Saturday, February 24, 2018

Prepping for Vacation

Our Guild is having a show in May and I have taken a kit for the Guild Challenge. I do this for every Quilt show however I have never completed the challenge and I am determined to finish this one. The challenge was to select three crayons from a 64 pack. ( I selected hot magenta, violet and a blue green) We were also given a fat quarter of a batik. The Idea was to use the colours of the crayons along with the piece of batik to create a wall hanging of no more than 80 inches around the full perimeter. I took our guild pin, enlarged the image and am using crayons to colour the image. I am planning on taking the fabric away with me to embroider. My plan is to have it completed by the time I return and have it ready to border and bind in time for our Quilt Show.
The first photo is of the freezer paper that I used to draw our logo and the second is the fabric I have coloured.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kawartha Quiltmakers Guild 35th Anniversary

My Guild celebrate our 35th Anniversary this past week. We were each to bring a quilt the theme being 35 of anything. Many were interesting but the one I want to show you today was made by one of our Guild's Founders.
It was a wall hanging made of 35 different hankies enclosed in her retired hand quilting frame. The hankies encircled a photo of the founder of our guild. One of the hankies still had a price tag hanging from it 25 cents.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quilt Canada 2016

This is the piece that I made taking a class at Quilt Canada.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Blooming Nine Patch

I began this quilt a couple of years ago and then was overwhelmed by it and stopped. Finally finished

it and I am very happy with how it turned out. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Getting ready

I am getting ready to head out to Quilt Canada. Hopefully will get back to blogging, soon.

Friday, September 04, 2015

New Quilt in the Making

I feel fairly safe in posting this because I am sure that my nephew and his fiance don't read my blog or even know I have one for that matter.

My Nephew is getting married next year and I and going to make them a quilt.  I gave them the option of traditional or more modern. They chose Modern and wouldn't you know they will have a King size. I have a couple of ideas the first was a Jelly Roll race quilt similar to this one I made recently.

There colours are navy, gold and cream, so I order 3 Bali Pop in Pacific blue, a yard cream that I will cut up into 2.5 inch strips and I also bought lots of gold strips. However since then I have found another pattern I like too, also made of 2,5 inch strips. It is not exactly like this one but close. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Warming up

Things are starting to warm up in our part of the province again. Supposedly we are to have a very hot "end of week" and lots of humidity. Thank heavens for A/C.

Mom and I went to the Peterborough Farmers Market yesterday morning. I love it this time of year, everything is so lush and abundant. Yesterday morning they open from 7:30am to 1pm,  we were there at 10 am and already several vendors had sold out. The cheese man had not curds left, there was baker who had no product left and a man who prepares mexican fresh egg burritos while you wait had not more eggs etc. to make any more.

There was however a man giving away free samples of hot corn on the cob and lots of ontario vegetable recipes. He said it was the local farmers way of saying thank you to the patrons for coming and purchasing from them. There are two Niagara on the lake growers who drive all the way to Peterborough to sell their fruit. They had peaches, plums, pears, nectarines and gorgeous grapes to name a few. I love how they also sell mixed baskets of a couple of each fruits.

Back at home I am working on a new Granny Ripple Blankets, the first picture is from a few nights ago when I first started it.

The Pattern is from Very Pink Knits and here is a Youtube link to the video.

Next time I will have some pictures of a new quilt I am working on.