Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I got the rest of the quilt top sewn together today. It was difficult fitting the whole thing in the first photo because I couldn't stand back far enough. The second picture taken from an angle shows it all. Maybe I'll get it layered and pin basted so I can start quilting it during our October quilting retreat.
Monday, September 19, 2016
I finally got all the blocks done for "Scrappy Trips". I sewed half of them together, tomorrow I'll do the rest, then it'll be a quilt top. I can make quilt tops to beat the band, but finishing them is another story if you haven't guessed that already. :)
Monday, September 5, 2016
Linda H made this swimsuit coverup for her friend, Vicky last week. Vicky had mentioned she was going on a trip and wasn't able to find a coverup to take along. It was a good opportunity for Linda use a piece of fabric from her fabric vault. :)
Thursday, September 1, 2016
I made this "Stack and Slash" quilt top a few years ago. Shirley McAllister from our guild showed us the method during one of our quilting retreats. This is an intersting pattern because it turns out differently every time you make it, depending how you place the cuts. When I eventually quilt it, I think I'll do all all-over design with thread that blends into the colours.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Linda H recently made these awesome potholders for a friend. The block design came from Quiltmaker's "Quilting for Everyday Celebrations", special issue of 2005. The wall quilt was called "Yappity Yap", designed by Helen Giddens. The quilt was originally featured in the July/August 2003 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Many years ago we were cleaning out Mom's house because she was moving. I emptied out an old trunk and found this Edwardian style blouse which was discoloured with age. Mom said "Throw that old thing away!" I refused to get rid of it because I could see that it was something that belonged to Mom's mother. When I took it home, my daughter, Lindsay gently washed the garment in the sink with mild detergent. At first the wash water was dark brown, after many changes of water the blouse was finally clean. It was fragile and torn in a few places, I patched up a few areas with safety pins so it could go on a hanger. I like to bring the treasure out once in awhile to admire it. I can't believe how small the waist is on this blouse!
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Linda H made "Crestwood Road" in early 2016. We lived on that street in Calgary, Alberta when we were young. This quilt is for Linda's friend, Marion, who lived nearby back in those days. Having a lifetime friend is special, indeed.