Quilt Show Time Again- Part 2

Last week, I showed you several of the quilts I quilted for Northcott.

Here are the remaining quilts that I completed as well.


To be quite honest, I really didn’t know what to do with this panel.

I decided to leave it until last, hoping that something inspiring would

hit me.


Nothing dramatic popped into my head so I quilted squares in the



I used a white Omni polyester thread for the top and the backing.

In the houses, I stitched in some curtains and straight lines to hold

the fabric in place so it wouldn’t pop up in that area.


The house backing

The backing always shows off the texture beautifully. I love the solid

white backing.


A close up of the backing.


The Hippie Quilt

I love, love, love the colors in this quilt. It looks like fun to

me so I tried to immulate that feeling with the motifs that I chose

for the background fill.


Swirls were chosen for the background fill because they look like

fun to me.


Modern was also the theme that I wanted to include so I

stitched around the colorful squares and added the loops. The

loops almost look like flowers to me.


In the grey star area, I wanted to draw attention to them so

I used straight lines in the background area.


The Backing

I love the circles on the backing. You really can’t see the

stitching but it is fun too.

This is the last quilt that I stitched. I love this wallhanging as well.

I love the colors and the shapes.


I stitched around the large circles and outlined the  large

circles with more circles. It seems that circles were the main

attraction on this quilt top.


I added straight lines in the white background, as I didn’t

want to draw too much attention to the background. I also

changed the direction in which the straight lines were

stitched so that interest would be created.


All the circles around the stars were stitched freehand. I was

nervous when I began stitching them but thought; ” What the

heck, I’ll give it a try.”


The triangles

In the triangles, I stitched a quick arc because you can’t really

see the stitching so why put alot of detail into that area?


The borders were very easy to design. Just use the straight

lines and arches that were printed onto the fabric. Easy peasy.


The whole quilt, from the backing.

Here you can see all the yummy texture on the backing.

How can you not love this?


The border areas show off the straight line stitching.


One of the stars and all those circles around the stars.


More stars.

The straight lines are cool and I love the one triangle in the

background fill. A white Omni polyester thread was used for

the top and the backing.


Outside border area.


The whole quilt.

Here is a  postcard I received from Judy Stupak; she is

hosting a postcard exchange each month. This is the

postcard for September’s theme: “Back To School.’


I love it. It resembles a blackboard and practice writing on it

and of course, the kids in the classroom.

Have a great week.



A Sneak Peek…

Recently, I quilted several quilts for Northcott, for an upcoming

Show. So, this is a sneak peek for all of you who did not go to the



This year the trend seems to be going towards printed panels.

There are 2  panels sewn together to make one quilt. It is less

time consuming for sure.


Northcott wanted an overall design for one of the quilts.

I chose something swirly -named “Flirtatous.” It adds some

movement to the top.


In the border area, there are some cool vintage sewing



The backing

I used a grey variegated So Fine Superior Thread -a 40 weight

for the top and the backing.


Buttons of the back of the quilt.

The backing was covered in buttons, very fitting for

this printed panel quilt.


The second quilt, is the exact same printed panel but

in a different color way. This time, I could play and

stitch any design I wanted onto the top.


I love the straight lines around these blocks. On the fabric,

there were all sorts of rulers so I just  picked a shape and

stitched around it. In the block border, each block has

a little bit of stitching as well.


On the sides of the borders, there are a few blocks that

look  pieced but are again,printed. I really like the

words in the border area.


The backing.

It was quite interesting to see how different, besides the

color difference, these 2 quilts were when completed.


Close up of the backing.

Again, buttons on the back of the quilt.


This beauty belongs to Bethanne Nemesh. I had the

opportunity to take a class with her this past week.

And yes, I did ask permission to take photos of her

quilts,  at The Quilting Bee, in Fonthill, Ontario.


This woman is very talented, smart, creative and witty.

I had a great time too and hopefully learned lots in the



Some close ups of her wholecloth quilt. If you ever get

the chance to take one of her classes, you will not be

disappointed at all.

Have a great week and enjoy the warm sunshine, here in

Southern Ontario.



Quilt Market- pt 2

Here are the remaining pictures of some of the quilts I completed

for Northcott and Quilt Market.


Flights of Fancy by Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360

Even though this quilt was pretty small, it was fun to work on.

I SID around all the flying geese, stars and straight lines. Once

that was completed, the fun could begin.


The stars were outlined on the inside edge 1/4″ and then filled in

with a nice swirl. A variegated thread was used for this quilting so

that it would add some interest to the stars. The flying geese had the

the same thread used on them as well.

In the white sections, I used a white Glide thread (40wt) for the

straight lines.  This quilt felt modern so thus the reason for the

straight lines.


Back of the quilt. I used a 40 wt white thread for the backing.

Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360 also

designed this quilt “Oasis.”


It is pretty funky. The first order of business with me is to

complete the SID. Once this boring but oh so important step

is completed, then the fun can begin.


I quilted in the all the wavy lines in the center panel and then

straight lines were added in the colorful border. I used a variegated

thread for the colorful strips and the flying geeese. In the

black sections, I used a 40 wt black embroidery thread. It is very

thin and works well on these quilts.


The backing is very neat. I used a black 40 wt thread here as well.


This little baby is a printed  panel. How cool is that? Even though

it is small, it still sucks up alot of time to complete.


In the background section, I quilted in swirls and circles-thanks

to Judi Madsen. The flower petals received half circles and the

blue/cream sections-straight lines.


The circles also received half circles.

Using the same motifs on the quilt helps to unify it.


The inner cream border was divided up into 2″ squares and then

straight lines and arcs were stitched in.  The border is one of my

favorite parts of this quilt.

The outside border received  double straight lines, kind of like a

frame. The only problem with that, is that the border now buckles

a little due to the fact that all the other sections of the quilt were

heavily quilted and this section was not. I would do this differently

if I could.


The backing.

This fabric looks really rich. I love it!

I used a light brown 40 Metro thread for the backing.


Another section of the backing. I used 3-4 different shades of 40 wt

Metro thread. The thread colors were a light cream, medium browny

gold and a tan color. For the aqua blue/greeny border, I used a

Sulky variegated thread.


Cream and aqua quilt.

I am unsure of who designed this quilt but I absolutely love the

colors in this quilt. The batteries in my camera died the morning I was

taking pictures of this quilt so I only have the before picture of this

one. Sorry guys.

I quilted around every shape in this quilt. In the outside aqua border,

I quilted in straight lines and then filled in every other with the

matchsticks design. It took me 4 hours just to do the outside

border. It did look good when done though.

I quilted in some modern feathers( in the style of Angela Walters)

in the triangle areas around the pinwheels.  In the open spaces,

I added some squares. It helped to fill in some empty space and

it took me less time to do the  background fill. The background

fill consisted of  circles and straight lines.

I used a 40 wt Glide cream thread and a variegated aqua thread for

the outside border. Again, I apologize for the absence of pictures.

Have a great week


Quilt Market-Pt. 1

As promised, here are some of the quilts I worked on for Northcott,

for the  upcoming Quilt Market, in Houston. Color Works is the name of

this new fabric line by Deborah Edwards. The new lines consists of 21

solid colors, 4 printed panels and 14 co-ordinate fabrics. As you

will see by the quilts below, you can mix and match all of these

fabrics and the combinations are endless.

“Soho” is the name of this quilt and it was designed by Jean Boyd.


The middle section is comprised of a printed panel. How cool is that?


For all the SID work, I used a monofilament thread. It seems

to take on the color around it and hides well. In the circles, I quilted

swirls and circles around the pointy parts. In the background area, I

quilted in straight lines.


In the white areas, I used a white Glide 40 wt thread. I quilted in

squiggly lines, using one of Angela Walter’s signature style.

The red area beside it, also received an Angela Walter’s style in the

form of swirls.  I used a Metro 40wt thread for that area.


This border area, is also a printed panel. Love, love, love the

flying geese and you don’t have to piece them at all. In this area, I

used the monofilament once again. I really didn’t know what color

to use, due to all the color variations so the monofilament seemed

like a good fit. In the flying geese, I quilted in angled lines and in the

stripes, I used straight lines.


The backing fabric is cool;it consists of a black background and colorful

circles. I used a Metro black 40 wt for the thread on the backing.


A close up of the backing fabric.


“Patch and Ponder” by Valerie Miller of Quilted Covers was the next

quilt.Looking on Pinterest, I saw this great circular quilting and so I

had to try it

Because my longarm is not computerized, I marked every inch

or so and then used my straight edge ruler to quilt in the lines. It turned

out pretty good, I only had to unpick a few areas. Circles are hard to quilt

because you can see every little squiggle that you make. I used a white

Glide 40 wt thread for the top and the backing. I really love how

playful this quilt feels when I look at it.

“Color Strata” by Jean Boyd is the next quilt.


This quilt also has a printed panel in the middle of the quilt. It makes my

job easier because all I have to do is follow the lines on the panel. I used a

variegated thread in the middle panel but a clear and dark monofilament

thread on the rest of the quilt. I used alot of straight lines on this quilt.


This is the border sections. I love the straight lines in this section

of the quilt.


The backing consists of a black background with colorful squares in


There are a few more quilts but I will leave them for next week.

Have a great week.