Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014-18 Train Panel (Hand Quilted)



This cute little panel made for a pleasant hand quilting project during the summer of 2014.  I would work on it in the early mornings while having my tea in the sunroom that overlooks the lake.  I have outline quilted most of the design elements with matching thread.  Realistically, it could use more quilting in it, but that is as much as I want to do, so I consider it finished.  Some baby will love it.

The backing and binding are a coordinating bandana print.


2014-16 Blue Crumb Strips


This queen-sized bed quilt started with a huge pile of blue scraps!  I joined them into strips and then used the stitch and flip method to attach them to a fabric backing.  It was mindless sewing that went quite quickly.  Once I had twenty blocks made, I set them together with a wide sashing made of tone-on-tone blue fabric.  This choice brings cohesiveness to the blocks and gives the eye a place to rest.  The binding is primarily orange with multi-coloured polka dots.

The quilting is a digital design called Wild Mouse by Anne Bright.

2014-15 Xmas Star

Xmas Star

This quilt started with fussy cut winter scenes set into a green star.  A brown print and a red and gold print, both pulled from my stash, made a great sashing and border.  I then added a green and honey brown pine cone border that completed the Christmas theme of this quilt.   The quilting is a digital design called Star Flower by Nancy Giessler.  It is quilted semi-custom with Nancy’s edge to edge design in the centre and a border design called “Majestic Pine” by Donna Klienke of One Song Needle Arts.

This quilt won Best of Show at the Listowel Fair, Grand Champion at the Drayton Fair and first place at District 7 Competition for the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.