What has kept me so busy , well several things , the first being my BOM Quilt for the guilt guild . I now have it all sewn together and am in the process of quilting the remaining sashing strips I couldn't do until my border was attached . Here is a peak .
I chose to do a little leafy vine for the sashing strips, hmm , lovely but why didn't I chose something quicker to stitch haha. I will of course still need to do the border once those are finished . I was hoping to have this finished for our quilt show coming up the end of this month but unless I do nothing else that won't likely happen.
Since this year is Canada's 150th birthday I decided to take on the challenge offered in the Quilters Connection magazine to create a mystery runner . The pattern does not include a photo so you really have to be careful when putting it together . Thanks to a little help from my friend Annette I finally got it worked out . It is HUGE , I have never made a runner this large before and I don't have a table this long , infact my table is round . The fabrics I chose have little red anchors in the background fabric and the red fabric has what could look like wheat, the oceans on each end of this great country and the wheat fields of the prairies in between 😊
It actually fits well at the end of the bed so may be used as a bed runner .
The other project that has my attention lately is the crazy quilt block from my online class with Kathy Shaw. I am still amazed she provides this class for free . I need to add a few more beads and I am thinking of trying a ribbon butterfly but for now this is what it looks like.
I really enjoyed this class and would highly recommend it if you want detailed instructions on creating a crazy quilt block and a all for free . Kathy offers the class periodically infact she just started a new one so too late to join up now but be on the lookout for an announcement for her next one.
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a retreat , the first for our guild . It was a blast and I am already looking forward to next year's. We decided to not have scheduled workshops for this retreat but each worked on our own projects which made for some very interesting eye candy . I worked on a couple of different projects , the first was to finish the stitching on my curved piecing sample I had started for the class I taught last year , hmm , pretty sad when the teacher doesn't finish her work huh . Anyway I managed to finish all the stitching and added my applique and since I came home did a little more work on it , want to see ?
I will share a little more about the retreat later on but for now I must run , I have been up for a while and my tummy is telling me it is time to eat 😊
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by .