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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

in progress

I've moved on to my next UFO for the VMQG UFO challenge, after finishing off my first one last week.  This one was at the quilting stage, in fact I had started before I ran into some thread frustrations, back in November.  That's all sorted out now and I am underway!







Hoping it goes well and is finished up before too long, so I can get going on the next one!

Happy quilting!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

that's better

I did get some inspiration today and finished off the trellis quilt.  I decided to fill the remaining half circles in the border with some straight lines, and then added some "fiddleheads" for a little whimsy.

whimsy

Large open swirls fill the pieced strips.

swirls

I like how it has turned out - "modern vintage" - what do you think?

Spring Trellis
Spring Trellis 
Happy quilting!

Friday, March 21, 2014

slow progress

I'm making slow progress on my Bliss trellis quilt.  I'm trying not to quilt this one to densely so that it stays soft and cuddly, but I'm also not overly inspired, for some reason.

Here's what I've put in the turquoise

swirls

And then for the border, I used this as an inspiration
inspiration

and came up with these flowers for the corners and the mid points
corner

border

Not sure what I'll do for the rest - maybe I'll be more motivated tomorrow...

Happy quilting!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Colourblock

Today is reveal day over at Tangled Textiles.  Our theme this go round was Artistic License.  While I had a bit of a struggle deciding which way to go with this, I ended up drawing my inspiration from Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter.
Colourblock

gridwork

stitch


To read more about my piece, check this post.

To see the other's Artistic License pieces click here

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

scattered

I really need to focus a little more - I am so easily distracted and jump from one project to the next.
This week, in between visiting new little ones, I managed to get this one quilted and almost bound - a bit more stitching and it will be done.




But before I got it finished, I decided I needed to work on my Trellis quilt.  The top is done.


But, instead of getting it sandwiched and the quilting started, I decided I needed to make a Wine gift bag for the CQA / National Juried Show.

So, how are you at staying focused on a single project?

Happy quilting!

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network this week.

and with Sarah for a Whoop Whoop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

and then there were 4

at least there will be later today!  My step-daughter is having her second baby and we are all anxious to meet the new member of the family!

To celebrate, I made a new quilt. It just so happens that I also had to make a challenge quilt for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, using Riley Blake Basics (I just couldn't get it done in time for the MQG challenge's due date of Feb 17).

And Then There Were Four

I had so much fun quilting this one!
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"And Then There Were Four"
36" x 36"
Aurifil 50w top and bottom - light grey # 2600
Warm & Natural batting
quilted on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 3.2

Happy quilting!