Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Show and Tell part 2

Hi Everyone

   Well lets see if we can do this today.
This quilt is by my coworker Pauline. Pauline started with leftover Stack'n Whack blocks and her stash of silks.

This quilt belongs to Vandy. Once day we were looking at her quilt and were thinking of what she could do to add some pizazz, Vandy has a beautiful selection of vintage pins from family members so she added those to the open areas. I love it, really beautiful.
This wallhanging is my sister's (aka the rogue quilter), she hand stitched the dragon in the center and then framed it with template crazy patch blocks.
This quilt was made from a great selection of Oriental prints and tones.
This little hen is amazing, everywhere you look there is something else to see. This was made by Doris as well as the stocking below.
This is my sister's Dr. Seuss crazy patch. My sister loves this fabric line and this was her first quilt made by herself!
This is my crazy patch... Wool crazy. I loved making this project and will probably do another. I would like to do another with more hand stitches.
I made this from a paper pieced block and the new Whimsical line called Winterberry.

This was a great wallhanging made from Silk ties, each block also had one shape that had a tie shape.
Memories of Paris, several techniques were used to create this piece.
Pauline made this from old photos from her Dad's trip to Indonesia.
Well I hope you enjoyed the show and tell and also inspires you to try crazy patch for yourself.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quilt Challenge Show and Tell

Hi Everyone

    Well it is another end to the Quilt Challenge at The Cloth Castle, there were so many great quilts and I thought I would share the quilts with you. The challenge this year was crazy patch.

This quilt won Best in Show

     Sorry everyone but it seems Blogger isn't in a good mood today. I will have to the rest of show and tell tomorrow. Sorry. Technology is great.... when it works!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Getting ready for quilt show this weekend

Hi Everyone

   How is it possible that it is already the middle of August? Where is the summer going? Have you noticed the evenings are starting to get that little nip of fall. 
  I have been working really hard on getting my samples for my fall classes done, they are coming along great. I did take one break and made a prototype of a Christmas ball I would like to make for Christmas gifts. It turned out pretty good, there was over 100,000 stitches so it took awhile to stitch out on the machine. Hmmm... do I really want to make these as gifts? Maybe I better get the smaller size!

Free standing lace Christmas Ball. Stitched with Sulky Metallic Thread on Husqvarna Designer Ruby.
   I hope to see all the locals this weekend at the Quilt Show at The Cloth Castle. See you soon and enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a great long weekend...

Hi Everyone
     What a great weekend we had in Victoria, great sun, finally warm weather and fun with family and friends! It can't get better than that.
     Saturday my mom, brother and I went to Salt Spring Island, we encountered a few delays along the way but once we arrived it was great. On Saturdays they have a great market over there, the colours and smells are so inviting you can't help but get drawn in. Take a look....

Who can resist these little ladies all in a row!

    On Monday in Canada we have a Holiday so a few of my quilting buddies, new and old got together and had a quilting bee! We sewed from noon till 9pm! I had a lot of fun and really accomplished a lot. I have been working on my samples for my fall classes and they are coming along great. Have any of you used the Twister and Lil Twister ruler? It so much fun, I love this technique! The Lil Twister uses charm pack (5" squares) size squares to start with and the Twister uses Layer Cake size (10" squares), great fun you really need to try this.

This is the smaller of the two and makes a little table mat.
And this is a lap size quilt. For sample size it is great, but this technique is so easy you can  easily expand the finished size. How did my toes get in there..... sorry!

     Well you can see we were hard at work and had so much fun, the others girls got a lot done too.....well most of them anyway!

   Have a great week!