Monday, February 18, 2019

Oh Canada

Vicki made this fun Canadian themed quilt using Northcotts Oh Canada fabric collection.  I used Maple Syrup pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The quilting shows up so nicely on the Minky backing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sisters Choice Presidents Blocks

A few months ago my friends in Flin Flon sent me a wonderful gift, my Presidents Blocks!  When I left Flin Flon I was the president of the guild so felt bad for leaving mid term and said they didn't have to make the traditional Presidents blocks for me since I didn't complete my full 2 years, but they insisted that I would be getting the blocks.   They asked what block I would like and I chose the Sisters Choice block...because these ladies have been like sisters to me for 21 year!  
I had time to piece the quilt top this month and added a blue sashing with pink corner stones that was the same pink that is in all the star points.  Can't wait to find time to quilt this one but my stack of personal quilt tops is building up so it might be a few months before I get that pleasure!

 When they sent the Sisters Choice blocks they also added four Flin Flon themed blocks that I hope to make in to a wall hanging for my quilt studio soon!

My blog has been a bit quieter than normal as the weather has been too cold and snowy to take outdoor quilt pictures!  We have beautiful hoar frost this morning now that it is warming up but last week it got down to -43'c. Brrrrr!

I was able to capture a few sun halo/sun dog pictures a few days ago.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Four Patch Variations

Vicki brought two quilts that are Four Patch variations.  The first one is my Four Patch Charm Quilt pattern that you can download for free from my blog sidebar.   You have to see how the quilt is constructed to find the four patch used in it!   Vicki used a great selection of medium to dark fabrics with a beige background, its a great quilt to use up scraps!  I picked Plush for the pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Vicki’s second quilt is a great traditional Four Patch quilt using two sizes of four patches in the layout.  Love the addition of the piano key border for this scrappy quilt.  I used Mimosa for the pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.