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3160 Parsons Rd NW
Edmonton, AB, T6N 1L6


Edmonton based custom long arm quilting. Custom quilter at Sparrow Studioz since September 2011

Carpenter Star for a Cute Couple


Carpenter Star for a Cute Couple

Sheila Van Der Linden

My niece Camille is a pretty special young lady. On February 8, 2014, she married her true love Nick. They have known each other for 20 years, have had many life experiences, and finally reconnected a year or so ago. There was no looking back for either of them. Nick, Camille, and Camille's two daughters, Shae and Avi became a family.

To honour this special occasion I made them a quilt for a wedding gift. Their engagement was short, so a quick pieced quilt was in order. 

I asked Nick and Camille what colours they wanted their quilt to have. They responded with orange, yellow, and green. To me that means fall colours! Yeah, my favourite too!

Meanwhile at the studio, Bradie had designed and pieced a Carpenter Star quilt. It was exactly what I was looking for for this special quilt. Plus, I like stars so this appealed to me on every level.

Into my stash at home I dived. Pulling out fabrics that I had bought a while ago for no particular reason other than that they were beautiful, it started coming together. Sunflowers, pumpkins, leaves, all looked so pretty together. 

Off to Quiltessentilas in St. Albert I went to fill in a few gaps. On the floor of my family room I laid out all the blocks trying to put them in a pleasing pattern. After about three attempts at rearranging I finally found the right orientation. It looked spectacular.

One more stop at My Sewing Room in Calgary for the final border, and it was complete. Once more into my stash for the backing, piecing two beautiful flannel scraps and it was ready for my frame.

I quilted feathers in the points around the centre star, feathered hearts in the large background squares that surround the stars, and stippled the busy fabrics of the centre star and outer border.

Nick and Camille, Ron and I wish you Gods blessings in your marriage. Enjoy the quilt, and plan lots of snuggle time with the girls under it!