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

One Pattern Two Quilts (part 2)

Joanne made her quilts for her daughters who both had very different tastes in colour.

Yesterdays quilt was soft and muted and todays is a deeper batik quilt.

It was quilted with the pantograph A Little Bit of This…

I always ask and most customers love to receive their quilts trimmed and ready for binding.
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

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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Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Joan’s “Walk Down Memory Lane Quilt“

I recently quilted this quilt for Joan, she has been piecing for a number of years and it has been so much fun to watch her grow and expand her quilting skills!

It seems that most quilters end up with left over fabric from each project they have done, this accumulation of “scraps” or if there is enough of it “stash” eventually reaches a point of it’s time to do something with this!

Joan has been having fun with her scraps and her fun turns into mine. Visiting in my studio we discussed her quilt and how it was a walk down memory lane for me as her quilter! (Hence the Name that I gave this quilt!)

Many years ago I decided to offer to piece yardage into backs free of charge for my customers.

Look at this beautiful batik backing, the stitching looks great on it as does the pantograph Shasta!

Another thing that I usually do for Joan is to prepare her binding, for this quilt she chose the backing fabric for the binding.

Let me help you bring your quilting projects to completion!!

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Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Shark Attack!!

The last of the series of double sided quilts…for now.

This quilt was made for my customers five year old grandson who I am sure will enjoy many years snuggling with his quilt!

The front is fun but check out the back! The top of the back also shows the name of her grandson.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Dinasour Quilts (part 2)

Todays quilt share looks very similar to the one that I shared yesterday. They both began with the same panel, however they were surrounded by different blocks and layouts.

Starting a quilt with a panel gives the maker all of the colour clues needed to build the fabric palette.

How much fun is the back of the quilt with this long neck fellow!

It was quilted using the pantograph Popcorn which adds a fun cloud like design without distracting from the piecing.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Tote Bags

As a longtime quilter as I like to think of it…I have accumulated some fabric over the years and have kept a lot of scraps for some day. They are fun to play with and especially useful when trying out a new block or idea.

I am still playing with some crumb piecing. However I took a little side trip recently, as I have been wanting to make a bag…thankfully I easily shopped my stash and had all that I needed.

I was able to use some scraps left over from my one of my granddaughters quilts for the lining.

It was a quick and fun project using a free pattern from Apple Green Cottage

I can see making more in the future…this sweet bag made with different fabric would be adorable for a little trick or treater!

https://www.applegreencottage.com/tote-bag-pattern/