Monday, October 3, 2011

Convergence Continued

I am still working on the convergence quilt that we learned how to make at the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar and I think I have finished the quilt top.  We are having a meeting this week of all the participants to present something to the Quilt Guild about what we learned at the Seminar, so I have been working most of the week-end on it.

One of the gals who went to the Seminar with us sent me this picture that she took while we were there.

And here is one that I took

The butterflies are appliqued
onto the finished quilt top.

I used both examples to complete my convergence.  It isn't quilted yet and the horse on the bottom left isn't sewn on either but this is what I am taking to the meeting and asking for suggestions as how I might finish it.

If you look closely you can see the horses
in the convergence.

There was a lot of calculations done to put the coloured
swatches on the corners. 

A good learning experience for me.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas is coming

Last year I purchased some kits to make oven mitts.  That was a big mistake.  I made one and I sure won't be making any more.  I think I will try to make a tea cozy out of the other kit.  I can use one at the cabin to keep my tea warm.

The oven mitt was really labour intensive.  Cutting, basting the sandwiches together and then basting both sides of the mitt together and then I don't think it turned out all that great.  Each side has 4 layers - lining, batting, Mylar (Insul-Bright) and then the outside fabric.  Really thick pieces to work with.   I thought they would make good small gifts but I think I will keep it for myself.

Oven Mitt.

I also made a new Christmas wall-hanging.  I thought these snowmen were really cute because this is more of a winter wall-hanging rather than a Christmas one and it can be hung up all winter.  We have lots of snow here so it won't be out of place.

They are the same snowmen
that are on the oven mitt.