Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Carols Blue Quilt

I first met Carol through the quilting group at our re recreation centre and have quilted for her before. I of course loved seeing her project develop while she was piecing her blue quilt! It is gorgeous full of beautiful batiks and did I say blue?

As much as I love to play with different colours I am often drawn back to blue…there is just something so tranquil and calming about blue.

When she asked me to quilt her project I have to admit to being really happy to have the privilege to spend time with her quilt and to help bring this quilt to completion.

Carol was even more excited to have her quilt returned to her and ready for her bed.

This was a fun picture to take and really captured the true colours in the quilt!

Yes, I am asked on occasion to bind quilts for my customers this quilt was 100” square so it took a few sessions of hand stitching.

One of my purchases last year was a lamp by Verilux that I ordered from Amazon and I am really pleased with the true and clean light it gives and is almost as bright as if I was sitting at a sunny window. I highly recommend good lighting.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Millie’s Christmas Quilt

The weather here has changed with much cooler nights and the leaves are quickly changing colour. With Fall definitely upon us it’s time to finish Christmas Quilts.

I have been quilting for Millie for several years and often pick up and deliver her quilts. It’s always fun to visit in her quilting room and see all the projects that she has going … and her stash too!

Yesterday I delivered her Christmas Quilt.

I had initially considered adding more snowflakes with my quilting however I decided that adding movement with the panto windswept would add some movement without distracting from the snowflakes on the fabric.

Another consideration was thread, when there is a lot of contrast in the fabrics choosing a thread that blends is often best and a design that won’t be partially cut off on some portions of the quilt is favourable. I used a 60wt thread in white.

I pieced the backing, the stripes worked really well.
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Jelly Roll Fun

I wish that I could have fully captured the beauty of this quilt! The first picture is close but it is actually a little brighter.

Isn’t it amazing all of the fun we quilters have with so many options in both fabric choices and patterns!

This pantograph Garden Frills was used for the quilting.

Again the snuggly fabric cuddle was used for the backing.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Butterfly Quilt

Sometimes the fabrics in a quilt top guide my choice of pantograph and this sweet quilt called for butterflies in my opinion.

The quilting really stands out on the solid fabrics!

The backing used is Cuddle fabric, so really only the indentation of the quilting shows. Cuddle has a lot less stretch than Minkee does so it is a little easier to handle though both options are great options for backings.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Orange Jelly Roll Quilt

Yesterday was National Jelly Roll Day….did you spend some time sewing with one? I sadly did not, however I was happily quilting another customer quilt. So instead, I will share this customer quilt with you.

I have always loved the colour orange so when I received this quilt to work on I was pretty excited! The orange Cuddle fabric for the backing is absolutely perfect for this quilt.

Many of my customers request that I choose the quilting design for their quilts and I am often asked how I decide. Often a quilt will immediately speak to me with clues in the fabrics or in the piecing. In this case I used the pantograph Gravity as I loved the oval shape in it to compliment the ovals in some of the fabrics.

I also knew that the design would really stand out on the backing.

The quilt ready for pick up. Most of my customers take me up on receiving their quilts trimmed and ready for binding.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Under the Sea Quilt

I have recently quilted several quilts that the maker has chosen Cuddle fabric for the backing. This super soft snuggly fabric quilts up beautifully and I happily piece theses and all backings free of charge to for my customers. Why? I first began this service shortly after I began quilting for others as many found it challenging to piece large backings…I continue to do so.

This fun quilt was put together by a Mother and Son project!

The thickness of the cuddle fabric really showcases the quilting design.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Fall is in the air!

Time to catch up on some recent quilt jobs!

How gorgeous is this flannel weave quilt? I love how rich and vibrant the colours are and with the flannel backing and Warm and natural batting it will be a very warm lap quilt this coming winter. Brrr I am not quite ready to say that word!

I just love her perfect piecing and her seams were pressed open.

I chose the pantograph Bayside which added some movement as well as just the right density of stitching to ensure that this quilt will last many years!

I used a slate gray thread in the bobbin, just a shade lighter than black that really shows the beautiful stitches.
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Quilting

My quilting life continues…of course. The summer has been busy and I have taken a little break from posting my work…I like to wait for quilts to be picked up before I share pictures but thought I might give a glimpse of a few…

This is the fourth scrappy queen that I have quilted, it’s been such a privilege to work on these quilts!

This one I was asked to buy the backing for, which I did and bought from Donna of Fuelled by Fabric. She really has a fantastic shop and is so friendly and helpful.

I found it hard to capture the true backing colour, it’s a beautiful cream.

A fun camper quilt…

A bright fun quilt with one of my favourite fun colours for the border…

This one is now finished…

I haven’t had as much piecing time as I would like but have been working away on my Longtime Gone quilt…I have completed another section since taking this picture. I have two log cabin blocks to make and then the border.

I love how this quilt has so much variety in it. It’s been a good project that has taken time to make, a fun quilty journey!

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.