I think I can…..I think I can!!

I have worked non-stop on this block for the last couple of days and the end is finally in sight!  Just a few more grapes and 2 leaves to go.  Thank goodness I have lots of chocolate covered cranberries for motivation…stitch a bit, eat some chocolate…stitch a bit, eat some chocolate!!  It is amazing what you can get accomplished with the right motivation!

I must confess, it doesn’t take much to distract me.  I opened my closet to look for some green fabric I knew would be perfect for my Feathered Star and I noticed these quilts on the shelf.  They had slipped my mind (out of sight, out of mind!) and I thought I  would  share them.  All three wallhangings were made and entered in the Northcott Challenge, which is a yearly challenge sponsored by Northcott Fabrics. Only fabrics made by Northcott may be used and each wallhanging must measure a maximum of 40″ square.  I love challenges…both in quilting and in life!!

I hand appliqued and hand-quilted this wallhanging.  It is based on a Mary Sorenson pattern and I used it as a teaching sample for many years.

I love a Mariner’s Compass.  It is my favourite pieced design.  I added an appliqued wavy border and some dolphins for fun.  It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

This wallhanging is hand-appliqued and machine quilted.  I drew the background design and then added the loons from “A Day at the Lake” by Nancy Murty of Bee Creative Studios.

Til next time…


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