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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Learning the ropes

I am so new at this! Any and all tips and comments are most welcome as I sort out this blogging concept. Thank you to Marlene at Sipiweske Quilts for helping me sort out my email - hopefully I've got it right now!
Today it is raining - "they've" been threatening rain for awhile now, but today it has arrived. This will (hopefully) give me the opportunity to actually work on some UFOs that I have hanging around. I'm pretty good at getting tops completed, but have a definite problem getting to the quilting part! I guess that's what comes next for the next little while! That and yesterday my step daughter and I went fabric shopping for a new Irish Dance dress - she's just getting approval from her teacher for her selections, and once that is done, I know what I'll be working on! Making the dresses is fun and a bit of a challenge - my SD draws the design and then I get to make it work. Keeps my mind working overtime sometimes.

My DH gave me a new digital camera for my birthday and I'm still getting sorted out and comfortable with that, but hopefully my next post will have some pictures of what I'm working on , in the meantime, here are a couple of shots of past projects.
This was from a Fons & Porter magazine a few years back - a Bethany Reynolds pattern. I am always so amazed at the variety of blocks you can get from a single fabric!
The Lone Star was a workshop I did at the shop where I used to buy my sewing machines. (yes, over the years I had bought 4 machines from them!) Unfortunately, they are no longer in business, but the old owner still runs sewing retreats twice a year, so I still get to learn and socialize with old friends there.
This last one is one of my more recent quilts. It was based on a tutorial of Kellie's at Don't Look Now for her Flower Garden Pillow I love Kellie's style and whimsy with her designs, and am looking forward to practising her tarpunto and quilting technique some more. This quilt was made as baby quilt for my second cousin's first child.
A little all over the place, but I do like variety! My current UFOs include a BOM in bright batiks, a jelly roll quilt in subdued browns and blues, a slash buster in blues and reds, a guild challenge quilt in bright batiks, a christmas mystery quilt in reds, greens and golds, and a completely hand stitched stained glass Christmas quilt, and a few others that are just waiting for some final stitches! What comes next for you?

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Hello! Welcome to blogland ~ you're going to find yourself addicted!

Love your flower quilt. Kellie's patterns are gorgeous, aren't they?