Quilt #6 for 2023 is Modern!
Just showin' & sharin' my last quilt for the month of February & #6 for 2023- A modern log cabin customer quilt. Quilted on my amazing BERNINA Q20 Long Arm with a Bauhaus panto design. Out like a lamb!
Lets hope March is good to us and is not a "LION". grrr that won't be good. Happy Tuesday!
Quilt #5 for 2023 is Colourful!
I'm working quickly on quilts these days to eradicate my backlog. The quilt below was small but mighty and packed a colourful punch. With all those colours I felt like I was working on a painters palette and therefore I very much enjoyed working on it with my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm "NINA" she performed well as usual.
Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!
Long Arm Quilting #4
Just sharing with you my #4 quilt for this year, quilted on “ NIna” my BERNINA Q20 with wildflower pantograph. Really cute block repeated with soft summery calico fabric.
A lot of the joy in quilting other peoples quilts’ is seeing their design , colour & fabric choices. It continues to surprise me . Happy Wednesday!
Custom Quilt "Mary Poppins"
I've made it kind of a rule not to do custom quilts from scratch quilts ie. design to completion. They are so labour intensive! However this next quilt I'm talking about today was a "special circumstance" quilt where I just could not say no. My customer had a Mary Poppins panel and really wanted it made for her granddaughter & felt she 1) did not understand how to convert this small panel into a twin sized quilt and 2) needed someone else to design & make it for personal reasons.
So I'll discuss my process first. I got the dimensions of the panel over the phone & found a pic of the panel online and then took the dimensions and plugged it into EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) Quilt Design Software. The design I came up with is below. You will notice flowers in the borders in black (daisy like) these are to dress up the rather large borders. I also have an excellent quilting pattern in mind. I explained all of this to my customer and she approved of it.
Some up close pics of the quilting "Daisies Galore" & appliqued daisies is shown below. The daisies were designed & drawn out, fused with heat-n-bond and zig zag stitched with a small stitch width & length & matching thread. These daisies match the daisies on Mary's dress and create interest in the border.
It turned out that while still labour intensive, this quilt was fun to make and the colours speak to me as joyful. The quilting made the borders look almost as if they have a veil of lace daisies, the appliques & the variable binding helped to tie in the colours. I am really happy with the results and hoping my customer will be too!
Enjoy your week!
Just in Time For Valentines Day!
Figuring out a quilt design for a One Block Heart/Valentines Day here on the Bernina International Blog today. My tips and free download may just help you to figure out what quilt designs to consider for your next quilt. There's lots of great articles and tutorials all related to sewing & quilting. Some really neat stuff at www.blog.bernina.com/en
Be sure to check it out.
Happy Friday! ❤️
Long Arm Quilting This Week
Behind the scenes I am always working in my studio although the past few weeks I have been tied up with family responsibilities. My turn around time for custom quilting has taken a nose dive along with my blogging. My intention this week was to get back on track & therefore, I have started this week by working on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm.
I also have intentions this year of sharing most of what I am doing with the hope to inspire you by communicating via social media & blogging about it. Although, I have blogged frequently in the past, there is a lot of work that I do not share. Blogging for me is also a great way to keep track of my work.,much like a scrapbook. So with that intention written & communicated out in a public space, I hereby declare that I will share my work and will not be shy about even the most trivial of projects. I am also hereby declaring that all projects are valid and hopefully you will learn some tips from me? Let's see !!
Below are recent finishes this to date:
This first quilt design " Bauhaus" was requested by my customer as it is a gift for a man in her life, she thought it looked a little more masculine than some designs. I chose teal thread to blend with the top fabric & backing allowing the panel like scene fabrics to sing. The second pattern wildflowers was inspired by the floral patterns on the quilt, I also chose the gold thread to match the backing & blend on top of the quilt. I wanted that beautiful floral fabric to be the star of the show. There are many ways to think about quilting designs. Hopefully, this year I will be able to share more tips for choosing quilt designs.
Interlocked Ruler Work Class
Happy Friday ! The end of the work week for some, time for creative pursuits & fun for others. Gotta love weekends. I’m sharing today to inspire you! Maybe this weekend you’ll dust off your rulers & try them ?
On Tuesday I taught my Interlocked Ruler Work class For Long Arm Machines at Creekbank Sewing in Mount Forest and I thought I would show you what the students accomplished. They came to class with their Interlocked quilt top all sewn together & then we worked on filling the spaces with ruler & free motion fill work. For those of you don’t know Interlocked is my pattern available here. Pictures of all of our work is shown below.
Some of the student quilts:
Ruler work & free motion quilting:
Interested in a ruler work class?
1. Call Creekbank Sewing at (519) 323-2693 to sign up for my Interlocked class. One more for 2022 Nov 19 2022 or ask to be placed on a wait list for 2023.
2. Have a group or guild? Book a workshop with me ... details are here
3. Contact me for a custom option here
Have a fantastic weekend everyone , happy quilting! 🙂❤️
Recent Long Arm Quilting Finishes
Simply sharing to inspire. Photos of some recent long arm quilting finishes for a customer, she loves civil war/traditional quilts & piecing. Her colour arrangements are lovely.
I quilted these two quilts on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm Machine using "Angel Wings" and "Marocco" pantographs & the BERNINA #9 Free Motion Foot. Hand guided edge to edge quilting work with my lazer light. It was a pleasure to work on & see this customers quilts!
Have a great wednesday ☀️
I'm excited to announce that I will be teaching this summer & into the fall at Creekbank Sewing Centre in Mountforest . A wonderful store with excellent staff & owners who care about their customers being inspired!
I'm starting off with a bang! My first time ever demonstrating & talking about ruler work on a Longarm at their upcoming LONGARM CONVENTION June 9th & 10th. Have you been pondering ruler work, free motion quilting or long arms? This event is for you. Call the store at 519-323-2693 to register. The day includes lunch, lots of info, door prizes ( I have donated 12 of my original pattern "Interlocked" as door prizes) & so much more. The price is right and it's a whole day of fun! All the details directly from their newsletter is shown below:
Inviting all Quilters to
Creekbank for our Longarm
Have you got the quilting machine and the quilts, yet find yourself currently stuck on how to get started quilting?
This event is designed to give you knowledge and inspiration to get started.
Focus is on how and where to quilt and how to grow and exceed beyond your own expectations.
Inspirational Demo Lectures Topics cover • Thread needles and tension troubleshooting • Batting choices and options for specific quilts • Quilting styles and types to go with your quilt • Free-motion quilting more confidently • Free-motion and rulerwork combined • Free-motion, rulerwork and or enhanced by Q-matic
quilting. • Questions and answer period • Demos in groups of 8-10 people to accommodate •
Mini-trunk show by Sharon Fisher • Mini-trunk show by Robin Bogaert
Date: Thursday June 9 or Friday June 10 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $65
Includes lunch and thread samples and handouts.
Other highlights: • Special pricing on full
rolls of batting • Special price on
Glide thread • Door prizes
084696 Southgate Township Rd 08 • RR#2 Mount Forest • N0G 2L0 • Tel: 519 323 2693
Have a fantastic weekend & I hope to see you next week at the Longarm Convention!
First Quilt on the Bernina Q20
I had a rather industrious weekend playing with my new Bernina Q20 & in fact finished a custom Kitty Cat Quilt. It turned out just purrfect LOL. My client wanted atmosphere lines in the background (wavy lines) & minimal quilting elsewhere because she was concerned about quilting over the 3-D ears. I think she will be happy with the tail (spiral) character quilting I did along with the collars on each kitty. Check it out below.:
I'm loving my new Bernina Q20 long arm, the stitch quality & speed is awesome. I love the feature also that shows me when my bobbin is running low. The bobbin sensor came in handy for the green background area of the Kitty Cat Quilt where I used up so much thread!
Stay tuned for more Q20 love, Forgive me, I'm obsessed. 😍
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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