Thursday 28 June 2012

Still Hexing Along

Its week 26 of the Hex-A-Thon!  Half way there.  I have been requested to post a picture of my Hexagons so far.

These are the blocks that I have joined together.  I have a few more finished but I don't want to ruin the surprise for the upcoming weeks.

These are Katja's blocks.  She is fussy cutting from Kate Spain fabric to create some very unique blocks.

And of course, here is this weeks block 26.  It looks pretty bland next to Katja's blocks.

Monday 25 June 2012

Gone to the Dogs

Let me tell you a story of my Stack n Whack quilt.  It started it's life as a sample at Katja's Store.  I stayed there for a few years, hanging out at the front of the store where unfortunately the sun faded it.  When I finally took it home, I felt it wasn't in good enough shape to give away, so I kept it.  I gave it to my dog Angel.

She loved and used her quilt daily.  Occasionally Blanche was allowed to sleep on a corner of it.  A couple of years ago Angel passed, and the quilt was relegated to the garage, to be used to keep the bikes from scratching the truck when they were loaded in the back.

Recently, Blanche and I were in the garage and there it was, laying on the floor oh so lonely. Blanche had to sit on it, as if to stake her claim on it.  The quilt is a little dirty, but still has so many great memories.  Quilts are meant to be used and this quilt certainly has been used!

Sunday 24 June 2012

Farmer's Wife Blocks 53 & 54

Jackknife and Kitchen Woodbox went on a cruise recently with Monique and Fran.

Here they are hanging out at a party spot.

At a rather famous saloon.  The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau Alaska.  I here they went in, had a few drinks, threw a few peanut shells on the floor, and had an all around wonderful time. Thanks Monique!

This sweet little bundle of fabric jumped into my arms when I was at Katja's recently.  I just HAD to take them home!  I hope to have them made transformed into a sweet little quilt real soon.  Stay tuned!  LOL.

Friday 22 June 2012

Dawn's Quilt

I want to share with you a quilt that my friend Dawn had me quilt recently.  It was a rather large Sudoku quilt, with a large blue border.

Dawn asked me to quilt some words on the border.  Well, anyone that knows me knows that I have the worst handwriting, so this was a bit of a challenge.  I marked the quilt with a white pen trying my best to make the words legible.

This is the result!  I was happy when I was done, despite the stress of writing on someone else's quilt.  Yikes.

Can you believe it, week 25 of the Hexagons.  Where does the time go?

Monday 18 June 2012

Quilter's Village Revisited

Earlier this spring I was asked by the Sagebrush Quilters' Guild to give a workshop on my Quilter's Village Quilt.  More commonly known as Wonky Houses.  So that I get to see the finished quilts, we arranged a date for everyone to bring their quilts to a Guild meeting.  A little incentive of a prize helps!
Here are the quilts.

A very creative group of women!

Sunday 17 June 2012

Farmer's Wife Blocks 51 & 52

This weeks blocks are Hovering Birds and Hovering Hawks.

They have been hanging out at a waterfront, if you squint, you can see a lighthouse in the background.

They hang out at some of the classiest places in town.

With one of my friends who has a great sense of humour!

Where even the banks have weather vanes.

They are in Halifax, at the Canadian Quilters' Association Quilt show.  Thanks Paulette for taking them on another great adventure.

And now to inspire some of you who are following along.  These are JoAnn's latest blocks. She said that there has been a little cursing happening, but she is keeping up.

Thursday 14 June 2012

A Starry Log Cabin

Donna's Starry Log Cabin quilt is featured today.  She asked for feathers and that is what I did!

It was a lot of fun to quilt!  I just couldn't resist putting half a feather on either side of the little four patch border.  The stars were quilted in the ditch to make them pop a little.

This week we are on week 24 of the Hex-A-Thon.

Sunday 10 June 2012

Farmer's Wife Blocks 49 & 50

Honeycomb and Honey's Choice are somewhere in Europe!

Does it help if I tell you the wine keg was made in 1726!

The cathedral is the Strasbourgh Cathedral in the Alsace Region of France.  Thanks once again to Sonja and Katja for taking by blocks along.

Sunday Morning Quilt Sneak Peek

Carla e-mailed me and said I could blog a sneak peek of her Sunday Morning Quilt.  I think Carla must of been one of those kids that just couldn't wait for Christmas Morning and ran around peeking into closets try to see what she was getting for Christmas.  She just can't wait!!!!  Just kidding Carla!

This is a quilt from the book "Sunday Morning Quilts."  Carla has used some lovely scraps to make a very soft quilt.  I'm sure once she gets it home, she'll blog a picture of the completed quilt.  She wanted texture on the quilt, so since some of the fabrics had big Daisy type flowers I decided to quilt big Daisies in a pale pink thread.  Hope she loves it!

Saturday 9 June 2012

Pieces of History Re-Stitched

Today was a wonderful day full of friends and quilts, what more could I want.  Well, the weather could of been a little better, but it was still a great day.

The R. J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum was a beautiful setting for a quilt show called "Pieces of History Re-Stitched.  The Di-Versity Heritage Quilt Group had a stunning display of quilts!

This is just a small sampling of the quilts.  Some were set up on the outside of buildings, others inside the various buildings around the park.  The quilts were there for one day only, however the park itself is worth another visit on a warmer day.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Linda's T Quilt

This T quilt belongs to my friend Linda.  Once again I had to stretch a little to come up with ideas on how to quilt it.

The fabrics used were more traditional, so I didn't want to stray tooooooo far from traditional quilting.

I used the seams on the T sections for guidelines for the orange peeled centres.  For the background of the T I used the squiggly filler, and then a feather motif in the insets.

Going with the traditional feel, I quilted a feather in the sashing.  I hope Linda's friends the "chicken people" enjoy their gift.

Can you believe that we are up to week 23 on the Hex-A-Thon?  Almost half way there!

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Sylvia's Quilt

I realized that I haven't been posting a lot of pictures of my quilting lately, so I thought I should remedy that.  This is a stunning quilt that belongs to Sylvia.  When she brought it to me she asked that I quilt it "special" as it was for a special friend.

I tried to make each block of the sampler a little different.  It was a great chance for me to "play."  Sometimes I get in a rut with my quilting doing the same thing all the time.  This quilt helped me to break out of the rut, and stretch myself a little.