Friday, April 29, 2011

More Quilts Featuring Bev Longford

 These photos do not do the quilts justice. Bev's quilt are playful, whimsical and full of colour. and beautiful.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quilt Show Entrants

My Guild had a quilt show last weekend and I thought I would share some of the quilts in the show.

 This first little quilt was one of those in the fabric challenge like mine. This is the on I voted for.
 This second quilt was made by Bev Longford our feature quilter. More of her quilts tomorrow
 I love this batik with the black and white stripe mini border inserted near the edge.
 This was a fabulous photo transfer quilt.
 Just a pretty quilt.
 butterflies and Sashiko.
 Gorgeous quilt made by a guild memeber, inspired by a class taken with Helen Fujiki
 Perfect for Easter
 Gorgeous Quilt made by my friend Irene Gibson. She did the centre on her Embroidery machine.
 Drunkards Path.
 This one was made by my friend Anne Ramsay, gorgeous. It is from a Stacked the Deck book.
 Gorgeous Hawaiian applique and Echo Quilting.

More tomorrow

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Piece for the Quilt Show

My Guild was having a show this past weekend. Kawartha Quiltmakers. There was a fabric challenge where you were to make a mini quilt no more than 20X20 using some of the fabric in the challenge ( the beige with the leaves, butterflies and bumble bees). The theme was "Memories in Stitches".

I lost my dear little brother when he was almost seven. I wanted to make a small crazy quilt in his honour.

I "like" my piece but I don't "love" it.  I used the fabulous book by Allie Aller as a guide to developing my piece but I didn't leave myself enough time to study it during the process.

I think that if I had it up on a design wall I would have seen that it needed, and planned  it out better  I like the upper right corner where the fabric curves and i think that I should  have continued on in that theme. Also I should have used a stabilizer under the photo collage, is to loosey goosey.

I would appreciate all of the feedback you can provide me so that I can get better at this.
Tomorrow I will put some photo's up of the show.