Saturday, January 29, 2011

A win and a finish!

Sometimes it is so hard to be patient!  At least for me.  Christine over at Auntie's Quaint Quilts notified me that I won her giveaway!  I knew that the package was coming all the way from Tasmania and that would take some time but...I was so anxious for it to arrive.  Guess what arrived this week? 

This package is full of goodies!  Fabric (3 fat quarters) from Lynette Anderson, a Schnibbles pattern - Hot Cross (Miss Rosie Quilt Co.) and Tis the Season embroidery patterns by Natalie Bird! 
Thanks Christine!

I also finished my fence inspired quilt. 
[the little white specks you snow]

I am not completely satisfied with the quilting.
 As I quilted the long colored spaces with straight line boxes, the middle tended to pull in the direction I was stitching.  
Can you see the way the fabric is distorted in the center?  
I never had that happen before but I probably never quilted in such long, straight segments. 
 I used my walking foot rather than trying free motion (thought it would keep the lines straighter). 
Has this ever happened to you? How can I improve on this?  Any suggestions are welcome. 
Anyhow, it is a finish and that means I need to make another quilt square for Queensland. 


  1. Awesome goodies and beautiful quilt. I just took a picture of a quilt in the snow.....we quilters just think alike....HA!

  2. What a wonderful package you got in Christine´s giveaway :)

  3. I love the quilt! I really like the quilting and I hope when I start machine quilting I can get something even close to that.

  4. What fun goodies. Enjoy. And, I love your quilt, too! Mkay - I can't see what your talking about - it looks great to me! Very nice finish!!


Sweet sentiments