Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 31 March 2012

March UFO report

 My March UFO was my Double Duty quilt, a pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. I had started out doing this as a cross hatch in the log cabin squares. I had the top left hand corner done, stood back and looked at it, and didn't like it, at all. So I ripped out the vertical stitches, and just left in the horizontal straight lines. That I was happy with. I took the last stitches in the binding at 2:10 this afternoon, and took the pictures at 2:25 this afternoon. Considering I had to be at work by 3:00, that was cutting it a bit close. I still have the thread ends of the starts and stops to tie off and sew in, but that is something that I can do while travelling in the car later this month when going up to see Noel and Laurie and Avery again.

Here's a close up of the center of the quilt.

And a closer look at the design in the flying geese portion.
And the backing. 

So far in this year's UFO challenge, I've managed to meet each month's goal. I'm linking up to Judy's UFO Challenge Linky. She's pulled the number 10 for April, which is my Rose Log Cabin. It needs quilting and binding. That should be do-able, I hope. I'm also linking up to Crazy Mom's Quilts finish it friday and Amylouwho's Sew and Tell

Wednesday 28 March 2012

There's a time warp in my studio....

I think it goes all the way back to the 70's. I remember these quilts from then. I even had one, once, that I was going to do. It was cross stitched scotch thistles, in shades of blues. Needless to say it never got done. I think I donated it to someone or something.
 This quilt came to me by way of Charlene and her sister Evelyn, both long time customers of mine. The quilt belongs to a lady in her 80's, who now lives in a retirement home. I'm not sure how it happened, but the quilt showed up at the guild that Charlene and Evelyn go to, with the request for someone to volunteer to finish it for her. Evelyn loves to embroider, so she volunteered to do the embroidered part of the quilt, and Charlene took the rest. Those pink squares on there...... they are all appliqued in place, not pieced.
All those edges, turned over, and sewn down, one by one........... They finally got it all put together, and then it was handed on to me to quilt. The lady it belongs to wanted it to be quilted as close to the original design as possible. It really shows how quilting has evolved. All of those open spaces would be filled with background fill, now.
It's really quite pretty, and yet again, an example of how quilting brings it all to life. The feathers around the hearts follow the original quilting design, that was still visible. And then the straight lines accent the Irish Chain of the squares.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Stash report Week 13, 2012

This is the stash report that isn't. I goofed up my dates on my bus tickets. I was supposed to be going home today from visiting with Noel and Laurie and Avery, but instead, it's tomorrow's date on my tickets. Oops. And my book with my fabric usage info is at home, and I'm here. And, since I won't be getting home until after 9 pm tomorrow, I don't think there will be a design wall post, either. Oops. But, it does give me another full day to visit, so that is a good thing, even if it wasn't planned that way....... honest..... it wasn't.
Yesterday, we bundled Avery into the car, and took a drive out to the now very familiar campground near to where they live. It's a 10 minute drive, at the most, away from their house. We bundled him up into his stroller and went for a lovely walk. It was looking so pretty. The leaves are just starting to come out on the trees, and we got to see the campsite we've booked for the weekend of Avery's first birthday.
It's right by the water, with a hydro hook up. Avery's birthday is May 17th, and it isn't always reliably warm yet by that date, so the hydro site was necessary, in case we need to run a heater. And the site is in the radio free area of the park, which is a very good thing, because it also happens to be the long May weekend, when the park tends to be filled with very young, very loud people. We experienced a couple of those last year, and it wasn't a whole lot of fun. I think maybe this summer we will try for trips during the week, rather than on weekends, and then I'll plan on doing my shifts at the hospital on the week ends. So, that is my very un-stashy stash report. (giggle) And, even though this really isn't a true "Stash Report", I'm still linking with Judy's Patchwork Times Stash Report.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Grandbaby days

Thursday afternoon, I hopped on a bus and took the trip up to spend some time with Noel and Laurie and Avery. Scott wasn't able to come up due to issues with his brother, who is ill, and needed him near by. But the bus trip wasn't bad, at all. I had my Kobo ereader with some books from the library loaded onto it, and I was quite content to sit and read. The best part, though, was looking after Avery all day Friday while Noel and Laurie were at work. He is such a fun and happy little guy. The only time he gets grumpy is when he is tired, at which point he goes into his bed, without a fuss, and goes to sleep. I know it took some doing on Laurie's part a few months ago to get him to this stage, since at that time he had a really difficult time going to bed and settling. But she persevered, and it worked.

I have decided that I really need to invest in a new camera. The one I have has a lag time between when I push the button to take the photo, and when it actually does. Any suggestions for a good, inexpensive one without that annoying lag time? Every time I go to get a picture of Avery, by the time the camera actually takes the picture, the picture I wanted is gone. Very frustrating. I seem to do better with using my camera to get videos of him, since that way I don't have to actually try and get a single picture. I got one of him feeding himself his lunch yesterday. And, since I have nothing quilty to show, I'll show him, instead. Besides which, he's an awful lot cuter and more fun to watch, than any of my quilts. But, then again, I'm a terribly biased and proud Grammy.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Out on the clothes line

It was such a lovely day here. Just like a perfect warm, but not too hot or muggy, summer day. I took advantage of it to wash up the winter quilts, and hang them out on the line to dry. They always smell so good afterwards. These are all quilts that I did before I started blogging, but after I started long arm quilting, so I thought I'd take pictures of them and show them.
This one started as a Churn Dash quilt, using 5 inch squares. There were supposed to be an awful lot of them, and I ran out of steam, and got tired of doing them. While browsing through the Quilters Cache website, I came across the block she calls Flies in the Barn. This was one of the first 5 or 6 quilts I did on the long arm, so I'm not going to show any of the quilting. I learned a LOT doing this one. I did a different block inset design in each of the squares, just to try them out, and learn how they worked.

I  totally LOVE the pattern Storm at Sea, and made this one 6 years ago. It is one of the few quilts I have ever put a label, or a hanging sleeve on. This quilt was actually our very low tech solution to a very drafty front door that badly needs to be replaced. Not even weather stripping would help it. So my husband came up with the idea to hang this quilt over the door, with a curtain rod placed up near the ceiling. We were able to pull the quilt completely over the front door, and block all the drafts. It looked pretty too. He's so smart.

This is the back of the Storm at Sea which shows the quilting........... the beginning of my obsession with feathers. I think this is the first one I was truly happy with, and I took it around to various quilts shops in the area when I was first letting them know I was in business, and looking for customers.

This is my version of Bonnie Hunter's My Blue Heaven. I think it was the first time I did an all over pattern in the center of a quilt, and then something different in the borders. This was also one I did while I was learning, before I took in any customer quilts. I was, and still am, happy with the way it turned out. There are baptist fans in the center, and a fun kind of swirly design in the flying geese and the borders around the geese. I actually put on these borders just so I could do that quilting design.

So, between doing all the laundry, and hanging it out, and working on a quilt, that's how I spent my day. And in between, I enjoyed the warm breezes and tried very hard to ignore all the weeds in the gardens. LOL!! All in all, a good day.

Gail's Hexagons

I finished this quilt up a week or so ago for Gail, who is a new customer to me. Yay for new customers!!! I had asked for her permission to post pictures of it here, which she granted, with the condition that I wait until she posted about it on her own blog, The Cosy Quilter. She wrote about it yesterday. So I can now show it.

It is a hexagon quilt, using Bali Pops, inspired by the hexagon quilt alongs from the last year or so. There are many things I really like about quilting for other people. One of them is seeing all the different fabrics, and the colour combinations. Another is the challenge of trying new things, which can be rather anxiety provoking as well. We had decided on an all over pantograph for the center of her quilt, and feathers in the border.
With the navy border being a tone on tone, the feathers showed up wonderfully.

The challenge was fitting the pantograph into the irregular edges of the hexagon center. But with the aid of the vinyl cover that goes over the pantographs on my table of the long arm, and some washable crayola markers, I was able to draw the edges of the quilt right over the pantograph, so I knew where to stitch, and where not to. Doing this, I was also able to alter the pantograph a little so that it would flow from one area to another, without stitching into the border.

 Here's the corner turn with the feathers.
And here's the back, which shows the all over pantograph. It is called "Whimsey" by Norma Sharp. Thanks, Gail, for trusting me with your quilt.

Monday 19 March 2012

Design Wall Monday March 19, 2012

My goal yesterday was to get a NYB block done before I went to work. It only got about half done. Rats. And looking at it now, I'm going to have to replace the grey solid arc with something either darker, or brighter. There isn't enough contrast between the solid grey arc and the grey in the pieced arc. I think the darker brown would work better. I'm still continuing to use the colours from the March colour challenge. I'll probably continue to work on this off and on today. My big job is to get Double Duty finished, or as close to it as I can by the end of the day. One way or another, I'll have to take it off and get started on a quilt that Charlene brought me to do. It has a deadline of the beginning of April, and it is a custom job, with a lot of work to do on it. I'll take some pictures of it, and do a before and after, and tell the story behind it as well, once I get to it. I'm linking up to Judy's Design Wall Monday. I'm going to grab my second cup of coffee, and browse through some of those walls, before I get to work on that quilt of mine.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Stash report Week 12, 2012

I was going to do an all in one post, combining the stash report, with the previous post. But then I decided that each deserved their own space. As I mentioned in the previous post, most of this past week has been spent on quilting. But, I did get a couple of the New York Beauty blocks done, and the backing made for Double Duty, which is this month's UFO. It is now on the machine, and in the process of being quilted. Here's a sneak peek:

Used this week:                  4.5 yards
Used this year:                  26.4 yards
Purchased this week:         0 yards
Purchased this year:          84.5 yards
Balance:                            58.1 yards greater in than out.

I have to work at the hospital this afternoon, but I'm going to try to get another NYB done before I go. I really would like to have 4 of each. I'll show them tomorrow.

Customer quilt.

 This has been a busy quilting week, with not a lot of sewing done. I have pictures of all the quilts that are done, but I haven't clearance yet from their owners to show them. But, I can show this one of Christine's. Her Broken Pinwheels, done in 1930's prints. It is sooooo pretty, and makes me want to do something with the 1930's collection of prints I have hanging out in one of my drawers upstairs in my sewing room. Christine very kindly allowed me to indulge my current obsession with feathers, so I did an overall feather meander.
Here's a close up of the front of the quilt. I love the whimsical nature of 30's prints.
And here's the backing, a lovely soft flannel, that really shows off the feathers.

Friday 16 March 2012

"Gratitude" is a flimsy

This is a quilt called "Gratitude". It was designed, and named, by Judy Laquidara, and is from her book Weekend Quilts. In this particular book, she has the process of sewing the quilts broken into 1 hour segments. I discovered during the process of making this quilt, that I like doing things that way. If you don't have that book, I highly recommend it. I don't have any affiliation to her, other than being a fan of her blog, Patchwork Times. I took the finishing stitches in this quilt top last night, at about 11:30. I was tempted, oh so tempted, to set it aside and start on something else, but I resisted the temptation, and stuck with it until it was done. Then I started something else. LOL!
 I started the backing for Double Duty, a quilt pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company , which is my UFO for March. The top is done, and it needs quilting and binding. I have a customer quilt on the machine right now, that I am planning on finishing up today. I cut the backing for Double duty last night. It needs to be ironed and sewn together, and then I can get it on the machine. Hopefully I will be posting it next Friday as a finish. I'm linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish it Friday on her blog Crazy Mom Quilts. There is always lots and lots to see over there.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

This time change screws me up.......

And I'm sure I'm not the only one. I was useless yesterday. My brain was mush, and filled with fog, and my body refused to do anything but veg. I was exhausted. And to top it off, once I gladly hit my bed last night, I couldn't sleep. It was past 4 am before I finally fell asleep. Grrrrr....... I had a migraine, that despite taking Advil, and 2 of my Maxalts, simply would not go away, which was a large part of being awake until 4 am. But I am glad to say it was gone when I woke up. I love having that extra hour of daylight at the end of the day, but there sure is a high price to pay for it.
On the good side, while I was sitting and watching TV yesterday, (I revisited the movie "The Colour Purple"), I got a lot done on Matt's stocking. It is now well over halfway done.
 I think the next steps involve the golf bag and clubs, which will be time consuming, great stuff to do for those blah, and can't move or do anything else days. I am really hoping today won't be one of those. I have lots of stuff I want, and need to get done. Maybe if I have another coffee. Even though I didn't get to sleep till past 4, I managed to sleep until 12:30, so  did eventually get my 8 hours, but that sure does eat up the usable part of the day. Anyway, maybe I'll take it easy for today as well, and just work on New York Beauties, and simple sampler blocks. Yep, that sounds like a plan. I'll have to see if I can actually do it. LOL

Monday 12 March 2012

Design Wall Monday March 12, 2012

I've been a busy little girl the last few days. I finished quilting the 30's broken pinwheel quilt for Christine. I finished the 4 New York Beauty blocks, And I finished the center of the new sampler quilt I started. And then, I got 2 out of 4 borders onto the Gratitude quilt, designed by Judy Laquidara. WOOHOO!!!
This is the center square for  Aunt Lucy's Medallion, a pattern designed by Lori Smith. When I first saw the pattern, i had no idea that it was smaller than I thought. The whole quilt finished at 55 inches square. This center section is 18 inches square. The pieces are small. But, the instructions with the pattern are quite good, and it went together quite smoothly. I'm using some of the fabric that came in the mail last week for this one, plus a few from stash as well. The next round of square for this finish at 3 inches, and are fairly basic shapes. so they should go together fairly quickly. And, since it isn't going to be big enough at 55 inches square for the bed quilts I like to make, I can use the opportunity to put Judy's Borders book to work.
These are the finished New York Beauty  blocks, from the sew along, using the March colour challenge palette.  I'm not going to sew them together until they are all done. I think I want to mix them all up, once the complete set of blocks is finished.
 And this is the quilt "Gratitude" from Judy Laquidara's book Weekend Quilts. It needs 2 more borders on it, and then I can call it done. I have 2 quilts for customers that need to be finished before the beginning of April, as well as my March UFO, so those are going to be my focus for the rest of the week. But since I usually need to sit after a couple of hours standing at the long arm, I can use that time to maybe get the last 2 borders sewn on. Also, I am going to try to get some of the squares for the sampler done each week, for the next little while, plus the New York Beauties that come out each week. Lots of fun fabric fun to be had here at my house. I'll post some progress reports as I go through the week, and hopefully have something that I can call finished by the end of the week.
I'm linking up to the design wall Monday posts at Judy's Patchwork Times. Judy has a lovely quilt up on her wall using the March colour palette. Go take a peek, if you have a few minutes, and browse through the other design walls, as well.

Sunday 11 March 2012

Stash report Week 11, 2012

The damage that I did to my stash numbers arrived in the mail this week, so now I have to add it to the purchased column. Yikes!! That was a lot of fabric, but it's pretty, and it's fun, and I've already started to use some of it. I had a sampler in mind that I've wanted to do for a while, called Aunt Lucy's Medallion. I started cutting and piecing the center section last night, and hope to get it finished, the center, that is, today. And I used up a little bit for the New York Beauties, as well. And then, for the rest of today, I want to get the quilt Gratitude finished. I think that's a do-able list for the day.

Used this week:                       .6 yards
Used this year:                         21.9 yards
Added this week:                     27.5 yards
Added this year:                     84.5 yards
Balance:                                   62.6 yards more in than out. Definite Yikes!! Good thing I'm not trying to reach a zero balance, or anything like that, or I'd be in serious trouble. LOL!!

And now, Just because I can, and he's so cute, here's a gratuitous grandson pic, of Avery after eating blueberry pancakes and prunes. Apparently, he went right from having this picture taken, to the bath tub. I wonder if any of it actually went into him, rather than on him? Laurie posted this pic yesterday on Facebook, and I just had to grab it and share it. I'm linking up to Judy's stash report Sunday at Patchwork Times

Friday 9 March 2012

New York Beauties

There is a button on my right side bar about a New York Beauty quilt along I've decided to participate in. I know I don't really need another project, but I LOVE this type of block, in all its wonderful variety, and have always wanted to do a quilt from them. So I figured this was as good a time as any. There will be a different block posted each week, with instructions on how to do them. I am going to attempt to do 4 of each. There is also a monthly colour palette challenge being hosted by Vicki Welsh and Judy Laquidara. I've borrowed the picture of this month's palette from Vicki's blog.
I've been wanting to play along with this challenge. There is a different palette given each month. I thought that I would combine doing the New York Beauty blocks with the colour challenge. So, I went digging through my fat quarter collection, and came up with some that came close to the colours shown in the graphic.My greys aren't the same as in the challenge palette, but they were as close as I could get, without going and buying something. And the monitor on the computer in my sewing room showed the greys as being bluer than this one does.

And these are the 2 New York Beauties that I have done so far. These are the basic ones. The rest will have a lot more pieces in them, and be a lot more fun, and a lot more challenging to do. So, I'll continue to do the rest of the blocks posted this month in these colours, and come April, I might start doing them in April's colours, depending on what they are. So far, I'm liking what I'm seeing.
And now, since I can't put it off any longer, I'd best go and start getting ready for a shift at the hospital this afternoon. I have a week off after today, and am hoping to get lots and lots of fun quilty stuff done during that week.

Thursday 8 March 2012

A couple of packages, and a "sneak peak"

I'm working on a customer quilt right now, and she kindly allowed me to indulge my current love for feathers on her quilt. It's a broken pinwheel, done in 30's fabrics. Here's a sneak peak. It's a little more than halfway done. I'm hoping to have it done today

Then yesterday I received a couple of deliveries. I'd entered a give away, and actually won, a very rare occurrence. It was this book, Back to Charm School, with all kinds of projects, specifically designed for 5 inch squares in Charm packs.

And then, even better, there was fabric delivered, that I had ordered from Vicky, who was having a stash clearing sale.


Lovely, luscious fat quarter bundles from Moda fabrics. I can't remember the fabric lines off the top of my head. But they are older ones, so I think they are discontinued. I'm thinking a sampler out of the bigger bundle, and I'm not really sure, yet, about the other one. They are going to do some rather fun things to my numbers come Sunday and the stash report. (giggle).
And now, after my little break here, I'd best get back to work and get the quilt finished.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

I was given an award for my blog......

  I received a lovely surprise a couple of days ago, in my comments section of the post I did about Make Your Point being finished. It was from Selina's quilts, who signs herself as "tink's mom". Because of all the shifts I was working, today was the first day I had the time to do something about it. She has bestowed the Leibester Blog Award on me.  This honor goes to a blogger who has less than 200 followers who you want to recognize. Wow, this is so cool!! There are some guidelines that go with the award, along with the privilege of spreading the award around to others.

The Rules are:

1) Post about your win on your Blog ( check )

2) Link back to the blogger you presented your with the award ( check )

3) Copy and Paste the award to your blog. ( I think this is it so, check)

4) Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized. ( they will follow the rules )

5) Let them know by leaving  a comment on their blog.  ( will do as soon as I post ) 

So, thank you, for the compliment and the award. And I will spread the love, because I do love blogging, and the people I have met through it. Now, a couple of the following blogs don't actually show the number of followers they have, so I hope this isn't breaking the rules, but I'll risk it.

1: Denise at Count it All Joy. She is a good friend who lives in their RV in Alabama that I "met" through this blog of mine. She does some lovely quilts, does fun posts about her family, and is a joy to know.

2: Debbie at And sew 4th. She lives in Alaska, and has a love affair going with her dogs, batik fabrics, which she turns into amazing quilts, and Christmas stocking kits. And, I'm afraid she has managed to get me hooked onto the stocking kits, as well.

3: Cathy at Cathy Tomm Quilts She makes some amazing quilts, and does some amazing stuff with her long arm machine. Not only that, but she's a fellow Canadian.

4: Victoria at Fiberobsessive. All I can say is that I want to be her when my long arming skills grow up. She does absolutely stunning work.

5: Vivian at Sew at Home on Pine Ridge. She does beautiful quilts, and this Double Wedding Ring quilt 
that she designed and made is well worth taking a look at, and quite a few oooohhhs and aaahhhhhs.

So, thanks again to the owner of Selina Quilts, for this award. And now, I'm off to let these five people know that the bloggy love has been passed on to them, and they can pay it forward to five others, if they choose.

Monday 5 March 2012

Design Wall Monday March 5, 2012

I started a new quilt last week. I had 8 out of 12 of the 25 patch sections of these blocks finished as leaders and enders, and did up the last 4 last week, so I could start to work on this quilt. It is out of Judy Laquidara's Weekend Quilts books, and she called it "Gratitude" The center section is halfway sewn together, and I'm going to work on that some more today and tomorrow before going in to work. I find a little quilty stuff done before work seems to energize me, or something. It helps with getting through the shifts. All of the fabric for the borders that go on this are cut, and just need to be sewn. I am liking the way the reds and the aqua type green are looking together. The original choice had been pink, but I like this much better. I'm linking up to Judy's Design wall Monday at Patchwork Times

Sunday 4 March 2012

Stash report Week 10, 2012

It's March...... spring is, at least officially, only 17 days away. The warm weather and bright sunshiny days are getting closer. I am sooooooo looking forward to being able to get back outside. Morning coffee and blog reading in the swing in the yard, listening to the birds, doing handwork outside, even dragging my machine outside, to enjoy the very brief days of summer. We have campsites booked for a few trips already, one in May for over Avery's first birthday, and another in the first week of July up in Ontario's jewel of Algonquin Park, in the Canisbay campground, right on the lake. And I know that it will come and go in the blink of an eye.

It is so hard to believe that this little guy, he's about 6 months old in this picture, is going to be one year old in just a couple of months. I miss him so much. We saw him at the end of January, but didn't go up to see them in February, due to weather and driving conditions concerns. He will looks so different from this by the time we see him again, sometime towards the end of this month, I hope.  It certainly is a very graphic example of time going in the blink of an eye, which is, I guess, what got me onto the topic. Anyway, I'm rambling, and  this was supposed to be a stash report.

The fabric that I bought from Vicky hasn't arrived yet, so that means I don't have to count it yet, which could be a good thing. LOL. And I have a new project on the go, using up some more of those leaders and enders, and all of the cutting is done for it, so now all I have to do is sew. I'll put up a picture of what  I'm up to tomorrow.

Used this week:                                 6.8 yards
Used this year:                               28.1 yards
Purchased this week:                         0 yards
Purchased this year:                        57 yards
Balance:                                       28.9 more yards in than out.

I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report Sunday at  Patchwork Times

Saturday 3 March 2012

Saturday Summary

This past week has been spent primarily getting Make Your Point done. I've been doing some sewing on a new project, as well. More about that on Monday for the design wall. And, I had plans, great plans for what I was going to do yesterday. I was going to start working on some sampler blocks. I was going to do more on a new quilt I've started. I was going to load the second of Christine's quilts. And none of it happened. I hit the proverbial wall, bounced off, and landed in my comfy recliner chair, and there I stayed. My body told me to stay put, and I reluctantly listened, mostly because I have learned over the years of living with fibromyalgia, that if I don't listen, I really badly pay for it. And, since I have to work at the hospital for the next 4 evenings, I can't afford to have it get any worse.
But, the good news is, that as I was enjoying a Shrek marathon, I got a lot done on the Christmas stocking I'm working on. I must say that, when I started doing these, I had no idea how detailed they are, and how long some of the components take. That golf club he has in his hand, and over his shoulder took one full movie to make up. It has a pipe cleaner down the middle of it, so it is 3 dimensional, and bendable. But, he is soooooooo cute. I'm glad he finally has a head and face. This is really fun to do. Did I mention before that I may be hooked???
I'm going to see if my body will cooperate with a little cutting and sewing before work. If not, Mr Snowman here will be getting more done on him.

Friday 2 March 2012

Make Your Point is finished

I took this quilt off the machine Wednesday, at about 6 pm, and started to set it aside to be bound at some later date, since I have another quilt also waiting for binding that I had on my to-do list for this week. But then I started thinking (always a dangerous thing to do, LOL), that it really didn't matter which quilt I bound, and wouldn't it be a good idea to get into the habit of, whenever possible, bind a quilt as soon as it is quilted, rather than set it aside for some future date.  So, that's what I did, which means that other quilt is still waiting for it's binding. Maybe I'll do it next week, and that way have something else for the Friday finishes link ups. Now there's a plan......... I wonder if I'll stick to it.
 Anyway... the quilt I finished is called Make Your Point. It is a pattern from a book called Scrap Lovers' Quilts, distributed by Leisure Arts. It was designed by a lady named Mabeth Oxenreider. The 16 patches in the body of the quilt, and most of the checkerboard around the outside were pieced over maybe 2 or 3 years as leaders and enders, after I first read of the process on Bonnie Hunters' Quiltville. It is quilted with continuous feathers  alternating with continuous curves from row to row, which really emphasizes the points. In actual piecing, the quilt is made up of 16 patches set side by side with pinwheel blocks. It's the turning of the pinwheels, and the colour placement that make it look as if it is on point. I feel in love with this quilt when I first saw it on the cover of that book, and knew I had to have one. I am thrilled over the moon with the way it turned out. I used a very pretty pink tone on tone for the backing, which shows the quilting quite nicely. And it is bound with a bright pink stripe. I'm linking up to a few Friday finishes sites. Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and  Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. There are a couple of other friday finish sites as well, but I have to pop out to do some errands, and have to get this posted. I might do an edit and add them when I get back.