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Sunday, March 27, 2011

End of March

The weather has cooled off considerably so am spending less time hiding in my sewing room.  I have managed to complete the challenge for our guild's quilt show in June.  The title was "play the card you're dealt" and mine is completed.  Can you guess which playing card I was given?

I played with the Clover brand heart shaped yo-yo maker - was easy and fun to make them.

We have two weeks left before we head back to cooler temperatures and rain - ugh - but will be nice to be home. 

At the quilt show here, they put up a display of all my Valentine's quilted table toppers and wallhangings.


I have spent some time working on the paper pieced blocks for a swap with my Wednesday Quilt Diva group.  They are finally done and sent off on their merry way to the recipients.  It took me much longer than anticipated but I was happy with the freezer paper technique I used on these blocks.  My friends won't have to rip off the paper because this method was a little different than regular paper piecing. 

My funky house blocks for the Urban Living quilt.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

The day to wear green and celebrate the Irish.
This is my leprachaun, finished in time to adorn my wall for March 17th

It is quite warm here.  Not hot enough to need the a/c but warm enough that we have switched from sitting in our backyard to sitting on our covered porch out front. 

Enjoy the day! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Getting ready for March 17th

I have made a few St. Patrick's day projects. 
This is a simple table topper.


And a wall hanging.

I also have a quilt top pieced but not sure if it will get quilted before we leave for the summer.
The pattern is called Margarita Sunrise.  The fabric was a set of 2½" strips with a variety of peppers and fabrics to go with them - sort of a funky jelly roll.




And lastly, here is a picture of the blossoms on our orange tree.  The smell is almost pungent? 


I still have one more wall hanging for St. Patricks' day to get finished.  It needs binding and my leprechaun needs eyes and a nose. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Madness

It feels like time is running out to get some projects completed before we head north to get our hobby farm cleaned up and ready to sell. 
I have managed to complete, finally, my Kokapelli wall hanging.  For some reason, this project hung around for almost a year, waiting to be stitched and quilted.

My flannel yellow brick road quilt was a kit from a shop that has since closed up.  I messed up when doing the cutting - crazy, since I have made loads of quilts using this pattern?  However, with some creative piecing and adding in a few pieces of other flannels, the quilt is done.  It isn't large, just perfect for a lap quilt on a cooler evening?


Some of my other projects that are ongoing are on my design wall.  I have a couple of St. Patrick's day wall hangings and table toppers as well as a funky chili pepper quilt.  My Sharon Schamber class project is there waiting for me to figure out what I want to do with it and get it finished as well as my first house block for a swap with my Quilt Divas.



I completed a Quilt of Valour quilt top.  It is packed and ready to take home with me for quilting and binding.
The fabric in this is a floral print with Canadian flags in the flowers.