Sunday, March 25, 2007

Parrot Building Blocks

It has been a busy weekend. Yesterday was the annual Sewing & Crafts Show.

This Sewing & Craft Show kicks off the quilt show season.

April 20 to 22, 2007 - Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild

Quilts from the Heart - Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church - Parish Community Centre17475 - 59th Avenue, Surrey (Cloverdale Area), BC

The FVQG's raffle quilt was at the Sewing & Craft Show. This is a picture of it:

April 27 to 29, 2007 - Orchard Valley Quilters' Guild
Silver Threads - Celebrating 25 Years of Quilting - Kelowna, BC.

May 2 - 5, 2007 - The Canadian Quilters' Association
Quilt BC 2007 Alternate Year Event - Forester's Convention Centre at Kamloops, BC

Our guild is planning a bus trip to this show for the Saturday.

After getting home from the Sewing & Craft Show yesterday, I started a new quilt. This afternoon, I finished it to the flimsy stage.

The quilt is from Debbie Mumm's website and is called, Building Blocks. Debbie's pattern was crib size and I wanted something larger so I added blocks and a row of sashing across the top of the quilt and down the side. My quilt measures 52 1/2 " x 77" before quilting. If you would like to have a look at the pattern, follow the link here:

Double clicking on the picture should allow you to see the parrots on the border fabric.


  1. sounds like you have a busy month ahead :-)

  2. Love the opportunity quilt, especially the assymetrical flower border...

  3. Oh what great butterflies. Whoever wins that is very lucky!

    I also like the colors on your Building blocks. That looks like a really cool pattern!

  4. Wow, Norma, that butterfly quilt is something else. I'd love to have that hanging on my wall or on one of my beds.

    I really like the woven design of the Debbie Mumm quilt. I may have to give it a try. Looks like it would go fast.

  5. Hi Norma, what a great raffle quilt! Love the easy pattern for a quick baby quilt also. Hugs, Finn

  6. Definitely quilt show season! My old quilt guild always had theirs on the first weekend in April and a city south of them, around the same time--good hours drive between but I think some people did go to both should they happen to be, gasp, at the same time.

    I love how your building block quilt turned out. I got the fabric on hand to make one for the boys now--maybe cut a couple out for the sew in.

  7. love the bright colors on the quilt.

    lots of great shows coming up!

  8. You've been busy, Norma! Happy belated birthday to your mom. She looks so young still.

  9. Nifty pattern - love the parrots.

    Did you buy lots of stuff?? I did - LOL