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.

Friday, 3 July 2015


Ali has done it again with this absolutely stunning, hand stitched Sashiko quilt.

It must have taken her hours and hours to make each block (and have you noticed each stitch is perfect).

It was hard to decide what to topstitch on Ali’s quilt.  So there is a lot of echoing, and straight lines to hold the layers together without going over the hand stitching.

I did do a bit of grid work here and there to blend the open fabric with the rest of the quilt.
It turned out so well she has started on another.  I can hardly wait.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Bars Quilt

Krysta’s http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca/ quilt is very special as it will be in her new collaborated book coming out next year.

The book will be a comparison of antique quilts and modern quilts.

Although many quilts were made with the fabrics at hand and would vary in style color and fabric weight, Krysta wanted to show that the same was possible with our new, very retro fabrics.

Then of course to add a fun and funky topstitch pattern using new poly threads completed the whole modern quilt style.

It was so much fun to use this wavy pattern at a large scale, and it suited the quilt to a tee.


Monday, 22 June 2015

Tuscany, Sun, Wine and Grapes

The last quilt on the list from Pauline was a panel of wine labels and  a large picture.

I think that the original idea was to make a bag from it but Pauline just loved the picture and labels and as if I would make a wall hanging for her.

So I cut it up, organized it, added sashing and sewed it all up again.  Not liking the blank spaces I make a few letters to fill them in.

Then topstitched in a few grapes and echoed the remainder and it turned out awesome.

It is always fun to design and create. Oh, and this was the last one in her pile.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Poinsettias and Prairie Points

Pauline’s (yes she gave me a pile of things to do, bless her heart) second table runner was a simple pre-quilted piece of fabric that she just loved and wanted to know if I could do anything with it.

You know me, of course...... so I added leaders to the cloth so I could load it onto the longarm, and finished the pre-stamped holly leaves.

Then not really knowing what to add to finish it off I remembered seeing a cute little quilt that had prairie points as the binding.  
Didn’t it turn out great? 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Crazy Log Cabin

This crazy log cabin of Pauline’s almost stumped me.

Then out of the box came this wonderful and fun wavy line pattern.

To add a little more fun I added a zig-zag in between a few of the waves and voul’a (ok I don’t know if that’s how you spell it), you have a fun and very modern table runner.
back (color changed to show off stitching)

I love it as I am sure Pauline will too. 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Log Cabin Baby Blankets

Pauline is the queen of the log cabin pattern.  This is her favorite pattern and you can sure tell.

These 3 baby quilts are delightful and bright.  They are perfect for new arrivals.

Two of the quilts were able to be loaded onto the longarm at the same time which saves a little bit of time (and money).

Always fun to do baby quilts as they can be simple, you know they are going to be used and dragged around and they always make everyone smile.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Japanese Fabric

On Linda’s trip to Japan she picked up all these stunning Japanese fabrics.
Enough to make this extra large queen size quilt. 

I haven’t decided if it is a stain glass or a crazy stain glass quilt, but it is gorgeous.

Knowing that there was no need to get crazy with the topstitching as the tread just disappears in all the colour, we decided on ribbons.

The ribbons matched many of the fabric designs and as always a good pick.

Another stunning quilt Linda and always a pleasure to topstitch your quilts.