Thursday 4 October 2018

Where did September go?

I seem to have lost a whole month of blog writing. September came and went and it appears I went right along with it.

It is guild season and that means it's time for our annual BOM. This year I went for a little bit more of a modern look. Most of my guild members are more traditional quilters, but sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is good for our creative spirits.

2018 BOM for my quilt guild the Quaker Quilt Guild in Norwich, On

All that negative space to quilt as little or as much as we want. I may have gone overboard with the feathers, which I love adding to a quilt.

feathers and swirls
As Christina Cameli does in her Craftsy/Bluprint class Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations I added a showboat. A little affiliate ad here: You can enjoy Bluprint Get Started Event: Watch All Classes + Shows For Free (10/5-10/12). It is the center focal point with the crosshatching and is surrounded by feathers, swirls and pebbles. 

Want to see a closeup of a few of the blocks? Of course you do. Who doesn't like some eye candy?
ruler work and a few pebbles

straight lines, crosshatch and curved lines

simple stippling on this one I called it Twister
The background is Kona snow, the yellow is a Micheal Miller solid that I don't remember the name of nor did I bother to write it down when I bought it, silly me. The lighter print is a Northcott and the darker is I believe an Art Gallery, another silly me moment I removed the selvedge for someone who was collecting selvedges. For the backing I used a wideback from Connecting Threads. The batting is a Hobbs Heirloom Bleached Cotton Batting. I do prefer an 80/20 Hobbs but was looking for a white batting so I settled for the 100% cotton. 

a neat photo showing the blocks shadowing through the back 
This is a big part of what kept me busy, that and having my main machine in for repairs for the better part of the summer. It is back in again for repairs for the 5th time in a little over two years. I know totally UNREAL! 

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  1. I really like what you did with your blocks. It's so neat looking and the quilting is beautiful.

  2. This is a cool quilt; the fabrics are fantastic. I like what you did with all of that negative space! It's beautiful!

  3. Oh wow, this is stunning and beautiful, Cindy. I don't think you overdid the quilting at all! I am so sorry to hear that your machine is back in the shop yet again. I had hoped it was fixed the last time.

  4. BOM challenge accepted... and met with a flourish. Well done!!

  5. I love your color choices and your quilting is amazing.

  6. Oh how I love seeing this all quilted up! Since I'm currently working on a big one, I know how much work goes into what appears effortless. You did a beautiful job, and you know how much I love your fabrics and colours. I may have used one of those greens in Cheryl's Meadow Mystery. :-)

  7. I love your modern quilt, beautiful setting! Amazing quilting too!

  8. Hi Cindy: I missed this post as I haven't been on the computer much myself. It's a lovely pattern.

  9. Good morning. I just discovered your incredible Outside Stars quilt today. Tried to track the pattern down on Craftsy but no link to it. Tried to contact you using your contact form but the link to SEND didn’t work. Here is the message i was trying to send. “I just found your quilt Outside Stars on Pinterest and absolutely fell in love with it. It’s both stunning and sophisticated. I couldn’t find it at Craftsy and hoping you can tell me how I can find it please. I’m so glad you put your name on the bottom right corner of the quilt so I could track it down. Thanks from Maine and Happy New Year and I have a feeling you’ll come out with another stunning quilt in the future.
    Carla. So now hoping you can post your answer on your blog so I can purchase this pattern. Thanks so much. Carla


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