Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fly Away Home is back!

I went to pick up my sampler quilt from the longarm quilter's house tonight. She had it all laid out in her living room when I arrived. She stitched in the ditch in the body of the quilt and on the flying geese border. The outer border has a pattern called "Chantilly Lace". The pink border has a wiggly line quilted onto it. I just love this quilt! I took my time to make each block and I have learned so much piecing this quilt. I have enjoyed every minute of putting it together, except maybe adding the borders! Here is a close up of the house block. The door needs a doorknob. Any ideas on how to add one???
Tonight, when I got home, I pieced another table runner. I used hour glass blocks made from a charm pack for this runner. I bought some fabric to use for backings for all of the table runners today. It is being washed as I type.
I have a quilt guild meeting tomorrow night and I have lots to bring for show and tell--all of the table runners and the Fly Away Home quilt will be coming with me, even though they are not all done yet.

I just found some leftover blocks from my "Off My Beaten Path" quilt that I made a couple of years ago. I think I will use them to make a couple of table toppers and then I will be caught up with the gifts I need to make.

This weekend, I am going to a quilt show in St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada with a couple of quilting friends. I went to this show with Karen a couple of years ago and was very impressed with the quilts, the food in the lunch room and the antique quilt bed turning that they did at the show. I am looking forward to a fun Saturday with friends! The rest of the weekend, I will be quilting my table runners and adding the binding to my Fly Away Home quilt. Sounds like a perfect weekend!


  1. If your sampler quilt is going to used as a wall hanging, you could use a crystal as a door knob or a button or a bead or a french knot. I was going to go to the show in St Mary's but I have to go up north. It would have been fun to meet up with a fellow blogger. Maybe another time.

  2. Hi-I saw your comment on my blog and just HAD to look! I love your colors! Your tree block is very nice! I made a boo-boo on mine, got some of the triangles turned around-but left it in. Are you going to show the whole quilt when you have it bound?
    Mary H