Tuesday, February 25, 2014
When I was on the Quilters's Funtalk internet group, we exchanged these birthday blocks in 1999. I had this quilt just about finished a few years ago, but my sewing machine was skipping stitches and I became frustrated. I put the quilt away until today, when I heard that one of the members of the group had passed away. I dug the quilt out and finished up the areas where the quilting needed to be repaired. Oddly enough, the one block that wasn't quilted yet was Janet Mitchell, the lady who had passed away! So I finished it up, it didn't take very long, I don't know why I hadn't done it sooner. There are other names on this quilt of members who have left us, I am very thankful to have known such a wonderful group of people. I will always treasure this quilt and the memories that go with it. When I was on that list, I used the name "Loorna", which started out as a typo, but the name stuck. I've lost contact with some of the people, but others are on Facebook and we still have "fun talk" together. This quilt will count as "finished project #3" in my "finish 14 in 2014" challenge.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Linda H. made this quilt for a friend who used to be our next door neighbour in Innisfail, Alberta when we were young. We always kept in contact with Pat and her family for the past 48 years. That proves that friends are forever!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
I don't think I ever posted pictures of this quilt from 2010. I made it for a family after their house burned down, they live in the same area in the Yukon where my summer cabin is located. When I look back at this one, I can see my machine quilting has improved since then. The recipient of the gift said that one of her kids wrapped himself up in the quilt as soon as it was taken out of the box. That's enough incentive for me to keep on making comfort quilts! The pattern for the quilt came from one of the "Turning Twenty" books by Tricia Cribbs. These are great patterns for using 20 fat quarters to make easy quilts.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The quilt top was made by Donna Madden, it sat at my place for about eleven years. I finally got around to quilting it, then I gave it back to Donna for her birthday. That means the second item I've finished for 2014, only twelve more to go!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Linda Huntrods made "Nine Patch Houses" quite a few years ago. The pattern came from Quilting Today magazine, Issue 73, display until 8/9, 1999, designed by Sandy Bonsib. Home is Where You Hang Your Heart. Linda made her own border. Another one to add to the stack of quilts. :) I have a huge pile of folded quilts that are covered with towels to keep them clean, the cat uses that for her bed. Even though I've made so many over the years, I never run out of ideas to make more quilts, I know Linda H. feels the same.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Linda Huntrods made a few sets of these awesome cat coasters, they are not paper pieced! They are from a Janet Kime book "The Cat's Meow" and the pattern was called Kittleson's Cats. It was a nine inch block pattern and Linda reduced the size by 50%.