I am thinking of doing this wonderful challenge Blue By You by some of the Ontario guilds for the next Quilts at the Creek Show in July anyone can participate and last years challenge was a great success.
This 2015 mystery quilt that was done by many Canadians, Designer was Sherri Hisey https://www.bordercreekstation.com/ for a quilt show we had at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto last year. it was called Pioneer Spirit you could make is as scrappy as you wanted since it was to be part of the pioneer days so I did.
you can see many of them and how everyone made their own rendition.http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/…/quilts-at-creek-pione…
This pattern is still https://quiltsatthecreek.wordpress.com/ for the 2015 challenge if you want to make it. Free.https://quiltsatthecreek.wordpress.com/
I didn`t get mine done in time but I am hoping to this year. It is a great show and you see quilts from all over the world not just Ontario.
I know I don`t have blue quilt and am not sure if I want to go modern or traditional...hmmm...thinking. I will have to start pulling fabrics and then look at some patterns, I am not a designer but love to put a new twist on a design...lets see what happens.
This was my late version of the mystery from last year though. It is currently at Whirls and Swirls for quilting going to get the baptiste fan on it.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
It was blowing snow here yesterday so I picked this pattern for the fabrics that I would like to make up into a quilt, by pulling from my stash.
How do you celebrate your secret seasons.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
I took it to Whirls and Swirls in Oshawa a new LAQ store and machine quilted it. I had fun doing it, This was the first one I did there and I don`t think I posted a full picture of it.
This is the fabric on the back of it. This was fun Love the kitty with the glasses which was appropriate for today`s weather. as you can see below I have rhubarb coming up already! isn`t that green gorgeous.
It has cut into my sewing time though so I will have to make up for it later. I have been appliqueing my baskets and I have only 70 left to do! from 300! I am awesome...this is fun!
I have 3 there and will bring 3 more to Whirls and swirls. They have edge to edge with batting free for the month of March.
I think this is very modern don`t you? This is going to get quilted too, ugh more backing to piece. I am my worst own enemy I know I could use the wide backs but I get more variety from the fabric that I choose. I like to make my backs as interesting as my fronts
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
so 2 years later I found the perfect fabric, did I say 2 years, yes you are correct. Walking Dead fabric, I knew she was a follower of the Walking Dead (honestly so am I) then it was to find the right fabrics and pattern to work with it. She wanted red, white and black only on the quilt.
Log Cabin Yardage had it all so I spent a Friday night there sewing and picking fabric as I went along, plus other days to piece it all. That red fabric I loved I just went and finished the bolt! oh as well the walking dead fabric too as you know I am making the other one.
Piecing had to be precise for the blocks to fit once I find that darn pattern I will post the name. I have a bad habit of putting stuff away and not remembering where.
Then I had to get it quilted Sandy of Scrappy Gal Quilt Co came to the rescue! If you go to her blog you will see better pictures of the quilting and quilt, for some reason I didn`t very good pictures. Sandy quilted it in red and free handed these wonderful swirls!
Did you see the border fabric? it is of New York it has all the street names and habours it is very cool I know that the walking dead was in Georgia but this to me was close enough, if you follow at one point one of the Characters had a map drawn on the chalk board of his neighbourhood this is supposed to depict that scene.
It was much fun to make you will see that I got my flower in on the back Is this not the best?!
Monday, February 29, 2016
I brought it in to show Nicole of Log Cabin Yardage, that is were I got my Walking Dead fabric, she realizes that the HST are not of faint of heart. there are only 526 so far and now the border.
Oh did you notice new button on the side! YES it is The Applique Society. I have been a member for a couple of years, I will now be doing their webpage, soon we will be active in the new site. Come visit, maybe join in only 25 bucks and worth it, you also get the FB membership and free applique patterns. I am going to start Chapter Visits again Nicole of Log Cabin Yardage lets up host in her store. She is also a supporter.
you can see the blocks are huge 29 1/2in so I took 2 shots.
Then you can clearly see there was an interruption that needed to be addressed. How can I refuse such a darling face. He is feeling so much better and really becoming a lovey dovey.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
This is from the book When the Cold Wind Blows I hope to have the other 2 blocks done and the top together by March 9th do you think I can do it?
I kiss his forehead and it is like kissing a baby`s forehead it is so fine and soft. Buddy follows me everywhere, is currently on my lap sleeping (on prednisone right now)
Buddy was very sick on the weekend but Amberlea Animal Clinic was there for us and he is doing much better. Buddy is back to his space invasion antics (Love)
This Dr Fulop and her team are fabulous with him and have wonderful loving patience with Sir Grumpiness`s antics when handled. They have helped me come a long way with him. They trim his nails every 2 weeks and put his Advantage on for me. I only give him love...lucky me.
I am linking up to Needle and Thread Network. Great place to visit other Canadian bloggers.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I always wonder when I start back at my projects why I stopped because I so enjoy doing them. I probably started something else.
so back to curling up under the quilt with my wee partner and starting on the next block
Stay warm...spring is coming I can feel it.