Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Summer Quilt

How beautiful is this summer quilt!

This was purchased as a kit and perfectly pieced. One of the frustrations that it’s maker, my friend shared was that there wasn’t enough fabric to mitre the final border. She did a great job making it work.

She chose the pantograph Shasta Daisy which was a perfect fit and really danced on the beautiful backing fabric!

Am so thankful to be able to share my love of quilting with others and to have the gift of helping them to bring their projects to completion!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Scrappy Goodness

While I enjoy my coffee, I love looking at quilting posts on blogs and Instagram. This morning I may have found my next scrappy project…though I am determined to finish up Longtime Gone before I can start another!

Joan, is a longtime customer of mine and I love all of her quilts. This last year she began piecing her scraps and had a lot of fun doing so and I think delighted with the results.

Mixing and matching and using low volume prints as background to showcase the fun prints is always a great idea! Half square triangles are pretty easy to make and can be configured into all kinds of designs!

How much fun is her backing choice, which will also be used for the binding.

Rhapsody was the chosen pantograph and it really brought this quilt together with both a perfect density and fun design.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Tumbling Blocks Quilt and Source

A quilt that I made in 2013 has been on my mind lately. I remember my friend Alva showing me the technique and she was determined that I should try it out.

I started out making only some coloured blocks.

Which grew to more blocks…

They lived on my design wall for a while until I decided on a final layout. I added the gray blocks, the gray fabric was the same gray only different dye lots. This was fabric purchased from Fabricland so I don’t recall the brand.

I still love everything about this quilt!

Today this tutorial was blogged about on Teresa Down Unders blog and it came up on different feeds as well.

https://youtu.be/7jWjAnBF3k0

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Starry Batik Quilts

Do you ever find a fabric that you just fall in love with and really can’t bring yourself to cut up?

Well these two quilts are fun examples of what to do. Clare originally thought that she might like to make a quilted jacket with the fabrics however after living with the idea for awhile her mind changed.

Still loving the fabric she added borders and brought them to me with yardage for the backings.

I chose the pantograph Bayside, to add just a hint of movement but not distract from the fabric itself.

The backing fabric was a perfect choice for these quilts and as I do love a challenge I was able to piece the backs for both quilts with one piece of about 6”x18”’s left over! Many of my customer like to have me piece their backs as it’s a complementary add on.

The second quilt was a little busier so I chose the pantograph Star Swirl to add to the movement of the night sky that spoke to me in this fabric.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Perfect Ten Quilt

Several years ago there was a wonderful quilt shop in Grand Marais Minnesota. It’s funny now that we all called it Crystals Shop (the owners name was Crystal) though I am sure that it had another name.

Crystal carried a lot of batiks and had developed a pattern and sold many many kits called The Perfect Ten, I recently had the pleasure of quilting one for a customer.

My customer has two daughters who also quilt and they had challenged each other to get their ufo’s complete. Mom won.

The backing was such a perfect choice.

Living in Thunder Bay, many quilters here have often enjoyed day trips across the border for a drive along Lake Superior for shop hops. We now have one in Lutsen to visit along with Quilters Corner in Beaver Bay.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Monkey Quilt

How can you not smile when you look at this fun quilt! The fabric choices were perfect and it was such a joy to quilt!

It was quilted using the Pantograph Waterworld. I like a well quilted baby quilt with the hope that the quilt will be well loved ad will withstand the many washings that are need from being well used.

The back
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Parchment Pantograph

Parchment has become a very popular pantograph for my quilters it seems. I have used it fairly often and I used it to finish this recent quilt. I used a baby blue thread colour that really popped against the black.

My pictures of the backing really didn’t do the actual colours justice. The backing is a beautiful blue batik that really showed off the perfect stitches.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Shannon’s Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Shannon made this quilt as a gift for her Mother in Law. It was the first quilt that she has made.

I chose the pantograph ground cover, the prints in the fabric often give me clues in deciding what to choose.

The backing is a beautiful blue that really allowed the stitching to shine.