I have been lurking around quilt blog land for a while, and now it's my turn to take the plunge! This is where I will be sharing my quilting adventures.
Where to start? Well, how about my most recent finish. I bought a Ruby charm pack on a trip to Saint John (NB) back in 2011. Every time I come home after buying some sort of pre-cut bundle, I always ask myself... what does one do with these? I don't normally make quilts out of a single collection, or a single designer - I am more of a scrappy type quilter. But once I have a critical mass from one collection, I find it hard to match with other prints. And there is the pre-wash vs. non pre-wash issue (all my stash is pre-washed, but my pre-cuts are not). I was really stuck with my set of 42 5" squares.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Ruby yardage from a store in Moncton a few months after the original purchase. I cut up a few more squares, sewed them together in 12 groups of 4, and... put the whole project back on the UFO pile where it sat for a year. Finally, three weeks ago, I decided it was time to finish this baby!
I quilted loops and double loops in a soft gray. Quick and easy!
It is backed in flannel... yummy! I may have to re-think all my backing purchases from now on...
So what am I working on these days? Here are two slabs I made last night for Cheryl at Dining Room Empire (I have not yet learned how to insert a link here). Hopefully these will find their way onto a quilt to warm the heart of someone affected by the floods in Alberta.
The slabs were easy and fun to make, and I can see making some of those for myself at some point. Of course, I had to do something different and make a white block with a colourful centre! I was planning on making a few more tonight, but that was before I decided that tonight was the night to finally become a blogger. 3 hours later, I have not made it to the sewing room, and it's more than 1 hour past my bedtime. Sigh! I can already see how blogging could be cutting into my quilting time if I am not careful.
Finally, here's a sneak peak of something I am working on:
Well, that first post wasn't that hard... I wonder what took me so long! I am so excited to have a space to share my projects!
I know I have a lot to learn, - first on the list is improving my photography skills - but I intend to take it easy and keep this fun.
Thanks for reading!