July News

Quilts tops all ready to have topstitched? Call 604-992-8737 or email 6avelongarm@gmail.com to book an appointment.

We are back at the Burnaby Market located at the North Burnaby Court House Parking lot. So come visit and check out the quilts and quilted items. July 4th & 18th & Aug 1.

I just wanted to add a note about the quilts not always looking square..... I am not the best photographer and I promise that it is not your quilts that are in fault, it is my layout and photographing skills.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Table Toppers 2

Table topper 2 is a cross star pattern that as soon as I seen knew it had to have tulips topstitched on it.

Then adding tangle of small leaves meandering in and out of the white.
Almost like the first spring flower managing to poke their way through.

I love how Ann just passes me the quilts, says “you know what I like” and lets me use my imagination from there.

And as we all know I have a good one.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Table Toppers

The next few posts are dedicated to Ann’s love of quilting and the quilting queen that she is.
They are all table toppers that I was able to put on one back saving time and Ann pocket money.  I was lucky this time as all of the tops used the same thread colours; white and red.

The first is this wonderful Asian strip quilt.  An easy and fast to put together quilt topper but very effective in its modern style.

I matched the water look found in many of the fabrics included in the quilt.

I have always liked how this simple topstitch pattern flows and always adds to the quilt without over powering it.

Just a fun and classy design.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Aqua and Chocolate

How beautiful do those 2 colours go together? 

Ann did a wonderful job of coordinating the fabrics for this wonderful 9 patch quilt.

I love how the thin border seems to weave in and out of the edges.

It was fun adding spiky flowers to her quilt.  They just seemed to belong as soon as they were stitched on.

Another fun quilt Ann.

Monday, 20 July 2015

New Pack Sack needed

Maureen sent the nicest email I’ve received in a long time.  She needs a new pack sack as the one her sister gave her 3 years ago finally just wore out.

So with a set of instructions for colours I came up with this combination; she loved it.
Choosing the black (over the matching blue) trim really made the bag pop. 
side pocket trim detail

So I’m making a few more bags for the market and one for me as well.

It is so nice to know that they get well used and loved.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Lady Bug Lady Bug, fly away home.

I just know when Ann opens the box and see’s the finished lady bug quilt she is going to smile and say “yes”.

Who does not like ladybugs with their bright round shells?  Even as kids we were careful with them and always moved them to safety.

Add a simple loop-de-loop in a medium topstitch and they look like they are flying home.
Just in time too!

Ann you always make the most wonderful quilts. (Oh and thanks for the visit, it was, as always, fun to spend the afternoon with you.)

Monday, 13 July 2015

Jelly Beans

Ann created this wonderful jelly bean quilt for a very special baby nicknamed – yup, Jelly Bean.

I had so much fun with this little quilt creating swirls that moved in and out of the jelly beans.

I reminds me of jelly beans swimming in a double bubble blue lagoon.
I know it makes you smile just thinking about it.

Echoing around the beans makes them stand out and after the quilts first wash they will puff out a bit as well.  Making them almost 3 dimensional.

What a fun quilt.

Friday, 10 July 2015


Just not enough space to show it all, darn.

Lauretta had a bit more in mind for the new baby arriving in her family.
She wanted a quilt the baby could grow into and use later, as it (we don’t know what it is yet) got older.

So she designed this quilt and had me make it.

I used freezer paper to make all of the appliqu├ęd letters, stars and moons.  It is a lot of ironing and turning but works well when doing large pieces.

As Lauretta wanted this quilt to be mostly white and with as little topstitching as we could get away with, I changed thread colours ( a lot) to create this wonderful sashing between each letter.

Then a bright and colourful border to finish off and give it a splash more colour.