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Rebel, Rebel!
(Rebel, Rebel - With apologies to David Bowie)  Song lyrics often pop into my head at moments like this.  I just pulled this "The Rebel" quilt off my frame.  This is such a cool quilt and such a simple concept.  It's a Libs Elliot design as pieced by my cus...

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Rat Race!
This is a customer quilt - the Rat Race pattern, which I believe she did in a class.  It's to be a wedding gift for some lucky couple.  My customer said she didn't really know what she wanted and that she liked everything - so that's my cue to basically do ...

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It's Spring! Yay!
I've had the opportunity to quilt some really lovely quilts in the last few months: This one is quite small - the blocks are about 4 inches square so some of those pieces are only about 1/2 inch!  Quilting them is one thing, but piecing...  that's quite ano...

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Winter Quilt
    This "winter quilt" is beautifully made by Susanne.  The trick for me is to work out a quilting design that enhances, not overwhelms, the piecing.  Having lots of "negative space" is fun for a quilter.  This quilt has great piecing and negative space be...

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2014 Wind Up
I finished all the quilts with Christmas deadlines in good time.  And a few others as well. Here are a few pix and not in any particular order. Sue designed this quilt and plans to market the pattern.  This grey/pink/blue is to be used on the cover of the p...

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Sue's Quilt
Sue designed this quilt and wanted it quilted in a particular way - straight lines.  She will then hand quilt circles of various sizes over the whole surface.  I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.      The she asked her friend to test the pa...

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Irish Mist
Carol made a beautiful Irish Mist quilt for her daughter and asked me to quilt it for her.  These are the projects I love - custom quilting!     

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From Dinner Napkins
Kristie gather up the napkins used at her cousin's wedding and made a quilt with them.  This quilt has a very traditional look to it so feathers are in order.  Also a motif for the "negative" space of the neutral space between the colours of the "flowers". ...

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Brenda made a quilt for her bed at her place in Arizona.  Of course the pix I took of the entire quilt top did not turn out, but here are a few close ups of the quilting.  It's a very colourful quilt and not "traditional".  As I was quilting it, I kept thin...

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The Last Word on Dorothy's Quilt
I love to see "my" quilts with their final owners.  Dorothy gave her quilt to her cousin Donna, who sent these pix of it on her bed.  Looks pretty awesome if you ask me!   
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