Monday, May 30, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #22

Home: a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family or household:
the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.

 This little owl looks so content in his home. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #21

Solitude: the state of being or living alone; seclusion; a lonely, unfrequented place.

 What better place to find solitude than on top of a mountain. Not where I would go but some might like it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

African Violets

My African Violets seem to know what season it is. More daylight has given them a little hint.

I love the two-colour, mottled flowers on this one.

Purple, but not the darkest.

 Another little flower about to open on this delicate, periwinkle blue violet. It's too bad the photo does not do the colour justice.

A lady that used to belong to my quilt guild gave me a leaf one day (she belonged to a group of violet lovers that showed off their plants) and it has been with me for years.

This one is much richer in colour. The 'regular' purple violet.

And lastly, this one is finished blooming. Note the kitty hair on the leaves...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #20

Fancy: ornamental; decorative; not plain.

A little bit of gold, a little bit of silver with faux diamonds, a little bit of pearl and a little bit of iridescence. Fancy, not plain.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Every Inchie Monday #19

Pink: a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple.

 A little pink button on a little pink yo yo with a little pink elephant all on a "pink"ed square of pink felt.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Have a very Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you all get spoiled.

My daughter did.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Region of York Quilt Show Part Two

So, continuing on...
 A wavy bargello.

Looks like a red and white version of the bento box pattern.

I have toyed with the idea of making a watercolour quilt and this one struck me as doable.

See, it's easier to make gradations of fabric when it's only a small square. I took a couple more close-ups.

A great way to use up those floral fabrics in the stash...

This was such a nice sampler.

This one was a bit different as a sampler.

It had a 3D booklet with a photo inside.

I don't think anyone is quite ready for Christmas but this was a kit and I thought it was cute.

More scraps. White always sets them off.

This pattern is called Jester's Court.

A pretty medallion quilt where the fabric does most of the work.

This one reminded me of a sampler that one would do to try out the block.

Another scrap quilt but in much lighter colours this time.

Jacob's Ladder done in gradations of scraps.

The quilt maker started this quilt when her daughter was about 10 and liked pink. After collecting all the different pinks and getting it done, her daughter announced (as a 16 year old) that pink was no longer her favourite colour.

 Gorgeous bright colours.

Black and white - with a touch of red.

A selection of Asian-inspired fabrics are highlighted.

I really do like the border on this quilt. A departure from a solid piece of fabric.

And now, this is the end. My camera battery had quit but I really hoped I could get a shot of this batik Greek key pattern. As you can see, after grabbing a bite to eat, we came back and I got my photo.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Region of York Quilt Show Part One

First off, apologies to everyone. I went to the quilt show but hadn't charged my camera battery beforehand. Therefore, I only have half the quilts to show. However, I did go to another show the very next day and took loads more photos. I will not show them yet since I don't want everyone to get 'quilt show overload.'

 Simplistic in both design and colour but I really like it.

Wonderful yellow flowers. I don't know if they were hand or machine appliqued.

This looks like so much work. I don't think I would ever attempt anything this complex.

I love the colours. The smaller star blocks are so well defined along the border the way the quilter laid them out.

I had to take a photo of this. In person, the lines looked blurred - almost as if the edges were frayed. I don't know how the quilter did it but it was interesting.

A lovely appliqued sampler.

For all you bag lovers out there.

Log cabin with stars.

My friend Judy liked this one.

 You have to have a strategy when you go to a quilt show because there is a good possibility that you may miss something. I have always done the outer perimeter of the room and then, when I end up where I started, I choose an outer aisle and go up one side, then down the other. On the outer perimeter of this show they had a few vendors. This is what I picked up. The quilt chalk markers in the package were on sale and a couple dollars cheaper than the ones I bought not too long ago. The other markers were on sale too and I thought I would try them out. The fat quarters were hard to pass by without picking some up. The oriental fabric was purchased because my son and his wife were in China at the time and I thought they might like a quilt. The red was a nice bright red and the other fabrics were some that I thought I could use in future projects.

I really liked this quilt.

A fun quilt for girls.

My eldest daughter likes loons. I like the turquoise.

Judy pointed out that the colours in this quilt go diagonally across. It's a nice novel idea for a row quilt and gave me ideas for a future project.

I have no idea why I took this photo other than perhaps that it has retro fabrics in it.

 Once again, a scrappy quilt. There are just so many settings you can use to use up your scraps.

A different setting.

Greens and white. This is sort of a crazy quilt but done in strips instead of blocks.

This looks more complicated than it really is. Great colours.

I will continue tomorrow.