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.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - what a wonderful quilt!! I'm working right now on a Caribbean quilt - with our daughter's new MIL and god-MIL - for a gift for them in honor of their Caribbean wedding. It's almost done, and will be presented to them at the reception next month - then I'll be able to let the secret out LOL
    That poppy pattern - do you know where I can get that? I've got two badges from WWI (great-uncles) that I'd like to display on a quilt wall-hanging for my mom!