Saturday, April 21, 2018

Not Quite the Vacation we Dreamed

Our 3 week holiday turned into a bit of a nightmare at the end of the first week. My husband and I were involved in a serious car accident while away and after a 3 days in a Florida hospital were airlifted back to our home in Canada where my husband spent a total of a month in the hospital with serious injuries. He had surgery at a Trauma hospital and then was transferred to a rehab facility. He is home now and we will begin the process of recovery. I am so thankful to still have him.
However before the accident I did get some of my Guild Challenge embroidered, then completed it once he was stable and home. I have the top completed now and still have a couple weeks left to finish it before the show.

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.