Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What's going on Wednesday


I have been so busy at work the past two weeks.  I am filling in for two co-workers so my workload has increased.  Hopefully back to my normal schedule in two weeks.  On the plus side, more money for fabric!! And I am due for a "fabric run".  I have $100.00 saved in loonies and toonies and I need thread.  Meanwhile, I have spent time working on basting my RRCB. I am taking my time.  I decided to  hand baste and pin. While basting this quilt,  it is taking all my working space so I just throw a plastic tablecloth over it when I want to cut or create.  I am almost finished with the basting and I will soon be starting the FMQing.  This will be the largest quilt I have quilted on my machine.  
I also started a new quilt along....New York Beauty blocks. I think NYB is my favourite quilt block.  I am using batiks and this is a good way to use up scraps.  Some quilters steer away from this awesome block because of the curved sewing that is required.  My method for success is the technique I learned while making a few of Karen Neary's patterns. And, of course, paper piecing. 

I am so excited to have Quilt Canada in my city in May.  Well, excited isnt quite the word.  I don't belong to a guild or a group, Blogland is my inspiration.  So, to be able to be surrounded by the best in Canada for a few days is beyond thrilling for me.  So, I am working on an original little quilt to be part of the exposition of Nova Scotia quilters.  Here's a little peek at what I am working on.  I decided to cut into my precious Kaffe's.  I am just showing a bit of a NYB.. So much fun. 

11 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a beautiful quilt Linda. I can't imagine doing it on a sewing machine..you talented folks. I like the NYB too

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

You are a brave woman! I sent my RRCB out to be done, it is too big for me to wrestle with. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Karen said...

I love your quilt, and I know you will do an awesome job with the quilting.
Thanks for the nice words :) I am glad you are stitching something for Quilt Canada -I feel so guilty that all I will have there is an entry in the Trend Tex Challenge. I had great hopes of doing a mini for the show, but it just isn't going to happen. I hope I will get a chance to see yours in person.

elle said...

Lovely work! A first time Quilt Canada will take your breath away. Sew, breathe deep! ;^)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt! I look forward to seeing how you quilt it!
Those big quilts are a challenge...I end up with a lot of scrunching and piling up!!

Regina said...

Wonderful quilt and interesting basting set-up. How do you make your hand-basting stand up to machine quilting? I tried it once and never again! It's safety pins all the way for me. Good luck

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Sheila said...

Your quilt will be beautiful , you must love PP . I won't have anything entered in the Quilt Canada but plan on attending and can't wait , I know it will be awesome .

M-R said...

Lucky you to have Quilt Canada coming. I'm tempted to go because my BIL and SIL live there, but I just don't think I can do it this year. Your sneak peek looks great!

Ellen said...

How exciting - you are so close to having your RRCB finished. It is such a pretty quilt - mine is currently living on my bed. Love the NYB blocks!

Magpie Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt! Wish I was going to Quilt Canada in Halifax! Such a beautiful location! Attended QC in Calgary in 2010 and was so inspired by the beautiful quilts that were shown.