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.


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Little clips of Texas


Texas’s very own I spy quilt. Maxine did a wonderful job of co-ordinating patches of Texas with cowboy boots and hats, stars, lassos and plenty of horses.


So with the entire lone star state western theme being featured, what to topstitch..... well more stars, cowboy boots, hats and a bucking horse or two.

With all that is going on in the quilt you really have to look to see them.  It is like finding a treasure in a treasure. 


Made as a wedding gift (yup, the wedding is in Texas) this gift is going to look wonderful draped over the edge of the sofa or big comfy Texas style chair.
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Bubbles


What do you call a fish; well I think Bubbles would be a great name.

Although I have made quite a few of these kids quilts they never turn out the same.
Always bright and fun to do, one of my best sellers.

Although I like to put flannel on the back of my baby and kids quilts, this time I decided to make Bubbles a cooler summer quilt for laying out on the beach and watching the clouds roll by.

Like all my quilts they are washable, shake them out, let them dry and re-use.
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Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Neighborly Bear


I can just see the next door neighbor bear hanging out over the fence talking about fishing and bear stuff.

It’s a warm summer day and the bees are busy collection nectar to make honey for afternoon toast.

I can see a little kid all curled up in this wonderful quilt making up stories and letting their imagination go wild.

I know mine does. lol


 
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Soccer Quilt


Megan and her team mates asked if I could make a quilt for their coach out of all of their soccer jerseys.

And of course I said ...You bet!
As I have said before the secret to a good jersey quilt is the stabilization of the stretchy fabric of the jerseys.

One that is accomplished you can treat the rest like a normal quilt and have fun.
My favorite part was making the sneakers with cleats and adding them into the simple loop-de-loop topstitching.
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They turned out so cute.
Now the girls can sign their names on their jerseys and what a wonderful gift.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Pouncer


Over the winter I made a few baby blankets; which are always so much fun to do.
Pouncer was one of my favorites.  With kid’s quilts anything goes.

In this quilt I mixed cotton fabrics with flannel (yes I know flannel is cotton too).  It all started because of a few mice.

I wanted fuzzy little grey mouses..... so after that it was just normal to add a grey flannel border and then add the same fabric for the binding.

I love how flannel really makes the topstitching show.


So Pouncer gets to chase mice all day if he could make up his mind which one to go for first.  I have the feeling he’s too fat and happy to do much more than watch.
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So come and see Pouncer at the Cloverdale Market Days Saturdays, May 28th, June 25th, July 30th, August 27th , September 24th.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Brick Work


Brick work was made for Willi’s husband.  A definite masculine quilt made for cool winter nights to watch hockey with. 

I had fun doing the topstitching in a center meandering line with a straight back track detail.

Mixing the curve and straight lines adds a little omff to the quilt without adding flowers or the more traditional feathered shapes.

It also makes for a medium density stitch and once washed will become a little softer and warmer quilt.
I can see this quilt being hulled around and used as a bench quilt or just a cover the knees on that cold wet evening.
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We all love couch quilts and I couldn’t do without mine.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Thimble Blossoms


Turning a Dresden plate into large Thimble Blossoms made this a modern quilt with a traditional beginning.

Spiraling out from the center of the 24 inch blocks was fun and interesting to do.
Especially when I started at the top of the quilt and continued down, using only the guide lines on the ruler.

I had originally thought I would place a nice square in the center, but as I continued on changed my mind to the spiral.

So glad I did as it created an interesting feature in a otherwise blank area.
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Another wonderful quilt Emilie.