Sunday, June 08, 2014

An Extra Quilting Day

We called a 'spur of the moment/rain day/therapy' meeting at Guild this week
 
We thought we would sew
but
we just chatted for FIVE hours.
 
WE really are all friends and miss each other so any excuse to come together.... we take it!!
 
There was a bit of show and tell...
 
Like Colleen's 'E is for Emily' Quilt
 


 
Jane has been a busy girl..
 
 
Leaves Quilt...
 

 
using scraps from her mom's stash....

 
Ribbons.....
 
 
and this huge work of art...

 
Based on this 'pattern' straight out of Jane's head!!
 

 
Her poppies turned out amazing!!



 
Flowing out into the borders...


 But there is one dilemma!!
 
Jane has run out of this fabric....

 
I think there could be a small finder's fee if anyone has some they are willing to part with!!
 
She is only short about THREE YARDS!!
Till the next rain day..
 
Christa
(for the Block Party)
 


Monday, March 24, 2014

With the melting of the snow...

comes the end of another year of our guild.  Only two scheduled days left before most of us need to hit the dirt.  Our last meetings show and tell wasn't as good the previous meeting, but still some great shows.

First up we have Vernelle's gorgeous autumn quilt.  The colours in this quilt were extraordinary!

She also finished her Wow Bag.  She finds the denim fabric too heavy.


Colleen made another Lori Holt book cover, but this time in Thirties fabrics to match her book.
The tiny flying geese were precious.

 Very nice, Colleen!  A lot of planning went into this book cover.

Charlene finished a bear baby quilt.

If I remember right, Charlene took four panels and cut through the top three to create a chenille look.

Finally, I finished my version of Lucky Stars, the same quilt that we made for our charity quilt.
The fabric in this quilt was the oldest in my stash.  I'm guessing that it was 11 or 12 years old.  I did swap out three half meters of fabric that I no longer liked, but seeing this quilt done makes me a bit sad that I didn't make this quilt a long, long time ago!  Now to find a home for it.

For our guild girls, remember that we have a pot luck dinner on April 3.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 07, 2014

We've decided that -30 is great...

for sewing!  That showed at our guild show & tell yesterday.
I finished my Fossil Fern Flop quilt.  This one didn't quite make the mark, but I'm hoping that Terry can work her long arm magic.  I used a pack of one hundred different Fossil Fern charm squares.  I now know that I should have bought two charm packs and been selective in the charms I used and left out the darker colours.

Chris finished her Heart to Art table runner.
So nice!  I'd like to do this, too.  With my aversion to applique, this might be doable for me.

Christa from Second Story Quilting has been experimenting with Cathedral Windows....or Cathedral Ceiling as she likes to call it.
Her trial version

Her Paris Flee Market version

and her miniature version
Christa has come up with a quilt as you go method.  Yes, she has an engineering mind as someone said at guild yesterday.

Narrie stunned us all with this Christmas sampler!  She said that she worked on it during the Olympics.  It was a kit she bought at our last quilt show.

complete with pearls

and buttons

and hand quilting!  

 Colleen finished a book cover designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet complete with pockets inside and out!

I've often cursed hard spine quilting books and couldn't understand why all quilting books aren't made with a coil.  I've heard that it comes down to cost...storage and shipping costs.  I myself would pay a little extra for the convenience of a coil.  Thanks, Lori, for this coil bound book.

Colleen stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish this burlap bag.  She picked this kit up from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw.
She also had not one, but two of these bright and fun quilts that she made for her grandsons.

Maryanne is certain that all of us at guild could take apart a one piece ski suit, add a few darts to make it a tad bit bigger, and reassemble it with the lining now on the outside instead of the inside, but none of us are that CRAZY!!!  Good job Maryanne!  WOW!!  And no, I couldn't.


And last, but not least, we have Jane's gorgeous Mariners Compass.
I'm not sure if that's the actual name or not.
Fabulous job, Jane!
And finally, Jane had this almost finished.  I gave her the cut off triangles from my Lucky Stars quilt.
I have all my blocks sewn and I have four rows sewn together.
Only about an hour or so left on this quilt.  I hope that I didn't miss posting any projects.  Sorry if I did!

Next guild is Thursday, March 20.