Wednesday, 11 June 2014

So Where Were We?

Well, the craziness has died down a little bit, thankfully. Winter schedules collided with end of school year special activities and the start of summer schedules. Fun, fun, fun!

I did get to teach another Modern Free Motion Quilting Sampler class for The Country Quilter last week. I really like teaching...adults...for a day...on one of my favourite topics. ;) The feedback has been really good too. Phew! It's such a charge to see the students leave the class more experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about free motion quilting.

I started getting in a bit of quilting in again on Monday. Lisa for our Canadians Quilt Bee has selected a Weathervane block (Tutorial) for June and she provided the centre square. She had a list of colours along a bright summery theme. I got to this point, when a little voice told me to doublecheck the colours she had listed. No orange on the list. Oops. Glad I stopped here!

While I waited to see if she really didn't want orange (doesn't hurt to ask, right? ;) ), I cut up the fabrics needed to test my Modern Totems pattern. I'm liking it so far. :)

Also, the quilting has begun for Rainbow Creek. I'm listening to Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling) and its keeping me going. Straight-line quilting a big quilt = boring. Ooh, just had an idea to add in a little squiggle line here and there and I think it might work well. Off to find out what happened to Lula Landry...

What are you working on?


  1. I love the color thread you chose for quilting. It's going to be great.

  2. I am finishing two quilts for a graduation party this weekend, about to start a baby quilt, planning a birthday quilt for my husband, and designing quilting for a quilt for a charity auction....that's all...I couldn't be happier!! I love summer break!

    1. Wow, sounds awesome and busy, Elisabeth! Enjoy! Did you know you were a no reply blogger?

  3. Actually, I think it will work, unless you have already made something different. Thanks for being part of this bee!

  4. Actually I'm working on nothing right now. Too busy with my Day Job :( I really love your totem pattern. Do you have it available for sale yet?

  5. I love your new header! Glad it's getting quilted, I can't wait to see it finished!

  6. I was busy with some colorful awesomeness just like you :-) but I agree straight lines are boring to do.

  7. What...nor orange? That must be a mistake. Of course, you could always make two, just forget about sleeping. It would be a real treat to take a class, from you. Thankfully, for those of us who can't, your blog offers a lot of inspiration and education.


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