Showing posts from May, 2012

Colour My World Cyan

Wow, it's the end of May and the end of the fifth colour for this Colour My World Challenge. And I'm still having as much fun with this challenge now as I was in January. I hope you are as well!

I ended up trying to duplicate Dan from Piece and Press's reverse appliqué technique using two patchwork tops. Of course, I wish I had looked closer at his giraffe quilt so see that his two tops were pieced differently and more improvisationally than my checkerboards. I think that's what gave his piece so much fabulous drama. I'll have to try that next time. As I'm just experimenting here, I chose the simple and graphic window design that I saw on someone's door for the cutout. He he! There's a lot of 50s and 60s inspiration in my neighbourhood. :)

I did choose the lighter top to go on top because I was less comfortable with it and I am trying to break out of my colour comfort zone.

I got a reminder of why walking foots are fabulous. I had the embroidery foot on…

Works in Progress Wednesday - May 30, 2012

Whoa Wednesday, where did you come from? It's been such an exciting week! I took my eldest son camping with our Beaver Colony on the weekend -- we had fantastic weather, a great hike and fun crafts. So much fun! Then getting nominated for a Bloggers Quilt Festival category blew my mind (BTW, voting ends tomorrow night if you haven't had a chance to vote yet). Even though things are a wee bit nuts around here, it didn't stop me from starting a couple of new projects...

New Projects:  Twelve Trees Quilt - Ever since I saw this quilt on Lily's Quilts, I knew I had to try it. I made my first online purchase (woo hoo by me, oh no by the hubster!) of the Twelve Trees pattern by Helen Howes and a fat eighth bundle of Westminster shot cottons from Pam @ Mad About Patchwork. Awesome service by the way. I've made the first block. Love!

Hudson's Bay Point Blanket Quilt - Finished the top and shared the measurements here. Unfortunately, I didn't buy enough of the off-whit…