Sunday, March 21, 2010

A New Project...

I started a new project yesterday. And no, I haven't finished any of my UFOs. I used this great pattern from Handmade by Alissa. I dug into some of my favourite prints for the centre squares. After doing quite a bit of improv/wonky piecing, it was very relaxing to just follow a pattern. I think I'm going to like how this one turns out.

And on a totally non-quilting related topic, we sold our house on Friday. Yay. Now we are moving up. Well, up north anyway. But I'm not going to pack my sewing machine away until the last minute. I promise I'll keep up/catch up on my VQB blocks.

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's here!

I arrived home from a long road trip to find a wonderful package waiting for quilt forDQS8. I instantly recognized the name and the country of origin and I literally started jumping up and down. The package was from Tacha (Hanies) and she is a member of my bee inspired VQB. She is an amazingly creative quilter and a great source of inspiration. Check out her won't regret it!
I tore open the packaging to discover the most wonderful little quilt. Tacha said that she tried to include all of my favourites: aqua and orange, circles, little birds, and gees bend. I'm thrilled...she nailed it!
I love the little birds and the beautiful black outline quilting.

And look at these amazing hexes on the back for the label. And I know how much work those little beauties are to make.

I love my little quilt and I can't wait to find a home for it. Thanks Tacha!

Monday, March 1, 2010

In the Mail...

I finally finished my quilt for DQS8! And I even made the International Deadline. Nothing like a deadline to get my butt in gear...
I used a vintage pillowcase for the back. The colours are perfect. My partner hasn't received it yet, so I'm not showing the photo with the completed label. I love this quilt. I used Denyse Schmidt's "What a bunch of squares" as inspiration. I can see another one of these in my future. Just have to pick up some more solids. Now I can't wait to see what my partner sends me...