Friday, January 30, 2009

Teddy Bears on Parade finished...

Finished a baby quilt for Sebastian and it has now been presented to the handsome little man. Voila! It's called "Teddy Bears on Parade". Hope he likes it and Mom and Dad do too!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Double Delight, Step 2, Day ???

I think I'm back on course for this quilt. I realized I had a baby quilt to finish for presentation at church on the 18th so I needed to take a break from the DD mystery quilt to focus on getting that quilt done.

But tonight is another story! I turned on the TV and started trimming the dog ears off my step 2 blocks and then proceeded to sew the third and fourth sides on the step 2 square in a square blocks. The ironing and squaring up of those babies will NOT be happening tonight!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Double Delight stalled a bit

No further pictures to post on my progress. Hope you can get a visual of the basket of pinks and whites halfway sewn together in strips. I still haven't trimmed the step 2 blocks yet as life got in the way this week. I will reward myself this weekend with some serious sewing time...after sitting so long at the computer doing accounting stuff for the biz I'm ready for some playtime.

I am really enjoying this mystery quilt and am constantly amazed that some of the quilters have not only finished their blocks, but they have finished quilt tops and in some instances finished the whole quilt. I am shocked actually. But I'm in it for the fun. As long as I have all the steps printed out (my fear is that I won't and then I'll be left with no instructions), then I can take it at my own pace. This is supposed to be relaxing and fun, not stressful. I keep telling myself that. And I am enjoying it when I get the time.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Double Delight Mystery Quilt NYE09

Making progress on this mystery quilt from Quiltville/Bonnie Hunter. Attached are photos of my completed stack of block 1, a sample of block 2 and a sample of block 3.

And here's my bin of pink and lights ready to go:

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Mystery Quilt - Bonnie Hunter

Well, I'm on day 3 of the Mystery quilt and now have some photos to post. There has been lots of cutting and lots of chain piecing but I am pleased with my colour choices and can only imagine how lovely they will all look in a quilt top. I've done scrappy with the blues and the cheddar/gold and for shirtings I used either tone on tone whites or light beiges which all read approx. the same value under my red mylar sheet so I tried not to be anal about them being all the same. I'm new to scrap quilting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dayspring Farm B&B Quilt Retreats

My husband and I have just started a B&B in Victoria, BC, Canada. As a quilter myself, it seemed a natural outcome of this new venture would be weekend quilt retreats. Our website will soon be launched and I will then provide the URL with all the details. In the meantime, check out our fair city through Google and see if you might be tempted to travel out our way to indulge your quilting urges in a beautiful country setting in very nice accommodations.

Happy New Year !!

So how does a quilter begin the new year???

I stumbled upon an online mystery quilt designed and shared by Bonnie Hunter of What the pull fabric from your stash and the fun began on New Years Eve. No shopping. Sounds like a plan!

The humble beginnings have yet to be photographed but the colours are lovely with great contrasts and the rotary cutter has been busy.

Photos to follow soon!