Anne of Green Gables

It doesn’t get more Canadian than Anne of Green Gables! Darlene purchased these kits for five Anne-themed wall hangings in a quilt shop on Prince Edward Island, Anne’s home province. She decided to combine the five blocks into one big quilt, and I was thrilled when she asked me to quilt it for her. I had a blast coming up with different designs to enhance the background. It was a bit tricky quilting through all those layers of fusible, and I had to make a few compromises to make it work but it ended up being one of my favourite projects ever. For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the whole quilt but you wouldn’t be able to see all the details anyway. 

Anne of Green Gables 1

Anne of Green Gables 2

Anne of Green Gables 3

Anne of Green Gables 4

Anne of Green Gables 5

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7 responses to “Anne of Green Gables”

  1. Marge Prewitt says:

    Totally adorable and awesome. Do you just use the same thread on the whole quilt or do you quilt different parts with coordinating threads? Do you always use the same thread in the bobbin as in the top? I usually change threads in certain areas and then am not happy with the back side. Any tips would be appreciated. This quilt is definitely a keeper.

    • Beatrice says:

      Thank you, Marge. For custom quilting I change the thread colour if I think it is necessary, even multiple times if the quilt needs it. I never use the same thread in the bobbin 🙂 I normally use Glide thread exclusively for the top, and I love the Magna Glide prewound bobbins with the little magnet. The bobbins don’t come in as many colours but there is always something that works, and I don’t usually change the bobbin thread colour when changing the top.

      For this quilt I had to switch to Signature Cotton for the top. All those layers of Steam A Seam cut right through the Glide thread, no matter what I tried. The thread would break after just a few stitches. I only have a few colours of cotton, that’s the compromise I had to make. And stitch slowly. And clean the needle again and again. Even Steam A Seam Lite isn’t fun to work with for longarm quilters, and more than one layer is a nightmare, I usually try to steer people to a different fusible.

      • Marge Prewitt says:

        Thanks so much for your informative reply. I have never used Glide thread or the Magna Glide pre-wound bobbins. I generally use So Fine on top and the Bottomline bobbins on the bottom. I also use the Steam a Seam Lite and have problems on the domestic machines just doing a blanket stitch around them as the needle gets sticky. Haven’t done any LA stitching with them. I will do a search on the Glide and see what I can find. Thanks so much for the info.

  2. Becky says:

    Do you know the name of the quilt shop?

    • Beatrice says:

      Becky, I don’t know where exactly she purchased the kits but I found the patterns here at Quilting B & More. Their contact info is at the bottom of the page, they will probably be able to help you.

  3. Kelley says:

    Holy Smokes! I’d love to own those!! I will see about purchasing!! Or visiting! 😀

  4. Marian says:

    WoW, cool pattern and the quilting really does enhance the parts you did show us. Would love to see the whole quilt tho.

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