Friday 29 May 2015

A Week Away

Last week Doug and I escaped on a little hot springs tour.  Canyon, Nakusp and Ainsworth. Great fun!  I did manage to get a little stitching done while traveling.

I finished the binding on this one.  Paulette had given a talk at Rivervalley Quilt Guild on making Shadow Box quilts.  I decided it was the perfect pattern for the Kate Spain line "Canyon."  I will get a better picture of the actual fabric later.

I did get Rosette 6 finished, but you will have to wait till June 1 to see it.  Don't you just love my lime green camping chair?  Perfect for stitching in.

This is the view at Roseberry of the Slocan Lake.  So calm and peaceful.

I made it home in time to make the Postie Wednesday Walk.  We hiked up Battle Bluff to the Cairn.   It's great to look through the signature book and see who else has been there.  A friend had been up there a couple of days earlier and came across a rattlesnake so we were a little cautious.

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Friday 15 May 2015

A Quilt, a Bag and a Hike

What did you do this week?  I finished up a quilt, a bag and a hike.  Fabulous week by all accounts.

I couldn't resist hanging the bag in my Azalea.  The bag is from the book "Style and Swing" by Susan Dunlop.  I want to make every bag in the book, she makes it look so easy.  I used a little Jane Sassaman fabric to make the " Trendy Hipster Bag".

In the book it says to use fusible fleece behind the magnetic snap.  I fused two pieces of batting fused together and then put a small piece of plastic canvas on before the final metal tab was added.  I don't remember whose blog I got the plastic canvas idea from but I think it adds a lot of strength.  I worry about the snap pulling through the fabric.

One more shot of the bag at Katja's Shoppe, with the fabrics to the bottom left of the picture.  And what is it hanging next to?

The quilt that I dropped at the shoppe earlier in the week.  It is made from "Reel Time" by Zen Chic for Moda.  I put the pattern somewhere safe so I could give appropriate credit to the designer.  Unfortunately I don't remember where that is.  Katja does sell it at the store so you can always find it there.

This weeks Wednesday walk welcomed our newest Retiree to the group.  We walked to the "Trolls."  It wasn't a long walk but as always, stunning scenery. We were on the look out for Rattlesnakes, as we here they are out early this year.  Luckily, no sightings.

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Friday 8 May 2015

Lone Star Class Review

This spring I taught my Lone Star Class to a group of wonderful women who belong to the Sagebrush Quilters' Guild.  A few of them are now finished so I wanted to take today to share them with you.

This is Pat's Quilt.  The orange background is stunning!

Noeline went with batiks.  Fabulous!

Sandy downsized the blocks a little.  She is doing a great job with her quilting.  I'm know it will be beautifully finished!

I made a second quilt adding a little Cotton + Steel in for the purple pieces.

Speaking of Cotton + Steel.  Here is Melody and Alexia from Cotton + Steel, with my Rosette #5.  They were visiting Trendtex Fabrics in Coquitlam this past weekend. The quilt behind them is also a Cotton + Steel quilt that I made for Trendtex.  I feel very honoured that they posed with my rosette.

While my rosette was in Coquitlam, I was in Penticton teaching.  While wondering the farmer's market, I came upon the quilted car advertising the quilt show this weekend.  If you are in the area, stop by.

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Friday 1 May 2015

Rosette # 5 The New Hexagon Milllefiore Quilt-Along

I just had to make a Rosette with Purple.  Those that know me well knew it would happen.  I promise the black and white Rosette is next.

Since I wanted to use purple, I started out with pink and lime green.  Makes perfect sense to me!

Once I had the outer two rows decided, it was time to pick the centre to draw it all together.  I decided there was enough lime green, so I went with the pink and purple centre.

The Rosette is currently at Trendtex fabrics, visiting with a couple of the women from Cotton + Steel.  Hopefully I will have pics shortly to share with you.

I did manage to get a little piecing in this week.  Working on another quilt using "For You" by Zen Chic.  It may be a bit before this one is finished.

What is a week without a little quilting?  Lol!  This quilt belongs to Jo-Ann.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  The Fireside backing really shows off the quilting.

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