Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's finished

I am pleased to say I have finished my "Over The River" from Crabapple Hill. The moment I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it. I just love the trees & houses in the snow. It was so fun to pull fabrics from my stash for this quilt.
I just need to piece the backing so I can get it mailed off to Mary at Quilt Hollow who is going to quilt it for me.

I have started another one for my brother & his wife, only this next one I am making in reds. I think it will be pretty too. Just hope they like it.

Now my friends who see this are probably saying, " what no pink"? Well, that is for my next stitchery pattern, so stay tuned.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have been busy

We took a trip to beautiful Monteray because I signed up for a quilting class. I have always wanted to learn to make the One block Wonder quilt. I love how you take one beautiful fabric, cut in up in a special way then sew back together the wedges & you have created a kaleidoscope effect. The day before my class we had plenty of time for sight seeing. We were blessed with beautiful weather.

This is the fabric I started with. I just loved all the different shells along with all the colors.

Here are the blocks together on my design wall. The difficult part is arranging them in a pleasing transition. The goal is to have the blocks blend into each other. I still have some work to do. It amazes me how different the blocks look from the original fabric.
I have to say a big thank you to my darling Gregg for taking me to this quilting class. He is so supportive of my passion, & is willing to take me where I need to go. He had a good time hiking & going through museums.