Good News!!

My quilt "Making Do" has won an award at the Canadian Quilter's Association's National Juried Show in Lethbridge, Alberta! I was thrilled and surprised. The icing on the cake for sure, I was just happy that it got in the show.

"Making Do" came about because I found a bag of strips leftover from an Amish quilt project from quite a few years ago. I had taken Heather Stewart's workshop "Fireside Log Cabin" and I made a small quilt.

  Log Cabin Renovations  was machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Lynn Jones.

Log Cabin Renovations was machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Lynn Jones.

I loved making it using Heather's piecing techniques. When I came across the Amish strips of fabrics I knew I had to make another one. I had put away 2 bins of plain fabrics so I knew I could make do with what I had on hand. The cutting began then I started to sew the blocks.

Once the top was done I delivered it to Lynn to be machine quilted, I wanted something very traditional, very Amish so I chose feathers for the blocks and the borders.

I would quite happily make this quilt again, after all I didn't make much of a dent in my stash of plain fabrics! I almost forgot, the award was for second place in the "Originally Interpreted Bed Quilt" category, they are functional quilts to be used on a specific sized bed from crib to king. They may be based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain or they may be totally original. Thanks again to Heather and Lynn for their part in this quilt!