Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

One Pattern Two Quilts (part 2)

Joanne made her quilts for her daughters who both had very different tastes in colour.

Yesterdays quilt was soft and muted and todays is a deeper batik quilt.

It was quilted with the pantograph A Little Bit of This…

I always ask and most customers love to receive their quilts trimmed and ready for binding.
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

One Pattern Two Quilts (part 1)

Joanne brought two quilts to me for quilting, both made with the same pattern but made with different styles of fabric.

This first one, made with soft subtle colours (compared to its twin) was quilted with the pantograph Feather Grande by Bethanne Nemish. It is a beautiful and fun design to stitch and the result on both the top and backing are stunning!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Kim’s Triangle Quilt

Kim inherited her Mother in Laws stash and has had a lot of fun using it up!

This is her third queen size quilt and as she told me when she picked it up it was her most challenging and most fun to make…though her next quilt is pretty amazing as well.

Working with a variety of cottons that had different weights along with working with so much bias can be a challenge however with patience and care this quilt really came together well…

Kim chose the Pantograph Here and There for her quilt.

It is a favourite design of many, it resembles hearts in a subtle manor and the density offers perfect coverage which will give this quilt longevity for many years of use.

I love the added borders which really add to its beauty.

The backing really showcases the stitching!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

A November Treat

We have really enjoyed beautiful weather this last week which for the beginning of November is such a treat!

Knowing that it won’t last long, I made it a point to use the clothesline and also to bring the winter boots etc in from storage yesterday.

On the quilting side of my life, I currently have a queen sized quilt on the Longarm. I often will work in the morning into the early afternoon and then spend my evenings quilting.

I left off last night with one more row to quilt…

With the temperature in the high teens yesterday (Celsius) and the weather forecast showing that is the last of these temperatures for a long time an outdoor adventure was in order.

I joined Liam and his Mom…my daughter for an adventure at a nearby park.

We have a high of 6C today and rain and snow forecasted for tomorrow.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

A quilt finishing story.

Sometimes a quilter with best intentions sets out to quilt their own quilt and for all kinds of reasons after basting their quilt decide that they don’t want to do the quilting themselves…

I haven’t quilted many quilts on my sewing machine, I really admire the skill of those who do. I had intended to devote some time to that this year…the race is on as the 2022 seems to be racing by.

Anyways, sometimes I receive a call from someone who has made the attempt to quilt their project…then time gets in their way or they realize that they won’t finish it themselves. Yes I can help! Yes I can and do undo stitches and sandwiched quilts and finish them on the Longarm.

This quilt top is a perfect example of a project that might have been given up on…

Instead it was prepared for the Longarm and quilted with a pantograph trimmed and prepared for binding!

Ready for binding!
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

November

At the beginning of every month it seems that Erik and I comment to each other how the previous month flew by…

October was no exception! It was a full month of preparing the yard for the upcoming winter while the weather cooperates. We did enjoy nice temperatures for the most part.

Somehow this summer we didn’t get out fishing! So early in October there looked like a promising day and Liam happily agreed to miss an afternoon of school and join us for some fishing! It was a fantastic day and we were rewarded with our limits of pickerel.

Jaxson came by for some driving lessons….

We even had some target shooting visitors!

October was a very busy month in my studio! My Longarm quilting takes precedence which has left little time for personal piecing. When time allows usually at the end of the day I have worked on my crumb blocks…I find it a relaxing way to play and to use up bits of fabric scraps.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the last of the October customer quilts. It is one of two that will be fun to share after they are picked up.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Kim’s Bumblebee Quilt

This queen size quilt recently left my studio. It is laying sideways on the Longarm and shows the bottom with additional piecing on the right. Kim is a very talented piecer and for the most part designs her own quilts.

Shasta Daisy is such a popular design, thankfully I enjoy stitching it as it’s often chosen by customers and lately it has shown up on a few quilts leaving the studio.

The stitches really show up beautifully on the black backing!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Cathy’s Kitty Quilt

Many of my customers request that I decide on the quilting design for their quilts, however they also know that if they have something specific in mind that I don’t already have that I will find it and order it in for their quilt happily adding new pantographs to my collection.

How adorable is this bright and fun quilt!! When Cathy told me about the quilt that she was making for her granddaughter she requested a cat themed pantograph so we discussed the different options and decided on Copy Cat.

The backing is Fireside which I pieced for her. These backings add so much softness and warmth to a quilt and are easy and wonderful to work with!

Look at how beautifully the quilting shows up!!

Let me help you bring your quilting projects to completion!

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Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Joan’s “Walk Down Memory Lane Quilt“

I recently quilted this quilt for Joan, she has been piecing for a number of years and it has been so much fun to watch her grow and expand her quilting skills!

It seems that most quilters end up with left over fabric from each project they have done, this accumulation of “scraps” or if there is enough of it “stash” eventually reaches a point of it’s time to do something with this!

Joan has been having fun with her scraps and her fun turns into mine. Visiting in my studio we discussed her quilt and how it was a walk down memory lane for me as her quilter! (Hence the Name that I gave this quilt!)

Many years ago I decided to offer to piece yardage into backs free of charge for my customers.

Look at this beautiful batik backing, the stitching looks great on it as does the pantograph Shasta!

Another thing that I usually do for Joan is to prepare her binding, for this quilt she chose the backing fabric for the binding.

Let me help you bring your quilting projects to completion!!

wendysquilting@gmail.com

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Shark Attack!!

The last of the series of double sided quilts…for now.

This quilt was made for my customers five year old grandson who I am sure will enjoy many years snuggling with his quilt!

The front is fun but check out the back! The top of the back also shows the name of her grandson.