To see some examples of my custom quilting please scroll to the very bottom of this page. The majority of these are customer quilts who requested full custom quilting.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding having one of your quilts either freehand or custom quilted. or call me at (403) 278-8854

Monday, December 15, 2014

Heather's Awesome Gift

Heather made this adorable quilt for her granddaughter who will receive it as a Christmas gift very soon.  The fabrics and color choices are absolutely perfect for a little 3 year old and the minkie backing is oh so cozy - great job Heather. 

The pattern came from McCall's Magazine and is called Gelato-Swirl-Vibrant - One Block Bed Quilts. Freehand quilting - bubble design with Tutti 100% cotton variegated thread.

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Chain of Faith" by Susan

Susan mentioned she found this pattern on Moda Bake Shop and it is called "Chains of Faith".  Susan has such an awesome knack for putting colors and fabrics together and she definitely aced this one as well.  Great job Susan!

Freehand quilting - feather swirl design using a lovely polyester burgundy thread by Madiera.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Quilter Charla - Christmas Quilt

Charla is a new quilter making this lovely Christmas quilt for her family to enjoy over the holidays.

Freehand Christmas design using Tutti 100% cotton thread by Wonderfil.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Beautiful Applique Work by girlfriend Maxine

My girlfriend Max does some amazing cutting edge quilting.  She takes her quilts to another level and I sooo admire the work she does.  She then hands them over to me to do my stuff.

The quilting on this gorgeous piece is full hand guided custom work using some rulers and templates.  I included freehand feathers in the borders, a bit of curved cross hatching on some of the blocks to add interest and a lot of freehand fill.  My thread choice was a polyester thread  - a combination by Madeira and Wonderfil and Dream Puff batting to add definition.

"Love Quilt" - Pieced by friends Linda and Bev

What a wonderful quilt and such an appropriate name "Love Quilt".  Linda helped her friend Bev make this beauty for Bev's daughter Sarah.  Bev being a new quilter was very lucky to have her friend's help - a lot of little pieces in this quilt for a first time quilter.

Ladies, it turned out beautiful and will look amazing on Sarah's bed and I know she will love love love the bright colors.

Freehand funky heart quilting design, variegated purple 100% cotton thread - Tutti by Wonderfil, and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Friends Charity Quilt

We have now finished our 2014 charity quilt.  Many of you already know that my two friends Elizabeth, Betty and I make a charity quilt each year and have been doing so since 2003 when we all actually worked together for the same company in downtown Calgary.

Even though none of us now work together we have decided to still keep up our tradition of making a charity quilt.  Each year one of us chooses the quilt pattern and the charity the quilt will go to.  2014 was Elizabeth's turn.  She not only chose the pattern but designed it as well and called it "Chinook Stars". One talented lady our Elizabeth.

This first photo was taken just after we finished piecing it all together.  We each make a third of the blocks and then get together to assemble the quilt.

 This photo was taken at our guild meeting which both Elizabeth and I belong.  As well the final photo shows how I did the quilting.  We're all very happy with the way it turned out and have no doubt someone is going to absolutely love it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Triple Irish Chain by Elizabeth - Rustic Flowery Quilting Design

This quilt was pieced by long time customer and friend Elizabeth P.  I think this may be the third Irish Chain I've done for Elizabeth so coming up with something different was a bit of a challenge. I do know gardening is a great passion of hers second only to her grandchildren and her four legged furry companions.  Knowing this I really thought she would appreciate the flowery feel of this design I chose for her quilt - hope so.

The quilting is hand guided full custom with a lot of ruler work.  Polyester thread and wool batting was used for definition of the design.