Friday 27 March 2015

Elizabeth Fry Quilts

A friend asked if I would help her get some quilts together for the Elizabeth Fry Society.  They are proudly opening a new transition house in Kamloops.  There will be four suites available for women and their children, for up to two years.

I went through my closet of quilts, and came up with a few that need to go to new homes.

My stack had eleven quilts, and Noeline's stack had seven.  The society was thrilled and hopefully has enough quilts for a couple of years.

This quilt I had been hanging on to the longest.  It was made with my Postie friends and was paper foundation pieced.  I love it and though it was time it was put to good use.

Obviously this was during my yellow and blue phase.  This was a sample showing blocks made with the Tri Recs Ruler.

Another class sample for a mystery quilt using the Easy Angle Ruler.

These three were samples made for Katja's to show fabric she was selling at the time.

These two were thrown in at the last minute when we were told that the first occupant of the suites had two teenage boys.  I was scrambling a bit so the second quilt is two pieces of fabric sewn together with a black border.  Not up to my usual standards, but cute none the less.

The other quilts in the stack are ones that I have shown before on the blog.

A quick reminder to those of you that live in Kamloops.  The CQA will be presenting the show "It's Time for Colour"  next Monday and Tuesday at Katja's.  If you have a minute pop into the classroom and check out the display!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday 20 March 2015

The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-A-Long Update

I'm three months into Katja's Quilt-A-Long, and loving it.  Click here for details if you think you want to join in.  I'm following the progress of the 2670 members of the Facebook group. Amazing work by some very talented quilters.

My first three rosettes are currently hanging in Katja's store, as her first three are with Martingale, on their way to Spring Quilt Market.  Wahoooo!

My favourite so far is Number 3, The orange rosette on the right.  I did change the hexagons a little so that I could use the view master fabric.  I have a little of the Cotton + Steel new black and white fabric that I want to incorporate into Rosette 4.  By a little, I mean a half metre cut of each courtesy of a good friend.  Thanks, you know who you are!!!!

Katja took pictures of my Rosettes and set them into the layout so that I can see how they play together.  I'm finding them a little blue/green.  I'm going to have to be a little adventuresome with my choice of colours on the next few rosettes.

Wishing you a wonderful week, happy stitching!

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Harley T-Shirt Quilt

Someone special was turning 60 recently, so it was time to get his Harley T-shirt quilt done.

As with all T-shirt quilts, the quilting was a little tricky.  The T-shirts have interfacing on the back, but they still move around when they are quilted.  A few small puckers but……

The HOG (Harley Owner's Group) quilt was done.

Dale is just peeking over the top of his quilt.  I hope it keeps him warm!!!!