Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mail call

Many things in life are going digital now and it seems like we find fewer items in the snail mail all the time.  But today it was worth the walk down to the mailbox -- I found treasure there!

Advance copy of the September issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Of course, I turned to my own quilt first!

My quilt looks pretty good in its "glamour shot", don't you think!

I've had time now to look at the rest of this issue, and I can see some lovely designs, everything from a table topper to a baby quilt, to lap quilts and larger bed quilts.   There is plenty of inspiration here to keep a quilter happily quilting for a long time.

You'll be able to pick up your very own copy of this magazine in a week or two -- so watch for it on your newsstand.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Another try at Celtic Solstice

I pulled out THAT project again -- the one from December of 2013 when Bonnie Hunter began the Celtic Solstice mystery quilt.  This time I made some good progress.
Both sets of blocks are completed at last.  (I've made a few changes in the star block to make the green chains run across the quilt in both directions.) 

Here are a few of the blocks laid out as they will be sewn. I find myself second guessing my colour choices, but all in all, I think I like the way it works!

For now all the blocks are back in their bag, and I was able to return the extra fabric to the stash bins. One of these days I'll take this to a group Sew Day.  Sewing all the blocks together to make the top will be the perfect project to work on while sewing with friends.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Quilter Power

A few weeks ago we received a request for a quilt for a local fundraiser event.  The timeline was tight -- only a week until the event was to occur.  We put out a request to local quilters for a quilt or a top.  Almost immediately a top was offered -- and of course, the colours were perfect.

Within 48 hours we had it backed, batted, quilted, bound.  It was completed in time for the fund-raiser where it helped raise  money for Honour House in New Westminster.  And the event organizer has signed up for our next beginning quilter's class!  (But she may find that not every quilt comes together quite as quickly as this one did!)

Disappearing 9-Patch quilt donated to Honour House fundraiser.