How does the quilt-along work? Over a 12-week period, 36 fabulously talented designers will be making 12″ blocks that you can make. You can pick and choose which blocks you want to make. Sash them, add borders, baste it, quilt it, and have it ready to give-away or keep for yourself this Christmas. Or you might want to use some of the blocks for a mini quilt, a table runner, bags, whatever you like.
Make new quilting friends, meet our featured designers, take advantage of our Super Deal bargains, and most of all just have some fun!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Lori and her husband at Quilt Market 2 1/2 years ago. They have just recently opened up a shop in the northwestern New York area. If you live near or are driving by, be sure to check out her their lovely log cabin. I can’t wait to visit myself.
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Featured Designer: Barbara Raisbeck
What is your quilting style?
I like traditional quilting with a twist. I just love Log Cabin quilts. This one is called Katrina’s Log Cabin and was for my daughter’s wedding. It is from Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Book with some variations. All of the fabric is my own hand dyed cotton and a few silks thrown in.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
My Mother quilted before she passed away and unfortunately I didn’t quilt yet then. It did give me the inspiration however to give it a try. Once I tried it I was hooked!
Do you have a favourite quilt?
This is one of my favourite quilts. It is called Mariner’s Compass on the Nine Patch. I had so much fun making it in my favourite colors. It hangs in the entry way to our home. The unexpected combination of the simple nine patch with a mariner’s compass border has been a real hit with the judges when this quilt has been in quilt shows.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: red
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Selecting the fabrics
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Blocking the quilt
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: chocolate marshmallow
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: The Pink Panther
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: I love the warmth of Mexico in the winter months.
Block 6 – Barb’s Road to Retreat Block
Barb’s Road to Retreat block is super easy, made up of squares and half-square triangles. Head over to Barb’s blog to download the tutorial for completing this block.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Barb’s Road to Retreat block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!