I have been well known in my quilting circles for my tendency for soft colours. Lately though Red seems to be seeping into my life. I’ve had a couple of beautiful and red quilt jobs come in lately and then last week a friend of Mary’s offered her these pieces of Pyrex which she then gave to me. You might remember my recent post about Hastings where I sadly walked away from a few pieces from this set and only bought the small casserole. This set seems so happy to me.
I’ve really enjoyed being re inspired by another Longarm Quilter/Teacher Angela Walters. She writes a great blog and she really makes the modern quilts sing!
After I’ve spent my day working on customer quilts, I will often unwind by sewing a block or trying something new. Angela’s book inspired this little quilt and quilting.
I’ve caught up on my blocks for the Fatquarter Shop Mystery BOM! I’m really enjoying this years blocks.
After my daughters outgrew their bunk beds, I used one of the bed boards to make my design wall, it’s covered with white flannel and has served me well. I like putting new projects up to look up at when I’m working on the longarm.
My love of quilts and quilting has grown over the years from miniature quilts and custom jobs for others and for the last 8 years Longarm quilting for others Using my APQS Millennium.
I offer a full range of quilting from edge to edge designs also known as Pantographs, to Custom quilting as well as Freehand quilting. I have a full range of thread to choose from and if I don’t have what you desire I will find it for you. I can use your batting, or you can purchase Hobbs 80/20 in both black and natural or Quilters Dream batting from me. I sell my batting on the roll by the inch so you only pay for what you need.
As a added service I will piece your backing for you at no charge.
I’m located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and can be contacted through this blog or
I’ve been busy with customer quilts which I love doing.
I’ve recently been reading some new books and taken a few classes over at Craftsy. Do you ever feel so inspired that you feel like your brain just can’t contain anymore ideas until you start to try some out?
Last night, my Longarm machine was empty and I really didn’t want to load the next job until I could devote the full day to it. So I just started with a piece of backing left over from a friends quilt and just started to play..
Then I decided to quilt a small Convergence quilt I’d pieced last year.
maybe you can see a bit more of where I was going by looking at the back.
and a little something I made to practice some ideas that I’ve gathered from reading Angela Walters book Free-Motion Quilting. The pattern for this top can be found on Moda Bakeshop and is by Angela Walters. I hope to play on this one next weekend.
I love doing the Designer Mystery Block of the Months from the http://www.fatquartershop.com/ each month I receive a nice little package in the mail with more than enough fabric to complete the block and by the time I’ve completed the quilt there’s enough left over for some more fun!
After a busy day yesterday, it was time to break this out. This years quilt is using the Vintage Modern Collection by Bonnie & Camille.
I also had a lot of fun playing with some freehand quilting.