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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ending the month with sunshine and some new projects

These are some of the blocks that have been handed in to me from the hugs in a mug for Quilts of Valour.  Gives me ideas for what fabric choices to use for the next sets that I make.  Thanks to all of your who are contributing and donating to Quilts of Valour.

This was yesterday's project.  I saw a method online using charm packs for 9 patches and then slicing diagonally and adding in a strip of fabric so played with a charm pack that I had on hand.  Now, I need more of those charm packs and found two at my local quilt shop!

On Wednesday, Marge showed us a Turning Twenty quilt and said she made it in a couple of days so grabbed 20 fat quarters and started cutting yesterday afternoon and laid out my blocks.  Ready to stitch the rows together.

But,, first I have some bindings to make and a two quilts that need quilting for my good friend Annie B who has had a second stroke.  And, I got motivated to cut out the fabric for a kit I had purchased for half price with football fabrics!

Time to get my machine purrrrring!

Friday, September 26, 2014

This is my Warp and Weft challenge from the spring for FVMQG.  A little late but at least it is finished.  We had 6 fat quarters and I added in another six fat quarters so that it would be a good size for donation.  Fun, bright quilt on a rainy day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ending September

First day of fall and my house is decorated, though minimally.  I am on countdown to changing houses so am trying to finish up a few projects.

I did finish my geraniums wallhanging, finally.  I started it in summer 2013 and somehow just didn't get around to quilting and binding it until this week.

Our modern guild gave quilts to two of our founders on the guild's 4th anniversary.  There was a work party to put together stars that we all contributed but I had to miss that due to having company in August so offered to do the binding on one of the quilts.  Fun, funky stars.  

I also finally completed my modern metallic challenge.  I missed the deadline by a few months so went ahead and made it larger than the guidelines.  Finished!! 

We have a bumper crop of tomatoes this year and they are under the upstairs patio so, should be protected from weather (current rain/drizzle) that we are having though maybe the ripening will slow down a bit! 

My last 5 pictures were taken at the Countryside quilters show in Langley this past Saturday.  They had the quilts arranged on pews and it looked spectacular although a bit difficult to photograph favourites.  I took pictures of quilts that I thought were great scrappy ideas.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Working away but not getting very far

I have been trying to get organized and make up some mugs with fabric and instructions for a block that will be used in Hugs Across the Nation for Quilts of Valour.
For more information, check out and you can see what quilters are making across Canada.  Each mug will cost you $5 and you make the block, give it back to me or mail to QOV in Edmonton for inclusion in quilts for wounded soldiers.
A great idea and was really successful at Quilts Canada so some of us reps decided to give our local quilters the opportunity to participate in the program.

I completed a sample for Hamel's quilting, Coastal Bliss.  A beautiful quilt but not for beginner quilters!  The kit is available at the store and this is the sample you will see hanging to go with it.  The fabrics are beautiful and are very "west coast and/or aboriginal".

I have made a door prize for modern guild meeting on Thursday.  Looks crooked but when I measure, it isn't?  Must be my camera angle?