Quilting Inquiries

If you have inquiries about the longarm or making a special quilt, including Wedding quilts, Graduation quilts, Baby quilts, Tee-shirt and Jersey quilts even that snuggle up and read a good book quilt please contact me at 604-992-8737 or email 6avelongarm@gmail.com.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Murphy Bed Quilt

Adding a Murphy bed to my room was such a good idea. So my room is a sewing room by day and a bedroom by night. 

The only thing I didn’t like about the Murphy bed at the start was having to make it.
So I created a quilt that has corners on the bottom like a fitted sheet and the problem went away.

I had been working on my Storm at Sea quilt (thank you New Denver Quilting Guild for sending me your mystery quilt pattern) for quite some time and was thrilled that it was almost the correct size for the Murphy bed.

Now I just make sure the sheets are tucked under and the bed closes without a problem and no sheet corners sticking out of the bed frame.

For the topstitching I constructed a large flower using the biggest circle ruler in the rack and adding a ribbon border.  Carrying the ribbon motif throughout the quilt made it fun and kept the theme all together.
All nice and tidy in the cabinet. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Darth Vader

It is not until you can stand back and look at Mabel’s Darth Vader quilt that you get the amount of work and planning it took to make this very cool quilt top.

Wanting to make sure that there was a clear line between Darth’s face and the reminder of the quilt we decided on two different patterns.

A straight line meander for the face and star bursts for the outside area.

With the top and bottom borders I was able to add a few of the Star Wars fighter ships and even a death star.

It takes a bit of planning to make a shape into a continuous line drawing that can then be transferred to the quilt.  I used the laser pointer to make the transfers and once you figure out how and where to place the pattern worked out brilliantly.

So a bit of moving from the front of the longarm to make the star bursts to the back to add the ships.

My son Tyler wanted to know if we could keep the quilt; it was just that cool.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Terry’s new dining room table

I know it is not quilting but I had to show off my new dining room table.

I had a ball painting and Zen Doodling the top.

It was amazing how relaxing it was to sit for a few hours at a time, with a good cup or two of coffee, and draw on top of my table.

It made an old boring table into a “wow” table.

Not one of the patterns are the same and I was able to add almost all of the freehand topstitching patterns I could think of.  Then add lots of patterns that just would not work as a continuous line drawing.

Way to much fun.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Tino’s Quilt

Donna has done it again with another grandchilds quilt.

Don’t you just love the diamond within a diamond pattern?

We decided to do something basic and I ran wavy lines through the quilt in a grid pattern.

Just enough topstitching to hold the quilt together but not enough to distract from the pattern.
Being a boy’s quilt definitely did not want to make the quilt flowery in any way.

I’m sure Tino is going to enjoy grandma’s quilt for many years.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Mom’s Rail Fence

Maxine’s mom made this lovely rail fence quilt years ago and is so happy to finally have it topstitched.

A lovely mix of old roses, holly and berries, in a soothing and relaxing color mix.
We decided to use one of my favourite, freehand, edge to edge patterns, feathered scrolls.

Feathered scrolls are such a beautiful pattern that adds motion and will compliment almost any quilt.
With a moss green thread that gently moves from one fabric color to the next.
Pieced Back

Lovely, lovely quilt Maxine’s mom!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Basket of Plenty

Yes the computer is home (and we are back in business, again) from what must have been the longest change of a Wifi card in the history of computers. Thank you all for being so patient.
The quilt was longer than the wall.

Now for Pats wonderfully bright and beautiful quilt; just loving the boldness of colors.

Once again I used the pansy pantograph as it was just a perfect match with the pansies in the fabric.

Add candy floss pink thread and wow.
It is amazing how the thread changes the color mood of the overall look of the quilt.

You would not think that something that thin would make much of an impact but it does. 

You can tone down or as in Pat’s quilt, tone it up with your thread selection.
I really enjoyed having this bright and beautiful quilt grace my wall for a few days before mailing it home to her.
Love the cabbages on the back.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Fleur de leis

Bev did an amazing job on this quilt top.

Most of the Fleur de leis are hand drawn with a permanent marker and using a window as a light table.

She found the assortment as tattoos, and clip arts.  Isn’t the internet wonderful?

Her daughter is going to love the uniqueness and time spent in making this quilt.

A simple fleur de leis pantograph added the final touch.