Welcome Fall

Hello Friends.   By the looks of things, Summer 2014 has gone away.  I know this because I have been basking in the palate of Mother Nature.  The colours, however, not as brilliant as in years past, still are a feast for the eyes.

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Fall is always a busy time of year.   There is all the outside chores that need to be done in preparation of winter.  Then there are the Fall Fairs and of course Quilt Shows.  Now lets not forget the dawn of a new quilt season as guilds start back up and workshops begin to present themselves.  As I write this post, it is cold and rainy.  That's not always a bad thing.  For me, it is a time to snuggle in my fuzzy home cloths and get down to some serious quilting.   On the quilt wall this week are samples for an upcoming workshop on machine quilting.  This is a hands on class using stencils and templets, advancing quilters towards more custom quilting, using their home sewing machines. 

 This is a sample where I enhanced a wholecloth.

This is a sample where I enhanced a wholecloth.

 This is my 9-patch sampler

This is my 9-patch sampler

Being able to free motion quilt gives way to so many possibilities.  I will be teaching the workshop both at Cindy B's Quilt Shop in Espanola and at the Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild.  We are going to have so much fun!

I received an email from one of the quilters in Northbay.  She just finished a quilt by Studio 180 called "Doubly Charmed" .  Using the Deb Tucker "V-Block" ruler makes this quilt so fun to put together.  Nice job Lorraine!

 The Square/squared ruler and the V-Block make this quilt so fast and easy!

The Square/squared ruler and the V-Block make this quilt so fast and easy!

This week its time to play with Storm at Sea.  I like to make a new sample every time I teach this quilt.   It just has so many design possibilities.   Send along pictures of  your favourite quilt designs or your quilts in progress, I would love to see them.  

Well time for supper.  Tonight it's butternut squash soup and baked chicken.  Mmmm...!  

Thanks for dropping by.   Till next time, stay dry, stay warm and keep quilting!