Samsamsamara

This was my first completed quilt.  I took a class at the local quilt shop.  The ladies there helped me pick the fabric.  Being a newbie, I thought, well I guess they know what they doing, but man I sure don’t like this combination.  Each individual fabric was great but together ewwww!!! Then I got the blocks put together.  Oh my!!! I laid them out on my design wall and stood back.

Pretty good if I do say so myself.  So next step was to quilt the fabric.  I picked a fuzzy fabric for the back.  Not a thick pile, but perhaps when you are quilting your first quilt it might be a bit easier with a cotton back.  Aw well….live and learn I say.  Okay…now on to the quiliting.  Man oh man this is a lot harder than I thought I said to myself.  But I persevered.  Yeah me!!! Well it would have been yeah me if I had remembered to put the feed dogs down.  Teehee, live and learn again.  Then on to the binding.  I can’t remember what I did to the binding but I know that the lady at the quilt shop (who has since become a good friend) suggested that I remove it and start again.  Mmmmh, not good heh!! I did and here it is.  We love it in our family room.  It is so cozy in the winter.

Confetti Landscape

The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild put on a class entitled “Confetti Landscape ”  Bring a picture and bring all your scraps to match the colors in your pictures, preferably batiks as they are the same color on both sides.  What fun!!! So off I went, not knowing what the heck we were going to do, but very excited nonetheless.  We quilters are an odd bunch.  Nod, nod.  I caught you nodding!!  So there we sat chopping up are scraps or pieces some of us had bought in to matchsticks, teeny squares,very teeny squares….just chopping to our hearts content.  So now we have many little piles of many colors. 

Next we take our batting and put a piece of material on the back.  Then to the creating.  We take our picture and use it as a guideline and start creating.  I added my trees first.  Then on to my little piles of different colors.  What fun…

Voila….the picture starts to take shape… Will keep you posted as to my progress.