I have been so busy at work the past two weeks. I am filling in for two co-workers so my workload has increased. Hopefully back to my normal schedule in two weeks. On the plus side, more money for fabric!! And I am due for a "fabric run". I have $100.00 saved in loonies and toonies and I need thread. Meanwhile, I have spent time working on basting my RRCB. I am taking my time. I decided to hand baste and pin. While basting this quilt, it is taking all my working space so I just throw a plastic tablecloth over it when I want to cut or create. I am almost finished with the basting and I will soon be starting the FMQing. This will be the largest quilt I have quilted on my machine.
quilt along....New York Beauty blocks. I think NYB is my favourite quilt block. I am using batiks and this is a good way to use up scraps. Some quilters steer away from this awesome block because of the curved sewing that is required. My method for success is the technique I learned while making a few of Karen Neary's patterns. And, of course, paper piecing.
Quilt Canada in my city in May. Well, excited isnt quite the word. I don't belong to a guild or a group, Blogland is my inspiration. So, to be able to be surrounded by the best in Canada for a few days is beyond thrilling for me. So, I am working on an original little quilt to be part of the exposition of Nova Scotia quilters. Here's a little peek at what I am working on. I decided to cut into my precious Kaffe's. I am just showing a bit of a NYB.. So much fun.