Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It all started with this...

The christmas rush has started...and the first quilt was this...

When this arrived and I started looking at it, all I could see was straight lines. Continuous curve was a problem in the star points because of the rectangular diamonds in with the regular. So, it took a while to get going. There were also small borders mixed in with larger ones. Don't get me wrong...I love this quilt...but for me it was a challenge.

I posted a picture on MQ Resource, which is a wonderful forum for longarm quilters, looking for some inspiration. Some of them too saw straight lines. So I began. I did however decide to add the continuous curve in the diamonds and split the rectangles into diamonds with the CC.

Here is the result...

This quilt was made by Jane Stewart. It was a block of the month called Taos by Whirligig Designs. I am tempted to make it myself because it is a beautiful...big (HUGE actually)...quilt.

It took a while to quilt it and put me a little behind, but it was worth it to see Jane's happy face.

So after I made a couple of other customers happy, then I did one of my own. It will be raffled off at our company Christmas party for charity. We usually do a big screen TV...but everyone has one of those and some staff are always bugging me for a quilt.
So I present Spirit of Christmas, designed by Nancy Rink. The fabric was a kit, also called Spirit of Christmas...

I quilted it with the Winter Wonderland pantograph. It is large snowflakes, which I thought fit with the applique, which I would have done by hand if I had the time.

Happy Holidays everyone. Now I have to do the binding! Enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manitoba Modern Quilt Guild

I should really try and get into blogging on a regular basis, however I have never been one to toot my own horn so to speak.
Anyways I wanted to spread the word about a new exciting guild in Manitoba. Marj Moore and I did a presentation at the Manitoba Prairie Quilt Guild about Modern Quilting in October. It was so well received...and we also announced at the meeting that we have started the Manitoba Modern Quilt Guild.
It is virtual right now with a Facebook presence. Just search for our page and join. We are currently searching for space to hold our first meeting in January. We are also going to be doing a Block Of The Month to get people motivated. We are making Park Bench by Jaybird Quilts. Julie Herman is the designer and creator of the Sidekick and Hex'n More rulers, which are both required for the quilt.

Email me at if you aren't on Facebook and still want to participate! We are going to be placing an order soon at the beginning of December!

Thank you for looking at my Manitoba blog through the blog hop. I will hopefully get back before the hop to post some pictures! What is a blog without some eye candy...

Happy Quilting everyone!