Client Quilt: Stitch Happens

How fun is this quilt!  This pattern by Kelli Fannin is available from Stache Fabric & Notions.  This is a store sample and there are kits available!  This will be hanging in Michealanne's new "brick & mortar" location - Stache Fabric & Notions, 211 King St, London ON.  This is the old Novaks building.

Here is Michealanne in her new shop window!!  She loves meeting quilters - stop in when you're in the area, or plan a trip to see her.  Her little shop is full of glorious colour.
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The "Stitch Happens" wall hanging was pieced by Anne Lyons and I did the quilting.  It's back with Michealanne now for binding and you'll be able to see this in her shop.

I wanted lots of loft for this wee quilt, so there is a layer of Quilters Dream 100% wool, topped by a layer of Quilters Dream 100% bleached cotton.  The wool is a creamy colour and the cotton is white, so the top layer of white cotton will keep the colours in the quilt very crisp.  

The bottom pink piece was quilted with straight lines - three close together then a wee space, so you get that nice ridged effect. 

All of the colour pieces in the sewing machine were simply ditched, to let those glorious colours be the central focus.

The "needle" is a row of flying geese, which inspired me to stitch a streamer of improv flying geese in the background. Improv flying geese getting laid down ...

For the background, I wanted texture but not to take away from the sewing machine.  An improv grid was my treatment.

Hab 'n Dash Glide White thread was used throughout for the quilting.

This is such a sweet piece!  What a fun addition this would make to any sewing space.


  1. I just came across your "Stitch Happens" quilt and love, love, love what you did with the quilting. I just finished piecing mine and I was looking for quilting ideas. Do you think I could do something like this on my home machine (Janome 15000) with the additional loft of the wool batting? Also, I looked up the thread you used and it looks like it was a polyester embroidery thread. Is that so? Thanks for taking a moment to answer.


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