A finished quilt: Kananaskis

I finished the binding on a quick quilt a couple of days ago, so yesterday I took it out for photos. We went back to Elbow Falls; last time we visited, it was covered in snow. This time it was crazy hot and we brought Hank with us this time.


I made this within a week so I could rent the longarm machine at work. I needed something quick so I could practice. I panto-ed this in three hours- and that included unpicking a whole row and somehow managing to do a whole row with no thread.

Back to more photos from yesterday…

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The back…

It looks like I’ve only finished up one quilt this year but it’s actually two, nearly three. Too many secrets!

Size – 61″ x 57″
Number of blocks – 20 – 10 of two styles.
Time to make – Piecing a couple of days and quilting three hours- maybe a total of 14 hours including binding.
Fabric – Bo Bunny’s Trail Mix collection plus Kona Forest.
Backing Fabric – Anne Kelle Remix ovals and a bit of Jo Morton Leesburg to make up what I needed, both were 75% off so I paid about $4 a metre for them.
Binding Fabric – More Kona Forest.
Threads – Piecing with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilting with Wonderfil Decobob prewound bobbins (80 wt) and Isacord on top (40 wt).
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- English Oak pantograph from Urban Elementz on Bernina Q24.


  1. Posted May 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Now I see why you went to Canada! It looks amazing and your quilt looks great. It must be brilliant to get to use a longarm at work 🙂

  2. Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt-is it your own pattern? If not where do I find it?

  3. Tomomi McElwee
    Posted May 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Look at the sunsine and scenery. So jealous. Still cold and wet over here. Oh yes lovely quilt you made! Very Canadian 🙂

  4. Lynne Tilley
    Posted May 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    It’s so gorgeous! Just beautiful!

  5. Posted May 5, 2016 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Oh I love Elbow Falls! I used to go there for picnics with my Grandma and Grandad when I lived with them in Calgary! Haven’t been there in years! Hank looks like he loves it too! What’s a Pantograph? I thought it was a computer program but I see now in the photo that maybe it’s a template you put on top of the quilt? (I have never long armed as you can see.)

  6. Posted May 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Hank looks happy wandering the falls and makes a great quilt model – looks like fun on the long arm, and yes very jealous of the weather!

  7. Posted May 8, 2016 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I like this, i like the dark sashing on the blocks. I think following a panto would be good fun

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