May News

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Southwest Beauty


Karen’s southwest coloured quilt was fun to do as she always allows me a little inspirational leeway.

Although most of the quilt is stitch in the ditch there were a few empty spots that needed a little fill.

So I came up with a star shape and used it to accentuate the existing quilt pattern.

Then for the border I wanted a more “untraditional” topstitch pattern so selected a straight line meander.


It all came together so well, an awesome quilt Karen.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Dresden Nights


I had a bit of this very fun starry night fabric and decided to give the Dresden Plate pattern a try.

I was fun and easy and I was amazed at how quick it all went together.

The quilt is large enough to be a bed runner, a table runner or a wall hanging as I added a sleave to the back just in case.

This is going to make a fine sale addition for the Burnaby farmers market starting next month.
6 Ave Quilting and Longarm Service will have its first booth of the year up on June 20th.
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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Compass in Abstract


Judy made this very nice abstract compass quilt.

The green, grey and brown colors are beautiful and I apologise for the photos not showing as well as I would have liked.

Judy wanted an all over organic feel to the quilt and the leaves with dragonflies worked perfectly.

I used two sizes of dragonflies to make the pattern a little more interesting.

I figured the leaves are all different as they would be on the vine, so why not the dragonflies.
green flannel backing




Friday, 15 May 2015

Tulip in flames


Who of you remembers the vivacious curves class in Nakusp and Kootenays?
I often wonder how many wild and crazy tulips there are out there.

It was such a fun class and I know many of you went on the use this art quilt technique for other projects.

Well this was my last tulip I was working on and glad to say finally finished.


Will I make another you ask, absolutely, way too much fun not to.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Hand sewn Compass


Myrna’s second quilt is this beautiful hand sewn compass quilt.

Another bright and sensational quilt for her patients to enjoy.

I had a lot of fun topstitching this quilt even though a few of the points were challenging because of the amount of fabric in them.

Stippling is an eye straining job only to be done a few hours at a time.
But there are pebbles, squiggles, grass shapes; making it have a very organic feel to the quilt.

I loved the border with the same size diamonds as the centre of the quilt.

The grass like shapes created an almost mom flower detail in the compass centre.


A very, very stunning quilt as well as a beautifully hand sewn one.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Heritage and Memory Quilt


Julie was hesitant in bringing me her very lovely quilt top after being sent away from another longarm service provider for being too “crude”.

Some of the fabric had come from her grandmother’s and mother’s quilt tops that she had rescued.

So we picked a great backing for it, a warm and stable batting (80/20), patched a few small wear spots and loaded it onto the longarm.

To keep it simple Julie asked for Terry’s fav. Flowers as the topstitch pattern.  What a great choice.

I added a small striped binding and Julie’s heritage fabric quilt turned out to be the bell of the ball.


It just goes to show that with a little inspiration and love every ugly duckling turns into a swan.
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Blue Blue Hearts


Linda’s wonderful Heart Bargello quilt is anything but blue.  It is bright and beautiful.

Wanting to keep with the heart theme I came up with a new topstitch pattern.

Hearts and swirls and more hearts.
The large echoed hearts in different sizes and rotated over the quilt make this edge to edge pattern flow throughout the quilt.


Sure to get a few oww’s and aww’s from everyone this wedding quilt is beautiful.
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