Monday, December 15, 2014

December is Flying By!

I can't believe it has been a week since I have found the time to write another post.  Lots of wonderful things happening around here - Christmas preparations, concerts, quilting and some great mail!

First I received this great little thank you gift from Sew-Sisters for hosting the recent Blogathon.  It was a really nice surprise.

Next, I am excited to report that I now have wide backings on hand for my customers.  I have always liked the look and quality of the Northcott Stonehenge wide backing fabric, and after a number of requests from customers for backings,  I decided to look into the possibility.  Here is a look at the eight colors I have on hand.  If you are local and want some backing for your own project, or need something for a quilt I will be quilting for you I hope to have something you will like.

Last, but certainly not least, I have also seen the results of Round One of the new Aussie/Canadian Round Robin I am participating in with Kathy, Desley and Brownwyn.  We participated in a traditional Round Robin over the last year (results here) and had so much fun, and were so happy with the results that we decided to go for it again.  This time the rules are very different.  We are not adding borders to a central block, instead we are making piles of blocks that will be assembled into a quilt top before being returned to its owner.  It should be very interesting!

These are my blocks.  Blocks were to be non directional, and 6", 9" or 12" in size and there is a bit of a formula to tell you how many to make based on the sizes chosen.

We also had to choose 1 m of fabric to send along with our blocks.  This would be the "consistent" fabric that each participant would use in some of the blocks they make.  I loved this brown batik, the picture really doesn't do it justice.  I didn't realize until I was sewing that it is directional!  Since the girls are experienced piecers they are willing to work with it, but it can be a bit of a pain I know.

My blocks and fabric.

This set belongs to Kathy.

This set belongs to Brownwyn.

This set belongs to Desley.

Can't wait to see what everyone does next!


  1. I love seeing the round robin is back! Such interesting fabrics. The Stonehenge backings look awesome.

  2. I hopped to last year's photos, gorgeous. And the batik and thread parcel, you so deserve all this, and love the fabrics chosen for this years RR. The backings would really go with any front fabric or design. lovely ones to choose from. Jean.

  3. Desley's print in the bottom picture - LOVE it! Any idea of the name?