Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekend Away!

I have been to a Quilting Retreat with my sister-in-law all weekend.
It was Fantastic!!!!!!!
We had lots of Talking, Laughter, and of course Sewing.

I have made 4 wonderful new Friends, with whom I will be doing it all again with very soon!

I took the Freckled Whimsy Pattern Pocketful of Pinwheels  to play with and ended up making the whole Quilt top.

My dog always thinks it's play time, even on a white quilt top....

I have also pulled out the Supernova Instructions and have begun organizing my fabrics.
I am doing it in Hope Valley the same as the Original but my solid will be Grey.

I love this Fabric!

Now I'm off to do block 3 of Birdie Stitches because it's the 1st April on Friday and I said I would finish early...promises,promises!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm proud of this Finish!

 I was going to do a scrappy border in my Feature Fabric but due to circumstances beyond my control
 (see here)
I had to do a Quick Finish so I ended up putting 5" borders on instead.

I really Love how this Quilt turned out.
 This is the first ever Quilt along  
 I've participated in that I have actually finished on time.

I have other Quilt Along's still languishing in the UFO pile
 so this is a huge milestone for me.

I choose my edge to edge pattern because the feature fabric I used for the Quilt is Just Wing It by Mo Mo.
This fabric is all about Butterflies,
so my Quilting consists of leaves and Butterflies

It has taken all weekend but now I'm Ready for SuperNova...

My newest Bundle of Joy...

This is Modern Workshop By Oliver + S
Now to dig out Hope Valley and prepare myself to cut it up....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Supernova Quilt-Along

Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

Lee, from the Fabulous blog Freshly Pieced, designed this awesome quilt pattern called Supernova.
She's broken down the piecing instructions into 3 stages
 making it achievable (I hope)
 Cutting instructions will be posted on March 24th, but yardage requirements are already online.

I have a Fat Quarter bundle of Hope Valley so...
 This might be the Right time to cut it up!
Supernova quilt

So we all get to post photos of our progress on her Supernova Quilt Along Flickr Group, and generally have a great time while making this beautiful quilt!
Let's hope that I can keep up...
But let's face it there is no better motivator
than a group of people expecting to see a Finished Quilt!

Who else is going to join in the Fun?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fandango Quilt...

Remember this ?

 Yesterday I loaded her on the Gammill and went for It!
It took about 4 Hours to complete....

I Quilted in a pattern called Nouveau Flower.

Th pattern is Quite loose so it's still lovely and Squishy

A while ago I watched this video on YouTube from the Missouri Quilt Co.

I bought the tool and it's been sitting waiting for it's first use.

I finally got to use the binding tool...
I can highly recommend it to anyone, It's soooo easy to use
It makes the final bias seam so easy to do,
 and the binding fitted perfectly on the Quilt.



Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm doin' a Happy Dance...

Thank You to everyone for helping choose my background!

I Love It...
Now did the fact that I have said on a number of occasions that purple is my Favorite colour sway you into the decision?

This is all I thought I was going to be able to show today,

 I had a few fights with my single girl quilt...

  But I became a friend to my unpicker...

I'm doin' a Happy Dance...
Now on to the borders, mmmm what to do...

     Back with more soon!



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