I made this for my dear friend, Esther! It’s Edyta Sitar’s free Stargazer pattern, which I made for myself in blue and white, but it looks super pretty in purples! The back is red and blue because those are Esther’s other favourite colours! It’s my 11th finished quilt of 2020, and my second last one for the Christmas season!
This is a lap quilt for a dear gentleman who’s in a long term care home right now. It’s got strong, masculine colours, quite a bit of Nova Scotia tartan and a bonus panel of hockey skates on the back (Don played hockey into his 70s!) I added hearts to each side to help him remember that he is loved. […]
I wanted to make a quilt with this panel for friends who have two huskies and live in the moderately far north of Ontario, but was really unsure how to make it into a quilt. I used a jelly roll of solids and then augmented it with 3 browns, black, white and grey and varied the width of those strips […]
Made for a dear friend of mine, this small art quilt is based on collagist Susan Carlson’s pattern and technique. I used mostly Kaffe Fassett prints for the turtle itself because these prints lend themselves so well to this technique. After free motion quilting the piece, I used sashiko style quilting stitching in three floss colours to echo the form […]
Thousand Oaks is finished and it’s so beautiful! This is my first professionally quilted quilt — Lynn Jones of Lynn’s Quilting Studio long armed it in an oak leaf and acorn pattern and it’s perfect!
I dream of a stack of blue and white quilts 🙂 In pursuance of this I decided to make up this simple free pattern from Edyta Sitar, available at her website, Laundry Basket Quilts. i had bought a layer cake of her new fabric line, Perfect Union. Combined with some low volume fabrics I already had, and a few more […]
Covid quilt finish #3 -lap size. Kaffe Fassett lipstick layer cake combined with solids. Used Missouri Star Quilt Company large hexie ruler – very easy construction. Quilted on my new Janome 6650 – just straight lines echoing the hexagonal shape of each block.
I finished this lovely art quilt — it’s Exhausted Octopus‘s Sea Glass quilt method! I did an online workshop on the technique and this was my first result!
I designed this on prequilt.com and made it for my dear friend, Daphna Levit. It’s my second quilt finish! I wanted a gradation from solid navy blue to white, with a green accent.
It makes me so happy, I just want to snuggle it! I learned so many valuable things by doing this: Quilting is very very hard work! Manhandling even a lap quilt through a small machine (this is 60″ x 60″) is actual physical labour and is painful on my slightly arthritic hands. Gloves help. I don’t think I’ll try to […]