I'm supposed to tell you a little bit about myself and my quilting journey so here we go...
About 4 years ago, I went to JoAnn's with a friend and found a cute little quilt kit. It was a simple patchwork quilt, but I immediately fell in love with the process and with the results. I started learning more about quilting through the wonderful online community and before I knew it, I had a whole sewing room set up for myself!
Over the years, I tried many different styles and techniques and have really enjoyed making quilts for the people I love.
In April 2013, I found the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild and attended my very first guild meeting. Oh my! Meeting other quilters in person and being able to talk about my obsession with people who were just as obsessed as I am was amazing.
Here are a few of the quilts I finished recently:
|This is my Star Surround quilt. The pattern was designed by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.|
I used Kona solids and some Art Gallery fabrics for this quilt. I quilted it on my domestic machine.
|This is the pillow cover I made for the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild Challenge over the summer. We had to make a quilt with traditional blocks and give it a modern twist. So I took my favourite block - the Churn Dash - and super-sized it.|
But enough about me! The whole point of Blogathon Canada is to get to meet and get inspired by Canadian quilters and bloggers. Make sure you visit these wonderfully talented quilters from Quebec:
Before you go and pay them all a visit, how about some prizes?
Sew Sisters had generously provided this lovely stack of solids for me to giveaway to one of you!
|I wanted a prize that represented me well. Besides being a quilter, I'm also a huge hockey fan and my favourite team is of course the Montreal Canadiens. This bundle is red, white and blue - my team's colours! :-)|
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this blog post. International entries are welcome, but please make sure to leave me your email address if you're a no-reply blogger. I must re-draw if I cannot contact you. I will choose a winner on Sunday and contact them by email.
IMPORTANT: This giveaway is now closed.
You can also win a wonderful prize sponsored by Northcott over at Sew Sisters.
Tomorrow, Blogathon Canada continues with a visit to Ontario! Click the Blogathon Canada button in my sidebar for the full schedule - there are prizes to win at every stop!
Before I sign-off, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Sew Sisters. I am so happy to have been asked to take part in this great blog hop.
Have a wonderful weekend!