Sunday, February 28, 2010

In City Retreat

Last weekend my guild had an in-city retreat. One of our members found a wonderful room with lots of great natural light, lots of room, huge tables, and comfy chairs. It was amazing.

We did get a little overwhelmed with our projects. (Not sure if you can see it in the picture below, but under the white pile, you can see shoes.) Good news is, we only lost one! :)

Several months ago (like last year), we did a charm pack night. We had a show & tell of all sorts of quilts made from charm packs. That night inspired a second night. We each picked a charm pack and created these split 9-patch quilts from them. (If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll create a tutorial for them). I love seeing the exact same pattern turn out so differently just because of the fabric choices.

Speaking of things turning out differently, just because of fabric choices... Do you remember these quilts? One and Two. Well, here are two more of our guild BOMs.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Building blocks

I made these blocks for my nephew for Christmas.

I made each block a single colour and then added different pictures on each side for each block.

You can nest them together so you can have fun with "in the box, out of the box, in the box, out..."

And, of course, stack them up (and knock them over!)

I found the tutorial for the blocks here. It's a great tutorial. Wonderful explanations and photos. Very easy to follow.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Apparently I was doing too well with focus... I found a few distractions....

I did pretty good with Winding ways and got the blocks all the way to the final step.

But then I found this cool knitted blanket pattern and I started knitting squares...

But then I took an embroidery class with a friend so we could learn how to do all those amazing embroidery projects that we keep seeing out there. This is the class project so far...

Apparently it is time to start focusing again. :)