Hello Friends. Believe it or not this is my favourite time of the year. Its cold and snowy outside. With snow shoveling the exception, outside chores are at a minimum. Inside the house, everything is low key, that quiet and uneventful time after Christmas. All this adds up to the perfect setting for some real quilting time. Snow days equal Sew days and here in Northern Ontario, January to March quilters buckle down and quilt up a storm.
How do I know this? Well the quilters that frequent the studio are in prime quilting form with lots of new quilts started and some old ones being finished.
I myself have been working on some new samples for upcoming classes this spring. First is Tumbling Triangles made with the V-Block tool by Studio 180. I will be teaching "Tumbling Triangles at Cindy Bee's Quilt Shoppe in Espanola, Saturday March 18th 10am to 4pm. This has also been added to my "In Studio Sessions" list so give me a shout and we can arrange a time to come to the studio to make this fast, fun and easy project.
It is easy and fun to put together, and whips up in no time. On the design wall is another fast and fun quilt “Love Links”. Believe it or not, it is all constructed from flying geese, and the pattern makes several sizes.
It is also that time of year when we northerners go seeking some warmth and sunshine. If your anything like me, travel time is a great time for those little handwork projects that we somehow never have the time to do at home. I like to do hand work on a plane or driving in a car. I am so thankful that I do not get motion sickness. I have a difficult time sitting idly for long periods of time.
One of my take along projects is my ongoing work in hexies. My hexies are ¾” in size and are so adorable. It is definitely a work in progress, as I started these last February, but Hey, what’s a quilter without UFO’s?
I am looking forward to Kathy Wylie’s visit here in May to soak up her tips and tricks when making hexies. (Kathy will be here in Northern Ontario for workshops.) Click here to find out more.
In anticipation of a winter holiday I did the prep work on the centre for a wool felt wall hanging. Now I am all set for hours in a car, on a plane …. I was going to bring my hexies again but they have already been on several trips. :) LOL
I find wool felt projects so relaxing to stitch out. Once the pieces are in place, it is just a blanket stitch to hold the pieces down and its good to go! So when your walking on the beach, have a look around, maybe you will spot me stitching in the shade.
Thanks for dropping by. Until next time, stay safe, keep warm and go finish a UFO!