Monday, April 6, 2015

What's Happenin'

I am working away on projects and enjoying every minute. I didn't make my machine quilting goal for March , but almost.  I am half way finished the free motion quilting on Jamie's quilt.  I went with a loop-de-loop design in the white areas and I think I will leave the black areas unquilted.  Not sure yet.   I showed Jamie his quilt a few days ago and he loves how it is turning out.  He can't wait for me to finish so he can display it in his apartment.

My lovely little guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, is in the midst of a challenge to members to make 8 1/2" half square triangles, using QuiltCon 2015 colours combined with any solid grey, so that we can make single bed quilts for our chosen charity.  I figured I might as well sew the 80 hst blocks I made into a top since I had the time.  I have had two family members tell me they want me to make them a quilt just like it now!

  
My Pfaff QE 4.0 is in the shop for service and my Pfaff Ambition 1.0 is all set up for freemotioning so I ended up sewing all the blocks for this quilt top on my 1952 Featherweight and then sewed the rows together on my 1999 Kenmore.  It all went very well

I am just about to start work on my idea for a wallhanging that I will make for the Modern Quilt Guild's Riley Blake Challenge. The fabrics are very pretty. I ordered a few more to go with the fat 1/8s that the Modern Quild Guild supplied to members.


On April 14, the Canadian Quilter's Association's travelling show 
                                   It's Time For Colour  
Will be making a stop at Atlantic Fabrics in Dartmouth.
I can't wait to get a good close look at some amazing little quilts.  Click on the link to get the info.

Hope you had some quality quilty time today.


7 comments:

  1. It looks like such fun sewing. I love those aqua fabrics.

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  2. Great job on the charity quilt!

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  3. I laugh every time I go on your blog and see your cardinal, he has so much sass ;-) I like how the gray makes the colors just pop on your donation quilt. It sounds like maybe you'll be making more of them in the future. Nice fabric choices on your new quilt-I love the aqua set against gray and white. So much fun to play with fabric....

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  4. Really? Your March goals list was a bit ambitious! I'm so glad you are having such fun with your modern quilting guild. I see Lesley took the plunge, too! She made an amazing piece for the challenge. See you soon! xo

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  5. Looking good, ScrapMaster! Aren't you going to have fun making all those Kona HSTs? At least your family members fell in love with blocks that aren't super complicated!

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  6. I like how Jamie's quilt is turning out

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  7. Your quilting is looking good - I thought at first leaving the black plain would make a great contrast but when I went back for another look I was not so sure! Difficult to tell without seeing in the flesh though. xx

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