Friday, 30 June 2017


Diane made this quilt for her nephew, a great way to use a panel and a great gift for a little boy who likes dinosaurs.

The dinosaur quilt is quilted with pantograph by Dave Hudson called dinosaurs and a titanium  coloured thread.  Here you can see a stegosaurus.

And here is a brontosaurus.

Diane found a great complimentary fabric for the back of this prehistoric quilt.

Let the world hear you ROAR.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Crazy Heart Quilt

Crazy Heart is my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June.  So happy to have completed this quilt, I’ve enjoyed the whole process and just love the shabby chic fabrics and look.
I start this quilt at a Buggy Barn workshop in Red Deer, Alberta in 2013 which my friend Carolyn and I attended.

In the pattern all the blocks are right up against each other, however I felt some sashing would define the blocks and give the eye a place to rest.

I also wanted the quilt to be bigger, so I decided to add a piano key border.

Once the top was complete I sewed all the left over bits of fabric together for the back of the quilt.

And just before quilting it with the Wild at Heart pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a soft pink thread called Cotton Candy,

I remembered to put a label on it.

Funny thing, my adult son and my husband love this quilt, so do I, it’s going to be a summer quilt for my bed.
Check out the many other completed monthly goals at ElmStreet Quilts.

Stop and smell the roses.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Little Scraps of Sunshine

After blogging Joanne’s quilt, I thought that High Five would make a nice Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt, and I decided to start one.

If I make one large block and ten small blocks each month I should end up with a decent sized quilt and use up a few more scraps.

The High Five pattern is by Amanda Jean Nyberg and can be found in the book Sunday Morning Quilts.

This is the last Saturday for June and the colour yellow, so I am looking forward to July and a new colour.  See what others have done with yellow at The Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Cozy Wedding Gift

My friend and neighbor, Candy made this cozy flannel quilt as a wedding gift for nephew Dan and his wife Carrie.

I don’t think there could be a better quilting match than the Falling Leaves pantograph by Dave Hudson, and a Sunset variegated thread.

A close up of some of the warm fabrics in this quilt.

A lovely gift to cuddle up together with.

May your Life together be full of Love and your Love be full of Life.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Donna’s Rose Garden Quilt

This is another quilt that I might want to make, I love pink and green, and I like how this pattern brings them together, I think the quilt sparkles, like sun shining on a forest floor.

To add to the theme, Donna chose the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.

And a Peppermint Pink Glide thread.

Donna also had a complimentary floral fabric for the back of this quilt.

Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet. ~ Katharine Lee Bates


Monday, 19 June 2017

Carol’s quilts

This first cutie was made for Carol’s swimming instructor, who was going to be leaving for a new job.  She must be a kitten lover (as is Carol).

Carol sweet name for this quilt Counting Kittens, so appropriate.

She picked the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright, one of her favourites.

Kittens checking out the backing of the quilt which has great paw print fabric.

She must have really liked her swim instructor, quilters amaze me with their generousity.

Carol’s second quilt she called Chocolate & Cherries, and I just loved how this quilt looked when I loaded it on my long-arm with the sun shining on it.

Here it is quilted.

Carol chose the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.

Quilting shows nicely on the back.

Two masterworks by Carol.

When you give, a part of you remains with the gift and the giver.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

A gift for a friend

Margaret made this beautiful Red and White king size quilt for a friend

The pattern is called Day and Night by Eleanor Burns.

Day and Night is quilted with the Double Plume pantograph and a cream coloured thread.

Wouldn’t you love to receive a gift like this?

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. ~ Richard Bach

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lynda’s quilts

Two lovely quilts by Lynda, the first one she called Autumn Lily.

Autumn Lily was quilted with a pantograph called Anne’s Garden by Anne Bright, and a peachy coloured Glide thread called Chestnut.  Can you see the hummingbird?

The second quilt which looks like stylized coffee beans is called House Blend.

The House Blends pattern is available from Patternworkz DesignStudio in Olds Alberta.

Lynda chose a pantograph called Rapunzel Raven’s Claw by Denise Schillinger.

Great fabric Lynda found for the back of this quilt.

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, 12 June 2017

Yellow Brick Road

A quilt which Judy made for herself, at least that’s what my notes say.  These are colours that I have seen in her home.

I know Judy loves gardening and flowers, so the Morning Glories pantograph by Patricia Ritter is an appropriate choice for one of her quilts.

Quilted with a marine coloured thread.

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday, 11 June 2017

A Christmas Log Cabin

Such a rich looking Christmas quilt by Pat, I really like the combination of reds and greens she chose for it.

The Bountiful Feather pantograph by Hermione Agee shows nicely in the log cabin blocks.

Quilted with a candy apple red thread.

 I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Yellow Days

Of Summer

A couple of Wonky Churn Dash blocks for the Rainbow ScrapChallenge.  I just need two more orange and I will be ready to piece the top of this quilt.

While finishing up my Churn Dash blocks I sewed a few leaders and enders in yellow.

I’m beginning to sew these together for a future postage stamp quilt, there's almost one piece of every fabric that I have is in there.

That’s it for yellow this week.