Friday, January 24, 2014

Two More Finishes

I made a small donation quilt over Christmas.  It is called "Our Neighbourhood".  The quilt is made up of squares that look like little houses.  I found it on Moda Bake Shop.

Our Neighbourhood Charm Quilt

The second quilt I finished was "A Charlie Brown Christmas".  My daughter bought me the kit from Nancy's Notions for last Christmas and I hated to cut into it because I had to cut up the panel and make the squares 5 1/2 inches when they started out to be 5 x 7  rectangles.  I struggles on and finished it.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
It is 49 x 57

The backing for this quilt was very special.  Lynda went to Portugal last year and I wasn't able to go because of a medical problem and I couldn't get insurance so I asked her to bring me back some fabric. 

Portuguese fabric.
It was 60 inches wide so I didn't have to piece it.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quilt Therapy Thursday 2014

It's been quite a while since we got together for Quilt Therapy and it was good to get back together again.  We took most of the month of December off and then other things just kept creeping up on us in January so today was the day to start our weekly get-to-gethers.

Joyce has been working on her Cabin by the Lake Quilt and she made pillows and a table runner to match, so now she is ready to make placemats to go with the rest of the ensemble.

We laid out all the colours and came up with this order.
She finished one but no picture yet.

Maria is doing paper piecing and making
trees.  These will be made into a 
table runner.

I was sewing small white squares to 5 inch coloured
squares to make an 
X's and O's quilt.
I still have a lot more to do, see the stack there beside the other mess.

A great therapy day.