Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Selvage Post Cards

The Edmonton and District Quilter's Guild is having the year end banquet tonight. They will be a Fund raiser for the University of Alberta Endowment fund that the guild set up many years ago. I have made this set of 3 post cards to donate to the fund. Mom and I spent a day last week making a set each. 
They are so cute it is hard to let them go. Maybe I should make more. I used Selvages as the background and then fussy cut the maple out of fabric. Land, sky and sea. 

I have added this post to Sew Fresh Quilt, and Let's Bee Social #182.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Grandmother's Garden Hexagons

For a couple of years now I have been slowly working on my pink Hexagon quilt. I am using 
Kona Bubble Gum pink as my background fabric. I had kind of stopped working on it and now and then I would dig it out but not get much done. Well the other day I figured out why?

I ran out of Pink Bubble Gum hexagons. I needed to find more of the pink fabric. I did not have enough pink hexagons to do the edges so I was struck. I did not want to start putting together the long row with out more on the ends. So it was a Design Day.

So at one end this is all I had figured out. But I know this was not how the edge would be. 

So after preparing more pink hexagons I could lay out this as an end. I think this is how the end of the rows will look. Or maybe one more row? At least I can do more now. I still need more pink hexagons. 

 And the other end of the rows. I have so much more to do and so many more hexagons to prepare. So I am not yet sewing the rows together but I am back at getting some work on it again.

I have added this post to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

Here is a photo form 2014, when I was think about what fabric to use for leaves. I had planned to use many different greens. But I did not like it. So I picked out this one lime green hanging on the back. You can see a few other greens to the right side. It was too busy. 
Yes all the fabric is Kaffe Fassett collection except for the bubble gum pink Kona. Well off to do more pink. 

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Yellow Scrap Saturday

I got some yellow mini nine patches done in the past 2 weeks. With summer here and the end of school, soccer and gardening life has been busy. Not a lot of my own sewing the past few weeks. 

More yellow scrap can be found at Soscrappy and the rainbow scrap challenge.

I also have a good start on the next set of blocks in yellow. I hope to have them ready to show you next week. 

Later this coming week, I will be competing in our Regional dog Agility Championships with my dog Gemma. I am really hoping we get a good enough score to go to Nationals this year. Wish us luck.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Edmonton Guild Quilt Show

On the weekend I spent Sunday at the Edmonton and District Quilter's guild bi annual Quilt Show. I took a few photos and thought I better share some of them with you. 

My Mom Betty, got a few ribbons. This is her with her Gypsy Wife Quilt. I did the machine quilting. 

She got one of these pretty hand embellished Ribbons. 

My log cabin plaid quilt with the hearts. I have not gotten a real good photo of this quilt. I had many comment to me about the long arm quilting I did on this quilt. I did feather hearts and I was very pleased with how this quilting up. I got this quilt done in Oct 2015 a few months after the last Edmonton guild show, so it was eligible to be shown here. 

My Christmas Postage Stamp Quilt. I really like this quilt. 

This quilt is also my mom's. I do all her machine quilting. It got a 3rd place. 
She had 2 other quilts that got ribbons but I did not get photos of them. I must have gotten distracted by all the shopping. 

Also at the quilt show they had a Members Mall. This corner was were my quilts and wall hanging were. Wow they had a good sized room and were able to show off my quilts better then I thought. I was told I would get a table and could bring a quilt rack. I did not know some were going to get up on the wall. 

There is a table with my book ( the Yellow paged book is one of the other members). I worked hard on the book as I thought it would help sell a stack of quilts. There was enough to look at I am not sure many really looked at my book. It is nice to have it done now. 
The framed wall quilts are mine. I thought this was a good place for these framed ones to sell. 

Another view of the my art for sale. 

As the quilt show is were we show off the finished quilts, I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Yellow Scraps

I got my last 2 green blocks done for May. I have been calling them lanterns. I already had the yellow one done, so thought I would do the grey one as it was cut out already. 

With each new colour I sort my scraps a bit. Large chunks, 3 or 4" strips, 2" and 1 1/2" strips. a few squares and rectangles then the little odd bits. 

Some yellow strips ready to go. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy and Scrap Saturday

I just got a tiny start on sewing some yellow. I did not get any blocks done yet to show off. 

I have been lucky lately. I won this bundle of fabric from Sew Fresh Quilts. Check out her site and all the great patterns she designs and sells. I love so many of her Canadian patterns but she also has some USA patterns too. Love the wild life patterns too. 

Look a few yellow in here. 

My new book arrived in the mail this week. So much good mail this week. I think I might have to make Glitter. 

Also I won this book at the last Edmonton guild meeting. They have a book draw with 2 books to win. I was really hoping to win it. Wow I did. I had it on my wish list. I am not sure which quilt to start first. Maybe Sugar skulls in girly colours. 

I was at an agility trial again today. We had a great day! Gemma is now Master Gamble dog of Canada. She is so much fun!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Framed Art Quilts

I am getting ready to take a few arm loads of quilts to the Edmonton and District Quilter's Guild Quilt show. This year they are hosting a Members Market for finished quilts. I am going to take many of my quilts and offer them for sale. 

I have also been updating my page Art Quilts For Sale about Art quilts I have for sale. I also have the Quilts For Sale where I keep the more traditional bed and lap quilts.  

Rolly View - Framed
Size 14” x 18”
Price $170.00

All three of these little beauties are framed by my dad using old barn wood. We do not have any more old barn wood now. The barn is gone. The old barn would have been made of wood from the area. So old barn wood made with trees grown locally.

Canola View
Size 12” x 12”
Price $120.00 Canadian

The Quilt show is June 3rd and 4th at the Central Lions Seniors Centre at 11113-113 Street NW Edmonton. The times are June 3 Saturday 10 am till 5 pm and June 4th Sunday 10 am till 4 pm.  

Twilight View
Size: 12” x 12”
Price: $120.00 Canadian

I have added today's post to Sew Fresh Quilts and her party Let's Bee Social

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Design Wall Monday

Design Wall Monday is going to keep going! It has a new home over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.

I have put up my blocks from the Pizza Box Exchange up on the wall. 18 great looking blocks. I might add 2 more so I have 20 blocks, then I can do 4 by 5 blocks. Or maybe I need to think about on point blocks. Not sure yet. 

Pin wheel block. I did leave the tags on them so far. I want to go read up who did which block and maybe why or where the pattern is from. We sent a little book to record that information in. 

I love this block. A Log cabin type block. 

Dresden plate

In other news. I got a happy email. I won a prize for a link up with Sew Fresh Quilts. She had a linky party for the Canada's Big Quilt Bee. I have 2 quilts so far for the Charity drive. She informed me that I won a Layer Cake of fabric which she donated.  It is a pretty bundle of Robert Kaufman fabric. I can not wait for the fabric to arrive now.