Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Rectangle Square Quilt is done!!

I got this quilt quilted and bound by late last night.
Washed and dried....
I took photos this morning and now its gone to school to be gifted to my daughters teacher.

It was a fun little quilt to make.
It finished at approximately 60 inches square.
All the fabric, except for about a half meter of the Kona Bone sashing came from my stash.
Even the backing is from my stash.

You can see in the photo of the back of the quilt how I ended up quilting it.
I used my walking foot to do straight lines a quarter inch from the sashing lines in one direction.
Then stippled between these lines. 
I think it adds a nice touch to the plain back.

I used PicMonkey to edit my photos.
This program used to run Picnic....but now its even better than before.
And so user friendly.
Love it!!!

Well, I hope you like my quilt.
I now have a finish for OPAM!!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Oh my stars.....

Hi everyone,

I've been busy working the last 4 days.
It was hot working Wednesday and Thursday with the high humidity making it feel like temps were in the mid 40 degrees Celsius.
I worked night shift on Friday and Saturday and the temps were more comfortable.
We don't have AC at work.

When I work night shifts I usually bring some hand sewing with me.
We do our hourly winds, and if everything is good, then we sit there til the next one.
So, I worked on my Hexagon Star quilt.
This one has been in the making for about 3 years.
I take long breaks from working on this one.

The last time I took a picture of this top in progress was here.

Sew, I got a few more stars to add now.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I finished the quilt top....

I wrote about this quilt yesterday.
I've got the quilt top done.
Now, I need to find backing fabric!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

A quilt top in progress....

Hi everyone!

I haven't been blogging much this month.
I've been super busy.
Today, I finally got to do some sewing!
I stared this morning to make a quilt for my daughters school teacher.
She's had the same teacher for the last two years,
and she just loves her.
She wanted me to make her a quilt.

I figured a lap quilt would be a nice gift.
I was inspired by these two quilts.
You can see them here and here.
I liked the idea of using narrow 1 inch strips with larger squares and rectangles.
My squares are 5 inches square and the rectangles are 5" x 10".
I've got 36 blocks made and part of the quilt top sewn together.
I'm using a fat quarter bundle of Heirloom by Joel Dewberry.
I've had this in my stash for a while.
This is a layer cake friendly pattern using my dimensions.
The colors in these photo's aren't true.
But it was dark when I took these.
I hope to have this top done tomorrow.
I'm running short of time.
Schools out next week.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quilts Kingston 2012 - part 2

Wow! Another day of Quilts Kingston 2012 has past!!
It's been such a great show.
There are so many spectacular quilts!!

Here are a few more to peak your interest.

This quilt is stunning!!!
The picture does not do it justice.
When you walk up to the quilt, you think it is a panel or a painted quilt.
Then you get close and you realize all the applique and piecing and quilting.
The work in this quilt is so fine.
It's a work of art!!

This is another beautiful bed quilt.
I just love this sampler.
It's great to see all the different blocks work together.

This tiny mini quilt is amazing!!!
The colours are just wonderful and the hand piecing and quilting is too!!
Love, love it!!!

Now for the stunner of the show.
This picture does not do it justice.

We have been honoured to have this quilt part of the show.
Kathie Wylie is the feature artist of the show and has three quilts on display.
This quilt is unbelievably stunning.
I've had to stand guard of this one on Friday and Saturday,
making sure no one touches it with their bare hands.
The texture, and the beauty of the quilting just makes people want to touch it.
The applique is just.....WOW!!!!
People if you can get a chance to come and see this one in person,
it will knock your socks off!!!!! 
And for only $6.00 to get in......it's worth it.

Everyone that sees it, is stunned at how beautiful it is.
Most people say they couldn't make this beautiful quilt in a lifetime.

So, tomorrow is the last day.
We are open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Quilts Kingston 2012 - part 1

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share a few of my favorite quilts in the show.
I'm just picking a few to share today.
I don't want to ruin it for those who plan to attend in the next two days.

This quilt is gorgeous!
It's by Lesly.
I love the colours and fabrics she chose!

I love this quilt.
I love that it's a sampler quilt and was made from so many different fabrics.
I would like to make a version of this one some day.

When I helped hang this quilt for the show, I gasped!
I was drawn to the tiny, happy little churn dash blocks.
I made me feel very happy.
Then I read that it was made by a group of friends, and it all made sense.
Much love and joy went into this quilt.

Well, that's all for today!

I'll share more tomorrow!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quilts Kingston 2012

Hi everyone, 

 Today, I spent the day helping hang quilts for the Quilts Kingston 2012 quilt show.
 My son Lucas and my daughter Brittany helped me out all day. 
We spent from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, hanging quilts. 
My husband and my sister Michele came out to help out
 in the morning for a few hours as well.

 But, I was so impressed with how well the two kids did.
 They were so great and really did a ton of work.

 If you live in our area, you must come to the show this weekend. 
It's at the Royal Kingston Curling Club on Days road.
 Such a beautiful facility for this event.
 The boutique of handmade goods for sale is just amazing and the merchant mall as well!!! 
 I'll be volunteering at the show all weekend. 

I'm an executive member of my guild 
and being that this is the first quilt show that I help out with..... 
Let me just say that it's a ton of work, but also rewarding work. 
 I hope to see you at the show this weekend.