Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pieced Baltimore

This one was intimidating to say the least. Florence had this kit all cut before she passed away and Blanche did a beautiful job at piecing these blocks together. I think i'm getting more confident with my free hand feathers but i still feel i have a long way to go. I am very happy with how it turned out and more importantly so is Blanche.


Miss you Dad!
Skål is one of the few Swedish word my dad used around the house, it means Cheers!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Flowers it is!

I took Yvonnes advise and did flowers. This is going to hang in my Shack for the summer so the flowers fit perfectly. I did the borders separate...small flowers and loops in the outer border, curls in the small border and then the center i did a teardrop flower with loops.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Need Some Help!

Here is a picture of my new magnetic bowl that i bought at Princess Auto for $5.99. I just love it and it sits nicely on the metal rollers on my frame so my pins are never far away while i'm pinning on a quilt top.
Now to my problem. Well it's not really a problem but more like 'quilters block'... :) This is my quilt and i just loaded it on tonight and i don't know what design to quilt on it. The quilt is all batiks and i have a purple variagated thread. I know i want an all over design but i want to try something new. I think it should have a swirly feel as the piecing is so geometric but with it being a batik the quilting really won't stand out too much.

So please share your ideas with me. I'm afraid i might end up stuffing my face with chocolate all weekend if i don't have something to quilt :)
Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Back at it...

I had a good time in Wpg for Spring Break...even went on a date with my hubby! That doesn't happen too often so jumped at auntie's offer to take the boys glow golfing so we could go out for supper.
The only quilt related shopping i did was at Princess Auto....yes that's right...i dragged by boys to Princess Auto and finally found the magnetic bowls that i have been looking for to hold my pins. I was very excited to find them. I'll post a picture of it on my next post.

So this weekend i worked on a quilt for a client that is going to be a wedding gift. Love the colors in this quilt and the use of two fabrics in the card trick block instead of four. I quilted it with free hand designs and a little SID around the card trick design. Changed the original plan of 'loops in the sashing' to 'tiny leaves in the sashing'...the client didn't mind :)