Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's Coming Together


It's all starting to come together. Some binding, a hanging sleeve and of course a label and I will actually have a finish. It's been a while!!!

 

Only black binding will do.....I better wait for day light.


I love figuring out how all the quilted pieces fit together.

  

I don't want the joins to be obvious.

 

It's a wide join that is pieced.....rather clever, don't you think!!

 
The Quilt Back

QAYG quilt backs are usually rather interesting. I don't usually put an awful lot of thought into them.....they sort of just happen. Quilt backs are a great place to play with improv piecing. My main criteria is that the colours work with the front of the quilt.....plus I like using fabric that I bought on sale. I sort of hate to use full price fabric on the back.

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

About those Rejections.....Just keep trying

As difficult as the those rejections are....it's all part of the process, if you want to submit your quilts. I have received more "Dear John" emails (as I like to call them) then I thought possible this year. Ouch...yes it hurts a bit, but I'm still standing and still rather confident in my work. So, with a what have I got to loose type of attitude I submitted some more.

Maybe the past dozen or so plus rejections just made the two acceptance emails that arrived to today, just that much sweeter!!!!

 

 
Shifting Impressions
 
Crossroads

I hope this encourages everyone just to keep submitting....without submissions, there would be no quilt shows....wouldn't that be sad.

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's been a while....what can I say.

It's been so long....I'm not sure I remember how to do this. I'm going to blame Instagram....it's just way to fast and easy. That's my story,  and I'm sticking to it.

I've been here on the West Coast since the end of April....and loving it. Of course I've been getting into all kinds of trouble in the quilting world.

 
It all started with this little box of lovelies by Denyse Schmidt that I found at Bib 'n Tucker
Seriously....RESISTANCE WAS FUTILE!!!

 
Lots going on

As you can see it didn't take me long to fill the design wall. How it will all work together beats me. But isn't that the joy of working improv???

 
And I may have ended up in Nanaimo........(shhh, they sell Bernina's)

I may as well confess....I bought another new sewing machine. Going back and forth between two different machines between two different cities was messing with my brain....I know, I know...But seriously the Bernina 770 Quilter's Edition is a dream machine.

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