Monday, September 29, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

Today is my turn to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop. I was asked by Satu, of Quilttales (go visit her blog - she has an adorable quilt assistant) if I would like to take part and even though I was still in British Columbia visiting my daughter and her family, I said yes.
I figured that I would have some time once I got home to compose something for this blog post. Little did I know just how busy and tired I would be. However, I have managed to put something together for this post.

1. What quilting/sewing thing am I working on? 
At the moment I am sewing cushion covers for a rocking chair that my daughter-in-law wants.
It's in the babies' room and the walls are yellow so that's the reason for the colour. I'm not 
usually one who uses yellow. I am more of a blue/green person. I also love gray.
I am also knitting little sweaters for my twin grand babies who are due anytime now.

 I decided to add some thin batting to one side of the cushion.
This is the quilt that I am planning on putting on the frame soon so I can hand quilt it. 
 My theme for making things for the twins has been green and purple (or mauve.)  

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre.
I haven't got a clue how my work differs from others. However, I do hand quilt and there 
aren't many people who want to take the time to hand quilt. Personally, I find that there is 
too much quilting on quilts that are machine quilted. It makes for a heavy quilt. 
I am not a follower of any line of fabric and I purchase what I like. I don't follow fads. At the
moment I am trying not to purchase any new fabric so that I can use up what I have. Having 
quilted for over 34 years, I have a lot of fabric in my stash.
 This quilt was hand quilted and just needs to be bound.
Many of the fabrics were in my stash. 
 I made this quilt for my second grandson, Patric. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
First off, I go to quite a few quilt shows throughout the year and I post photos of the quilts
on my blog. I have always taken photos of quilts at quilt shows but as my husband says,
with the advent of digital photography, I am not spending money developing the photos.
I know that there are a lot of people out there who are not anywhere near a major city or
a quilt guild so they don't get to see quilt shows. There is always something inspiring one
can find at a quilt show. (check out previous posts)
Secondly, I also use my blog as a personal diary of things that I am working on and things 
that I complete. At times, I find that it helps me keep on track and helps me to finish what I 
started. I make quilts for various reasons. I have always made wall hangings but now that
I have grandchildren, I am making bed-sized quilts.
4. How does my writing/creating process work? 
I don't know. I get inspiration from a lot of things. Magazines, quilt shows, blogs, quilt guild 
meetings - there are a lot of places where I find inspiration. There are a few bins with quilts 
in progress and I am hoping to work on emptying them one by one.
Now it's my turn to tag a couple of quilters. I chose these two ladies because they are quilters 
who are unique in what they do and ir you will, they quilt "outside of the box." They will be 
posting their answers to these questions next week, October 6th.
Gina, of Clay and Fiber blog does some amazing things with, what else, clay and fibre. I 
have purchased a few thing from her Etsy shop. Great service and wonderful items. She also
spends part of her summers in British Columbia and has some great photos from there - and 
also from her backyard in Florida.

Caroline, or Carli, of Good Earth Quilting blog does her own thing in her own way. She loves 
crazy quilting and lives in northern British Columbia. She likes hand work and is now working 
with hexagons. 

Scroll through both blogs to learn more about these two wonderful, creative women. You will 
not be disappointed.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show - Part three

I do hope you are enjoying the show. I'll try to fit all the rest of the photos in today. Tomorrow it's my turn for a post on the Around the World Blog Hop.

 A great baby quilt.

My Juniper Hallow.

I love this fun quilt. I wonder where the pattern is.

The President's Challenge - manhole covers.

A wall of minis. It's actually a half square triangle challenge.

That's it, that's all.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show - Part two

It was a great show with many beautiful quilts. Loads of inspiration.

I liked this quilt.

This was beautifully done.

The little challenge quilt I made for another guild.

 Two of mine are on the top.

Below are the write-ups starting clockwise from the bottom left.

And I leave you with this beauty. More tomorrow.