World Quilt Day

was last week, I know, but the world has also been a dumpster fire recently. And I think we both know I have not been the most up-to-date blogger. Ahem.

On world quilt day I hung my roll of batting from the ceiling in my garage, over my longarm. I bought the roll of batting before I knew I was moving the longarm into the garage so it worked out kind of well all around.

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You can also juuuust see the top of the quilt loaded on the machine. After my last post (about my beloved 2.5″ squares) Roseanne teased me that I should do something with them. I’ll show you that next time.

Stay well my friends,

Nicole

 

It’s Such a Good Feeling

A very good feeling…

I got to quilt this beautiful quilt for someone this week. And she paid me to do it which makes it even better!

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It’s truly a double sided quilt, with one of the prettiest backs I’ve ever seen.

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Texture for days….

I gave it back to her tonight and she was so happy she hugged me. A good feeling indeed.

Linking up various places to share the joy around. Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation. Beauties pageant with From Bolt to Beauty too, because this one’s a beaut.

Modern Roman Stripe Quilt, in Barn Raising Setting

A finished quilt.

My aunt is a wonderful stitcher, embroiderer, cook, teacher, and quilter too. She made Roman Stripe blocks in solids some years? decades? ago, and made a small quilt top.

We’re both in our local MQG and they’re doing a charity quilt drive right now. So Barbara pulled out this top and added some grey borders to make it a more useful size. I offered to longarm it for her and return it to her for binding.

The next day! she found another batch of these blocks and a number of waste triangles. Her first thought was to piece them into the backing which seemed like a waste of time since we were using a wideback. I asked her to consider adding them as another border, to again increase the size and to make it even more modern. She agreed and this is the final quilt top.

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I said already that she’s pretty good right? Check out this inset seam.

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When I grow up I want to have skills like this.

Here is the quilted, unbound quilt.

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I did a 3/4″ diagonal crosshatch in the navy/coloured blocks and FMQ swirls, pebbles, stars, spirals, and whatever else took my fancy in the grey. All of it was done on the longarm.

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It’s not perfect but it’s done. And was good practice.

The texture is soooo dreamy. This quilt will be going to a Canadian Armed Forces veteran with PTSD. I hope it brings some comfort.

My usual quilt stats are omitted as I did not make this quilt.

Linking up with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty for the finish!

A finished quilt, but not mine own

As you might remember, I co-own a longarm which I get to use every second month. Since I’ve been clearing up old unfinished projects without starting too many new ones I didn’t have anything ready to quilt this past month.

Since my friend Gabrielle has so very generously shared so much of her fabric with me, (see below) I offered to quilt one of her quilts in return.

This was a top she made a few years ago from one of our guild’s monthly block lottos.

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And the quilted quilt!

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It was loads of fun to quilt for someone else. I look forward to doing it again.