Saturday, July 22, 2017

Blue Mini Nine Patches


I got a new crop of mini nine patches done, BLUE. I need half the blocks to be a colour around and half need to be white on the out edge. I want the blues used in this quilt to be a little bit on the light or turquoise side and not too dark. These blocks finish to 3 1/2", so yes they are small. 


Here is 59 blocks done. I think this is now half all of the blocks done. I think I had about 60 done before I did blue. 



More little mini nine center parts. 



I picked Saskatoons today and added Rhubarb to make a fruit pudding.  We are about to dig in and eat some. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great Blue Scraps


I got started on Bonnie Hunter's next Leader's and Ender's challenge. I am making 6" blocks that have these great checkerboard black and white units. She had a baby quilt some time ago and I loved the Black and White checker board she used. I did not start that quilt but when I saw this rail fence  Opps I started it. Another quilt started. 


There is kind of a right and a left block. See how the white is the top right or top left side. 


I love how they all look together. So much fun!


I made more Honey Comb blocks, these are the dark blue to navy blocks. I have a lot of dark blue scraps. 


Here is 3 Turquoise blocks. 


I have used mostly the 1 1/2" strips. Can you see the Hawaii surf board fabric? 


There is Spider-man fabric and Equestrian fabrics. 


I also just got started on my Blue mini nine patches. Yes they are crazy small. Maybe by next week I will have some blocks done and on the wall. 


The design wall is nice and full of blue. The four on the bottom are from last week. I have so much done for Blue Honey Comb blocks. 


The big rainbow quilt is still being worked on. I do not have the boarders done yet. I have a far bit of work still to do on the top. I am going to use the rainbow strip set to make the boarder. Maybe by next weekend, at least I am getting closer to being done. 

I have added my post to Soscrappy. Check out all the other great Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects that are underway. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rainbow Saturday


I worked very hard on my blue scraps this past week. I can hardly believe this is all I can show you so far for Blue. It took so long to sort and trim all kinds of blue. I had lots of blue, I got carried away and make 4 Bright blue blocks, I still have the darker almost navy colours to do. I also will have the turquoise blues for honey comb blocks because I did not start this till late March. 


My design wall has been busy so I laid these out on the ironing board first before I sewed the blocks. 


Lots of pretty blue, Some are so old. I made my son a pair of pants when he was 2 out of the blue checkered fabric. He is in 3rd year University now. 


Also this week, I worked very hard on this older Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. I looked back and the brown top left block was the first one I did back in Nov 2011
Maybe rainbow nine patches as sashing?  or a rainbow fabric? 


I tried out a few different sashing options. I had planned an olive green but it was dead looking, so dead I did not ever take a photo. Trust me it was not good. Also I tried the triangles on the boarder, no not right either, added to much different stuff. 


Maybe Black and White sashing? Oh I kind of like the boarder, I will to make new fabric and lots of it. 


Ok, I think this is what I will do. I have lots to do now. I need to make a few more strip sets of colour to make the boarder. I think I will also leave that first Brown block as the top corner, as it was the first block. I have 25 blocks so this quilt will be 5 by 5 and I think around 76" before the boarders are on. 

I have added this post to Soscrappy
I am away at another dog agility trial this weekend. The club I have joined is hosting a trial and I have a job to do as well as run my dog. We are in a heat wave, so stay cool. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day


Happy Birthday Canada 150!



We have come to the end of June and Yellow. I got a little more done in yellow this week. I love to see all the blocks up and once. I think I forgot 2 but it is most of the yellow I did. 


Some scraps were sitting on the table and needed to be something, so 6" crumb blocks.


I also got the triangle strings done this week. 

Now on to Blue, so pretty Blue. I am sure I have lots to work on. I have linked up with Soscrappy, our leader in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What next?

 

I am working on my UFO list. I have gotten lots done this year. But I think I might have to really work harder. The Leduc quilt show is coming up. The Black Gold Quilt Patch Quilt show really. I have a goal to have 10 quilted things in the show. Only 2 are done so far. The Quilt show is not judged but I want my best at the show as well as a few quick quilts too. 


KFC Follow Me, so far is just a quilt top. So much work left to do.

I made a list of what I might get done. I have added in a few and taken a few out over the last few months. 

What can I get done in time of Leduc show?
1.       Hawaii quilt – quilt
2.       Misty day – binding label sleeve
3.       Tree shirt – quilt
4.       Bad to the bone - quilt
5.       Slab quilt for me - quilt
6.       KFC follow me - quilt
7.       Cherry table topper – boarder + quilt
8.       Forest Friends – moths + build top + quilt
9.       Eye quilt – all plan a baby quilt
10.   Large Rainbow quilt – build top + quilt
11.   Slab quilt for charity – top building + quilt



I have this slab quilt top done but still needs to be quilted. I also have one more to finish for charity too. Did you see many quilts need the quilting done? So much quilting. 

Well off to the sweat shop! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Agility Weekend



I had a big weekend of agility. My black lab and I competed in the Alberta/NWT Regional Dog Agility Championships. Well we had a great weekend. She was so good and we both did so well. I was blown away as to how good. We got a 2nd place and a 10th in classes of 56 dogs. We had some great rounds. We got to a steeplechase final which is a speed class. I never thought we could do so well. 

We also qualified to go to National Championships! I have booked to go now. 

Sorry no quilting, next time I promise. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yellow Saturday Scraps



I have nine yellow 6" sampler blocks done. I think at least 2 blocks were done before this month but not sure I ever got photos, so I am showing all 9 blocks today. 


A couple of the yellow ones I got the pattern from the Canada 150 quilt by Next Step Designs. Mom and I are working the the Canada 150 quilt blocks together.  I am making the odd number of blocks and my mom is making the even number of blocks. It will be another mother daughter quilt. I got some of my red and white ones done this week too. Fun to make the 2 different colours sets. 


Earlier in the month I showed some strip sets getting worked on. This is them now. These blocks are the Honey Comb Quilt. The link takes you to the pattern. I have 3 red and 3 green done too. 

This post will be linked to Soscrappy

My dog, Gemma and I are in the Alberta Regional Agility Championships this weekend. Day 1 was wow so good! We had 3 real good rounds and are having so much fun. I might not get my comments answered till Monday as we are doing more agility this weekend. 

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!