Monday, September 26, 2011

we three quilters

We went out and had a great time at the Yorkshire Rose quilt show. I have set up a little slide show so you all can see...from left to right you see Mary, Me and Rosemarie. we are standing in front of my house and we got DH to take a picture...this was after the show do you think we had a good time?
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

beee varwy careful wabbit

i could only think of Elmer Fudd and his cute voice whispering in my ear as I sew these 3/4in strips into blocks for my mini Irish Chain (oh I see my table is a little dusty with fairy fabric dust)
I spent Saturday sewing this mini quilt together and had a great time doing it...with these mini`s you really need to be careful when sewing those 1/4 in seams

i really love how it turned out..I used snowflake fabric and it really added some texture with white on white strips!!

Finished size 8x9 1/2in
Blocks are 3/4in each
machine quilted you can click on the picture to enlarge.
pattern from Miniature Quilts Mag No23 May 1996
All that is left is the binding

Monday, September 12, 2011

56 FQ`s on the wall, if one of those FQ happen to fall

I made a mistake and opened a Kim Diehl book Simple Graces and saw this gorgeous quilt. So taking a little itty bitty break from applique I started cutting FQ`s till I had enough to make it. This was only since Thursday. I can`t believe how much I got done!

This gave me a chance to dip into the FQ`s I have been buying and not done anything with.(a 20 year collection) I know I will be making another one of these. Each block that gets pieced I love. and no matter what fabric is used it is just the value that makes the difference. I really love how it is  turing out. The sashings are with the squares that are in between the blocks and also there will be 2 rows of the blocks on the outside. I have made it bigger than what has been printed to fit my queen. Yes it is going to be mine, all mine..LOL. There will be a simple dark binding for it no prairie points for a change.

You wouldn`t know it but I just love very scrappy quilts and have the scraps but not the quilts to prove it. so this is very exciting to me. I have already decided that I will be quilting my favorite pattern on it the Baptist Fan and I am going to quilt this as a winter project.

The picture above is the start of a fantastic quilt show that I went to this weekend in Bobcaygeon Ontario Canada. I will post more pictures in the next post. I loved the Walking stick post. In the background is the first place I hit. That is were the members bring stuff from their needlework sanctuary to sell. I got loads of mags with great incentive.
This was a monster sampler that I just loved I did get another picture from the other side as well. isn`t it just great!!

I will say one thing when you go to a quilt show you are never alone. Quilters are so friendly and I met the best lady when I was there. We exchanged numbers at the end but we saw most of the show together and had coffee and had a wonderful chat about everything and anything it was like we had known each other for years....LOL
I also met some online girls that belong to the Canadian Quilters Yahoo group and they were a hoot too.

This was the perfect weekend weather wise I could have driven all over Ontario it is finally coming to the season that I love.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I`ve been having a little fun

This is a finish got the binding done just have to bring back to my friends to give away. it was fun to do and we are going to make one for each other as well.

 Then I put some prairie points on this lovely quilt will post a picture sometime this week and give you a little story behind how it came about. I do love it though
 Also have a few more blocks put together. I thought I would have to make it bigger but I think it will be a generous queen quilt.  There is still an applique boarder that has to go on and another row of basket blocks. I am really liking the antique look we are getting.
Then I did some shopping Evelyn`s quilt store had 50% off and so I just had to go. you can see a little pile of fabric there. the quilt with the prairie points is folded on the top there.

So it has been a little fun and I have got a few finishes under my quilty hat. I am sure you all thought I just started things...LOL have a great day.

Angels in Action

 I thought you would like to see the Angels in Action. This was set up on one side of the room as you can see that we had dragonflies and Penguins as well. The design team did a great job setting up the room. This runner will go to the Head lady of the organization.
Then you can see the smaller runners are set up on the chairs each color in their appropriate station. Each person that sat at these stations will be going home with these runners as a gift from the Head Lady.
It was great to make these wonderful angels but I think I am going to take a break from any commissioned work. I have 2 more to do and then I would like to finish my own stuff.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Long Labor Day weekend