Sunday, October 26, 2014
I was feeling rather punk towards the end of the week and convinced myself I was getting the cold which has made the rounds in my office, so stayed home from work on Friday. After sleeping a good part of the morning away I got ambitious and went into the sewing room.
Did I tell you of my excursion into Internet shopping? Well, I normally choose to support my bricks & mortar quilt shops and refrain from shopping online. None-the-less, I have not been able to find an acrylic 1" honeycomb template for my Lucy Boston POTC. Grrrr, so last week I finally succumbed and ordered it online from Paper Pieces. Well, it was easy! fast and rather painless! Apart from Mastercard denying my purchase (at first, why I don't know) I now proudly possess the necessary template!!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Not to tease you any longer here are a few pics from my guild's quilt show this past weekend.
Now before anyone gets upset, I did not take a picture of every quilt, just ones that piqued my fancy . This is my blog and my personal opinion only, NOT a comment on your workmanship or creativity, OK?
Second, (and this is a CYA statement) I am hoping no one takes offense at my posting pics of their quilts. I've read on some other blogs where some bloggers have been vilified by their quilt colleagues for posting pics from their quilt show. Really? How silly, you put it on display in a public quilt show so what's the problem?
Anyway, I'm going to risk it as I see many of my colleagues posting pics on FB - so there!
Third, because I was somewhat rushed (I had mother with me and she was waiting in the tearoom) I did not take a picture of the labels, so sorry, no attributions:(.
I am hoping everyone enjoys this mini review of our Road to Friendship 2014 LFQG quilt show!
So much talent and so much variety ! I was very pleased to see so many large
quilts and so much colour! And even better, there were some with hand quilting ! GASP, yes, I said hand quilted!! The double wedding ring on the left was hand quilted by local Mennonite ladies. Two of my quilts were hand quilted (btw) and I do believe we hand quilters should get special recognition now (blatantly biased opinion there). Not to put down all the marvelous machine quilters out there, but hand quilting is also a skill and one that is fast becoming a lost art :(.
Love this pattern, especially in the Fall, one that is on my never ending "got to make" list. Geeze, that list just keeps getting longer and longer, lol! Also love this Ying/Yang (think that's what it's called) pattern on the right. I think this was a workshop last year. Unfortunately I don't get out to as many workshops as I would like, full time work does get in the way. Dragging my machine and all the other "stuff" you need for a workshop is such a hassle :(.
Speaking of fall , love the falling leaves here! I think I have this pattern tucked away somewhere, hmmmmmm.
Had enough yet? Want more ??
Always like stars, and I thought this
setting was very creative. They definitely twinkle :)
Thought I'd show you a couple of our "modern quilts" - we're not all
old fogies, some of us keep up with the trends ! Isn't this elephant just the cutest ?
And, another leaf pattern, also very cute. I must have an affinity for leaves - or maybe it's just the season.
Owls are always cute, thought this was another very creative setting. Lucky baby and lucky new mother who receive this one.
Speaking of creativity I love it when you see someone create a beautiful quilt from no pattern/their own design! My "quilt buddy" is exceptionally good at this, and is also an colourist par excellent!
It was really hard to get a good pic of some of the really large quilts,
but I couldn't resist with this one, who could? A pink Hexie quilt!! Gorgeous!
This star wall hanging was/is stunning. Black as a background
always works for me and obviously for this talented quilter!
And yet another bright star quilt! Nice colours, nice setting - great quilt !
Love this one, not a tough pattern, but great colours!!
Well done and a big KUDOS to all my quilting colleagues in LFQG. Hope you enjoyed this mini review of our Road to Friendship 2014 quilt show.
Monday, October 13, 2014
My sister and hubby normally cook the family Turkey, but they're in Barcelona right now. So, Grandma and I picked up "the boys" and we went out for Turkey! Boy, was that place packed!! Instead I'm baking up some Pumpkin bread for next week's tea breaks @ work. Yummmmm, house smells wonderful! Next is chicken soup of my lunches :).
Spent several hours playing with possibilities. I had this lovely blue fabric with pretty little girl dresses on it. Over the last few 50% off sales I have manged to pick up various fabrics which will go well with this, including a nice pink with small teddy bears, a check with different coloured stars, a white with ABCs in various colours and the perfect green (not a solid, but looks like it). Trouble is the green is dominating the "look" when I really wanted the blue to be the focus fabric. Hmmmmm, must play some more .....
Next weekend is our Quilt show ...
Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford St W, London, ON.