Friday, 27 February 2009

Quilting stuff is happening too, and don't forget the give-away!

The last 5 days have been intense. I promised a quilt for a fundraiser, which was needed a week earlier than I expected.

I had chosen the fabrics with wine motifs that I had been collecting . There are corks, wine labels, wine bottles, corkscrews, grapes, grape vines and a few white FQ's added. I did not want to purchase any more fabric (remember the post about frugality a few weeks ago?) so I have attempted to use 4 different patterns that worked out with only the fabric I had on hand. None pleased me. A meter and a half of the cork, a meter and half of the black background with wine bottles; a few skinny quarters of some of the wine prints and a FQ of another wine print.

Finally I visited Bonnie at Quiltville for inspiration. She is always a great inspiration and so I thought I would work off her StripTwist pattern. It is great to look at as it uses lights and dark to create the illusion of movement and blocks set on point.

I am happy with the project.

I still needed to complete it in a few days so I had to quilt it up quickly. I chose a meandering hearts pattern for the main body of the pattern and a vine of leaves for the borders.

What do you think? I hope it raises some good funds for the Grace Donnelly Women's Pavilion.

I would throw along the back of my couch!

I am still collecting comments to draw for a gift from me. I would like to send someone a fabric postcard so please leave me a comment. I will wait until the counter reached 20,500 before I randomly draw a name.

Kathy, I named this one "Cork or Twist top?".


  1. Hey, Linda, cool pictures of the new house! Love the fund raiser quilt. good luck

  2. Looks great Linda! What are you calling it?!?


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