Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Kim’s Quilt

This quilt was imagined and then designed by my friend Kim. The quilt will be a Christmas gift for her grandson who love dinosaurs.

She chose solid fabrics for this quilt top and added appliqué dinosaurs on the top and bottom. How fun is her border utilizing all of the colours in the top!

The backing is so sweet and perfect fun for a small child who loves to name the different dinosaurs. (the backing background is actually much whiter than it appears in the picture…we were getting more snow when I took it)

Kim chose the pantograph Popcorn for its playfulness and it also gives a cloud like appearance. Thread colour choice was a little more challenging but in the end I chose baby blue which works really well as a chameleon colour when quilting.

The quilt left yesterday trimmed and ready for binding.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Some Cotton Christmas Candies

Candy Quilt that is!

It was quilted using the pantograph Windswept…which added a ribbon like look.

I pieced the backing…this fabric needed to be matched due to the print. it’s not always easy to get it perfectly matched but in my opinion it is well worth the effort!

Here is a link for a fantastic tutorial for matching large prints. Of course I happily piece customer quilt backings free of charge, contact me for more information.


Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Michelle’s Quilt

The sun was shining yesterday!! Depending on where you live that might not be something worth noting. Living in Northwestern Ontario as we edge closer to winter solstice the daylight especially the sunlight is shorter lived each day.

Finding the right light to capture the true colours in the quilts that I photograph becomes more challenging as the days become shorter. Thankfully I have a large window beside my Longarm…

So on to todays quilt. Michelle pieced this quilt for a friend who requested a quilt and her friend wanted red. Many of the fabrics are from the French General collections by Moda.

I chose the pantograph Rhapsody which adds such a lovely flow of flowers and leaves without being overstated. The density of quilting is a perfect balance for a bed quilt.

Michelle purchased the backing from Donna at Fuelled by Fabric in Pass Lake.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

A Quilt Story

I think that every quilt has a story…

Sometimes it’s in the journey of deciding to and making the quilt itself or who the quilt will be for.

This particular quilt was pieced and purchased from a local person and brought to me. The customer is a very kind giving caregiver to many and recently gave her bed quilt to someone that she felt needed it more than she did…but then realized that she did want a quilt on her bed.

This flower garden quilt was a perfect place for butterflies to hang out…so was quilted using the pantograph butterflies.

My customer chose a light pink 100% cotton sheet for the backing, which really showcased the butterflies and quilt up beautifully.

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


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!!

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