Seashell Quilts - APQS Kelowna : 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016

Quilts in the Garden

Open House

Seashell Quilts - APQS Sales

Saturday June 25, 2016
10:00 - 2:00
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  • Longarm Demonstrations
  • Door Prizes
  • Refreshments
2968 Sandstone Crescent, West Kelowna

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Tipsy Squares Quilt & Table Runner

What to do with a sampling of pretty fabrics?

I was given a roll of sample fabrics in this lovely turquoise, I didn't have a lot of yardage but it was very yummy fabric!

I set out to find a fun & easy pattern that I could whip up in an afternoon.

I came across the "Tipsy Tumbler Tutorial" by the The Missouri Star Quilt Company. I wondered what it would look like made with squares rather than tumblers?

I used 16 - 10" squares of white background fabric, I chose a soft white Moda Bella solid. I cut my turquoise fabric into 5" squares. I placed a 5"square on top of a 10" square, folded one side of the 10" square over, encasing the raw edge of the 5" square, and sewed at a 1/4". I repeated on the opposite side, and then repeated for the top and bottom edges.  All of the edges of the 5" square were encased in seams, and I was left with a really wonky looking block. After pressing I squared all of my blocks to 8". I sewed the blocks into 4 rows of 4, the perfect centre for a baby quilt. I used the remainder of my turquoise fabric for a scrappy border. Cute, right? The finished quilt is 34"x 34".

I was asked to demo this quilt at a Guild meeting, and thought I should have more than one sample. So I made a table runner...

For the Table Runner I modernized it a bit by choosing grey for the 10" squares and 4 patches for the centre squares. I made the 4 patches with 2 1/2" squares, so they were 4 1/2"before placing them on the 10" squares. I thought 8 blocks would be about the right for a table-runner. I think this one turned out really cute as well! My table-runner measures 15" x 30", perfect for an easy hostess gift.

My demo was a big hit at guild, with several ladies making their own versions. Each and everyone has been unique. how fun!

Check out the tutorial from the Missouri Quilt Company,

 Tipsy Tumbler - Missouri Star Quilt Company

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Welcome to Seashell Quilts

provide professional longarm machine quilting services for quilters who love to piece quilt tops, but don't necessarily want to do the quilting themselves. 

I quilt on a 2016 top-of-the-line APQS Millennium Longarm. My Millie is computerized, giving precise consistent stitches. I will work with you to find a design to enhance the beauty of your quilt and stay within your budget.

Computerized Edge 2 Edge - One design stitched over your entire quilt top, from one edge to the other. Perfect for most of today's quilts. I have hundreds of designs for you to choose from. Beautiful swirls, feathers, circles and even novelty designs. 

I would be honoured to help you finish your quilt!