Thursday, January 23, 2014
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Well I tried to post more often and I think I did for the most part. I slacked off in the latter part of the year, but to be fair I was busy at work and I actually did not do a lot of sewing.
2013 in Review
I completed the Hawaiian Punch and City Harbour Quilts, large bed size quilts! and finished my t-shirt lap quilt in time to bring it to BIQR 2013. I collaborated with Christine and Gail to complete a lovely quilt for Gwen Marston. I participated in a block donation to Houston for astronaut Karen Nyberg's quilt....looking forward to seeing the results of that!
I participated in a placemat challenge at guild this year. We were given a photo and using the colours from the photo we were to create a placemat. You can see the other entries here.
Quilts started and progress report
North by Northwest, batted up but needs to be quilted
Oakshot reds (working title), top completed, needs to be batted up and quilted
9 Patch Mystery quilt, top completed, needs to be sent to machine quilter
Trendtex Challenge 2014, being quilted, cannot show photos as will be sent in to Quilt Canada 2014
Collaborative projects with my friend Jill, in progress, no photos
There goes the neighbourhood, batted up needs to be quilted
New Sewing Room
We turned my sewing room into the guest room and moved my sewing room to the room where we put all the junk! So I had a lot of downsizing and reorganizing to do. I made several trips to Goodwill to donate my extra stuff. I gave away and sold three dressers and replaced them with some new cupboards and shelves....still organizing but the new sewing room is becoming more comfortable.
2014 expectations and resolutions
Finish the above mentioned quilts, finish the sewing room, attend Quilt Canada 2014. I have been asked by my guild to do a trunk show in March. I am very nervous....lets hope it is not a complete disappointment for those attending!
Happy New Year to all and my your stashes be replenished and your projects completed!
Saturday, November 02, 2013
they languished in my drawer for a year and I brought them out to bring to the retreat. I sorted them and decided I was only going to use the 6 large blocks. I then passed on the rest to friends.
I went for a simple pattern and decided I was going to hand piece them since all these blocks were originally hand pieced. In between other projects I worked on it.
I trimmed the blocks so that they were all 12.5inches square and pre cut my sashing from fatquarters and shirts and scraps 3.5 inches.
in these 2 photos you can see how when she ran out of fabric she just pieced in some more!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I am going to miss.....White Birch Lodge,
the internet picnic table,
going out to Pearl's,
Gwen's trunk shows,
the room of inspiration, creativity, and sewing,
Show and tell and the wonderful stories,
Sunday, September 01, 2013
This year I took some hand sewing to the cottage to work on....If I was out on the dock I would read, but if I was up on the porch I would hand sew....it is a peaceful (piecefull) thing to do. I made 11 blocks, each block is 5 inch square finished, and then started putting some sashing in... 4 blocks....then 6 blocks...
then 9 blocks...the others ask me what is it that you are working on...
I do not know, but I will let you know when it is done.....
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Inside the card, I added a hard copy of the label, should the one on the quilt wear out after washing.
I could not find the room at my own place for such a big quilt so took these photos on the bed at my parents' place. King size quilt on queen size bed. The intended bed has a foot board so I did not make this quilt hang a lot on the bottom.