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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

slowing down on my quilting finishes

I took an improvisational piecing class with the Fraser Valley Modern Guild and had lessons on to cut freely and just start piecing.  I wasn't too happy with the fabrics I chose but my stash had limited solids and didn't have time to get out shopping.  That is a poor excuse because I knew about the workshop with lots of time to prepare... but as usual, started getting organized a few nights before and that left me struggling to find solids to work with.  I did learn lots and as always, fun to be with a great group of women.

This is a kid's quilt made from a kit I bought at the Sewing Show in March from Hamel's booth.  I must say I wasn't overly impressed with the cutting and piecing and am sure there must have been a simpler way with less seams but I did like the fabrics and overall design.  It is ready to be quilted and bound and given to a deserving recipient.

These are some Quilts of Valour mug hug blocks that have been turned into me for sending off to Edmonton.  I was using them as a guide for cutting more fabric to make more mug hugs.

This is what is on my design wall.  Another St. Louis 16 patch that has blocks I used as a demo for my Quilt Diva group.  I decided I have some ancient purple fabrics and this might be a good way to use up some of the fat quarters that have lived in my house for far too long!

Also, on the left... just a peek... a fun project using 5" squares of batik fabrics.  Another project using up fabric that has been living with me longer than I care for.

And at the bottom, 3 more blocks that are for hug mugs for QOV made from Northcott's Oh Canada line of fabrics.

That is Susan's 3D block on the wall as well... it is made incorrectly and serves as my humility reminder.

A better picture of the batiks squares.  It will grow slowly into a decent size for a quilt.

This mug rug arrived in mailbox today from Alabama.  Isn't it just too perfect for a tea drinker?


  1. I love how your improv piece turned out! It was a great workshop!

  2. I love how your improv piece turned out! It was a great workshop!

  3. Thank you for your compliment... was a bit dissapointed in my colour choice but love the improvisational effect.