Heather's first quilt is the Round & Round - Orange Peel Panto; Glide Thread; Hobbs 80/20 batting
Her second quilt is another Camille Roskelley pattern - Flower Girl . . . it's just so girly! Roses and Ribbons panto; Glide thread (coral); Hobbs 80/20 batting. Heather did a fantastic job piecing both these quilts . . .
|Flower Girl hangin' with Freeda|
Glide Thread; Taro panto; Hobbs 80/20 batting
|Swoon and Flower Girl - love those big block quilts!|
Batting - there are so many types! I keep a stock of Hobbs 80/20 - both 96" and 120" as well as Hobbs Tuscany Wool - 106" - I am really happy with the way the Hobbs products quilt up as they give that little extra loft so the quilting stands out a bit more. Last week, I ran out of Hobbs 80/20 - 120" - yikes!! I have a king sized quilt to do - and like it was meant to be - I got an e-mail from Twisted Willow Quilting & Design Ltd. . . . They are located in Red Deer, Alberta and sell batting by the roll to Longarmers like me! For me, taking a trip up to Red Deer is WAY less stressful than battling the traffic in Calgary, so yesterday I did a little road trip to pick up a roll of Hobbs 80/20 - 120" and a roll of Hobbs Heirloom wool. If you're in the area, and looking for batting at a reasonable price - contact Conny or Frank at Twisted Willow - firstname.lastname@example.org - I'm sure you'll be pleased with their service - I sure am! Maybe even a group of quilters can do a shop hop and make a day of it - there are great quilt shops in the area!
Tomorrow I move Freeda to my home studio - I'm all ready for her arrival - now hopefully the snow will stop so we can have an easy move. Yes, I'm serious, it's snowing - again . . . still! Not sure how my goose is doing - all hunkered down I imagine keeping those eggs nice and warm.
Yes, that is snow streaking across the screen . . . until next time - cheers from the Little House.
I need a glass of wine . . . .