Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sunshine Saturday

We are having great spring weather this week and rest of the 7 day forecast is on the + side. Half the land is out from under the snow, so it really feels like spring. At this rate we may not have any snow left by the end of the week. But we will get more snow someday. We have been knew-en to get snow in May and stick around for a few days after. 

I have been working on my Yellow Spring Tulips. I also did a few Bees to go with them. I have a box with all colours of butterflies so they may end up all together in one quilt. 

The grey dot fabric is so cute. I got a scrap from my mom about year ago. I like the grey better then if it had been a black. I do not have much grey. 

This tulip had to be fussy cut to get the yellow. It is a pastel rainbow fabric and the yellow is not very big. I had made one mistake and had to see if there was enough yellow left to re-cut 1 more piece. I got it done. 

I have added this to Soscrappy's Saturday Linky page.

All of today's blocks are from this book Quilty Fun. I have plans to do a few apples and then apple cores with the yellow apple flesh showing. I think I have all the parts cut out now for 3 apple core blocks. That might be today sewing between all the driving kids around today. One son is working with friends in town on the science fair project. The oldest is off to a party tonight and wants to be driven and picked up late. 

Gemma and my son cuddling with a quilt.

Happy Pie Day. We have plans to bake Peach Pie tonight for after supper. 3.142015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tin Box Exchange

The program committee at the Black Gold Quilt Patch (Leduc guild) did a Tin Box Exchange a few years ago. I did one set, we had 2 groups at the same time. After all the boxes were done with 6 blocks we drew names to see who won each of the boxes. I won the Spring box. I am kind of thinking it might be nice to get a table runner done in time for spring. I did the Tree block. I have a top done now. We will see if I can get it quilted and bound before Easter. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Colour of Sunshine

I have 2 Dear Jane blocks done so far. The left one is D-7 Meeting place. Without realizing it I picked to do this block with a fabric called Babble. Meeting Place and Babble, kind of funny. The right block is A-1 Pinwheel Gone Awry. 

I had this last bit of pink to finish up. 25 nine patches to put with all the other nine patches. 

Here is my box of yellow scraps. It is one of my smaller boxes but I still have lots to work with. 

I have a far bit of yellow to do this month, so here is a list.
  • Tulips
  • Bee block
  • Apple cores
  • 9 Sampler blocks
  • Dear Jane blocks and triangles
  • Wild and Goosey blocks
  • Flower block 
  • And I can always work on getting any rainbow quilt top done or quilted too
I really must get a quilt top or 2 done soon. The 2 quilt guilds I belong to have quilt shows later this year. I have not finished anything new for a while.

I have my Pineapple log cabin blocks out today. I am very close to being done the next set of 27 blocks. Why 27 you may ask, well it turns out I can get 27 units of 1 strip of the red fabric I use in the center.

I have added today's post to Soscrappy's Linky Page for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pink Saturday

I have four more Pink Dear Jane blocks done. I have been making my Dear Jane with the Kaffe Fassett Collection. I just love the pink Pencil fabric, it is kind of a stripe but is not but it adds movement. 

I have a page for my Dear Jane blocks. I have all the colours planned out and mark them down as I complete them. Dear Jane Page

I also did B-4 in the blue, it is called Chris's soccer field. I was just at my son's soccer game Friday night, but his name is not Chris.  I am apart of Jane Stickle face book group and the feature block was B-4 this week. I must ask, Do you see this as Black and Blue or is it Gold and White? 
I think next week is B-5 that I have done already in purple. That might be the the March colour? Maybe.

I had done some tulip tops but then did not get the leave and stem done. Well, this week I completed them. 12 pretty little pink tulips. 

I kept going and got the Blue tulips done too. There happens to be 14 blue ones.

I have added this post to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015 Socrappy's link page. 

I am taking the Puppy Gemma to her first fun trial. Wish me luck, she maybe wild today. 
Edit up date - Gemma did great, so much fun! but on the way home I was rear ended. Van has a boo boo, fixable and we are not hurt. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Quilting a Judy Pattern

I have a good customer in Northern Canada that brings me her big beauties for machine quilting. Her name is Elaine Coumont. I got to do this Judy Niemeyer Mariner's Compass quilt. It was done mostly in batiks which is always a treat to work on.  
The photo of the over all was not great as every time I went to take a photo the sun was shinning
 in and giving it hot spots. 

Some more detail shots.

Here is the middle of the star.

I did lots of wiggle quilting and did a ton of thread changes. Elaine was thriller with the work I did on her quilt. Thank You Elaine for trusting me with the work. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dyed Again

I did some more fabric dying this past week. It take a few days before I can show all the fun colour. First is the fabric in the large zip lock bags. I have dyed 16 pieces of 1m Kona cotton. I leave them for about 24 hours to batch. 

The second day, I wash out my fabric. First I hand rinse each fabric. Then I washed about 8 fabrics in the machine together. The fabric gets 2 full longer cycles with the extra rinse. Dry and fold, hoping that I do not have to iron each fabric (I hate to iron). 

I needed to do more dying for some Door Prizes. The Edmonton and District Quilter's Guild has us pay for our ads with prizes. It only makes sense to me to give pretty fabric. I was having trouble making up nice packages. Some of the fabric I did not want to part with. 
Also the Black Gold Quilt Patch also has a quilt show Oct 16 and 17th 2015, and I want to donate a door prize there too. 

These are the last 5 prizes I needed for the Edmonton guild's year end. Next Fall we start over again. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pink Saturday

I got some more Wild and Goosey blocks done. The first row of blue were from last month. Then I worked on 8 Pink blocks for the RSC2015. I wanted more blue so, I did a 8 more blue ones too. I  did them all with paper piecing. I do not really think of them done till the paper is out. So yes the paper is out now. Then they stick to the wall too. 
I have added today's post to Soscrappy Playing with Pink post and linky party. 

Edit: Here is the PDF pattern for the Wild and Goosey 

I found these blocks. I made then back in Sept 2014, the colour of the month was Orange back then. I did post about some sampler blocks I did but for some reason I did not get a photo of these blocks. They were out near the design wall but no photos and no post about them. The large spool is 8" sq and the nine patches are 3 1/2" . I have most of the large spools that I wanted to get done. Not sure what I will do with them next. Not sure what I will do with the nine patches.