been a busy year filled with a ton of learning experiences. And through those
trials and tribulations, my quilting skills have grown by leaps and bounds. Not
only have my skills improved, but I’ve also been beyond grateful for the many
friends I’ve made this year and cherish being a part of our quilting community.
perfect time to participate in Cheryl’s Best of 2016 Linky Party and share some of the top posts that have resonated with you. It’s been fun
looking back over the year and seeing what I’ve created. Can you believe I
actually forgot about a few!!
my Montreal Modern Quilt Guild members were holding and wanted to help support
them in any way I could. It was my chance to show my love for our community and
get the word out for others to see how amazingly talented our members are. The
fact that it’s been a top favourite of yours just warms my heart.
I was thrilled to be selected to participate in the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop. Not only was it a chance to connect further with our
community, but it challenged me to create my first paper pieced pattern. I loved reading every
single one of your comments and did a happy dance when I saw how many times the
pattern was downloaded!!
just love. I feel completely honoured to be included, I adore getting to play
with new fabric lines and I love the challenge of creating a unique design. My
Winter Star Quilt featuring Pat Bravo’s Heartland fabric line is one I’m super
proud of since the circumstances surrounding the design and creation were
beyond challenging. After my fabric parcel ended up in Costa Rica, I wound up
only having a few days in which to quilt, photograph and blog about the design
to meet my deadline. The original quilt I had designed would not have been
feasible to tackle under those conditions.
So, I literally had to come up with
an entirely new design with only a few days before sharing with you. It was a
great lesson in going with the flow and that sometimes working under a tight
deadline produces some of your best work! I loved it so much, I’ve turned it
into my first full pattern.
the experience of creating the quilt was truly unique. Amy Sinibaldi’s
Playground fabric line unexpectedly had me doing a walk down memory lane. Memories
from my childhood came flooding back as I worked with her gorgeous fabric. The
design of the quilt ended up being an ode to those memories and appreciating
the time when we just “played”.
fabric scraps leftover from the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller
Charity Challenge of 2015. Not wanting to see the fabric go to waste, I
volunteered to take the remnants and see if I could turn them into another
quilt to be donated. Most of the fabric had been cut up into long strips.
Having never really worked with scraps before, I was amazed to see how letting my
imagination run and improvising along the way led to such a beautiful creation.
That it now resides at a women’s shelter providing warmth and comfort is just
the cherry on top!
techniques and creations await. Until then, wishing you and yours all the very
best in the New Year. Let’s make it a quilty one J
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