Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Here' wishing all of you everything that is good in 2010.

I am even keeping up my resolution to blog more regularly, at least when I have something to blog about.

My theme of red kites for the Popular Patchwork Square Dance mini quilts continues. The technique for this month was freeform cutting. As this is something I have done for years I decided that I would include the use of embossed metal pieces and some feathers made form vanishing muslin (which I believe is now called Thermogauze). I was really please with the way they turned out and also with not having to wash away soluble fabric and then dry the piece!

Also finished was the last of my JQs, this time using sheers. Took me a long time to get this one done as it was not my favourite technique.

On the more traditional quilting side I am doing a block of the month called Sampler of Psalms. Block one was the Tree of Life.

... and block two is Birds In The Air

I am not going to buy anything new for this project so hopefully I can finish it with fabrics that have been languishing in  my stash for many years.

Deciding that resolutions are usually made to be broken I have decided, like some others of you out there to set myself goals for 2010. One is to do something creative every day and another is to make sure that I do some of my OU work every day. I have been somewhat lax in this lately and now have to try to remember the vocabulary that I have already done.  So off to try to do some of both of the above.

Until next time, happy creativity.



  1. Good day!
    We ate too much but we have fun!
    Thank you and reciprocate greetings new year with so much joy!
    Kisses and hugs!

  2. Wow, Maggi, what a wonderful way to start the day. These are beautiful

  3. Your feathers are so realistic and the raven in the woods is beautiful.

    Love the colours in your other blocks. It is great when you can use up your stash.

  4. Maggi, Your work is always stunning and these are just beautiful. Just watched a red kite overhead (lovely sunny day here) and thought of you!
    Good luck with your goals. Ros x

  5. Oh your work is so inspiring, I'm loving it. The feathers are just wonderful. Excellent work.

  6. The metal pieces and 'feathers' against the quilted background are beautiful Maggi, and I love the piece with sheers featuring the birch trunk and bird. All those triangles in the blocks are very clever - I always lost the points of my triangles!

  7. Oh Maggi!! Those 2 quilts are just incredible! I love your freeform one with the embossed metal and feathers - its gorgeous! We have a challenge coming up at guild, and this is inspiring me to new directions. Your last JQ is wonderful, too! I love the image.
    Have fun with your BOM, and best wishes for success with your goals for 2010.

  8. Hi Maggi

    Your Red Kite quilts are stunning (my husband also loves them). I really like the free form technique and must give it a try. Are there any tricks I should know?

    Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creative work throughout 2010.

  9. Lovely imaginative work Maggi. I have done little over the past few weeks with all the Christmas preparations, but am dying to get back to it. I too love vanishing muslin - it is so much less messy than the water soluble fabrics. Happy sewing.

  10. still thinking about resolutions, maybe have to make one to keep up with my blog reading hehe
    Have a great 2010

  11. Wow Maggi! Your mojo is certainly up and running again, even working overtime by the look of it. Your feather quilts are just wonderful as are your kite quilts. Magical!

  12. Hi
    I really like the feather and shim piece particularly the colour combination. Very subtle.

  13. Happy New Year Maggi. I love both the quilts, the colours are beautiful and I love the addition of the metal shim.

  14. The texture in the two new pieces is wonderful. Like you could reach out and feel it.

    I looked at the quilt squares and saw all those points nd decided I will stick to crazy quilting.




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