Monday, May 29, 2023

UFOs done


This quilt was a pattern in a McCall's magazine sometime in the 1980s. It was a top for decades that was sandwiched and basted. I did start to hand quilt it in the middle but that was it. I wasn't sure how I wanted it quilted and so it sat, waiting. I think it was a case of not coming with a good idea as to how to quilt it and also what colours to quilt it in. Finally, in 2017, I put it in my frame and quilted it. And then it sat - again. There is a quilt show coming up in September with one of my quilt guilds and so I decided that once and for all, it will be finished. I self bound it and it was completed yesterday. All it needs now is a hanging sleeve and a label. I still love it and it will hang in my hall soon.

This shows how I finally decided to quilt it.

I took these photos off my blog - March 2017.

Here's the other UFO that I'm working on. It's a 3D bowtie quilt. All of the bowties are made with floral fabrics and they are all different. I am having a longarm quilter do the quilting on it. Once it's finished, I shall take another photo showing the quilting. It has no border.

I'm currently working on testing a paper pieced pattern and putting together a Minecraft quilt for one of my granddaughters.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Going back in time

I don't know about any of you but there are some things that I have made that I have forgotten about. This, however, is not one of them.

A parrot for Patric.

Hallowe'en in B.C. Since they live in the interior and there are no other little ones around, the goodies are left out for whatever goblins show up while they are out trick or treating around the area.

I am amazed that I made it. I don't know where it is now. It could probably be used by cousins if it ever shows up.

I made three of these - all different scenes but the same colours and same size.

The two on the right are my creations. I used upholstery samples and some trims.

This was a pattern that I purchased from a now closed quilt shop in Moose Jaw. The mitt resides in B.C. now. I liked it because it could take the place of a stocking. Years later, my friend Judy made me one.

I'm sure that there are other things that I have made through the years but I haven't come across photos. It's nice to see the things that I have made.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Spring quilt show - Part four

I think this might be the last installment but never fear, I still have two other quilt shows in my camera that I have to download and shrink. I hope these quilts help you with some inspiration.

And that's it for now.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Spring quilt show - Part three

There was so much to see, so many quilts and lots of attendees. For your viewing pleasure, here are more quilts from the show.

This was a cute quilt so I decided to take a close-up photo. It was hand appliqued.

This is an interesting quilt. I don't think I have seen the pattern before.

Just a close-up of the fabrics used.

Blues - my favourite colour.

I really like this pattern. It's a free one online.

This really was stunning in person.

They were all hand appliqued.

Kathy Wylie is an award-winning quilter.

My daughter liked the construction of this quilt. Unfortunately, I didn't take a close-up photo.

I really like the colours in this quilt.

A very modern quilt.

Well, that's it for now. Stay tuned for part 4.