Friday 20 January 2017

This is not my first finish of 2017...

It's my last finish of 2016! Yup I am still a slacker when it comes to blogging right now. Oh well, at least I own my slacker qualities ;)

So back in November the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild brought in their first famous designer Libs Elliott! I was so excited to meet Libs and learn to conquer the y-seam with her Weight of Love Quilt.

I started the adventure with a fabric pull, using my hoarded print from Priory Square as a start. Time to use the "good" fabric!

I ended up in love with my fabric combo and it was all from my stash! I even had enough in the end to make a scrappy binding. I'm still committed to making from my stash this year. I did so well in 2016 some of my fabric bins are empty! What?! Must. Resist. Buying. More. Fabric.

The class with Libs was great! It's Y-Seams not Cry-Seams people! and I loved learning about how Libs designs her quilt patterns using computer code. fascinating

Confession time - if you get close to this quilt, it is a bit of a hot mess. Appliqueing the center piece onto the background did not go well for me, but I consider it a huge lesson learned. If your options are building a"fabric frame" to baste to or a full panel of fabric...choose the full piece. Just saying.

Good news is, I took the pictures from far away, so it looks awesome! You're welcome.

Some IKEA Nummers on the back. My stash of this is running dangerously low, so it only goes on special pieces.

It was  so fun to meet a famous quilty person! That's right I met Libs Elliott - see I have a picture!  

MMQG is hosting workshops  Krista Hennebury of Poppyprint fame in May, cannot wait!

The only thing better than a fresh finish - Quilt photo shoot outtakes. Thanks Barb!
Anyone else out there still reporting on 2016 finishes, or have you all moved on? I hope I'm not the only one....

See you soon

Linking up with TGIFF! because it's Friday and I finished something!


  1. Stunning! That fabric pull is scrumptious, good choices. And kudos for conquering y-seams, that's quite the accomplishment! :)

  2. It's awesome!!! Mine is getting closer to finished, hopefully I will spend some quality quilty time with it this weekend.

  3. It was a great class! A pleasure to meet Libs. I think your quilt is fabulous. Your fabric choices are so yummy. I am planning another one now. I really enjoyed the process and wanted to give it another go.

  4. Your WOL looks beautiful! The Montreal MQG had a workshop with Libs last year and she really is awesome. :-)

  5. Love ❤️ this quilt. Y day I will try them again. I am still working on 2016 no 2015 no I think some go back as far as 2012. 😂

  6. Owl. :) It's a great finish. You should be proud.

  7. Lovely quilt. If I think about it, I might have a 2014 finish that never made it to the blog if that makes you feel better :-)

  8. Lovely quilting and there is something so appealing about those bright colours against the snow.