Saturday, May 20, 2017

Back from oh so many things!

Without going into details of any of my trips, I wonder if I can just post a few pictures of what I have been up to.
Here is the latest finished quilt. I call it "Postcards from Thailand"
I used total of six blocks from the book to create this medallion.
Half Square Triangles
The border of Hourglass quilt (from the book)
Triangles from Endless Mountains
Rail Fence (On the back)

This quilt is very special to me because it marks our latest vacation to Thailand with our daughter, Kavita.

I taught this class at Port Gamble, WA and here are the pictures from the class.

Student work

Student work

My class display

Student work
It is always fun to see a finished quilt from a participant from a previous class. Here I go again with forgetting the name of this lovely quilter. Please introduce yourself and claim your beautiful quilt if you are reading this post.

We had so many wonderful, hilarious moments, I am thankful for being able to visit so many places and meet fabulous quilters.

I am thrilled to see the progress on Michelle's quilt. Don't you love these tipsy geese?

I am also glad to be back home to my sewing machine. Today was a start of a new quilt and can't wait to put it together and share it with you all.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Windmill Quilt Top

After finishing this top, I posted it on another other blog but never wrote about it here. I made this from scraps my sister planned to donate. Instead she has a quilt for one of their outreach programs.

Rocky Mountain November quilt top
And she thought these fabrics didn't "go together." Ha.

Thanks for a quick and lively block, Sujata.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Quilting my blades

It's taken me nearly a year,
but I'm almost finished quilting my small blade wallhanging,
which measures 17 by 34 inches.
I made it from a set of Denyse Schmidt solid charm squares
at the beginning of 2016.

I machine quilted it with  Aurifil threads
of various weights and colours

and then threaded a crewel needle for some big stitching
inside the blades.

I still like it, and I'm wondering why it took me so long to quilt.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Baby Rail #2

I realized after posting a photo of the third African rail baby quilt, that I had not posted a picture here of #2.

Baby Rail Fence #3 Finished!

This is the third and final baby rail fence quilt for a local organization. I have used up all but one of the blocks I cut. I consider that a good use of materials!

Saturday, December 10, 2016


In October I posted a photo of a quilt top in progress which began life as my version
of Organised Chaos by Sujata, but took a different direction
when I decided to use just one fabric for the corners of the blocks and 
one fabric for the outer triangles.

 I had in mind a vision of an old Persian carpet, hence
Isfahan was born.

To those who may have seen this before on my Mystic Quilter
blog, apologies for the double viewing.

I absolutely loved making this, lots of colour
and the fabrics used are Kaffe Fassett Collective ones
and batiks.
 Bring on another Kaleidoscope!!


African-themed baby Quilt

I used Sujata's Rail Fence pattern to make this African-fabric themed baby quilt. The finished size needs to be 23" x 36", so I downsized the blocks a bit to make it work. I cut the WOF strips at 5", trimmed them to 4" after sewing together. The unfinished block size is 4", finishing in the quilt at 3.5"The unfinished block size is 4", finishing in the quilt at 3.5" I alternated the blocks that have African fabric with plain background squares, thinking I wouldn't have enough African fabric otherwise.  Hah! Silly me. I had enough strips and blocks to make another one which is currently unfinished on the design wall.