Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kamloops Modern Quilt Group Show and Tell

I wasn't able to attend this month's meeting so Barb took the pictures and passed them on to me to post. Thanks Barb!

The next meeting is October 11 at 1pm.  New members are always welcome (it's free so come on down to Katja's.)  The challenge is Orange Fizz.

Friday, 12 September 2014

A Lovely Bunch of Quilts

Last June the local guild was short of quilts for the Ministry to give to kids in care.  I promised myself I would have a few ready for them in September.

With the help of friends, I was able to drop seven off this Wednesday at the Community Quilts Day.  Most of the backings are "Fireside" courtesy of Trendtex Fabrics and Noeline.  The battings are Bamboo courtesy of Noeline.  A big thank you!!!

These three tops were donated by Deborah in Castlegar.  Another big Thank You!

Blanche wanted to help show off this cute little quilt.  The fabric is "One for You, One for Me" by Pat Sloan.  The pattern is Disappearing Pinwheel.

I reached deep into my basket of tops for this Split Nine Patch.

This Alien panel by Sue Marsh was so much fun to make.

And one for the Construction fan.  This quilt was lanquishing in my closet and I though it was time it was played with.

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Friday, 29 August 2014

A Harley T-Shirt Quilt

 This Harley quilt was a project that I helped a friend make, for a friend of hers.

It was so large that when I hung it from my deck, it was laying in the Peonies below.

The T-Shirts were a collection of Harley shirts from around the world.  The farthest away was Rome, and of course there was one from right here at home in Kamloops.

The San Francisco block shows the quilting the best.  At first I was going to quilt with black thread, and then I decided to use a variegated black and white.  I was really happy with the choice.

A couple of the shirts were very stretchy and therefore required a little more attention while quilting. As well, a couple had a lot of rubberized material in the logo that caused a few problems with skipped stitches.  Despite all this, I was thrilled with the way this quilt turned out. I just hope the recipient is as happy as I am!

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Friday, 22 August 2014

It's Elementary!

By Sweetwater.  I could not resist this fabric when I first saw it.  It is delicious!

In my stash I had the perfect grunge to go with the line of fabric.

Of course the pattern is from my current favourite book, Beyond Neutral.  When I took the quilt into Katja's, she had just finished cutting six inch strips of the complete collection.  Perfect for making the quilt!

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Inspired by…...

My friends!  Recently I quilted quilts, for two different friends.  I loved them both and decided I had to make a quilt combining the two.

My first inspiration was the colours in this quilt.

This was a baby quilt of Kathy's that I had quilted with hearts.

The next quilt was my inspiration for a pattern.

I loved the big bright chunks of fabric in Joanne's quilt.

I quilted this one with large daisies to mimic the flowers in some of the prints.

So my quilt was "Inspired by" my friends.

The picture was taken indoors and doesn't really do the colours justice.

The real fun was in the quilting.  Lots of space to play, so play I did!

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The End of the Hexie Trip.

All good things must come to an end.  The Hexies and I are home after another prairie adventure.

Our last stop in Winnipeg was at Grand Beach.  Sandcastles were under construction for a competition the following weekend.  It was a Humid 30 degrees so the beach began to fill up quickly.

We headed west and ended up at Gull Lake for an evening.  A delightful little prairie town celebrating the combination of farming and oil.

As great as the holiday was, I couldn't stop smiling when we came to the mountains and back into BC. Nothing quite like the feeling of home!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Hexing at Birds Hill

We made it to Winnipeg!

This little match hexie is hanging around the fire pit at our campsite in Birds Hill Park.

This is the same campsite we stayed in two years ago.  Great park just a few minutes out of town.  The bugs aren't as bad as we thought they might me considering the flooding in the area recently.  The screen tent is up just in case!