Saturday, February 25, 2017

I'm Off To See The Wizard...

Yesterday I felt like Dorothy skipping along the yellow brick road, off to see the quilting Wizard, a.k.a. Roberta, my long-arm quilter at Cocoa and Quilts. A couple of weeks ago she was browsing through my blog and saw the posts about the Slab and Disappearing Four Patch charity quilts and very kindly sent me an email offering to quilt them for me. I couldn't refuse!

So I've been busy putting the finishing touches on the tops.

I made the smaller version of the Slab Quilt for the Canada's Big Quilt Bee (12 blocks), and have two additional blocks that I will include in the package.

Roberta had generously offered to provide backings as well but I happened to find this piece of stylized maple leaves in my stash so I went with that - it seemed perfect for this little patriotic project.

And I got the Disappearing Four Patch top together as well. Love it! It finished off at about 62" x 72", which will be a nice size.

This is such a light, airy and feminine quilt - totally reminds me of a summer garden.

I found a blue floral print in my stash of backings that I think suits it well. No outside border for this one, just a binding that will be the same as the backing.

Early yesterday I sewed the backings together and headed over the hill to leave them with Roberta. We had a great visit and she's keen to get started. I am so over the moon that she is doing this for me that I can't tell you - proof positive of the big hearts that reside in the quilting community....M


Kyle said...

I'd be skipping down the quilty road too. You found great backings in your stash and it won't be long and the quilts will be done.

Jayne Honnold said...

What a kind gesture, and yes, we do have a wonderfully giving community. Your quilts will make someone very happy, I'm sure.

Sarah said...

I'd be skipping too! The backings you chose are perfect also. Disappearing nine and four patch are two of my favourite designs!