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.

Special Note: Because of the recent move, computer problems and life in general. Please if I have not posted your quilt let me know so I can fix that problem. Sincerely Terry


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.

 
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Eggs on Blue


The bright orange ovals pop on the bright blue background.

Adding the meandering hearts on Andree’s wonderful quilt sent a message of love.

I enjoyed the rhythm of placing all the meandering hearts this way and that.
On most of the ovals a simple spiral pattern in the same colour but I just had to add one heart in the center of the largest oval.


The copper thread really shows up well on the blue background.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Steeples


I have no idea if this is the true name of the quilt pattern but that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this lovely quilt of Anna’s.

What a wonderful colour combination in muted greys, blues and mauves.
It was fun and interesting to do the falling leaf pattern that Anna had wanted. 

I got pretty good at making them in both directions.  They kind of remind me of wisteria leaves.

I always love it when someone brings me a new idea or new pattern to do and I will definitely be adding this one to my list.

 
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Friday, 12 August 2016

Black and White and Red all over


This quilt is still one of my favourite colour combinations. 

The red framing each of the blocks creates a window into the black and white world.

As with any quilt that has a high contrast, keeping the topstitching simple is the best way to go.  As the thread and pattern get lost there is no point in making the topstitching really detailed as you just will not see it.

One of my favourites is loops with stars (as with this quilt), or loops with just about anything.
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The stars for this quilt came out of the existing fabric which is always a favourite thing for me to do.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Cityscape


Well the computer is back but I have a little rant this morning, the computer is back but they did not do a damn thing.  So I have it plugged into the router so I can get caught up a bit.  The computer company MSI has a good rating and an awesome warranty (3 years) which does no one any good if the service department doesn’t do their job.  Needless to say, they did not swap out my Wifi card and here I am tethered to a cable.  How quickly we get used to new technology and right now I could be out on the deck with a coffee, enjoying to morning sun getting everyone up to date.  Not on the couch tethered to a plug-in.



Oh well.  Things are good in the City and this is a great opportunity to show off Willi’s City quilt.  She found this panel at the Lions Gate Quilting Guild Show and fell in love with it.  

Brought it to me right away and said “here, do your stuff”.  So I did.

I added a 1.5” dark purple around it to frame the picture and then proceeded to echo around each of the buildings in the cityscape.

Which was all it needed, as it really popped, bringing out the individual buildings.
Willi is going to love having this bright city hanging on her wall; A real conversation piece.

 
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Friday, 15 July 2016

Technical Problems


I apologize to everyone waiting for an update.  My old PC died about 3 months ago and my brand new laptop is in the shop for repairs.
The WIFI card blew a gasket and needs to be replaced.
So I am on my old old laptop that is bare bones with no photos or longarm information on it.

But as soon as the new one comes back (up to 3 weeks, not great turnaround time) I will catch up on the new quilted quilts (there are a few already).
The longarm is up and running, and I am loving the new space.  It’s bright with a lot more space than the last apartment.

To celebrate the move and new location I am giving a 10% discount for the longarm until August 15th.  So dig out those quilt tops that you have had stored in the bottom of your closets and take advantage of the sale.  Even if you want to space them out over the next few months the quilts the quilts delivered before August 15th will receive the discount.  Sorry no longarm time reserving.
Please call for an appointment.


Saturday, 9 July 2016

Trees with Cardinals


Birch trees with bright red cardinals, Anita’s quilt really stood out at the quilt show.

It was interesting and I really had to be aware of where I was and what was coming up next to copy the tree shapes into the border and extending the main quilt out. Lots of measuring.

Free handing in the leaves throughout the blank spaces kept the natural feel to the quilt.

Don’t you just love how the bright red cardinals say ‘here I am’?


A beautiful crisp feeling quilt that you can hear the birch grove, quiet and cool.
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