Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A new quilting project...

Here is a quick pic of a new quilt on my To Do list. It is a Lori Smith Pattern called Mary Katherine's Pride. It was made by our local TAG ( The Appliqué Group) for the Des Moine Area Quilt Guild's charity auction in August. Many ladies in TAG made the blocks and several others put the top together. I will quilt it and someone else will put on the binding. A great group effort for a great cause. Our guild has a huge charity auction each year. We auction off baskets of goodies and beautiful quilts, along with a "Mall in the Hall" to sell smaller items, all donated by our many members. When someone purchases an item or wins the auction, she may choose from several local charities. It's a great cause and a fun way to raise money! Check out the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild at It is a great guild!


While I was in Kansas City last weekend I went to the International Machine Quilters Showcase. I saw some really beautiful quilts there and of course found a few new toys! Pictured above is the pounce chalk marking tool I have had for a while now. My new toy is the stencil from the same company that makes the Perfect Pounce Pad. These stencils are very flexible and are basically a screen print to use with the Pounce Pad. Worked pretty well as you can see! Now I can quilt it easily and use free motion quilting on the flower blocks and borders. Can't wait to get started, but must finish my current quilt before I start another...won't take long!


1 comment:

  1. I have seen those pouncers before. Neat design. Have fun working on that beautiful quilt.