I made a mistake and opened a Kim Diehl book Simple Graces and saw this gorgeous quilt. So taking a little itty bitty break from applique I started cutting FQ`s till I had enough to make it. This was only since Thursday. I can`t believe how much I got done!
This gave me a chance to dip into the FQ`s I have been buying and not done anything with.(a 20 year collection) I know I will be making another one of these. Each block that gets pieced I love. and no matter what fabric is used it is just the value that makes the difference. I really love how it is turing out. The sashings are with the squares that are in between the blocks and also there will be 2 rows of the blocks on the outside. I have made it bigger than what has been printed to fit my queen. Yes it is going to be mine, all mine..LOL. There will be a simple dark binding for it no prairie points for a change.
You wouldn`t know it but I just love very scrappy quilts and have the scraps but not the quilts to prove it. so this is very exciting to me. I have already decided that I will be quilting my favorite pattern on it the Baptist Fan and I am going to quilt this as a winter project.
The picture above is the start of a fantastic quilt show that I went to this weekend in Bobcaygeon Ontario Canada. I will post more pictures in the next post. I loved the Walking stick post. In the background is the first place I hit. That is were the members bring stuff from their needlework sanctuary to sell. I got loads of mags with great incentive.
This was a monster sampler that I just loved I did get another picture from the other side as well. isn`t it just great!!
I will say one thing when you go to a quilt show you are never alone. Quilters are so friendly and I met the best lady when I was there. We exchanged numbers at the end but we saw most of the show together and had coffee and had a wonderful chat about everything and anything it was like we had known each other for years....LOL
I also met some online girls that belong to the Canadian Quilters Yahoo group and they were a hoot too.
This was the perfect weekend weather wise I could have driven all over Ontario it is finally coming to the season that I love.