Saturday, February 9, 2008

Promised pictures

Here are the promised pictures of the quilts that I finished piecing during my retreat. I am working on getting the chocolate one on my frame today. Along with doing laundry and coping with a mini blizzard here in Manitoba.

It is not very pretty here when the wind is howling and the temperature without the windchill is -25c.

Friday, February 1, 2008

New Month

I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat last weekend. The inspiration and support from 71 other ladies was amazing. Came back inspired and renewed. Unfortunately, I did forget my camera...silly me! Worst thing I could have forgotten!

I almost got my two quilts together. I will be finishing the borders on the second quilt tonight! Then get the backing ready and onto the frame.

I do have to say, there was alot of talk about this quilt pattern Exclamation. Everyone was thinking of the kind of fabrics that you could use with it. Talk of oriental prints and batiks was on everyone's lips. It is the kind of pattern that one can use for showcasing fabrics. And so easy to construct. The fun thing was, another quilter was making the same quilt. Different colours of course, but the same pattern. It was interesting to discuss the pattern and different techniques.

I will of course post a picture after I get the borders on the last quilt tonight.

Oh, and I found a quilter to show me back basting! It will change my life....

However, I can't start anything new until I get more of my WIPs done.

Happy Quilting Everyone!