Cameron’s 3rd Birthday Quilt

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This is a very special quilt for a very special boy.  I used black Glide thread and the Bauhaus pantograph (because it reminded me of how a small boy drives his toy cars on the floor).  I don’t know if he is going to use the quilt on his bed or on the floor to play on, but it looks like he likes it.

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Alex’s Preppy the Whale

I love this pattern (Preppy the Whale by Elizabeth Hartman).  It is just perfect for a baby quilt.  Alex commissioned me to make this quilt for friends of his who have a baby girl on the way.  I used E2E design Feathers with a twist, it reminds me of a whale swimming, and Glide’s Cool Grey thread.

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More Work for Quilts of Valour

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I had a little fun in the solid black squares on this quilt .  I love when I get a charity quilt with some quiet background space.  Instead of doing a pantograph I get to use my imagination and do some custom quilting.  Its a win/win for me and the charity.

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This quilt top was a little too busy for custom quilting so I opted for a pantograph called Maple Grove.

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Volunteer Longarm Work

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I just finished the longarm work on my 3rd top for Quilts of Valour.  They give me a quilt top and I provide the batting and the longarm service.  This quilt proved to be a bit of a challenge because of all the 3 dimensional bling on numerous blocks.  I used  an edge to edge design called Waterworld because it reminding me of birds flying around.  I hope the recipient loves their new quilt.

Rosalie’s Wall Hanging

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I really like the rich colours that Rosalie chose for her quilt top. I used one layer of a stiff fusible batting to give the wall hanging some body and weight so that it would hang flat against the wall.  I added a layer of  Hobbes 80/20 on top to still give some loft to the quilting.  Rosalie chose Swirls Simplified and I think it worked really well with her piecing.

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Baby Barks Quilt

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I am pleased to share with you this lovely, gender neutral, baby quilt.  It is rather unique in that it is actually a two sided quilt.   Rather than custom quilting one side and having it look strange on the other side, I chose to do an all over design that would compliment both sides of the quilt.  I used a design called Arrowheads.

Here is a close up look at the beautiful texture that the design created.  I used two layers of batting (Hobbes 80/20 and a high loft polyester) to give lots of dimension.

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And now the back.  There is a lot of white space which really helps to see the quilting.

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It is important to always label your quilt but this two sided design made that impossible.  Having a label on one side would detract from the quilt itself.  I saw somewhere online where a quilter stitched words into the binding instead of adding a label so that is what I did.  I used a very subtle tone on tone so that it would almost disappear into the binding.  It says “Made with love 2016 Grandma Debbie”.

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Here are a few pictures of the quilt in the nursery:

 

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