Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I'm writing today while swatting mosquitoes, the first bloom of summer! Its quite OK, just so that I don't forget to "not swat them near my quilts!" Good forbid, I would forget in my focused attempt to get the little buggers. Hopefully not!
I make custom quilts for a living. So I can't risk that kind of messy accident. But when summer mossy's start buzzing, I start thinking of spring salmon and summer fishing. Here I am, with my rod in its holder I'm doing a bit of hand stitching on dresden plate fans.
These are two spring salmon going home to the freezer.
My husband's Christmas project of 2009/10. This is a close design to a sockeye salmon, its 26 ft. long and the fins are solid ice from the Bulkley River. It was painted with tempura paint, water soluble and hand painted by my husband.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
This lovely twin size quilt was made in the 1970's by Katrina Penner of Quick, BC. She was a former member of Quick WI until she passed away a few years ago. Her daughter Louise donated the quilt top to our group so we could quilt it up and donate it to one of our neighbors who lost her home in a fire. Donated machine quilting by yours truly, binding too!
So much fun, many ladies helped from our local ladies of Quick WI.
Monday, June 6, 2011
A baby girl was born recently and the parents want a custom hand made baby quilt. Its such an honour to make custom quilts for folks who value a local product, hand made, original.
Little pieces, colors custom picked from my studio stash. This quilt retails for $325, custom orders are made with the person who is receiving the quilt in mind. The answer to the colors chosen, Purple!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Round Robin Quilt Exchanges are so much fun! I've done a few and I recommend you participate if you have the time to really put into it. This one started out with one block 12.5 inches square, then the next person put on one border, then the next another border and then you finish it.
As you can see this version of border adding round robin, allows for tons of creativity in the work each quilt does on each others quilt. Mine in the top right, outdoorsey version with trees and lots of green. Participants added log cabin blocks, paper pieced tree blocks and it all came together into a great quilt. Its one of my 2011 UFO's still to complete.
Nancy's quilt was sort of a winter theme, as you can see its come out fabulous. I did the last border on this and would love to see the finished version. The last border was the applique flowers, quirky technique that was so much fun to do.
Joanne's lovely crazy pieced blue's quilt just says "love ya honey" I believe she made this for her hubby.
I think this one was for Carol, and it was the most exciting one of the group, in my opinion and that sassy border made by Joanne was awesome.
This is a little sample of a round robin. Join one in your group of quilter friends.