Tuesday, April 19, 2016


My Picnic quilt top is now finished and off to the quilter's. With a little nudging from my dh, I got the backing put together and got it sent off. I have never worked with blues and oranges before. That is one of the things that I love about quilting - you get to work with so many different colour combinations that you might not choose. I have lots of scraps left over, and would love to many another quilt using those colours. As always, I know I am going to enjoy the quilt more once I see the the quilting. As always too, I know it will be a hard quilt to give it away, but it will be going to my wonderful niece as a graduation gift. The years fly by so quickly. I can remember when she was a toddler following me around. The love continues to grow.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Zigzag Quilt

This quilt has been done for a couple of weeks but we have had such few sunshine days to take photos. It is the first quilt that I completely designed myself. It is also completely made of half square triangles which is something I have not done either.


 I also designed the back of the quilt as well. I had started with another design for the quilt but decided I did not like it. I kept the squares for some other use and then decided they would work well on the back so I would have a record of my designing process.


 Normally, I name quilts once I finish them but this one has been called Zigzag quilt for so long, that no other names seemed appropriate. It has now become my son's quilt.  I have a few ideas in mind for some other quilts and have definitely enjoyed the designing process.

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