Sunday, June 22, 2014

What a Weekend!

This is my second post in two days.  Who am I???  I never thought that I'd have anything to write about, but this is day two of my quilt ramblings.  It's been a wild and crazy week, and I just had to share.  You can read about the first part of the week here.

Today was all about finishing up projects.  Sandwiched two quilts this morning before church.  I started quilting as soon as I got home from church -- and now realize that I didn't eat lunch.  Then it was off to a Pathfinder meeting.  For those of you new to Guiding, you can learn more at Girl Guides of Canada.  Back home for some more sewing and the pickup of the commissioned quilt.  And then realized once again that I hadn't eaten.  It's been a busy weekend, and I am tired.

The baby quilt is finished.  Quilt label to go on tomorrow and then delivered on Tuesday.

I tried Aurifil 50 wt for this project.  Although my friend Scrapmaster raves about this thread, I was not impressed.  I did not have much success with free-motion quilting.  The thread broke four times, and the bobbin thread broke once.  I admit my FMQ skills are not very good, but this was the worse quilting I've done.  Oh is what it is.  I will play with the Aurifil and hope I begin to like it.

Although the commissioned quilt has not gone to its final destination, I will share as the recipient does not follow my blog and does not know a quilt is being made for her.

Before I fall into bed, here is the fabric I purchased during my fourth adventure this week to my LQS.  I'm going to use these to make Jaybird Quilts Candy Dish pillow pattern.  There are several patterns from Jaybird Quilts that I plan to make.  As you have probably guessed, orange is my favourite colour.  I found the orange and yellow fabrics and started a collection.  QJ and QD had a lot of input (aka peer pressure) into the choices -- but I have to admit that their choices were spot on.

Before I fall asleep onto the laptop, I'm linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.


  1. You're a quilting maniac, QA! The free motion on the baby quilt looks good in your pic! :)

  2. What a busy day you had! For all your trouble with the freemotion on the baby quilt, it sure looks great. We will have to get that Aurifil working for you. Love your commissioned quilt...and a matching pillow! I just finished up a Jaybird design and Candy Dish is another favourite. The fabrics you chose are wonderful.

  3. Love your orange bundle - looks so warm and vibrant. Baby quilt is gorgeous!

  4. Peer Pressure?? Ha! Ha! Ha! I cannot wait to see the results.

    The finshes are awesome. :-)

  5. You have just discovered a weight loss program: quilt, don't eat! love the baby quilt, I am sure the recipient is very pleased!


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