Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quilt 'til You Wilt!

Today was the London Friendship Quilters' Guild "Quilt 'til You Wilt". Karen and I were keeners and arrived just before 8am to set up our sewing machines. Karen worked on Indian Orange Peel arcs all day and managed to make a lot of progress finishing 30 arcs bringing her total to 80! She has started another 20 so soon will be at the 100 mark!

I worked on my Blue Ridge Beauty blocks and got quite a few done. I think I will make this quilt queen size so I still have more blocks to make. The pattern is by Bonnie Hunter of

I have bits and pieces of every blue fabric I have ever owned in this quilt!

I decided to start a new project this afternoon. I have been intrigued by Tonya Ricucci's free pieced letters so I tried out a few from some food fabric that I have in my stash.

My husband gave me Gwen Marston's Liberated Quilts II book for Christmas so I made some liberated baskets to go with my FRESH letters.  I think there needs to be some borders between the FRESH part and the baskets so I will have to see what I can come up with.

This project made me hungry! Luckily, we were well fed all day!  (and we did not have to do the dishes!)

I also pieced my block for the next Elgin Piecemakers' guild Chemo Quilt. 

Today was a great day!

You can see more pictures of our QTYW day on the London Friendship Quilters' Guild Blog soon.


  1. Sounds like the perfect day :)
    Your fresh quilt makes me feel hungry! Great job!
    You sure got a lot accomplished!

  2. Wow, what a productive day. I love the Blue Ridge quilt and your liberated baskets.

  3. Glad to see everyone is working hard on their units. I look forward to class number two!

  4. Would you be so kind as to provide a direct link to the free letter patterns? I'd so appreciate it?