Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Wrap UP

I got 3 Churn Dash blocks done this month. They were the last few blocks that got done for the Suit Case exchange. What is that? At the Leduc Guild - Black Gold Quilt Patch, Janet had this idea to do a Suit Case exchange. One problem we did not have a good suit case, so a shoe box was used. She started by placing a block pattern and 1 meter of fabric in the box. She did the first box. Then passed it on at the guild meeting. I was the last person and I was able to get 3 blocks done with what was left. Janet ended up winning the box of blocks. She also has more of the green fabric that was used in all the blocks. I think there were 11 finished blocks in the Box. 

So as we were ending the 1st shoe box exchanges, I got to start the next ones. I bought this light colour Pink Tula print and picked out the nine patch and snow ball block. 

I made a second block. You see, if you do extra blocks you get your name in the draw and extra time. 2 blocks = 2 chances of winning. 

Next up was the pansy fabric I had bought for the next shoe box. The fabric is a Phillip Jacob fabric. I also bought myself some to keep for my stash. I love how this block turned out. I used a low value background fabric and then the medium green. My mom saw the block and wanted some of this green. I only had a FQ that I picked up a year ago or so. I think it is a Amy Butler fabric. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday Jan 25th

I have a few more hexagon blocks done this week again. Made with Kaffe Fassett Collection fabric. All but one block is from The New Hexagon book by Katja Marek. 

This is Judy block #13. It starts a little like a hexagon flower and then you fill in the small diamond on the outer edge. I got this flower fabric in a package of KFC fabric club. You know where you sign up and get squish mail each month. Happy Day.

Block #6 Dolores all made with the same design of print but in 3 colour ways. 

Block # 6 Dolores again but this time in orange spots

This block is called Kim and is not in the block. It is part of the Glorious Hexagon quilt a long. 

Block #8 Marena. I used the shingles print around the rose. Makes me think of a garden with a path around it.  

All 5 on the wall. 

I hope to get a few more sewn tonight in front of the TV. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Scrappy Lotto Blocks

I need a few 12" block so I was playing in my scrappy triangles. I make a block with 4 friendship stars. It is just so cute. 

I have added this post to So Scrappy Saturday link party. 

I am on the program committee for the Leduc quilt guild ( called Black Gold Quilt Patch) and at the next meeting we are starting Lotto blocks. I felt I better make sure to do it. I started in my scrappy triangles and dug out Red to make the Red heart. So February's block is Hearts in Red, Pink and White.   

Here is my pink block. I really only needed to do 1 block but I just could not stop myself. 

So how are we doing our lotto blocks, you ask? 
We are picking a theme and a colour each month and asking members to make a 12 1/2" block. We will then draw a name out of a hat to see who wins the blocks. If you make a block you get a chance to win the blocks from that month. We did this years ago when the guild started. If we get lots of blocks like more 15, we will split the block into 2 groups and draw 2 names.  

This past week I needed to do up more door prizes. So here is my hand dyed fabric do up to give away at the Edmonton and District Quilter Guild. The 5 bundles will get me to the end of the year, June. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday Jan 18th

I have 2 blocks done from the Alletaire Mystery. I did change my colours from Bonnie's Red and gold. I worked most of Sunday on my units so that I can do more blocks. 

I also have been doing more hand piecing. I have 6 more blocks from The New Hexagon. I am kind of following along with 2 quilt a longs. I am posting some blocks on the Katja Marek's Fussy Cut facebook group.  Then I am also planning to do the Glorious Hexagon quilt a long.  

Some yard dyed strip fabric. I am trying to get this post up so I am just not going to worry about what # the block is or the name. The book is not at my side. Maybe I will up date the post later. Edit Block #10 Kelly

The same block but different fabric. block #10 Kelly

Large Diamonds Black #6 Dolores

The pansy fabric in the center. I think I was planning the blue fans to go the other way but it is ok. I got a star around the pansy. Block #8 Marena

I am sure this is block #2 Carol.  I love how it worked out. 

Wow is January more then half done already. I am hoping winter flies by quickly too. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Another Pot Warmer

I did another dutch oven warmer cover. In one family, the adults draw names for Christmas. I drew my mother in laws name. I know she loves it when I make her something. So I got a nice big Dutch Oven Casserole Dish in green and then made this cover to keep your food warm. She loved it. 

I got a book on appetizers and a very nice long serving dish perfect for serving appetizers on. Some of my quilt related gifts are the Pink Tula colouring book and a set of templates for Double wedding ring. I want to make a double wedding ring quilt soon. 

I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pizza Box Blocks

The Leduc Guild or Black Gold Quit Patch Guild is still working on our Pizza Box blocks. I got 2 more done since the last time I posted about the pizza boxes. This block had a Harvest theme to it. I thought it should also a few Farm animals. So I fussy cut out some animals and did the Log cabin court  house steps thing around. Her box had the Green harvest fabric in it. 

I also got this block done. I do not know if this block has a real name or not. I think of it as 4 patches doubled. She had most of these fabrics in her box. 

I have also been working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt. I have most but not all units together. I am just starting to put a few blocks together. I took a photo but I have misplaced my camera. Maybe in a few days I can show you my blocks. I am not rushing it if you can see. This project would be great to take to retreat all in one little box. I should get a little more done before that. I have an idea for the boarder but need to get more done to be sure. 

Gemma did some X boxing over the holidays.