A blog site to share my trip towards becoming the quiltsmith I want to become.

Archive for September, 2010

Garden at the Cabin progressing

GRDEN AT THE CABIN detailsI am adding embellishment to Garden at the Cabin to enter it in a challenge October 1. I am adding dimensional centers to flowers. I have done some with hand dyed silk cucoons and some just felted balls. The cucoons effect looks to me to be a bit much, bells within bells. Tell me which you think is better, or some of each for variety. the left is with the cucoons, the right is just felted balls in the bluebells.

Autumn is on the doorstep

I can’t believe it is mid September! I am breaking in the new hip I had installed in July and just back to driving my car again this week; and I was able to drive to the first SPQ (Sherwood Park) Guild meeting last Thursday. I got re-enthused for all my quilting project and can hardly wait for my new Millenium long arm to start quilting up a storm.

Since my last post, I attended Western Retreat at Sylvan Lake and Big Sky Retreat at Olds in June, so was able to work on some quilts the have been long in the making. I took a thread painting class from Shirley Paterson, and a Jacket class from Linda Beattie.

I have a ton of pictures to share and new techniques I learned; so I will start sharing them with you on this blog over the next few months; if I can tear myself away from my new Millenium. What shall I call this new treasure?

Send me your ideas!