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Sew and Tell….Bernadette

Bernadette and her Snow Days Quilt

Bernadette, one of our long time, local customers brought in her Snow Days quilt. This Crabapple Hill Studio pattern shows it made up in shades of black, grey and cream on the pattern front so it was pretty neat to see it made up in a palette of the rich reds and tea stained colours that Bernadette selected.

Below are a couple of close up of her quilt top before she had it quilted by Darlene Epp. Bernadette’s hand embroidery is perfect.

Bernadette's Snow Days flimsyBernadette's Snow Days close up

A BIG THANK YOU to Bernadette for sharing her project with us!
If you are looking for the pattern you can find it by clicking on the picture below.


Sew and Tell….Heather

Heather's Bow Tie and Hexy

Heather has been at it again. Over the last several weeks she’s brought in multiple finished quilts to share with us.

In the Bow Tie quilt below Heather used the Go Baby Accuquilt Tumbler die to cut her pieces. Using her scraps of yellows and greys she has given this traditional pattern a very updated look.Heather Bow Tie Tumbler ScrapIn the next quilt she cut hexagons from a “Happy Go Lucky” Moda honeycomb pack and the result is cheerful. What a great design to showcase these retired Bonnie & Camille prints.Happy Go Lucky Hexagon

Below is her Postage Stamp quilt made up of hundreds of 2″ squares from her scrap pile. Heather's Pink Charm QuiltHeather's Pink Charm Quilt 2

Last ‘but’ certainly not least is her cat quilt which had us all giggling.  She found this freebie pattern on Pinterest and says she couldn’t not make it. Who would have guessed this would be the purpose of a fabric yo-yo!  😆
Cat Butt Cat Butt 2As always a big thanks to Heather for sewing up storm and bringing them into share with us all.





Sew and Tell….Patty

Patty and her quilt

Our customer Patty brought in this nearly finished basket quilt. Just wow!!

The pattern is an older one that she has had for awhile and like many quilters she made a few changes. She added more flowers to the baskets and did all her applique in wool. She also added detailed beaded embellishments.Patty's Basket block 2 Patty's Basket block 1Patty's Basket block 3

The weight of the wool applique on the cotton fabric caused the baskets to arch up from the from the background and the beautiful long arm quilting emphasizes this.Patty's Basket block 4Patty's Basket Quilt Quilting details
A big thanks to Patty for sharing her project with us.


Sew and Tell….Jackie

Jackie's Quilt

Jackie came to visit the shop and brought her “Cat’s Meow” quilt along for us to see.
Much of the quilt is sewn using her embroidery machine such as the cat blocks, wording, and paw prints.

Jackie used bright batik fabrics which really makes the cats pop on the white background. This quilt in particular is for her nephew and claims it was the most fun she’s ever had making a quilt and has plans to make this one again!

The pattern is by Lunchbox Designs and can be found here.

Sew and Tell….Joanne

Joanne has been at it again. Whipping up some more projects in that fabulous sewing room of hers. This time she brought in some baby quilts.

The first is a flannel quilt which features Into the Woods fabric by Maria Kalinowski.

Joanne's Into the Woods Flannel quiltJoanne's Into the Woods Flannel Close Up

The second quilt makes use of a Jelly Roll and in this case she used Darling Little Dickens by Lydia Nelson.

Joanne's Strip QuiltJoanne's Strip Quilt - Close upThank you Joanne for once again sharing your quilts with us.