Four years ago I started a quilting pattern company with my dear friend Michelle, m&n pattern designs. Michelle sadly passed away about 1.5 years ago but our friendship grew over our love of quilting. When Michelle was on maternity leave with her daughter Rachel, we would get together every Monday and quilt, most Mondays though it would just be a gab fest. Although I miss her daily, the work and projects we worked on are a great memory. We had some very good days sewing, having lunch and going shopping. Shopping really was a good distraction when we supposed to be preparing for our quilt club!
Yesterday we had a Quilt Show at The Cloth Castle, store where I work, Log Cabin Quilt Challenge reveal. Customers came by and voted for their favourite quilts. Viewers Choice Winner was ....me! I was pretty excited. The quilt I won for was my Bali Friendship Log Cabin, approx. 90" X 90", it was a bit if work finishing. The friendship log cabin was a fun day of sewing. Collect 12 of your closest quilting friends everyone brings 24 of their own center squares. When everyone is ready and settled everyone get 2 of each persons squares. Then each person sews on a strip of their fabric. Press and trim and then pass the stack to their neighbor. So as you continue around, each person adds a strip of their fabric. Then you go home and put it all together in any pattern you like and if you are me you go home and "fix" up colours. I ended up making 12 more blocks so I could make a larger quilt and then expanded it's size with borders. I love how it turned out.
Well I better sign off and get some work done. I'm heading off to Vancouver for more sewing machine training tomorrow.