I Woolly Love Ewe

Isn’t this just the cutest quilt? I was thrilled when Wendy asked me to custom quilt it for her. There was so much negative space to fill, block background, sashing, borders, I had a lot of fun playing with it and coming up with different designs for the different areas. Wendy provided the picture of the finished quilt, and I have permission to share it. I agree with the little girl, the black sheep was my favourite too 🙂

I Woolly Love Ewe


Several people have asked for the pattern, I didn’t design this quilt, I just quilted it. The designer’s name is Janet Stone, and it was published in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue. It looks like it is still available as a digital edition here.




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Tuxedo Cats BOM – Block #10

October is quilt show month in Chilliwack which means I am super busy again. I didn’t do much in September, my mom was visiting from Germany, and it was her first visit to North America. We took her on a nice trip down to Seattle, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Peninsula, then took the ferry back to Vancouver Island and spent a few days there. Then I dragged her with me to quilt guild meetings and square dancing, and we also went up to Kelowna where our son is going to school at UBC Okanagan. We had a few very rainy days but overall we were lucky with the weather… a week later, and there would have been snow on the Coquihalla (that’s the Highway Thru Hell, if you are familiar with the TV show). We had a great time, and after she left I discovered that I had nothing left to do for this month’s BOM pattern other than write this post. Looks like I was well organized ahead of time, and I don’t even remember 🙂 As always, the pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move over to the store section when the November block is published.

Tuxedo Cat #10



 


 



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Under The Sea

When Nicole dropped off this quilt, she told me she wanted bubbles and seaweed quilted in the background and whatever else I could think of that would fill all this negative space. She didn’t have to ask twice, this was one of the most fun projects ever. I went really crazy, quilting any kind of sea creature I could come up with. It ended up being almost an I Spy quilt. I admit it was quite intimidating when I started at the top with all that empty space. I quilted the bigger creatures first and then went back to fill in the background with smaller objects and various filler designs. The full quilt can be seen in one of the smaller gallery pictures, just click on it to enlarge the view.

Under The Sea Detail 1



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Tuxedo Cats BOM – Block #9

A big thank you to all of you for your patience and especially those who took the time to leave a comment. I know that I don’t owe anybody anything but the internet can be a weird place. Being a perfectionist and overachiever I realize that I am usually putting more pressure on myself than necessary, so not publishing the block on time is a big thing for me. Progress, I guess 🙂 And thanks for all the good wishes for my son. He is already starting his third year at the university, time sure flies. He just added math as a second major, “for fun”. I am sure that anyone who thinks college level math is fun, will do just fine. Speaking of fun, our Tuxedo Cat has his Ginger Cat buddy with him in September’s free pattern. Those two must be watching something interesting… probably birds or squirrels. The pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the store section when the October block is published.

Tuxedo Cat #9


Edit: Block #9 is now available for purchase if you missed the free download. I have also created another bundle with blocks #7, 8 and 9.




 


 



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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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Pretty Pinwheels

Barb made this pretty quilt as a gift for the baby daughter of friends. The quilting design is called “Wandering Daisies” and was just right for this cute girly quilt in all my favourite colours.

Pretty Pinwheels




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Dinosaurs

This quilt featuring dinosaurs is the second of two that Maureen made for her grandchildren to take on camping trips this summer. The quilting design, “Celtic Scroll”, is the same we used for the other one, it was all this quilt needed as there was already so much going on.

Dinosaurs




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Birds

Maureen made this cheerful quilt from colourful Laurel Burch fabrics. This is the first of two she made for her grandkids to take on their camping trips this summer. I really like the layout of this one, a very effective pattern. The quilting design is “Celtic Scroll”, we decided to keep it simple.

Birds




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Latte Macchiato Stars

Jean made this wonderful quilt in subtle neutrals that reminded me of milk and coffee. She chose the quilting desing “Swirling Feathers” which filled all that negative space between the star blocks nicely.

Latte Macchiato Stars - Copy




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P.S. I Love You

This super cute girly quilt in pink was made by Lynne as a gift for her granddaughter. She asked for a quilting design with hearts, this one is called “P.S. I Love You”. The back is cozy bright pink flannel with a very special embroidered label.

P.S. I Love You




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Judy Niemeyer Flower Garden

Lynne made this quilt designed by Judy Niemeyer in a class. This isn’t her first Judy Niemeyer project but the first that has appliqué. She asked for an overall quilting pattern and chose the design “Ginger Flower” for her quilt. This is a huge quilt that was difficult to photograph, and the pictures don’t do it justice at all but this was the best I could do.

Judy Niemeyer Flower Garden


 



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Tuxedo Cats BOM – Block #8

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and doing fun things while the weather is good. Or stay inside and sew, if it gets too hot. I seem to be allergic to something and spend a lot of time hiding inside, hoping we will either figure out what’s going on or it will just go away. But looking on the bright side, I am getting a lot of sewing done and finally feel I am accomplishing something. I am actually writing this a week in advance… a whole week, that’s absolutely unheard of 🙂 This month’s block shows a stretching kitty, probably just woke up from a nap. It will be available for free until the end of August but please make sure you download right away as I am not sure yet about the timing for next month’s block. My son will be moving from off campus to a dorm room for the next term, and we will be busy Labour Day weekend helping him move. I might have to post the September block earlier or later, but I will definitely announce in advance what I am going to do.

Tuxedo Cat #8


Edit: The next block has been published, and the August block has moved to the store section. It is available for purchase now, in case you missed the free download.



 


 



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