Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Last WIP Wednesday Post of 2014

Happy New Year!  To be honest, I'll be glad to see 2014 go.  It wasn't a bad year, but it wasn't a great year either.  And because I really don't feel like looking back at 2014, I won't be posting a mosaic of all my makes for the year.  Instead, I decided to write a final WIP Wednesday post even if there doesn't appear to be a linky over at Freshly Pieced today.

I am closing the year and starting the new one working on my New Wave quilt.  We found out right before the Holidays that my brother's mother-in-law has a very aggressive breast cancer and will need to undergo 6 months of chemo therapy.  She will lose her hair and pretty much feel like crap.  And what do quilters do when someone needs a little support and comfort?  We make quilts.  So New Wave will be going to Liane and I hope will make the next 6 months somewhat easier.

I started with straight lines with the walking foot to echo the seams and will be filling the blocks with a number of different FMQ designs.

I have been working on other projects, but my sewing room is such a mess right now, I can't be bothered to try and find them all!  I'm guessing organizing the sewing room is going to be a must once New Wave is done and gifted.

I also hope to get my act together and start blogging more regularly.  December was so busy, both at home and at work, I just didn't have the energy to try and write anything other than shopping lists and meeting minutes!

So here's to 2015!  Hope it's a good one!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: The MMQG Challenge

Back in June, the President of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild had the idea that it would be fun to put together a small exhibit of modern quilts in the Montreal area.  The goal of the exhibit would be to showcase modern quilting, educate the public about modern quilting and maybe even recruit some new members for the Guild.

Before we could put on an exhibit though, we needed quilts.  So we issued a challenge to the guild members:  make a small quilt inspired by one of the design elements of modern quilts.  We could choose between improv, negative space, minimalism, asymmetry or alternate grid.

I chose negative space.

I pinned a number of chevron quilts recently...  There's something about those zig zags that I really like.  So I pulled a charm pack in nice bright colours and paired them with some Kona Snow to make 4" HSTs.  

The members of the MMQG will be showing off their quilt tops at the next meeting.  I cannot wait to see what everyone else came up with.

Now that this quilt top is done, I will be spending most of the coming week working on the two hockey quilts for my nephews.

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.