Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Farm Girl Fresh

This fun quilt was made by Rae. She worked on it for some time and I'm tickled pink that she trusted me to quilt it for her! 

This quilt has such a great vintage feel. Those cherries look sweet enough to eat!

Rae used a white Fireside backing and we chose a white So Fine thread for top and bottom. The panto is Tickle Too and it works just great here!

The quilt has some intricate piecing and a combination of hand embroidery work. Rae was fairly disciplined in tackling two blocks every week.  The fabrics she chose are all 30's reproduction quilts. It's gorgeous!

What I make with my hands, I give of my heart!


Saturday, 25 August 2018

Guild Quilts

I had some fun quilting these two gems for our local quilt guild. We had a closet full of some old Moda Marble fabrics and needed to make some room for new purchases. I think we got four quilts out of our stash which is quite a haul. 

I used the bloomin' echo panto on this lighter version and it looks great. The thread is a snow colored So Fine on top and peach color on the bottom.

We were able to make two color ways with our stash. This is the black version.

I used a new panto on this one called Becket's shooting star. The backing is a lush dark grey cuddle which I donated.

Thanks for allowing me to play with the quilts ladies!

Check out our local blog here https://northstar-sandra.blogspot.com/

 ~ Sheri

Sunday, 12 August 2018

More Foxes!

This is Rae's Fancy Foxes quilt ... we both started this quilt at a retreat in Swan River last year. Don't let these little guys fool you ... those sweet little fox faces take time to build! 

Rae used a dark linen background for her modern faces. We chose a cinnamon So Fine thread for the top and it blends perfectly.

Rae used a nice wide backing for the quilt - a creamy tan Northcot with lots of movement. The panto we chose is a new one I just got in called Mahogany ... it mimics a wood grain look. Fitting for this skulk of foxes.

Thanks for letting me have fun with your quilt Rae!

I feel like my quilt photography skills are improving .... they say the more you do the better you get. My poor summer is slipping away as I only have two weeks left before I go back to work. I have been teaching a nursing program for the past year and this was the first summer I had off since I was probably 8 years old. This quilt of Rae's has me dreaming of fall!


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Scrap Quilt

This is a postage stamp quilt I made this season out of 2.5 " squares that were all bits of scraps and stash fabrics I had. 
It's a low volume quilt made up with 1, 182 squares. I have been picking away at it since January and the small bits were starting to take up too much space in my sewing room. It's a relief to have it done!

It was fun to fussy cut some sweet designs and incorporate them here and there into the quilt. 

I wasn't sure what kind of home this quilt would go to but it seems it will stay in my home as Darby seems to have adopted it as her play quilt. She quite enjoys laying on the floor and picking out the funny faces hidden in the quilt.

I tried out a new panto ... this one is called echo blossoms. It's a fun, tighter, edge to edge pattern. I thought it would be a good fit for the quilt. There is a lot going on with the whole quilt. It has a fun feel and I wanted to experiment a bit with different shapes and designs.

I beg you to find a better quilt model than this little mouse!
We had such a fun afternoon in the park ... rolling in the clover and enjoying a lazy summer Saturday. 

May your last summer days be as carefree as mine and Darby's!
Happy quilting


Monday, 6 August 2018

Not Your Mother's Rail Fence

This is Yvonne's lovely cream and blue quilt. The pattern is a Highway Ten original called Not Your Mother's Rail Fence. It is stunning.

The blue grunge Yvonne used really makes the border dance. I quilted with a light cream So Fine thread and used quilter's dream blend batting. The panto is called echo blossoms. It has a great, feminine feel. The delicate butterflies really pop in this quilt. I just love it!

My faithful helper, Darby!

I love this new panto ... echo blossoms. It has a big scale which works really nicely against this larger quilt.

I love what I do!

I have a few spots open for the rest of August and July if you are needing your tops quilted. For those not living in my area, I will pay for the return shipping. I generally have a 2-3 week turn around time for quilts right now.

Until next time,
 ~ Sheri

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Poor Blogger!

I have been enjoying a lazy summer! I have been busy reading, quilting and running after Darby! She is full of mischief! I have taken some time away from my blogging duty here and feel it is time to get back to it. I'm a bit shy with these posts as I am not the best quilt photographer. I'm sorry that I don't do much justice to some of your quilts. Some of you, I failed completely at taking photos and just wanted to get your quilts back to you as soon as possible! I have a lot to learn to this aspect and when it comes to having free time, I would rather be sewing!! 

Maybe my sweet hubs will buy me a new camera for Christmas this year! 

This is a really stunning baby quilt made by Lynn. She has a great style and usually has a modern feel to her quilts. They are very much up my alley! 

Lynn designed this quilt for her new grandson. It is an original design and is pieced with lovely Alison Glass fabrics. 

I used a light grey So Fine thread on the top and bottom and the panto 'Bayside' which Lynn requested. It looks like a warm wind. The charcoal cuddle makes the quilt extra soft!

I have a number of new pantos in stock and a fairly good collection of backings for your quilts. I carry a 90" Shannon cuddle in ten colors and five 108" wide cotton backs. I only carry Quilter's dream blend batting as I feel it is the best. It has a beautiful loft and lays straight when rolled onto the long arm. I am happy to take on some of your quilts this summer as I have some long lazy days on my hands right now. My 'real' career is of Nurse Practitioner and nursing educator. This is the first summer I have ever had off. Ever! Honestly, I have not had a summer like this since I was eight years old!

Here's to sunny days and sunburns!