This summer my friend Betty was making the Fire Moth quilt and we spent time together working on this paper piecing pattern.
Once the top was completed Betty had me quilt it and I chose the Star Swirl pattern to compliment background starry night look. once this project was complete Betty gifted me the scraps left over from the quilt…more about in my next post.
My friend Betty constantly amazes me with her piecing and quilts. I had the privilege of quilting her Forest Friends quilt recently.
Mom requested an Ultra Feminine quilt. Grandma went on the search for fabric. Laundry Baskets Little Sweetheart collection was perfect for the Dresden Plates that I had envisioned. For the background I chose the sweet little print from the porcelain collection by Three Sisters.
Most of the quilting was done freehand.
Welcome to our sweet Granddaughter Kaija!
Terri’s quilts always inspire me, her choices of fabric, colour and patterns always go together beautifully.
Life gets busy and before I knew it I hadn’t pieced anything in ages. My casual, part time job took front stage over my quilting time and add a few other commitments and life became way out of balance. Suddenly something happened that truly forced me to stop and catch my breath and to re-evaluate my priorities.
A little over a month ago I was invited to an amazing quilting retreat. Three days of uninterrupted sewing, all meals were were amazing and best of all spending the weekend with kind nurturing and supportive quilting friends helped to spark my joy in quilting all over again!
It’s not that I had lost interest it was just that life had taken over.
I started the weekend putting my kaleidoscope blocks together
I spent a few hours working on my scrappy 16 patches
And finally began working on my Fatquartershop designer mystery block of the month from 2012! It had been patiently waiting!
I had seven blocks completed when I got home and it didn’t take long before I had all 12 finished and moved on to the finishing kit!
My Mojo has returned! More to come!
This quilt is such a beautiful burst of colour and was fun to quilt using the pantograph Helix.
I chose to use medium brown bottom line thread which blended beautifully in all of the colours, this colour took third place enabling the piecing then pantograph to come first and second when viewing the quilt.