Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Snow dreams table topper and progress on Leo’s Mane quilt

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. 
We are in a drought here in Kingston. 
There are many forest fires burning in Northern Ontario. I hope those living close to these are safe. We are having some rain this afternoon. Hopefully it continues for a few days. 

I managed to finish a table topper this morning. 
The pattern is Snow Dreams table topper by Joanne @Canuckquilter 

I won this pattern on Joanne’s blog two years ago. I was so glad to win it. Her instructions were amazing. It’s foundation paper pieced. I haven’t done a lot of this. I was very happy that the instructions were easy to follow. I free motion quilted it myself. I just had fun with it. 

I used a snowflake plaid for the back. 

I hope you like it. 

I also wanted to share my progress on my Leo’s Mane quilt designed by Cathy @Eagleswingsquilts 

I have a long ways to go on this. But I’m still working on it slowly. It’s all English paper pieced. It’s my current hand sewing project. I do need to sit and prep more pieces though. The problem with making this in Rainbow colours is that I need to have access to all my scraps and stash. A little bit more time consuming. Oh well, it’s going to look great once it’s done. It just may take me a few years. Lol! 



Love your snowflake piece--really Holiday looking and nice work--
and you will get Leo's Mane finished one day--just keep working on it --steady as she goes--love all the colors in it--
stay safe--
enjoy, di

Chantal said...

Wow! Your table topper is just awesome! You did a great job with it. Love it. Leo's Mane is very interesting. Can't wait to see more of it but I understand : it's hand pieced so it may take a while. ;^)

canuckquilter said...

Your Leo's Mane is fabulous! It seems to glow. It will definitely be worth the time invested. And thanks for your kind review of my table topper pattern. I love how you quilted yours.

Cathy said...

Leo is looking fabulous! I love the rainbow effect and the dark background.

Ruth said...

The snowflake table topper is beautiful! I have a couple of Joanne's snowflake patterns but haven't made any yet. I'm not a fan of PP, but have done quite a bit of it. Maybe I will try the snowflakes one of these days. Your Leo's Mane quilt is gorgeous. I know how time consuming it is too be looking through small pieces of fabric for that perfect color. But it will be worth it in the long run.

Susan Torrens said...

Lovely projects! Hand piecing is very relaxing. I've hardly been sewing at all so far this summer - too many interruptions! I'm trying to get back in the groove again......

Dresden Quilter said...

The table topper is wonderful and I love the quilting. Rainbow quilts are my favourite.

Rise Textile said...

You have made it so amazing by using snowflake plaid. that design in white color makes it so attractive. Keep going good.

Sheila said...

Wow! Your blocks are beautiful!
I hope you get more rain, soon. We are getting some good rains this summer. Not so extremely hot either. we have been blessed.
Thank you for you sweet comment on my RSC crayon quilt blog post. I love this rainbow challenge.

Barb said...

Beautiful topper...love your English paper piecing

Ann said...

Very sophisticated rainbow colors, Ariane. How clever of you to choose these instead of primaries. And who cares if it takes a while. All we'll do is start another so this one should include everything you want for it. Keep up the good work and have fun.