Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pink Diamonds

I have taken some photos of my customers quilt again. I forget sometimes. This quilt was made by Sandra. She wanted some kind of special little quilting on the pink diamond and wanted a thread that would show up. I drew out a flower and spirals and she liked that. I thought it turned out great, and best of all she loved it.  I did leaves and loops over the rest of the quilt. Sandra called this quilt Sleeping Beauty. 

Here is a larger photo of it hanging on the rails of the machine. 

Two of the sides have this cute boarder. I just love it. It is made up of half square triangles. I took the photo so I can use this idea on one of my quilts someday.

I have been very busy machine quilting as the Christmas rush is on (and a few for Weddings).

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Retreat Fall 2013

Here is my Easy Street quilt top hanging from the railing at retreat. The lady in green is my mom, Betty. I had all the blocks done before but took them to retreat and got them together. I still need to do the boarders. But it is getting closer to being done. I hope to get the boarders on before Bonnie Hunter's next mystery quilt that starts in November. I am planning to do the next again this year. 

Here is a photo of the room. I believe there were 37 of us this year. It is run by my Aunt Arley and held at Sunnyside Camp on Sylvan Lake. 

I broke my special seam ripper, dropped it on the floor. I left it in the garbage can.  I will have to make a new ripper. I feel I am short a seam ripper even though I dug out a cheap one. Not the same as the one I had. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Scrap Saturday Black

 I got a RSC13 quilt top done at retreat last weekend. My mom and I went to a retreat run by my aunt (Smiley Quilter). It is four days long, so I got lots done. I had to finish four more blocks and then I got the top put together. It measures 45" square. I do not think I will put a boarder on it. Maybe just quilt it after Christmas. I am busy quilting for customers between now and Christmas.

Close up of the piecing and fabrics. 

I worked on some black scraps this past week. I love doing this Poverty Piecing (crumb blocks). I find it hard to stop sewing the little bits together. They are just so additive to sew. I did 7 black ones but then counted up all that I have done this year. So far I have over 70 blocks 6" sq each. 

I have added this post to the  linky Party at Soscrappy 

I am going to a dog agility fun trial later today. Should be fun.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lady Bug Party Finished

I have a quilt finished. I got this Lady Bug Party Quilt done in time for the Leduc Quilt show last weekend. I was working on it the night before I had to leave and get my husband to take it to the quilt show. I did not take photos till Yesterday. It was a bit windy so it was a tough job. 

Close up of the quilting. I did some lady bugs and them filled in with leaves and loops. 


Fell on the lawn once.

Here is another close up. 

I have added today's finish to Crazy mom quilts linky party

This quilt was a mystery quilt we did with the Leduc quilt guild back in May of 2012. It was from the ladies at Prairie Quilt Mercantile.  The pattern was a little to simple for me but I am glad I picked some great fabric out. 

I have been busy. Last weekend was a retreat and the Leduc Quilt Show. I went to retreat and sent my quilts to the show. My husband and dad had to help deliver my quilts and the guild quilt stands and dowels. Sounds like the Quilt show was a hit again. I got lots done at retreat. I have a quilt top to show for Saturday's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013.