I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mad About Teal - A Customer Quilt

This is another quilt I recently completed for a local quilter. This quilter is fairly new to the quilting scene and I know she will be creating more wonderful pieces as she continues. I was very impressed when she showed me her pieced back! I love when newbies step right into the quilting mayhem and ignore the quilting sheriffs out there..When I started quilting, I made my own rules and that same way of thinking has brought me much quilting joy over the years. I wish the same for her...

This is a small quilt called, “Mad About Teal” and I used her idea of swirling lines for the centre and continued with the same, adding perpendicular lines in the borders. It turned this lovely little quilt top into a cosy, comfy lap quilt for a very lucky girl!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The quilt may look like spring, but that’s where it ends...

Atlantic Canada is currently being bombed by what social media has dubbed, “White Juan 2”. The winds are strong and blowing up to 100 kms/hr, the snow is falling and blowing and visibility is almost nil. Our shores are being threatened with surges and many are without power. No one feels better knowing Cape Breton and Newfoundland will be getting this intense low pressure system much worse than we have...because they always get it worse than we do.

The weather reports tell us the sun will be shining here tomorrow morning and on Saturday the temperature should reach 10 degrees. Right.

Well, meanwhile indoors, I have been working on numerous projects, many of them customer quilts. This is one I recently completed and if it doesn’t remind one of spring, I don’t know what does.

I am linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Encouragement for new quilters!

I am trying to encourage five creative, young women to become quilters..
Do you think these stacks of hand cut charm squares will help?? These great bags I received at Road from the Gammill dealer are just right for filling with some necessary piecing goodies. But, not so much to overwhelm..just enough to peak their interest.

And I am going to offer them a little workshop this summer, if they are interested. 

Note to self: add some chocolate..

Wednesday, March 12, 2014