Quilting the Rainbow


DSC_0889Another project is getting close to completion.  I used a new technique for the binding using two fabrics.  Here is the link on how to do it. I love the piped effect of a contrasting fabric to the rainbow.  It turned out so cool.  (Okay so cool dates me, deal with it).  I’m quilting this one with a modified Baptist Fan.  It’s turning out nicely.

I love this little quilt.  Although it was intended for the women’s shelter, I’m really considering keeping it.  DSC_0890It’s very cute.

Genesis 9:13

I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

FP – Black Snowballs and Summer Flowers


 

DSC_0897This is my woobie.  I finally finished quilting the last half dozen black snowballs and threw it in the washer this morning.  It crinkled up really nice.  The fabrics were purchased at various quilt shops on our Tofino holiday.  It’s been cold this winter, so I must confess I have been using it for some time. It was on my list of things to finish before I could start piecing another top.  Check!  DSC_0896

Motivational Monday – French Braid


DSC_0895My last order of fabric held an ‘oops’.  I thought I had decided to forgo the batik jelly roll.  I was seduced by a single fabric, I should know better.  When it arrived I was a little surprised, and somewhat dismayed, what to do with it?!

At first I thought maybe I would just have a ‘horse race’ some day, sew the strips together as they came off the roll.  Searching through my pattern books for another project, I came across French Braid Quilts and my dilema was solved.  Here’s what’s planned.  Not for the immediate future though, I have a couple, few, OKAY, a bunch of other projects to wrap up first.

In a double biography, an intertwined meditation, where the author is an anomalous third braid, sometimes visible, sometimes not, there are intriguing possibilities,~ Vikram Seth

WIP Wednesday – Aunt Nancy’s Favourite


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I mentioned some time ago that I bought some Morris Apprentice fabrics intended for a quilt for my sister.  I was browsing through my pattern books and came across ‘Aunt Nancy’s Favourite’ in The Big Book of Patchwork – 50 Fabulous Quilts by Judy Hopkins.  Last night I finished the blocks.  It was truly satisfying working on these, each one unique.  I love the fabrics, 90% of them William Morris Inspired from three or four different series, and I think they lend themselves really well  to this design.  If my sibling is not as pleased, I’ll keep this one.

Making Short Work of It


I finished the Rainbow Log Cabin top.  Pictures coming soon.  I started to organize the left over scraps and in doing so, decided to throw together another project that has been on the bottom of my list for some time.  I wanted to use up extra blocks I had from my very first quilt , scraps from the Ordinary Time banners and the Ordination Stole, strips and blocks from the Trip Around the World, and odds and sods from NM’s Snowball quilt.  I began Friday and finished up the blocks Saturday night, almost …

DSC_0882I had no other plans for the fabric and wanted to get it out of my stash.  So this is what I ended up with, a Crazy Sampler quilt.  Since there was no plan or pattern, it sewed up really quick.

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Once I laid out all the blocks I came to the realization that I will have to make one more block.  I’m greatly pleased with the way that this one turned out, to the extent that I am keeping it for a less randomly constructed Sampler.  What is one more project?  Really.  DSC_0885

2 Corinthians 8:15

As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”

50 Wynford Drive, Toronto


DSCN0104This weekend I was in Toronto (otherwise known by themselves as the centre of the universe) for a Pension and Benefits meeting at the denomination’s office at 50 Wynford Drive.  They have this lovely quilt hanging beside the door to the Assembly Council office.  There are some inspiring techniques used that I will keep in mind for the future.  The leaves have craft wire down the centres attached with a sewn zigzag stitch.  At the extended end of the wire is a little eye hook that allows the leaf to be sewn to the quilt.

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We are currently on our way back home, waiting for our connection in Edmonton.