Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fabrics & Classes & Finishes, OH MY!

If you are visiting from Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada, I want to
welcome you to Winnipeg, Manitoba!

Things are looking up here in the ol' sewing room! I finished 2 quilts, took a hand applique class with award winning quilter Karen K Buckley and finally started sorting my charm squares for the Floral Frenzy Challenge at my guild.

It never ceases to amaze me how a mismatched stack of fabrics, some half square triangles and a simple 4 patch.................................................................

 Can turn into this........................................................
This quilt is a charity donation. I love how it turned out.

My second finish is this Jelly Roll 1600, which goes to Victoria's Quilts. A warm flannel backed quilt for someone who is going through cancer treatment.

As some of you already know from kindly visiting my blog, I like muddy colors. Some may say they are dull colors, but I love 'em! This is the muddy palette for my floral applique block. I looked a little out of place beside the eager students holding their fuschia, periwinkle blue and emerald green fabrics Ha Ha. Notice in the bottom right corner I threw in my version of an "accent" color!

Here are my results, but before you look at the picture, please, please keep in mind it was HAND applique. (I learned a great deal from a terrific teacher, I'm just not very fast)

Hang on. Here is a much better photo of the results:
Pretty productive, wasn't I!!!

I've started sorting the charm squares for the guilds Floral Frenzy challenge. The top is due December 2nd. We've had a few months to get it done. I'm still deciding on what to do with the darn squares. I think I can safely say that there will be a couple of late nights before the due date!!!

 I almost forgot to show you the back of the Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. Sue, a fellow guild member, kindly quilted it for me. This is the first quilt I've made that I didn't quilt myself. It felt strange to have someone else do it, but until the shoulder gets better I had no choice. The quilting is so lovely. I will have to try a free motion design like that in the future.
Thank-you Sue. It's perfect!
Make sure to stop by all the other Manitoba blogs today through the links at Blogathon Canada. The blogathon has been on all week, with new stops every day. Tomorrow is the Yukon Territories and the final stop is Ontario on Saturday.

Happy Stitching


Kate said...

Your charity quilt is gorgeous.

Lori S said...

I am not usually drawn to scrap quilts, bit your "half square triangles and some 4 patches" are gorgeous!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I have really enjoyed your blog, so happy that the Blogathon is happening and I get to meet all these new bloggers .

Linda said...

Hi Corina!How lucky you are to have a workshop with Karen K B. I just bought her little scissors and just love them. I just ordered the curved ones too. Your scrappy charity quilt is amazing!

quiltmom anna said...

I love your Charity donation quilt- scrap quilts are so much fun. I have not yet made one of the jelly roll quilts- It is a fun idea to create a quilt.
It has been fun to visit all the different blogs across Canada- I am still trying to catch up and read the last two days of the blog hop.
Nice to meet you - I hope you have met some new quilty friends.
Regards from western Canada,