Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January UFO complete

My UFO for January is finished! The Number of the Month in the UFO Challenge was #6, which on my list was the Hudson Bay Log Cabin (pattern from “Yes You Can! Make Stunning Quilts from Simple Patterns” by Judy Martin). The blocks were completed last year and needed to be put together in a top.

The top is complete and the border is done. I used a lovely Jinny Beyer border print fabric that I’ve been hoarding “for something special”. I decided this was special enough.

My goal was to complete the top. It would then go on my pile of “tops in waiting” ready to be turned into a real quilt when the need arose. It looks like this one won’t be “in waiting” for very long – I have a recipient in mind and am just awaiting a bit more information so that I can get it quilted and sent off to its new home.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Excavations in the Sewing Room

A New Year seems to bring out resolutions to CLEAN UP the working areas. Here are a couple of shots of things the way they were before I got very far with the job.

A determined effort over the course of several days brought great results.  Areas of floor emerged which had not been seen for months!  Flat surfaces appeared on the worktable.

I readily admit that I am not by nature a tidy person.  But I am so enjoying the changes, that I will do my very best to keep the situation from reverting to the hideous mess it was before this campaign began! Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 7, 2011

Quilting Newspaper Column

Thanks to Val for drawing my attention to this.  Of course, this doesn't sound like any of the people we know!

Click on the link to read the column
Globe and Mail Column

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Preemie Puzzle Mystery


It's time to get started on the Guild's annual mystery.  The quilts finish to 36" square and are intended for the Intensive Care Nursery of our regional hospital.  The fabrics have been selected and it's time to begin cutting and sewing!  Directions will be posted here on guild meeting days -- Step One is ready to go.  See the link on the right side of the page.