Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sew Sisters Canada Blogathon

I am happy to be part of the Sew Sisters Quilt Shops all-Canadian Blogathon this year! Inspiring quilters and their quilts from coast to coast to coast.

There are a number of great prizes along the way, so be sure to check out each blog and comment where prizes are offered!

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Christmas Stocking and a Christmas Quilt

A few years ago I made some stockings for a client in Edmonton (blogged here), and I had so much fun making them! When she received them, she had them custom embroidered with names on the cuff.
Stocking Front
Stocking Back
And then she returned the following year to ask that I make some Christmas quilts for her children's beds and supplied me with fabric panels and adorable gold and red reindeer fabric to make both the quilts and the matching pillowcases (blogged here).

Christmas Quilt
This year, they added another little person to their family and I am so pleased that they asked me to make a stocking and bed quilt for this new person!
Piecing the Christmas Stocking
 I dug through my messy closet and found the cardboard template that I used for the original stockings and was so happy to see that I actually made some notes on what I did and how I put everything together. It made making a matching Christmas stocking much easier and when I went into my stash of Christmas fabrics, I found I still had squares cut to size in the same fabric line that I used originally. So this new stocking is going to look right at home hanging next to the original ones!
Tada! Finished Christmas Stocking
I love the fabric panels that were chosen for the bed quilt & matching pillowcase. And although the original red & gold reindeer border fabric wasn't available, the new fabric chosen (and supplied by the client) with the Christmas hobby horses was a great pick and worked well with the panels.
Christmas Quilt
I am so happy to have finished these in plenty of time for holiday decorating season and would LOVE to see pictures of this client's Christmas house!


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Sunday, 9 November 2014

T-shirt Quilts finished!

Finished these two beauties for a friend last month! Although I haven't seen my friend for a number of years (I went to school with her sister), we have been out of touch for most of our adult lives and now that we are both empty nesters, it has been fun to catch up through Facebook and more recently, in person. 
T-shirt Quilt
Although I sometimes think that technology has way too strong a hold on me and my time, I do love the way it keeps me in touch with people that I would otherwise not cross paths with on a regular basis.
T-shirt Quilt
I have one more quilt to make for this family before Christmas, and I will be sharing it with you when it is complete.


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Monday, 20 October 2014

Four Years of Magpie Quilts!

From my very first sale (a mini quilt) only a week after I started:
Mini windmill quilt

to my first custom order - a wedding quilt for a bride in Boston.
Wedding quilt

to my favourite baby quilt - the scrappy 9-patch
Pink Baby Quilt

and a customer favourite in all sizes - the chevron!
Yellow Gray Black Chevron Quilt

I love this adventure I am on and the quilts will keep on coming out of the sewing room!

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