Eclectic Elements

This lovely modern quilt was made by Amanda. “Eclectic Elements” is the name of the Free Spirit fabric line designed by Tim Holtz that she used for her project. Amanda asked for an overall swirly design, and “Wild Wind” worked well with her quilt.

Eclectic Elements




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I Spy

Debra made this colourful collection of I Spy quilts as gifts for her grandchildren. She collected suitable fabrics for several years and even bought some assortments on eBay until she had enough to make five quilts. Each of the quilts has a different border colour, so they can’t be mixed up. All five were quilted with the pantograph “Wild Wind”.

I Spy Quilts



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Space Travels

Dianne made this space-themed quilt as a gift for her grandson. Stars and the moon were a perfect choice for quilting her project, and we chose the pantograph “Starry Night”. I just modified the moon a bit, the original pattern has the crescent moon with a face which looks great on baby quilt but isn’t really suitable for older boys. But it was easy enough to just quilt a curve instead of the face outline, and we were both quite happy with the result.

Space Travels




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Posies in the Forest

Jean made two of these quilts that she calls “Posies in the Forest”. Both of them look very similar, using the same layout and fabrics. But Jean made her four patch blocks using the “Stack and Whack” technique, and every block ended up being a different kaleidoscope of flowers. The pantograph she chose is called “Ground Cover” and goes well with the forest theme of her quilts.

Posies in the Forest




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Jelly Roll Race x2

Mary helped her two teenage granddaughters to make these quilts, using the Jelly Roll Race pattern. They each picked a jelly roll in their favourite colours, and after finishing the tops they also picked the quilting designs for their quilts. One of them chose “Wandering Daisies”, the other one “Ginger Flower”. They both did an excellent job, and I hope they enjoyed working on their quilts as much as I loved quilting them.

Jelly Roll Race




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Kaffe Fassett Chevron Quilt

Wow, where did last week go? It just flew by, and suddenly it was over, and I hadn’t even found the time to post anything. With all these activities cancelled and everybody staying home and sewing, I am quite busy quilting all day long. Here is another beautiful customer quilt. This modern chevron quilt was made by Kathy. She used Kaffe Fassett fabrics and a grey background to show them off. The pantograph “Fantasy Flames” was a great choice for this modern project.




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Hunter’s Star

This colourful Hunter’s Star quilt is another one of Ginger’s projects. Don’t you just love looking at quilts until you see the secondary pattern emerge? It didn’t need a lot of quilting, a simple swirly design like “Wild Wind” finished the quilt perfectly.

Hunter's Star




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Modern Grey

Janet made this quilt as a gift for her granddaughter. The young lady requested grey fabrics and a modern design, and the pantograph “Bauhaus” finished it off perfectly.Modern Grey




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Lone Star

This Lone Star quilt with a diamond border at the top and bottom was also pieced by Shelly. She asked for a simple modern pattern for her project, and we chose “Taj Mahal”.

Lone Star




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Churn Dash

Shelly made this lovely quilt using the traditional Churn Dash block. Turning it by 45 degrees and surrounding it with setting triangles gives the pattern a whole new look. I stayed with the traditional theme and quilted feathers, this design is called “Feathered Curls” and one of my favourites.

Churn Dash




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Simple Simon

Mary made this quilt using a pattern called “Simple Simon”. She dropped it off right after Amanda had left her “Hip to be Square” quilt with me, and imagine my surprise when I realized that both ladies had used the same fabric line for their projects. They don’t know each other (as far as I know), it was just a coincidence. This has never happened before and will probably never happen again but I thought it was funny. Mary knew that she wanted the modern design “Bauhaus” used on her quilt. She had seen a quilt with that pattern at our local quilt show last October and thought it would be perfect for her project.

Simple Simon




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Hip To Be Square

Amanda made this quilt called “Hip To Be Square” from lovely blue fabrics. She asked for a quilting design with hearts, and we used “P.S. I Love You” for her project. What a great pattern for Jelly Rolls, it would look great an any colourway.

Hip To Be Square



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