Saturday, February 25, 2017

The ride continues....

Four of last week's blocks....

And a group shot of 36 blocks together....

and today's blocks...

brings the total to 40!

I hope I have the stamina for another 8...

Perhaps I will feel re-energised after I attend Jen 

Kingwell's trunk show on Tuesday...

I'm really looking forward to it!

Happy sewing!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

At long last...

my Dream Catcher quilt is finished!

Half way through last year I attended two workshops 

with Michelle McKillop at Amitie,

Michelle's version
which gave me access to her as-yet-released

"Dream Weaver" pattern.

This quilt was a pleasure to make from start.....

Low volume nine patch blocks

Cut up and reassembled into a disappearing nine patch

to finish...

Hand pieced centres

I played around with the layout of the 'feathers'....

randomly placed...

or in colour groups?
I decided I needed to cut the background circle away 

before quilting,
and I made a label while I was at it!

That circle may make a great cushion back, one day?

Once the top was basted I chose threads for 

hand quilting....

Here are some close ups of the quilting....

I love the texture it created!

For those who are keen to make this beauty for 


Michelle tells me that the pattern will be released at 

Spring Market in May!

And just a couple more photos for you.....

including the label,

staged with the beautiful new necklace I received for 

my recent birthday!

Thanks Helen, for it and being a patient quilt holder!

Final dimensions: 44" X 49"

Happy days!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Gridster Bee!

I have mentioned this bee before but didn't explain 

things in detail.

We are Gridsters because we are working from a 

grid, posted on Google docs.

I was Queen Bee for January and requested a 

NYBeauty block.

I used this block as my inspiration....

asking for a royal blue, pink, red palette,

with a little yellow and black/white prints thrown in 

for good measure!

These are the blocks I have received so far....

I'm still waiting for three blocks to arrive, and have 

more of my own to make, 

before I decide on how I am going to set them.

So in the meantime, I've made the pineapple block 

Sherri requested for February.

This year I am making myself an extra block of each 

month's request.

And will make myself a sampler quilt as a memory of 

my gridster experience.

Happy sewing!

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