Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Half Square Triangle Fun!

Ingrid told me that she began this quilt by just making the half square triangles and then played with different layouts on her design wall. It really is fascinating to see all of the different possibilities.

Ingrid chose the pantograph Feather Grande for her quilt she was thrilled with how beautifully her quilt has turned out.

Liam came for a visit and held the quilt for a photo shoot for me!

It was really challenging to capture the true colour of the quilt back so I tried a different location and came really close!

Let me help you bring your quilting projects to completion!

wendysquilting@gmail.com or 807-251-4261

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Nancy’s Modern Quilt

I think one of the biggest attractions to quilts made with solids is how beautiful the quilting shows up!

This quilt was Nancy’s first modern solid quilt…she is fortunate to have what they call a family quilt guild and I have been so fortunate to quilt many of their quilts!

Nancy chose the pantograph Jitterbug for this quilt and I love how it dances all over her quilt!

She used fireside fabric for her backing. These soft backings quilt up beautifully and help make such wonderful snuggly quilts.

Her quilt is trimmed and ready for binding.

Contact me at 807-251-4261 to discuss my Professional Quality Quilting Services

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Stash and Scrap Piecing

While many quilters are working along with Karen at Just Get it Done Quilting’s cleaning and sorting challenges I have been working on another half square triangle quilt for Marilyn.

If you have been following along with my blog you will know that this isn’t her first quilt like this!

It takes many years to accumulate this type of stash! When you look closely at her quilts it’s easy to see some fabrics that may have lost favour over the years over new projects and different fabric lines. Some might say get rid of what you won’t use or that you no longer love but something to consider…some day you may have a little more time on your hands for such a project one that will include memories from many years of quilting!

Some quilters work on a project like Marilyn’s over many years and eventually have enough to make the quilt… what projects are you working on?

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Wrapping Up 2022…onward and upward!

Thank you Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl for hosting the 2023 Planning Party Linkup!

After a very busy year Longarm quilting for others and fitting in a little piecing and Longarm quilting for myself… it’s time to reflect on the last 12 months.

My APQS Millenium arrived at my doorstep December 2004! I was so fortunate to have joined a Longarm chat group of others who were also pioneering in this new adventure! Together we shared and taught each other so much.

I began longarming for others that winter and haven’t stopped! In thinking about a word to claim for the year… Gratitude keeps coming to mind.

I am so grateful for the honour and trust others have placed with me to help them to complete their projects! I am thankful for my quilting skills and I love to support and encourage other quilters and to share the skills that I have acquired over the years.

I have completed 2 personal quilts and have some tops ready for quilting.

My favourite finish is the quilt that my Daughter and I collaborated on and made for my sweet Granddaughter! Baby quilt

I loved the fun back of her quilt as much as the front.

My Sunny quilt was completed early in the year other than binding and that was that I just couldn’t settle on what colour I wanted…this month I not only ordered the colour that I decided on but took the last stitch on it yesterday. Sunny Quilt

My Longtime gone quilt is so close to being completed, I am working on the border and plan to have it completed in January. This has been a project that I have savoured and know that I will miss working on it when it’s complete it.

A fun project this month has been dressing my twin dolls. I find it hard to believe that they are about 55 years old. When my daughter said that she would love to have them for her girls I was delighted and happily found patterns and then added little quilts for both.

I was able to complete two goals with this project one was machine binding which went well and I can see myself doing that a little more often. I quilted the little boy quilt on my domestic machine and I will be doing that a little more as well.

Also for fun I started playing with making pouches and hope to add some bag making to my skills.

Moving into 2023

I look forward to another year of helping others to bring their quilting projects to completion.

My personal quilting goals include working on more of the Color Collective quilts that I collected in 2022. I have the second top completed and ready to quilt and the third partially pieced.

My challenge will be working with my stash and adding only what I need to complete quilts and projects.

I hope to get back into a regular routine of quilting with my friends at the Rec centre and hopefully finally plan a retreat there that a friend and I have discussed since 2019…

I will be upgrading this site in the coming year as it’s time to upgrade which should be fun and educational 😊

On the life side I do have some personal well-being goals in place… life can get so busy but as I approach a significant birthday in 2023 I plan to greet it at my best and enjoy the ride!!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Joan’s Quilt

The pantograph Feather Grande by Bethanne Nemesh was a perfect choice for this quilt.

I pieced the backing for Joan and also trimmed her quilt.

I almost always prepare the binding for Joan’s quilts so that she is able to get to the binding even faster!

Let me know how I can help you get your quilts ready for binding!

wendysquilting@gmail.com

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Terri’s Grandsons Quilt

Terri chose the pantograph Kindling for the quilting design and it really added so much movement and visual appeal oh and the texture!

I also pieced the backing and of course trimmed her quilt for her so that it was ready for binding. I always check with my customers before trimming and find that most people are more than happy to have me do this step for them. All of the trimmings are returned with the quilt.

I love how beautiful the stitches look on the back!
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Tractor Quilt

It’s not often that a quilt catches Eriks eye but this one sure did!

My customer chose the pantograph Waterworld for the quilting design as well as took me up on my free backing piecing and trimming service. Every quilt back and top is pressed and carefully loaded onto my machine before I begin quilting.

The density of the quilting is also important to consider if the quilt is to be used and washed fairly often.

How fun will this quilt be to receive under the tree this year … it’s for the makers tractor loving guy!!! My guy asked for one too…

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

December and Life

Big News on the life front! We found our Christmas tree!

I guess we are just a couple of old souls as we just love having a real tree for Christmas.

Every year we visit the tree farm and carefully choose our tree. It will be set up and decorated before next weekend. I love the addition of light the tree brings to our home during the less day light days this time of year. 11 more days until Winter Solstice 😊

The owners of this tree farm we recently discovered have retired and moved…yesterday I met the new owner and am so happy to say that she is so excited about their new home and venture.

On the quilting front my days and evenings have been busy helping others finish their quilts!

This one is currently being quilted, and in fact is more than halfway finished. I pieced the backing for its maker, something that I offer for free to my customers and for the most part am taken up on the offer.

I also like to take the time to press each quilt top and backing before loading onto the Longarm.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Terri’s Granddaughters Quilt

How sweet is this quilt that will be gifted to its makers Granddaughter this Christmas.

Terri chose the pantograph Star Swirl for this quilt which flows beautifully over the stars, moons and planets throughout the fabrics.

Part of my Longarm Quilting Services include trimming your quilt at no extra cost so that it is ready for binding.

Contact me at wendysquilting@gmail.com and let’s talk about finishing your quilt projects!

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

November/December Life and Quilting

November has sure been a busy month in the studio and the next weeks now that it’s December will be as well. I really consider myself fortunate to be able to spend my workdays helping others complete their quilts!!

There hasn’t been a great deal of personal piecing time and I haven’t felt overly motivated either which in a way is a good thing … I have been percolating different border ideas for my Longtime Gone Quilt. This has been a long-standing project that I had been hoping to quilt over the holidays.

Well, after finishing quilting this customer quilt last night…

I spent some time in my studio puttering and playing with left over blocks in the LTG (longtimegone) bin and looking on Pinterest for inspiration and it’s finally come to me. I have also decided on the quilting design and backing.

Just to remind…here is one of the more recent sections completed for LTG. It’s been such a fun project and I am excited to see it completed.

Also some of the blocks on the design wall. I actually have the top pieced and ready for the final border.

I have a tractor quilt ready to load this morning…Stay tuned!

Contact me about having your quilt top professionally quilted, my services include free piecing of your backing fabric along with trimming your quilt if desired so that it’s ready for binding.

All tops and backings are pressed by me prior to being loaded on my longarm. I am happy to assist you in deciding on the design for your quilt or as many people do I can decide for you.