Sunday, March 29, 2015


There will be more quilt show photos soon but for now I have this.

 This is the next baby quilt that the Champagne Quilters will be finishing. Those are 8 inch squares and believe it or not, I needed a guide to be able to put them in the right order.

And here's Bob the Snowman. He has no eyes or mouth yet because he's not quilted yet. This was a kit that I finally got put together. Once he's finished he will make another appearance. I decided that he wasn't worth the effort to hand applique so he's just fused and edge stitched. I may even machine quilt this.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kindred Hearts Quilt Show - Part two

Continuing on with another photo heavy post.

This quilt has some of the same colours as the table runner I left off at in part one of the quilt show.

This quilt was so unique as a baby quilt. The setting and the colour is not the usual thing you find in baby quilts.

As you can see from the backing fabric, the quilter cut up animals and framed them in black.

These were up on the stage and we really couldn't get close enough to read the labels.

Judy said that she had a scrapbook of scrap quilt ideas and this was one of them. Quilter's cache calls it nine patch - straight furrows.

A new one on me - the border triangle setting is called migrating geese.

Here's more of the quilt.

 Apt name for the quilt.

I think this is a very cute idea to measure a child.

Quite a mixture of batiks.

Judy said that this was done with one of those specialty rulers.

What can I say? It's a nine patch. It doesn't get much easier than that but this is so effective.

This is a fun pattern.

Here's a close-up of how the curves were made.

Simple pattern and great colours.

Simple nine patch again and made by the same quilter as the previous one.

What a fun pattern and some great fabrics.

Hunter's star. I like the pattern but have yet to make one.

This was a fun baby quilt with the 3D elements.

There's an awful lot of points on this. I didn't take a close-up but the blocks have snowmen in the middle.

This is the border and you can see the cute little snowmen.

This is the final quilt.

There are two quilt shows this weekend and so there will be more photos, more inspiration.

I hope you found something new and perhaps a new pattern or two.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kindred Hearts Quilt Show - Part one

Well, spring has arrived and the quilt shows are in full swing. This past weekend I went to view the quilts in Oshawa. There was a lot to see and many vendors. I didn't need anything and I really didn't see anything that I wanted to buy for myself as a treat so I just took photos. My friend Judy picked up a little owl oven mitt kit by Susie C Shore Designs. I have her cupcake oven mitt pattern. They are functional and cute.
Before I show you the quilts I must apologize beforehand since I noticed only after downloading the photos that some of the descriptions came out blurred. The quilts are clear though and now, on with the show.
Warning: this post really is photo heavy.

What a great way to use up scraps.

 Judy was surprised to find that this quilt was a quilt-as-you-go. There was a ton of thread work on this.

No wonder it took her two years to complete it.

 Some of these blocks look the same but there are differences - you just have to study them.

 A nice setting for a sampler.

I had to take a photo of this since it's the same pattern as the one I made in turquoise and brown for my youngest daughter. Sorry I couldn't get all of the quilt in but some of the quilts were big and I couldn't get far enough back to take a good photo.

If you can't read any of these, just click on the photo once or even twice to make it bigger.

If you think this is hard on the eyes, it was so hard on the eyes in person. I could not look at it. It was very disturbing. This is not a blurry photo, this is the quilt itself.

Hard to realize that the pattern is a "Trip around the world." It's all in the placement of the fabric values.

I really do love this quilt and it is hand quilted so well.

Just goes to show you that you really should finish up those unfinished projects.
 Another scrap quilt.

A great way to use up fabrics.

I really liked the way this quilter used a print fabric. It's the stars that are highlighted.

Love the colours - but they do take a backseat to the stark white 'stars.'
 Lots of red.
 Aptly named.

Love the secondary pattern. Just put a shoo-fly pattern together without sashing.

Another red and black quilt. Different maker.

This really is an easy pattern and sewn up in an unusual way.

Squares and triangles - it all just depends on the colours used.

There were quite a few quilts that used panels cut up. Judy said that they are coming out with nice panels these days.

Sorry for the blurry pic.

What a riot of eye spy fabrics.

Baby quilt made with '30s fabrics. Nice placement of the white and gray.

My favourite in the whole show. I love the colours and the method. It is only a table runner but a great size for a runner. Too many patterns make the runners too wide - especially if you want to use placemats too.

A close-up shot. Not a fan of ric rac but it's used effectively in this instance.

Another close-up.

I asked Judy to flip the back over so I could show the way it was quilted.

Well, that's it for today. Tune in tomorrow or the day after for more quilt show photos.