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!

 ~Sheri

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

 ~Sheri

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!

~Sheri

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Fancy Foxes


We have a new Fox baby in my family .. this is a gift for baby Norah. I am quite tickled with this Elizabeth Hartman pattern and have made a couple versions of these foxes now.


The quilt was made from scraps and stash I had around .... the linen is a denim colored linen and the faces made from a selection of Tula Pinks and other jelly roll strips I had laying around. I love how it turned out ... (thought about keeping it as a wall hanging!)







I quilted with the Wave on Wave panto which is one of my faves. I used a Snow colored So Fine on top and bottom. I used a pale pink cuddle backing. All babies need cuddle don't they?




I hope Norah likes her new quilt!

~Sheri

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Ponies

This is Leslie's sweet quilt for her grandson. I was tickled to quilt it for her. I yelped a bit when I first saw it and said, "sweet puppies' .... ponies she corrected me .... puppies, ponies, whatever, it is darling. 



I used a snow So-Fine tread on top and bottom and quilted with the gingersnap panto. There is plenty of loft with this fun quilt. 

Leslie chose a bright fireside backing which shows off the quilting quite nicely. It will sure be warm and cuddly.


I have about a two week turn around right now for quilts. Myself, a few friends and ladies from our guild have been busy making quilts for Humboldt .... #Humboldtstrong, #quiltsforbroncos. I volunteered to quilt them for free and will be busy this weekend with that project. I am really proud of the work we have done so far and can't wait to show you some of the finished quilts!

 ~Sheri

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Happy Birthday Darby!

It's hard to believe that our little mouse turned one last month. After years of heartache and wait and longing, we were so blessed to have Darby join our family last February. She turned one on February 28. It's hard for us to remember really, what life was like before Darby came. She was the last piece to complete our puzzle.

We had a low key party with some of Darby's favorite foods ... just papa, Casey dog and Grandma Robin. We celebrate Darby everyday ... we don't feel we need to spend a bunch of money - order a custom cake or party dress to put on a big event once a year.  We didn't hire a photographer or rent a hall. Just a low key day for our happy, sweet, mischievous little mouse. We had carrot cake and a nap. All things happy for a girl who is one her parents who love her more than anything.








It was all going so well until we put on the hat ......



~Sheri