Friday, May 27, 2016

1st of the Fort McMurray Quilts

The Leduc Black Gold Quilt Patch has been working on Quits to send to people from Fort McMurray. Many homes were lost in the wild fires and people are still not back to town to see if their homes. Many know if they lost everything. This is one that I started a little over a week ago. I just got the machine quilting done today. It is ready for the binding, I am hoping my mom will do that for me. The binding will be the dark plaid fabric. 

The Black Gold Quilt Patch guild did a big weekend work bee. I got the cute owl fabric and the background colour from the donation table. I then donated many of the other cute prints from my Hawaii fabrics and the batting. The backing fabric was donated from the Purple Katz Quilt Shop. They gave the guild a lot of large backings. There were many shops who gave us fabric to use but I do not know who all did. The Executive Royal Inn in Nisku let the guild use one of the rooms for 4 days so we could work together and get many quilts done. We were hoping to get 100 done and so far we passed that number. I know my mom and I are working on 3 together and this is the closest one to being done. 

Here is the lay out I did just before I started to put the rows together. 

I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Finish up Friday

Gemma and I got our Agility Dog of Canada with the Agility Assignation of Canada since I last posted. Our first big ribbon. Our judge was Meaghan O'Neil and it was her first time to give out a title as a new judge. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy Street

I got a good finished photo of my Easy Street. This was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt from November of 2012 I think. I have gone back to my early photos and that was when I think we started it. I never get the top done till months later. Then the top sits in line waiting to be quilted. We all know the last quilts done belong to the long arm quilter that quilts for hire. We always have so many more to do first. 

I had started this quilt with the suggested Gray four patches. But I did not like it. So I replaced the grey and made the four patches with Bright pink, now it feels like a quilt I would make. I love these colours. So happy it is done. It measures 96" square. I have quilted it with feathers ll over it. 

I got the block together at retreat the fall of 2013. That is my mom sewing just below the top. 

I was going to add it to   Crazy Mom Quilts but I am too late. Maybe next time.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Owl Eyes

I have owl eyes done. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Customers Quilting

I love how the quilting worked out on this quilt. I knew what I wanted to do on this quilt as soon as I saw it. It belongs to one of my customers and he liked my idea. He was also very happy to see it when it was done. 

Here is a photos of more of the quilt hanging off the rails. 

This is another one I quilted for the same customer. Moose. I outlined the moose and did the back ground area. 

Thank you customers for trusting your quilts with me. I love my job. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Flowers

April Showers brings May flowers

For the month of May the Black Gold Quilt Patch Lotto blocks are Flowers with some green and bright colours. 

Purple and lime green. These blocks are 12 1/2" square, so it was build with 3 1/2" squares and triangles. 

Blues and green. This block looks great in the photo but in person it is kind of dark and did not work out so well. 

I love Pink and Lime green together so my favorite. 

Orange and green.

I know this one is not like the others but it is so cute. I did the machine applique a few years ago and it was just hanging around. I think I will plan to add it in to the lotto blocks. 

The Guild meeting is tonight. I am the speaker tonight. If you want to come a see Log Cabin quilts, join us.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quilts for Sale

I have added 2 new pages to the banner of my Blog. One is Art Quilts For Sale. I am still working on this page. I have a few more art quilts to add to the list and I do not have all the sizes and prices listed just yet. If you go check it out you can at least get a feel for my art. 

The other page is Quilts For Sale. This is were you will find lap quilts and bed quilts. They are also nice enough for the wall but some of them are more traditional quilts. I still have to add a few more quilts to this page. I think I need to get more photos done. 

I have sold a few quilts in the last few months just by word of mouth. I never really thought to place them on my blog with prices and sizes.