I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Beautiful Scrap Quilt

A scrap quilt truly shows how well fabrics "play" together and shows us that there are endless combinations that work, and that work well. I enjoy seeing the various colours and fabrics in a scrap quilt and as I progress with my stitching across the top, I study the fabrics and visualize future possible colour combinations.

I especially enjoyed seeing the variety of fabrics Nancy used in this wonderful quilt - she has placed Christmas prints near kiddie prints, stripes next to florals, novelty prints close to Christmas prints...a huge selection of fabric themes with simply festive results. Her solid red border pulls it all together and a thick poly batt helps create a soft, cuddly quilt ready to brighten up any room. 

I used a simple stitch pattern to create a secondary design within the main body of the quilt. I quilted the outer borders with what I call my "fake" feathers, a quick feathery stitch that carries your eye around the quilt.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I spent a portion of my day unfolding each and every quilt top and backing I have to quilt and matching them to the thread I have, or to the thread I needed to order. I need full morning sun to be comfortable in my thread choices and today was one of those wonderful sunny days that filled that need. Eventually I finally pared the number of spools I was ordering down to an monetary amount I could cope with and sent the order. I can't be the only one who gets discouraged with the US exchange these days. 

After all that decision making, I went for a run and I haven't decided if that was more discouraging than the price I had to pay for the thread..I started out thinking I would run 5 km and feeling good at the 2 mark decided I would go 10, then at 3 decided maybe 8 and then at 5.5 realized I was finished. Hah. Anyway. 

There have been a flow of quilts coming and going and I haven't been keeping up with posting photos here. Eventually I will share some of them, but right now I have to keep working at finishing up pieces needed for upcoming shows and presentations.

I did want to share a photo of the thank you card that I designed for our guild to send out to the sponsors of our recent retreat. 

And if you were interested in seeing more photos from the retreat, like the card says, check Greater Moncton Quilt Guild Retreat 2015 Photo Gallery and look under Retreat 2015.