About those Friendship Stars

The daily walk looks a wee bit different than last week, doesn't it?  This is a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, that The Critter and I walk nearly every day.

And remember these? 

 Well, they  became a border for this:

And My Day Went From . . . . .

This . . . . . an early morning walk with the sun coming up over the mountain.  (The construction equipment is there to work on the new school.)

The Best Things in Life

It was a cold and windy day along the Bay of Fundy yesterday.  Last weekend, we had almost 2 feet of snow, but then the warm temperatures came, and the snow left.  (No, I'm not complaining!) 

The Critter found himself one of the last bits of snow for a good back scratch:

A New Design

This new design is what I was working on this weekend.  Its a table topper or table runner.  I've been wanting to experiment with overlapping blocks;  turns out its easier than I'd thought!  I'm working on quilting this one now, and oddly enough the thing that's worrying me most is binding those "V" shaped intersections. 

Happy Quilting

- Maggie

6 Weeks of Play - The Good, The Bad, and The Very Ugly

So my 6 weeks of play experiment is over.  Six weeks ago, I promised to spend the next weeks experimenting, playing, researching, planning, and generally enjoying my options.  I also promised not to make a New York Beauty quilt block (my favorites) during those 6 weeks.  Well . . . . .

Happy Winter!


Did anyone see Cheryl Arkison on The Quilt Show?  I've been playing with her quilt slab concept for the past couple of days, and they are just plain addictive and such an incredibly good way to use up scraps - of which I have a small mountain worth.  You can see Cheryl's work here:

A Finish, A Success, and a Disaster

The revisited Lemoine Star quilt top is finished, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  (Not a Y seam in there anywhere!) My apologies for the lousy picture, but its bigger than my design wall, and while I would normally take it outside to photograph, there's a snow storm happening out there right now, so not going there!  It will be for sale on Ebay in the new year.

Machine Quilting Practice

From my "things I did not expect to enjoy" experiences, machine quilting on my Juki is becoming a very pleasant surprise! 

Tweaking an 8 Point Star, and a Rainbow

I might just know where the pot of gold is! 

I was working on 8 Pointed or Lemoine Stars today.  I love this block, but I don't love setting in the side triangles.  So . . . .  with a bit of tweaking on EQ7, if you add an extra line or two, they can be paper pieced, with no side triangles, and the added benefit of a two color background.

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