Monday, February 18, 2008

Up next....

The Shoppe Girls have decided to get together and work on some machine quilting techniques. We will each put together a simple quilt top and practice our free motion quilting. The quilt I chose is simple square and rectangles with a half-square triangle border. The pattern is from the January 2008 issue of The Quilter - Isn't it Rich?

I have cut all the pieces and laid out rows to distribute the colours evenly throughout the entire piece. I kept moving pieces around and will probably make a few more changes as I sew the rows together. Some of the colours look brighter in the photo than in real life, so I hope it all works. It will be 110" x 110" king size quilt when finished.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Finally finished

It took more than a year, but it is finally finished. It is a quilt made using the Magic Tiles pattern by Kathleen Bissett. My satelllite group, the Shoppe Girls, decided to each make quilts using this pattern. We got together a couple of times to piece the blocks and them finished them up on our own. We all used a 'quilt-as-you-go' method, so lots of hand stitching. I don't think I would do it that way again, but it was a learning experience.

I am sure they have flowers in Victoria already!

But in Ontario? Nooooo... We just had our third snow storm in less than a week! Thank goodness I have a son who is big and strong and willing to shovel the snow for his dear old mother.