Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday "summer days"

We had some very cold temps last week, down to -45C with the windchill. Then it warmed up and gave us a nice cover of snow. Today a gorgeous sunny day with -7C.  So I had some time last week to finish up a design I was working on. I hope to teach this at a shop in the spring, therefore I used Bali fabric from the shop...of course you might know I want to do it in my hand dyes.  I just think the hand dyes give more depth to the subject.
Here it is:

I made it to hang as one long piece, however I think it would look nice hanging as each separate block?

It has been sometime since I did any designing, so really had to put the old thinking cap on.
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Design and Orca Bay

I worked on a new design last week, it still needs quilted and binding. Need a name for it, any suggestions?
Here it is:
Here is one row for the Orca Bay quilt, I have four rows done and the fifth ready to sew together.
Our lovely spring like weather has gone, -29 for most of the day and predicted to stay that way for a week. A good time to stay in and finish the orca bay quilt.
Hope that you are having a great week.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Orca Bay Final Steps

I've started putting the quilt together, although I haven't finished all the units yet. My, the last two steps just days apart have a lot of work!  I like the way it looks. My red string blocks are just a bare 1/4" too large, so am adjusting !  My design wall isn't wide enough to show the whole strip:)  Hope to have the top finished sometime next week. You can check out this Mystery at:  I am loving how this is working out, what a beautiful design!