Monday, 15 November 2010

I have finished several Quilt tops...and..
I just love machine Quilting.
I have fun quilting one quilt,
I get in the rhythm
I finish... then have to wait to do another quilt.
As I am in the groove...
I wish to quilt ' in that moment'!

I have decided, to make a few tops,
prepare them for quilting and off I go...all set!
Well... I have accepted that one can not enjoy
ALL aspects of  Quilting..
putting the quilts together
I find so tedious.

On the positive side,
it's a challenge to see how I can rectify this situation
This is a very important part of the whole process.
I shall continue my research....
I do welcome any suggestions....

Will keep you posted...

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" - Pericles



Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks


For those of you who did not purchase the first edition of
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks...Do not miss the second edition.

In Jamaica, Quilting magazines are rarely on the shelves..
We need more quilters!

I am a Magazine fanatic and am anxiously awaiting this Issue....
my daughter who lives in Canada arrives home next week....
what a sweetheart... she treks off to Indigo and Chapters
hoping it will be on the shelves before her departure!!

Click on the button and Enjoy the Blog Tour inspired!


Take a block, use your favourite fabrics and enjoy the repetition of the blocks unfolding into an amazing quilt....your creation....

'Let go and fear not the unknown but enjoy the journey!'

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Blue Mountain Coffee

Old Tavern Coffee Estate - Twyman - Kingston JAMAICA

I love coffee, I am very fortunate.....
The finest coffee in the world comes from my homeland. (Smile)
Whenever I travel I take coffee as a gift, however, persons do not realize,
like everything there is a 'shelf life'.
When the  coffee beans are stored in the refrigerator waiting for a special moment,
you loose the fresh essence of the freshly roasted beans.
This of course IS my opinion based on my experiences.
For me these days.....Fresh is the Best! Indulge in the 'here and now',......there is no better time.

Caribbeanquilters - KINGSTON, JAMAICA
I have fixed my 'Twyman's  Blue Mountain Coffee and I am pondering on my Quilt in process on my design wall....'Turnovers'... these are 80 pre-cut 6 inch triangles by Moda. It is so good to let go and pattern....I am learning a lot and have many questions to ask or reading of magazines and blogs to do.
It is so great to challenge oneself....

Holly Jolly Snowman by Moda

"Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned" -- Charles W. Chesnutt