Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Split 9-patch

Isn't it amazing what a little fabric can do?  All of these quilts are the exact same pattern.  Can you see it?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June Finishes

I have a bunch of finished this month! 

This first is a pincushion.  It's made by folding fabric and then stuffing it with crushed walnuts.  This is much bigger than the pincushion but gives you an idea of the method used.

This next quilt is a testament to enders and leaders.  I started this charity quilt as a stash buster.  It has all sorts of fabrics that 'just don't go together' but when you see the quilt finished, it looks amazing.  (Or at least I think so. :)  And I hardly notice that coral block right next to the fuchsia barbie doll pink one... :)  It was quilted for me by a wonderful friend who recently got a long arm quilting machine.  She did a fabulous job.

Not bad for a few 9-patches and 1/4 square triangles...

I made these little crocheted eggies for my nephew's second birthday. 

Hi little eggies.

Hi little chickies!  (Cracking open the shell finds the chickies, no yolks here!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

May finishes

I actually had a finish for last month.  (I just didn't get it posted in time.) 

This was on my UFO list for 2010.  This was a border round robin started with my guild back in august 2007.  It percolated for a few years until I finally figured out how to quilt it.  (It didn't hurt to have a deadline either.  My guild entered our quilts in as a group display as part of a local show last month)

This yellow quilt is mine.  It started off as this.

These are the rest of our border round robin quilts.  I think they turned out rather spectacularly.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Wow!  Where has the time gone!!??  I can't believe it's been this long since the last post.  There has been so much going on lately.  I think I'm going to have to do a series of catch-up posts.  Not the boring or horrible stuff of course, but the fun quilty stuff.

First up is this amazing quilt.  I got this from Peg as a prize for finishing something in the One Project A Month challenge.  Isn't it amazing?  Plus, it came with this lovely stitchery pattern which is wonderful because I've been really enjoying the embroidery and there are fewer patterns in Canada (It's not the most popular thing here.)