Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh My, What A Weekend!

Boy oh boy, what a great time we had this weekend. Six ambitious quilters took on a fun challenge with the hope of combining fun as well as learning something new. We started on Friday with some serious cutting, no one was to go to bed until all was cut. A few of us that had ours finished helped cut. We headed off to bed around midnight.

Saturday morning after a good breakfast with plenty of caffeine we got to work. First up was the centre of our block, a square in a square using Monique's Fit to be Method. This is a great method and once you start using this method you'll never use the traditional method again. The ruler trims your block down with a perfect 1/4" seam allowance remaining and the triangles are perfectly sized.

Fit to Square Ruler
The group started in on their half square triangles. The pattern we were using had the half square triangles slightly larger than the finished size and would need to be trimmed down. We used the Quilt in a Day square up ruler. This is my own personal favourite, guaranteed perfection. You know we all strive for perfection. This step was a bit labor intensive but we did get good results.

We all called it quits around 11:00 Saturday night.
On Sunday we all decided that we needed to get the remaining prep work done and put a few blocks together to give us some extra motivation.
It was a great weekend and the girls who arrived as strangers are planning a electronic reveal on 16 March and are on about the making this an annual event! I have added the pictures to the Kilbora Quilt Shoppe Facebook page.

Happy sewing
Mairead's block is coming together
The brights Elizabeth is using are stunning
My blocks, can't wait to get it finished
The race to the finish
Keeping all your pieces organized
Gorgeous sunlight on Sunday Morning
Ta Da!!! Happy Faces

1 comment:

  1. ok... i need to start skyping into the classes!! im missing out on so much!!
    Quick question for ya? what do you think of the brother machines?
    i was looking up machines the other night and i really like the cs6000i, and it comes with the walking foot and extension table. any advice would be great! hope all is well:)