Sunday, 30 March 2008

Red Deer Quilt Show

When to the Red Deer quilt show on Saturday. I had been looking forward to this as it is the first quilt show of the year, and it is a day out of town. Being this early in the year I am never sure what we are going to get for weather, it looked like it might snow in the morning, but it got nicer as the day when on.

Here are just a few of the wonderful quilts. Every time I see the pattern I think one year I may have to think about making it, I think it is stunning.

The lone star pattern is also one of my favorites. I love how the flowers add to the star.
This log cabin also caught my eye. Like how the different size strips makes it look like cured piecing.
Also love the curves in this next quilt. So much movement.

I also love some of the simple patterns, I think I may need to see what fabrics I have to make this quilt, nothing like simple squares.
This show always has a really good merchant mall, This year I think I spent more time in the mall than looking at the quilts. A few things decided that they wanted to come home with me.
The batiks in the back just talked to me, while most of the fat quarters are destine for bags (is any one surprised by that), and I just love the little Bunny stitchery quilt kit.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


I can go months with out doing any of the projects from guild, but it seem like since Christmas I have done every project. That's one of the things I like about our little group, we all share what we learn and you can do every project or none, and still have a great time.

Last week we made aprons. I used some fabric I had seen but didn't know where I could use it. The apron is reversible, so I did a light side for backing and a dark side for every thing else. I think a couple of girlfriends may get these as gifts, they when together so easily.

This is the best I could do for photos, DH did not want to model it for me. I don't know why *VBG*

Sunday, 23 March 2008

ALC Finished

Happy Easter every one.

Its been a while since I posted, the week got away from me, and I didn't get much quilting done. I have started working on a cross stitch as a gift for a friend wedding latter this year. I think the last time I did a cross stitch I was a teenager. So its eating up time as I am quite slow when it comes to this, I think its just as well that I started this with lots of time.

On the quilting front I did get my Australian log cabin finished. I am so happy with how this turned out, I just love it. This was just a case of putting the binding on. I had lots of left over strips from the long cabin, as I had gotten carried away when I was cutting for the blocks. I like how the scrapping binding works on the quilt.

Also wanted to show you the fun fabric that I used for the back. I picked the up on a road trip a while back, a girl friend and I just wanted to get out of town, so we took a day of from work and did a quilt store road trip. She was the one who spotted this Australian Aboriginal print in the sales bin, so perfect for the ALC quilt back.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Lucky girl

Sometime it pays to tell people when you like something. A couple of years ago a friend was working on a star quilt at retreat, and I comment that I really like the pattern, when I got home I showed DH and picture of the blocks she had been working on and he told me that I should make the same quite. Fast forward a couple of years and she has finished the quilt, but changed it from 4 block to 3, so she gave me the extra block. Each block was a different colour, and she knew that purple is my favorite colour. I think it is stunning.
I will either see if I can get the pattern to make a couple more blocks or I will make this one into a wall hanging, not sure yet, but I will be sure to give it a good home.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

One more

A couple of people asked me what line the jelly roll in the last post was, and I have been getting a few errors when trying to reply to some of the comments on my blog, it was the Decadent Victorian line and I am planning on making Jelly Roll junction with it, at some point in time.

It was quite nice here this weekend so not much sewing was done, but I did finish this wall hanging. Most of the fabrics in it are left over from my Bargello quilt. This was a fun quick project. I think the white is the only one that isn't in that quilt. I saw this pattern in one of the books I recently purchased, it was even in these colours, which is a bit unusual for me, but I'm really happy with it.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Fun Mail

I have decided that I wanted to try using a jelly roll, I think this will be interesting as I normally don't even use fabric from the some line. I normally like that scrapper look, even on my planned quilts. I knew the pattern I wanted to try so I have order every thing I need. I think it may be a while before I work on this, as I seem to be on a small quilt kick at the moment.

At guild on Monday we started work on a charity quilt. I worked on a few blocks last night and thought I would share them with you. I was happy when DH saw it and like it as we are trying to make it masculine quilt. Such a simple block, I think I may need to add this to the growing list of quilts I'm planning on making.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

A long finish

As I said before I am easily sidetracked on project. I have decided to make a cross stitch for a friend's wedding gift. I picked up the one I am planning on making and started looking for my scroll frame. I was quite surprised to see that I has a small needle point 3/4 completed on it. Thinking back it would have been left for about 5 years. So I made quick work out of finishing it and today I picked up a simple frame for it.

I think the frame makes so much difference. (if you ignore the flash reflection on the glass) not sure why I stopped working on it in the first place. Oh well it's done now.

I also made this small wall hanging. I saw this on Andrea's blog a while back and knew that I wanted to make it. What I didn't realise from looking at her blog was how small it was, is only about 9 by 10.5".

I had to unpick on of the little quilts as I was working on it while watching a hockey game, lets just say that didn't work so well. Luckily I was able to fix it. I just love how it turned out.