Lady of the Lake Quilt

This was one of Susan’s first quilt projects that she purchased when she first began quilting. It sat waiting for her to feel ready to tackle all of those half square triangles.

As usual her quilt top was perfectly pieced and a joy to quilt! it was quilted using Bethanne Nemeshs pantograph Feather Grande.

I love the yellow and grays together

How pretty is this backing!

Granny Square Quilt

I don’t know whether I have the name correct or not, however Joan’s quilt reminded me of granny squares. Her colour/fabric choices made for a much more elegant look.

I used the pantograph flying paisley in order to add to the elegance and really love the way that design pops on the border.

How pretty is this backing!

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving!

With the weather being wet and gloomy and being a long weekend weekend I decided to treat myself to some just for me sewing days.

I began the Moda blockhead 3 quilt at the beginning of 2020 and kept up for the most part and enjoyed the challenge of piecing a few new to me blocks. I used fabrics from a few designers and a colour palette that was different than I had been using lately.

These blocks were on my wall far too long to the point of being tired of looking at them, especially with another project getting well under way and needing the design wall space!

Not all blocks made it into the top and now I am at the point of deciding on the border, that may take a little time as I am going to ponder that for a while. Any suggestions?

Spinning Stars Quilt

This quilt made by Joyce reminds me of spinning stars so that’s what I called it. I am not sure what the pattern name actually is.

It was quilted with the pantograph Star Swirl as I wanted to add to the motion of the blocks.

Leaf Pile Quilt

The pantograph leaf pile has been in my collection from my early days of Long-arm quilting and has been a favourite of both mine and many customers. It has such a nice flow to quilt and adds such a nice autumn look.

Millie made this bed quilt as requested by a family member and after discussing the quilting we both agreed that leaf pile was a perfect fit.

As a child we lived in Winnipeg and had oak trees in our yard, I always loved the leaves (especially this time of year) I suspect that is why I love this pantograph so much.

Herringbone Quilt

The Herringbone was the second quilt that I have quilted for Eryn the first one was her One Block Wonder.

Eryn’s One Block Wonder

Her Herringbone quilt is so light bright and fresh looking, it was quilted using the pantograph parchment.

Her choice of backing is such a fun surprise!
Herringbone Quilt Back.

Welcome October

September seemed to just fly by, however it was a full and productive month. After returning from Toronto, Erik and I attended his nephews wedding, and also our youngest grand child’s birthday party the first weekend back.

As fun as the weekend was, we were both ready for some stay at home and get things done time.

Sadly we did not have a good crop of apples this year, thankfully my friend Kim did and she shared a few totes with me. I have been busy making and canning juice and will freeze many apples along with making some crisps! The house certainly has that autumn smell these days!

My design wall has been changing and hopefully my Moda Blockheads top will be off the wall this coming week to make room for my Longtime Gone quilt which is well under way….I always end up with more than one project in the works and several on my mind.

It is a little like a puzzle right now as I decide my layout.

Quilting

Life has somewhat returned to normal after arriving home on Monday afternoon.

I missed my Longarm and studio! It is always fun to come back from trips with goodies and see where they are going to fit in to my fun room!

I have been busy working this week on customer quilts and plan next week to begin carving out some time for play again.

Recent finishes, I will post pictures after they go home.

Home and Quilting

We had been staying at the Chelsea hotel in Toronto and for the most part it has been a great choice.

My back will thank me for being back in my own bed tonight as I have been sleeping on the pull out. I did let the staff know how horrible it was with springs pointing up through the thin mattress however there was no response.

We are both happy to be heading home and so thankful that our mission is complete and has been successful.

Billy Bishop Tunnel on the way to the airport.

Tonight is the first meeting of the 2021-2022 season of the Thunder Bay Quilters Guild. I first joined this guild in my 30’s and took a short break in my early 40’s while going to school and adjusting to a new life with my daughters. I am looking forward to hearing the plans so far I know that it will be offered on zoom even if we are able to start gathering in person.

I am also looking forward to this years sew along, not that I really need another project! There was also the announcement of another swap as last years sisterhood swap was such a success.

If you are interested in learning about our local guild here is the link http://thunderbayquilters.org/

This is one of the versions of this years sew along.