Showing posts from June, 2011

Cool in June

Well, I finally got around to finishing the binding on my Snowmen quilt. I am calling it Winter Wonderland. I have to say it is one of my favourites. I love blue and red in a quilt together and snowmen are one of my favourite things. So much so, that I finished the binding on this quilt before I have even finished my spring quilt which needs binding. It is nice to have it finished. I still use quilts in the summer and I will be definitely snuggling up under this one.  Tammy did the quilting for me and I love how she added the snowflakes.

Hope you are staying cool!


I went to the Vermont Quilt Festival on the weekend and it was amazing. There were so many incredible quilts and so many talented quilters. I went on a bus trip and my dh came along as the token male. He has a wonderful appreciation for quilts so most of our time was spent looking at them. I had a specific wish list of things I wanted to get and ended up finding all of them except for one.

This quilt was made as a wedding gift by Ginny Kottkamp. It reminded me of the crumb squares I have been seeing lately.

This quilt is called A Passion for Pinwheels made by Nina Klinck. I really love her use of the pinwheels in the borders.

This is Scrappy Dresden Medallion made by Sharon Snyder. I love anything with Dresden Plates!

 This is what I bought at the show. I had seen some Twister quilts so now I can make one myself. I also needed some yellow, orange, purples to finish off my nine patch quilt. I had heard good things about fork pins so I wanted to try them and the bobbin holder was somethi…

One Thing, One Week Challenge : 8 Completed

I got my quilt top put together. I really like it. I have a great backing for it and I may attempt to quilt it myself. I am going to leave it for a bit and think about it. This was also my UFO for June, so I am doubly happy to have it done. Check out out finishers on Amy's blog.

Design Wall Monday

This is what is on my design wall this week. It is a wonderful pattern called Unwind by Julie of Jaybird Quilts. She sent me some of her wonderful patterns and I am having fun trying them out. All of the patterns come with templates.I have also been into rulers a lot lately; I find them easier for me than templates so I was happy to add another one to my stash.

May/June UFOs

I did not get UFO #9 finished. After this photo was taken I did get some more sewing on it done. I have decided that I like it so much that I am going to be making it bigger. I am going to a quilt show in a few weeks so I will be looking for some more fabric to go with it.

UFO #8 is my Cameo quilt. I only had one block done on this quilt. After looking at it some more I decided that I did not like my fabric selections for it, so I decided to find another pattern to use the fabric I do have rather than buy more. I picked a pattern and have about half the blocks done. This is definitely doable by the end of June. Check out others who did get a finish at Patchwork Times.