Friday, 21 November 2014

Kathy's Quilt!

During a retreat in 2010, a friend asked who wanted to join in on a row robin exchange.  Five of us joined in with Kathy and the exchange began.  The beauty of this type of exchange is the stories we share.

The theme of the rows was "Winter."

Kathy started with Delectable Mountains with a Polar Bear.

Chris appliquéd these delightful Snow Men.

My row was stars with Pond Hockey images in the centre.

Rosemarie made a Northern Lights scene with a Dogsled and Polar Bears.

Lorraine created Snowflakes.  By the way, she quilted this row herself on my longarm!

Carol's row has Polar Bear inserts.

Sadly our friend Kathy passed shortly after the exchange ended.  She did get to see all the rows and was overjoyed with the results.  Time has passed along with some of the hurt of loosing a friend.  Lorraine and I got together to put the quilt together and quilt it.  Barbara took on the binding and is taking the quilt to the hospice that cared for Kathy.  We hope they can use it to raise funds.  If you live in Kamloops go by their craft sale starting December 6 in the North Hills mall.  Maybe you will see "Kathy's Quilt."

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday.

Friday, 14 November 2014

A "Sparrow" Finish

Using a Bali Pop named "Sparrow" and a little background fabric, I whipped up this quilt!

I do love working with batiks!  However, lately I have been working with the new Cotton + Steel that was released at Fall Market.  Each day that I am quilting I post a sneak peek to my instagram page "lindasquiltmania."  Here are a couple of this weeks peeks.

I won't be able to show the quilts until the fabric is released in January.  I can hardly wait!

Linking up with finish it up friday!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Kamloops Modern Group Show And Tell

Last Saturday was our Modern Group meeting at Katja's.  The challenge was "red".

We had two different three dimensional Poppies.

A couple of works in progress with red in them.

Next up was the mini quilt swap.  Eight people joined in on the fun.  We all filled in a questionnaire that was then given to a friend to use to make a mini quilt for us.

They were all so perfect for the recipient!  I received the first mini with the delightful little circles needle turn appliquéd!  Thank you Sonja, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And last but not least, the regular show and tell.

A great group of women.  If you want to join us next Month on the Second Saturday at 1pm, the challenge is purple and Katja will be giving a EPP demo and introduction to her millefiori quilt along starting in January.  There is no cost to attend, so I hope to see lots of you there.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

And The Winner Is…...

Sharon!  Mr. Random Number Generator picked Sharon's lovely comment.  "What a great hexie quilt!  Looks like a fun book.  I'd love to play with these Hexies!"  Well play she shall.

Sharon has won The New Hexagon.  Katja will be shipping it directly to her in Fort Wayne, IN.  If you didn't win and would like a copy of the book, contact Katja through her website here.

I've been a little busy lately.  I brought a bit of fabric home from Market to make samples.

A little sneak peek at what I've been up to.  Cotton and Steel everywhere!