Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My First Quilt - Camp Korey

My first test posting from Flickr to the blog!

Bonnie Hunter recently challenged us to post about our first quilts.

This twin sized quilt was started at the suggestion of my husband, who probably had no idea what trouble he was starting by suggesting I learn to quilt! It was donated to Camp Korey in Carnation, WA. It's a Hole in the Wall Gang camp.

Some of the fabric was from an ill-fated first attempt to learn to quilt from the late 1980's, and the rest was bought specifically for this project.

Shout outs to Judi K at work who encouraged me to "go for it", and Kathy P (my brother's sister-in-law's mother-in-law) for helping me baste it and teaching me how to bind it. I didn't end up quilting it, I tied it instead.

I still have the scraps from it set aside..now that I'm looking it over I think I need to make myself a little commemorative wall quilt. What do you think?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay Mystery

Well, that last post wasn't an utter failure...let's see how this one goes!

I'm participating in the Orca Bay Mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter is hosting on her Quiltville blog. I will post the two pics of my progress on the first two steps and see if I can figure out the Linky thing she's talking about.

My quilt is all batiks, and follows Bonnie's color suggestions except I'm using dark pink instead of red. I'm also going to just commit to a wall hanging for starters, so I'm only making about 1/4 to 1/3 of the amounts required for each step, and we'll see where I end up!

ALQS6 - Huckleberry Swirl

Ok, I guess it's time I get into the blog aspect of quilting! We'll see if I can keep up (somewhat) this time.

I was very excited to participate in Kate North's ALQS6 (Another Little Quilt Swap) last month. I'll do my best to attach a photo of the quilt I made, and soon I will post a photo of the quilt I received...but the latter will need to wait as we're still waiting for The Big Reveal by our fearless leader.

Huckleberry Swirl was made using techniques from Dianne Hire's book Vivacious Curvy Quilts. It was my first time doing curved piecing on the machine, and it was a blast! I'm already working on more blocks for a quilt for myself, just with a different type of curve. I hand stitched some details with variegated embroidery thread before quilting with shiny poly threads. There are NO straight lines anywhere in this, not even the outside edge!