Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Flower Block of The Month

This last year or so has afforded many quilters time to work on their ufo’s. This one went back a bit and my customer and I reminisced about how the quality of quilting fabric has improved since the 90’s along with the variety available. I recognized many of the fabrics from my early quilting days.

With all of the different flowers and also some embellishments already added I decided to add the pantograph butterfly charm to this flower garden.

I was tasked with finding the backing, this one was chosen as a closest match at the quilt shop Fuelled By Fabric in Pass Lake. It really shows off the design!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Margaret’s Tulips

What a fun and happy quilt! It was quilted with the pantograph ground cover. Margaret used fabrics from her stash to piece this quilt and like so many of us, she told me it didn’t make much of a dent in her stash.

I love the variety of fabrics in this quilt.
The backing was primarily the green but was grown using strips of some Kaffe
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lucille’s Quilt

Lucille began this quilt for her Granddaughter it was originally meant to be smaller however as the last couple of years curtailed travel she decided to make the quilt larger.

It was a pleasure to quilt this pretty quilt with the sea turtle backing. I used the pantograph called Waterworld. It gives such great movement to a quilt.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Elizabeth’s Quilt

Elizabeth told me that she was inspired by a quilt that she saw while visiting a family member. Sometimes it’s just like that, we see a quilt, admire it and is stays with us.

This causes many a quilter to start collecting fabrics particularly when the quilt was scrappy! This quilt finished as a large queen. Her rules were white on whites with various blues and reds from depression era fabrics.

One word of advice when piecing such a quilt is to stay stitch as you go. What I mean by that is that when you have so many seams esp on your edges that if you stitch 1/8” from the edge it prevents seams from popping open either from handling or being loaded onto a Longarm frame.

I often will stay stitch a quilt for my customers if they haven’t. It makes loading and quilting much easier.

This was such a happy quilt to work on!

The backing really suits the front though working with it wasn’t always easy on my eyes.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Carols Winter Quilt

It’s spring and this week Liam and Decided it would be safe to finally store the winter boots etc… We have been enjoying our walks in the woods looking at all the new signs of growth!

Carols quilt has a very winter feel with skiers flying down the slopes. We chose the snowflake pantograph which adds a windy, snowy look. The quilting really showed on the black and red checkered flannel backing.

This soft flannel adds such as cozy feeling to the quilt. Though we are hoping not to need very much flannel for a few months!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Cathy’s Quilt

Cathy’s version of the one block wonder type piecing was such a perfect quilt to work on this last while were every day brought rainy grey days. It’s bright green was a reminder that all of the rain will bring out the colours of spring before we know it!

This is a picture of the fabric that she began with. I believe it is by Jane Sassaman .

Her piecing was perfect and so effective!

I used the pantograph Rhododendron that Cathy chose and it was the perfect compliment to this quilt.