Sunday, 17 February 2013

Quilt Doodle BOM–Feb Block


February’s block is called Garden Pinwheel……what a fun block to make!!


I am thinking that at some point I may bring in some red with the black and whites??  Hence the red button on the daisy!!   Red sashing perhaps……



Recovered from Retreat

Another great retreat with Oma’s Quilt Shop at South Beach has come and gone!!  What a great time we had!!  Hours and Hours of sewing, great meals, and tons of inspiration!

Got a large portion of the graduation quilt I am working on done!! 


Here are twelve of the twenty blocks…….don’t have enough room on my design wall to display all the blocks.  It is a 4 x 5 block layout!!    I just need to square up the blocks and sew the rows together.  Feels so good to be ahead of the game….I don’t need this one finished until June !!

Finally got this baby quilt together…..I bought this quilt at the MPQ quilt show in 2010!!


Super simple little quilt…..but still cute!!  This one just needs a piano key outer border.

We also worked on a little organizer bag…..will get a picture of that up soon…..just working on the binding!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Prepping for Retreat


Gathering together my projects to work on at upcoming Feb retreat.  My main project will be a Graduation quilt for my great niece who will be graduating this June.

I going with the Atkinson Lucky Stars pattern done in Blue/Green batiks…..her favourite colours.    Inside the center squares of the stars will be pictures of Kennedy and her family. 


Love working with Atkinson Patterns……this is the second one I have done…..the instructions are very detailed with lots of tips and tricks and things to watch out for!!  Also the pressing instructions are very precise….takes alot of the guesswork out of it for me and I can just relax and sew!!  Going to try to get a couple of the star blocks done up before the retreat to make sure this is going to work the way I envision it!!

Here is a picture of my view out the window this morning!!  Love it!!


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Quilt Doodle BOM 2013


I decided to participate in a BOM this year and found a great one over at Quilt Doodle Blog.   The Jan block is a Monkey Wrench block>

Here is my version:


Can’t wait to see what block we will be doing in Feb.  Smile

Teddy Bear Quilt Done!! With a Week to Spare!


Finished up the stitching on the  Teddy Bear Quilt this morning….a whole week ahead of schedule!!    So much less stressful than one of my last minute finishes!!  This was a fun quilt to work on.   I love doing applique and I love working with brights!!




Another nice thing was that this was made totally from my stash!!  I love when I can do that!!