Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy Street

I got a good finished photo of my Easy Street. This was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt from November of 2012 I think. I have gone back to my early photos and that was when I think we started it. I never get the top done till months later. Then the top sits in line waiting to be quilted. We all know the last quilts done belong to the long arm quilter that quilts for hire. We always have so many more to do first. 

I had started this quilt with the suggested Gray four patches. But I did not like it. So I replaced the grey and made the four patches with Bright pink, now it feels like a quilt I would make. I love these colours. So happy it is done. It measures 96" square. I have quilted it with feathers ll over it. 

I got the block together at retreat the fall of 2013. That is my mom sewing just below the top. 

I was going to add it to   Crazy Mom Quilts but I am too late. Maybe next time.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Customers Quilting

I love how the quilting worked out on this quilt. I knew what I wanted to do on this quilt as soon as I saw it. It belongs to one of my customers and he liked my idea. He was also very happy to see it when it was done. 

Here is a photos of more of the quilt hanging off the rails. 

This is another one I quilted for the same customer. Moose. I outlined the moose and did the back ground area. 

Thank you customers for trusting your quilts with me. I love my job. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Flowers

April Showers brings May flowers

For the month of May the Black Gold Quilt Patch Lotto blocks are Flowers with some green and bright colours. 

Purple and lime green. These blocks are 12 1/2" square, so it was build with 3 1/2" squares and triangles. 

Blues and green. This block looks great in the photo but in person it is kind of dark and did not work out so well. 

I love Pink and Lime green together so my favorite. 

Orange and green.

I know this one is not like the others but it is so cute. I did the machine applique a few years ago and it was just hanging around. I think I will plan to add it in to the lotto blocks. 

The Guild meeting is tonight. I am the speaker tonight. If you want to come a see Log Cabin quilts, join us.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quilts for Sale

I have added 2 new pages to the banner of my Blog. One is Art Quilts For Sale. I am still working on this page. I have a few more art quilts to add to the list and I do not have all the sizes and prices listed just yet. If you go check it out you can at least get a feel for my art. 

The other page is Quilts For Sale. This is were you will find lap quilts and bed quilts. They are also nice enough for the wall but some of them are more traditional quilts. I still have to add a few more quilts to this page. I think I need to get more photos done. 

I have sold a few quilts in the last few months just by word of mouth. I never really thought to place them on my blog with prices and sizes. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scrap Garden

Scrap Garden
Measures 60" square

I started it as a challenge to make a scrap quilt using two fabrics give to guild members by the past President. 

Here is a close up before it was quilted. I love looking at all the different fabrics. 

On the long arm machine 

I have linked this post to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish up Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday

Thursday, April 28, 2016

String blocks

For the month of April the Leduc guild Lotto block exchange was string blocks. I have been making 2 blocks most of the time. I had fun working on these little scrap gems. Always fun to pull out the strings and sew. The first block I did was made with 4 - 6 1/2 " blocks and set in a pinwheel Then I did 9 - 4 1/2" blocks and played with the setting and this diagonal setting was what I liked the best. 

We just had 15 blocks and left them all together for one draw. I forgot who won. 
Next month May we are doing flowers and we are to use green with Bright colours. 

I played with the 9 small string blocks before I sewed them. First a star.

Then this one.

I almost made the block into this. 

Nice but would be best if the blocks were an even number or a whole lot more of them. 

At our May meeting I am the speaker. I am doing a show and tell and slide show all about Log Cabin Quilts  It is Wednesday May 4th in Leduc at the St David's United Church 7:15.