Sunday, 18 September 2016

A Quilt Finish - CRQC BOM


Some followers may remember this quilt top, I designed it in 2015 for the Castle Rock Quilt Club BOM and made it from August 2015 to August 2016 as an example quilt whilst I was the BOM co-ordinator for the club.  Their Bi-annual quilt show is the first weekend in October so I wanted this quilt finished ready to hang in the show. 

I LOVE my choice of binding!
Yes I bind by machine even when my quilt will hang in a show!!! I know quilt police are having a heart attack right now as they read this!


I quilted it in simple meandering loops that remind me of bubbles blowing in the wind, which seems to suit the bright fun colors in this quilt.


Don't you JUST LOVE A FINISH!!! Especially one that's only a lap quilt but took over a year to finish!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sew Weekend

Hubby is out of town atm so...

SEW WEEKEND!

I pattern tested my circle of geese flying around a central star mini quilt/wall quilt design today! I designed it last year but hadn't had time to test it.



I used scraps and few fat quarters that were part of a challenge set by the quilt club I attend. I'm happy with how it turned out! Tomorrow I want to quilt a lap quilt top I finished months ago!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Sew Day!

Hubby is golfing! Yay, sew day! I love time in my studio and even Ebony the Maltipoo ventured into the dungeon with me!



The first thing I wanted to show you all is this quilt that my friend Kathy made:


This is the pattern I designed for the Castle Rock Quilt Club 2015/16 BOM using the pinwheel variation that I have shown previously here on the blog. She's made a spectacular quilt!!! The files are still available free to download at this club link: http://www.crqc.org/bom_and_challenges


And of course it is almost September so it was time to make my pattern test block for the Adventurous Stars BOM I am hosting throughout this year. So here it is:

To download the files for Adventurous Stars there is a link at the top of my left sidebar

Then I quilted this table runner that I started at the beginning of summer break:


I am LOVING my new full time job as a TA at a local elementary school but it does make me cherish my free time even more!