Thursday, April 27, 2017

Halton Quilt Show - Part two

Lots more eye candy.

Just a few quilts to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday.

Sorry about the glaring lighting. There were actually two of these Gypsy Wife quilts and I couldn't get a good photo of either because the lighting got in the way.

I do like this quilt - the colours, the stars and the setting. The randomness of it all.

I have always liked the idea of a woven pattern.

Once again, I'm sorry about the glare.

Here's a couple of close-ups.

Hand applique and hand quilting.

So much movement just from some pieces of fabric.

Just goes to show you what you can do with some striped fabric.

Once again, tune in tomorrow for more...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Halton Quilt Show - Part one

Yes, another quilt show. I hope you enjoy the quilts.

This just goes to show you what you can do with scraps.

Just a little close-up of one of the squares.


another close-up

Sorry, this one's blurry.

There were about 40 quilts made by school children from kindergarten to grade seven. Kits of blocks were made by members of the guild. The little ones chose which baggie they wanted to do and I was told that they worked in pairs with the help of guild volunteers. One child sewed (guided the fabric) while the other one was responsible for pressing the foot pedal (because the children were too short to reach it.) I took a photo of a few of the quilts - not all 40. One member's husband quilted them all on the long arm.

I love all the little sayings about what quilts are and what they mean.

Just a little close-up.

There were just so many pretty quilts done by children.

Turquoise and gray - a couple of my favourite colour combinations.

Another great colour combination. I like the 'frame' idea.

That's a lot of envelopes.

Just to give you an idea on how to use some of your novelty fabric.

That's it for today. More tomorrow.