Sunday, 31 May 2009

Heritage Park Quilt Show

This weekend was the Heritage Park quilt show here in Calgary. LM and I went Saturday afternoon and the weather was perfect. This year a lot more of the quilts were outside and the ones in the houses were mainly on the main level. This made it a lot easier to get around and see the quilts with a little one in tow. There was also a lot more none quilter at the park than I had see other years, but I think this was due to the beautiful weather.
This was the first year that I has not entered any quilts, will have to make sure I have one to put in next year, but I thought I would share a few quilts made by some of the girls in the guild I belong to.

I just love this Mariner's Compass, I think I have even show it on my blog before. I think the amount of work that when into this quilt is amazing.
The centre quilt is the one I am showing here, this was a pattern taught at quilt, a lot of the girls make this, and they all looked so different.
I love this star wall hanging. The girl who made it did 4 blocks but decided that it looked better as 3 and I agree. She gave me the last block (mainly as it was purple and we all know that I love purple)
I will share a few more photos from the show in the next few days.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Slow progress

I when to my guild sew day on Saturday, and it was a great day. I didn't get much done, I had LM with me. It was a day out and I was inspired by what other were working on. LM seemed to enjoy all the attention she got too.

I was looking for a project to take to sew day (other than my bunnies) and I spent more time cleaning up the sewing room than anything else. I decided to start fuzzy cutting the center for a baby quilt I planning on making for a friend.

I also started quilting my square quilt. It's one that had been sitting for a while and I had great plans for how I was going to quilt it, but when I saw it I decided that quilted in the ditch and finished would be better than fancy and not started. I am already half finished. Will show picture when I'm done the quilting. Of course I can not find the fabric I knew I have to bind it with, but am sure I have something in the stash that would work.
I had to share this picture of Taz. Do you think hes dreaming of sushi.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

More Bunnies

Its been a nice week, had our first baby sitter Saturday night so we could go to my girlfriends surprise 40th birthday party, it was such a fun night.
And last night was guild. Its been a while since I was able to make it to a meeting, and it looks like I will even be able to make it to the sew day this weekend, for at least a couple of hours. While I was at the meeting I manage to finish another of my bunny blocks. I also released that I had not shared the last block I finished. I think this block (with the tall flowers) is my favorite from the entire quilt. I now need to trace some more block, so hopefully I can get that done during the next couple of day. I find these nice to work on in the evening, but need to do the tracing while there is still daylight.

I also started to cut out another quilt. I am hoping that it will be a quick baby quilt. This will give me a change from handwork, when I have time.
Its been a while since I shared a kitty picture, they are feeling a bit neglected, so here is Max checking out the new car seat.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Mouse Quilt

Its taking a while to get back in the swing of things here, the house seems very quiet after spending time with mum. I am getting back in the flow of things now, I don't think it helped that for the first week we had lots of appointments, every thing that would have normally been in the time we were away. This last week has been more normal.

In my last post I told you about a new quilt Gran gave LM (little miss) I finally took some photos of it tonight so here they are. When she had come out to visit a couple of years ago, we picked up a couple of these block patterns at one of the LQS (I still thinking of making them as wall hangings) after she returned home she found this pattern for the blocks and quilt. I love the colours she used.
I have to admit when we got the first quilt from Gran was surprised that it wasn't this one as knew she had been working on it, but the biggest surprise was that LM was getting two.

I also going to share close up of a couple of the blocks. These are the ones I also picked up the pattern for. I love the size of the needle.
Every mouse should also have a good collection of fabric.
Hopefully I have more to share soon.