the 2 colors as well. Again, all the time it takes

to create a quilt like this really blows my mind.

I like the 16 patch and the star block below.

A swirl design was used all over the quilt top and white thread was used for the

top and a dark blue for the backing.

Once again, please try to remember when buying backing fabric for your quilts, the color

of threads that will be used on the top and the backing. In this case, white was used

on the top and a dark color on the backing. If the tension is not perfect, which it isn’t

sometimes, then you may get white dots coming through on the back of your

quilts. If you can live with that, then great. If not, then I recommend you

buy a different color of fabric for the backing. Maybe something lighter

in color that matches the front of the quilt.

Once again, I am happy to say that I am heading to Houston next week, for

the Houston Quilt Festival. I am both nervous and excited. Any words of

advice from anyone about what to do or not do, what to see or not see?

Have a great week.