Friday, May 26, 2017

Slab Quilt #2


Canadian Slab Quilt # 2 totally done. I just got the binding done after lunch and then rushed outside to get some photos. These quilts are going towards the Canada's Big Quilt Bee hosted by CQA. The blocks were to be slab blocks like Cheryl Arkison block in Sunday Morning Quilts but 12 1/2" and they were to have at least one Canadian fabric in it. 


Here are the 2 finished ones together so you know I did really do 2. They are kind of a like but as they are scraps they are not really the same. 


I did the binding with different fabrics. I think I like the red one the best. I use stripped fabric for many of my bindings so I am surprised I like the red that much. 


Another close up. 



 I also took some shots in the lawn. I think all the yellow dandelions are so cute around my quilt. My husband hates dandelions and any minute they are going to be mowed. Really, he just walked out the door saying he is off to mow. He hates to see a field of yellow. 
Mowers running now!


I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict with Can I get Whoop Whoop. I will also plan to add this post to Soscrappy's Saturday linky party as I did do many blocks with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Green Scraps


I got to play outside with my dog on the green grass today. We had an agility workshop to prepare for the up coming regional agility Championships. I really hope to do well this year, not placement so much as just have some person good runs. 

Now on to the green scraps I played with this week. I really just got a bit done. I started making mini nine patches. I saw these on Crazy Mom Quilts. She has this pattern in her no book, no scrap left behind. 


This is a few of them made and cut units. They are small. The inside green square finishes to 1/2" so the mini nine finishes to 1 1/2". tiny. maybe crazy. 


Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Tulips Finished


Spring is in the air! I have my tulip quilt finished and ready to go in the local quilt show next month. We finally have green grass and a little less mud. I think this has been one of the muddiest springs we have had. I have had tulips in my garden but the gophers have gotten to them and most are gone now. The quilt will have to do. 


This quilt pattern is from the book Quilty Fun. I still have many more tulip blocks I can use in another quilt. I made many of the tulip blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over the past few years. 

I have added this post to Finish Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


Another photos on a fence rail, this time with the wind behind the quilt. Also behind the quilt is my black lab and the 5 horses in the distance. 


I did some fussy machine quilting on the tulip block. Lot of little spirals and some ditch work and then some flowing lines to follow the leaves and tulip petals. It did mean I changed the thread some 30 times or more. 



My backing and binding show off here. I had some lighter coloured fabrics that I thought looked good with the front of the quilt. 


The wind was a problem for photos today. I took lots and most look like this photo, flapping so badly you can not see the quilt. Yet somehow I like a few of these photos. It makes the quilt come alive. 

The quilt show I plan to put this quilt in is the Edmonton and Districts Quilt Guild show.  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.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cherry Quilt and quilts for sale


I am slowly making some progress on the little cherry quilt. The little blocks get the triangles added in the corner and then I can work on the sashing between the blocks. I plan to use this as a table runner. 



Urban Encroachment
Size: 19" x 24" tall
completed 2007
Pieced with hand dyed fabric and embellished with buttons.
Price $250.00 Canadian

I have two pages to sell my quilts. Art quilts are here and more traditional quilts are here. You can also get to the pages at the top bar on the page. I update the pages every few months. Today I added Urban Encroachment to the Art quilt page. This quilt has been a part of the Life Lines show. 

I am planning on taking a large number of these quilts to the Edmonton and District Quilter's Quild Show. The will have a member's market mall where I can offer my quilts for sale. 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.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cherry Blocks


I love the little 6 inch cherry blocks. The pattern is from Farm girl Vintage book. I worked on the blocks this past week. 

I was planning on posting to the Design Wall Monday, but it is no more. Kind of sad but she is not quilting much anymore. I find Monday is a good day to show off some quilting I have done on the weekend. 


Now I am getting to the sashing and planning that is needed to finish the little quilt top. I am planning a square table runner. Not sure if I am going to want to use for everyday table, I might get bad stains on it. 


I have loved the Red and Turquoise together. I found fabric with mini cherries on Turquoise. 


I also got a photo of my little tea pot. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Green Dyed Strings


Green is the colour for May! We are getting green grass and the leaves are thinking of opening up. All the sades of green are out. 

So for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017 Green is it!

I worked on my Hand dyed string and made some half squares of Green. Love them. 


I have added my green scrap blocks to Soscrappy.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Design Wall


I have enough blocks to still do 2 more slab quilts. Here is the 3rd quilt. I hope to get the top together in a day or 2. I am working on Charity quilts for the CQA Canada's Big Quilt Bee. They asked us to make slab blocks, quilt tops or finished quilts. Then the finished quilts will be given to Ronald McDonald House for sick kids. The quilts are due by the end of the month, so I have lots left to do. 

I have added this to Design Wall Monday

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Glorious Hexagons


I keep a few hand stitching projects on the go. I started doing some Hexagons from The New Hexagon book back in Nov 2015, after hearing Katja speak. I did lots last winter and not so many this year. But I keep working on a few. Here is the latest set of Hexagons. 


Block #25 Marjorie, one of my favorite blocks to do. With the 6 repeats, they spin. 


This block is #11 Susan. I love these ones, also with the 6 repeats. 


#7 Maureen. The more solid blue is one of my hand dyed fabrics. All the other fabrics are from the Kaffe Fassett Collection. 


# 8 Marena. The pencil fabric is fun for this block. 


Block #1 Marie, I love to fussy cut the flowers for this block. 


#23 Dawn, love to fuzzy cut the flowers in the center. 

I have added today's post to Kathy's Quilts and Slow Sunday Stitching.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Green Apples


Today is the first Saturday in May and the first day of the Green Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017. I had the green apple on y list of green to work on, Last March I did  crate load of red apples. I also did a few of the other colours because I had them cut already. So I added in a few ink and yellow apples. I got more apple done then I thought I would. I worked on them and watched the Oilers hockey game, there was double over time so I kept sewing. They lost the game. 


I just love the apple core blocks, especially these two, this kind of wild fabric makes them so much fun. Then all the dots I have. Looks like a will make a small apple quilt and then also use some blocks in another quilt too. 

I have added today's post to Soscrappy.

Good News I got to ride my horse today. He was very sore last fall a couple of different things went wrong with him. He is all healed up and can be ridden again. The whole family went plus the neighbours dog. The neighbour has a new dog and she thinks we are more fun to hang out with. She might have to get tied up, I guess she was going to follow them down the long drive way yesterday too. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Pizza Box Blocks


We have been getting close to being done the Pizza Box Block Exchange at the Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild. I did 2 blocks for one lady that wanted dutch themed blocks. While tulips is all I could think about. I found this nice block it was called Dutch Treat


The yellow flower fabric was in her box and so was the background green. I think so was the lighter orange, I added just the dark orange which is a hand dyed fabric. I am very happy with the colour blending of this block. 


 I loved this block enough that I did the second block with the same pattern. The darker pink was in her box and I added the light pink dot and the orange dot fabric. 


The next box I did had this Christmas paper piecing pattern. I wanted to use my cutie fabrics. I love how they came out.  

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Multi Coloured Bits and Pieces


I have more blocks done again. Not sure how many blocks got done this week but it was a few more. If I do 2 more that might be enough, plus a boarder. Not sure yet. This layout gives you an idea of where it is going. I might also make some more of the lighter blocks. I am running out of Saturdays this month for the multi coloured scraps. 

Follow the link to find the pattern for  Honey Comb


Mostly dark multi colour scraps used in this block. 

There is a linky party over at Soscrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017



This block has a little bit lighter multi coloured scraps. I just love some of those rainbow stripped fabrics. 

This weekend I am playing agility with my dog. We have a trial both days, so out the door at 6 AM. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Christmas Postage Stamp Finished

Christmas Postage Stamp Quilt - 79" square

This quilt is all done! I started piecing the top back in the first week of December. As I unpacked our Christmas decorations I thought about how nice it would be to have a Christmas Quilt. I also won some Christmas fabrics at the Leduc guild meeting. It was nice to sew with Christmas print over the holidays.

My oldest son helped with holding this quilt today for the photo. 


It is a very scrappy quilt. I used 2" squares to make blocks that are nine - nine patches. Some of the patches were already cut and in my water colour fabrics. I looked for anything that was kind of Christmas like. I used some Green and Red fabrics that might not have been Christmas but fit in just right. I had Nutcracker, Penguins, Labs with Christmas candy, Snowflakes, lights, candy, birds and so many Christmas prints. 


I have quilted it with a ice blue thread and did snow drifts and spirals of snow all over the quilt. 




It is still so wet and muddy at our place, I have to think of dry places to take my photos. We have a hint of blue sky today. I wish it would dry up a bit and for spring to show up. We don't have much green yet. 


The binding is a peppermint candy cane strip print. I got the backing, with winter foxes, on sale in January when the Christmas prints were on sale. I was able to put a few squares of foxes on the front side before the top was done. 

Also on my mind today is getting ready for a Spring quilt show. The Edmonton and District quilter's guild is having a quilt show June 3 and 4th 2017. This weekend they need to have our entries and we are to have a photo of our each quilt with the entry.  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Slab Wall Monday


Today on my Design Wall is a good bunch of Slab blocks. The slab block is from Cheryl Arkison's book Sunday Morning Quilts. I am making them for Charity quilts but changed the size to 12 1/2" and added a Canadian fabric to each block. I wrote more about it on Friday's post. I even have one quilt finished with these kind of blocks. So far I have made 109 blocks and hope to have 3 quilts to give away. I will also be handing in some of my extra blocks. 


Little orange pumpkin tea pot. Can you see the 2 Canadian fabrics? 


This yellow block has a cooking piggy. 

I have added today's post to Design Wall Monday over at Judy's blog and Monday Making

Today's post is post #700. I would have never thought I would write 700 little notes about my quilting and  a few things about the rest of my life. I just do not consider myself a writer, but maybe I should call myself a writer after 700. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mini Felted Dog

A good start to my mini Gemma, still need eyes and a nose, maybe a toy in her month. 

On Saturday I spend the day making a little black Lab and pricked my fingers a few times. I got invited to a dog friend's house to make little felted animals. We made them by needle felting so I pricked my fingers a few times. Most of us worked on making our dogs. Many of the people were agility friends so we are mostly dog people.  


Next to me was a Grey Cat that got worked on. His ears were frozen so in real life he had small ears. 




I almost forgot the 2 ferret that were make.  


Some details being added to the face. 


One of the real dogs!


This was my Gemma, I used this photo and a few other to work on her shape. 

We had a very good day. Thank You Kathy for the fun and good food.