Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nifty new thing from Amazon

Amazon has this nifty new thing out to put related ads on my site.  I've tried google adsense before, which got me nowhere ... as soon as I started really using it they canceled my account for no reason.  Gotta say I was not impressed. 

But this new thing from Amazon Associates is really neat.  They supply ads for my page that best suit the things I talk about, so the more I talk about  quilts (duh) they'll post ads for quilt related things, like books and such.  Very handy indeed, particularly if I'm talking about a certain pattern or quilt book author that I like, then I don't have to go through the hassle of looking them up myself ... amazon will do it for me.

Thanks dudes!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another Caribbean quilt done, on to the table runners!

Well, the title pretty much says it all. I finished the other Caribbean quilt, this one is titled simply "Compass Medallion". It's got a huge main compass in the centre, with 3-d prairie points around it and some appliqué in the corners. I used a bright jungley print for the centre of the compass, some of the prairie points, and the inside border.

I quilted in the ditch around the compass points and the appliqué, then a 1½" grid in the background.

I have one of the table runners to match the C-Cubed quilt almost finished, and the others are in the works.

Once these are all finished I'll be back to working on the Remembrance Poppy quilt for my grandfather's legion hall in Ottawa. This is a pattern that Pam Bono so generously donated to Quilts of Valour-Canada to use as we saw fit for the soldiers and we've decided to use it to hang in legion halls around the country to honour them. I have the top of mine pieced, just have to appliqué the stems on and then I can start quilting it. I'm doing a little talk at my local guild in April and planning to take it with me to show them when I talk about QoV so that's a little extra incentive to get cracking on things and get stuff done.