Friday, May 19, 2017

Homecoming Quilt


This is Evelyn’s quilt that she made for her grandson’s High School graduation.  She used the Homecoming wall hanging pattern as the centre of the quilt and then added the Canada Gemstones bundle to make it a bed size quilt, not a wall hanging.   I quilted free hand 3’s and E’s on the stripes with beige So Fine thread and then switched white as I stitched in the ditch around the applique and added swirls to the background.  Changed to red thread for the vertical wavy lines down the two red sides.


Most of the ice is off the lake now and I have been watching the Northern Pike swim along the shoreline.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Firelights Lane Quilt


This is Iris’s Fireside Lane quilt and the pattern is by Sassafras Lane.  She used all Grunge fabrics and the colours from green to purple remind me of the Northern Lights!  I used Bora Bora for the pantograph, light teal So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Just a little bit of ice left on the lake, so nice to have the open water back!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Magic Tile #2


This is Donna’s Magic Tile quilt and it is similar to one I did a few weeks ago but she used a black Grunge border.  I used the Bayside panto, a bright primary coloured Lava variegated thread, which really shows up nicely on the black border, and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


I took these pictures last week, the ice is now gone from the shoreline but still plenty on the lake.


Last Wednesday I left for my weekend trip to teach Free Motion Quilting as well as do a Trunk Show for the Crocus Quilters Guild  in Dauphin, MB.  I spent a few days with Lori, my Highway 10 Designs partner, and we  were able to work on a few projects.  One thing on our To-Do list when we were together was to get a few new head shots as we only see each other twice  a year.  Here are the two best ones for that morning photo shoot. We have fun changing the background quilt and trying different poses.



Monday, May 8, 2017

Cat City Quilt


This is Hollie’s Cat City quilt and the pattern is by Villa Rosa Designs.   She  used fun Halloween themed fabrics with cats, owls, moon and stars. I picked Flirtatious for the pantograph as it looks like little moons.  The thread is a greenish yellow So Fine thread and I used Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Still ice on the lake but most of the snow is gone.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Quarter Section in Cotton and Steel


This is Reneta’s Quarter Sections baby quilt made in Flower Shop fabrics by Cotton and Steel.  I love how Reneta changed the layout of the blocks and put then length-wise across the rows. It is always fun to see how other interpret and create variations of our Highway 10 Design patterns.


I chose the pantograph Garden Frills, used light orange So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Delight Quilt

This is Eileen’s Delight quilt and the pattern is by Jaybird Designs. She made this for a baby gift and used the solid Hexagon blocks to create an I Spy quilt. The background hexagons are pieced with light yellow and light green Grunge fabrics.

We picked Goldfish for the pantograph, I used light yellow So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend Batting.   The backing fabric is a cute farm scene fabric.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Space Themed Mahjongg


This is Cynthia’s Mahjongg quilt and it is for a little boy so she used space themed fabrics. I thought the Plush pantograph would make a good design and it would look like spinning galaxies on the quilt. I used golden yellow So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Magic Tile Quilt


This is Jeannie’s Magic Tile quilt and the pattern is by Kathleen Bissett.  Jeannie used lovely bright coloured fabrics with a solid black insert fabric to create the blocks.  This is a great pattern to add to your ‘To-do “ list if you have never made one, I’ve made two over the years.


I used Mimosa for the pantograph, blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


The lake ice is turning grey and I am staying off it now.  Should have open water in our bay in about 10 days!


Friday, April 28, 2017



This is Roberta’s Pearls quilt and the pattern is designed by Zen Chic.  The fabric collection she used is called Gigi Blooms by Adorn It.   Roberta first suggested circle quilting designs all over like on the pattern cover but I do not have a computer on my longarm so I suggested Bora Bora for a paper pantograph. I think it worked out well and gave a similar effect.


My duck has returned from under our last snowfall…


and so has our neighbourhood bear!  New set of tracks on the lake so it looks like he is doing the rounds again.  And for those of you worrying about me running around on the ice still,  if a 400lb  bear can walk on it then I should be good too!   :)