Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Splendid Sampler

The Splendid Sampler group started January of 2016 - goal is 100 6.5 inch blocks.  We receive the instructions for a block on Sunday & Thursday - no idea what the design will be.  There are 85 designers from around the world designing for this group.  There have also been 6 bonus blocks provided.

So are there are over 10,000 people signed up to do this quilt - Facebook and their website are places to upload pictures of completed blocks.

Above is 20% of my quilt so far - 20 of the blocks, not the bonus or additional.

I am using Moda Miniature Gatherings fabric selection.

Hopefully I will finish ...

Zentangle Postcards

I had also signed up for the Zentangle group at
Postmark'd Art.

I used the designs found in a book on sewable
Zentangles.  They were fun to make - although my
free motion still leaves something to be desired.

Crazy Quilt Postcards

Signed up for the postcard exchange again this season at Postmark'd Art.  These are the three postcards I had to make - this theme was Crazy Quilts.

Very glad I only had to make three as they took a lot of work!!  But it was enjoyable work - always wanted to make a crazy quilt - maybe when I have time this will entice me to try one.

Two of these went overseas - one to England & one to Wales.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mug Rugs

It was Brenda's 65th birthday December 31st so I decided to make her some mugrugs.  Had the embroidery patterns from Jacquelynne Steves for Cozy Afternoon Quilt (which I have not yet made, & may not…).  So I used these two patterns and fabric leftover from United Stitches.  Jacquelynne was also having a contest using these patterns - I entered and received 3rd place.

I also gave 2 white mugs to go with the mugrugs.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SnowPeople Runner

Snow came & decided to finally finish the SnowPeople Table Runner - from Bird Designs.  Machine sewn, hand embroidered & big stitching quilting around the edge, using Presencia #8 thread.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Postcard Swap

I've have now finished and mailed all the postcards that I was assigned for the Postmark'd Art group.

The first theme was Sunset/Sunrise

I sewed think strips of material - was a little tricky to get the oranges to sew in correctly!  I only had to create and exchange 3 & they were well received!

(pictures will not upload - will try later…_

The next theme I entered was Dragonfly (my favourite theme…)

These are two of the cards I created - I did 12 - 6 for the postcard exchange and 6 to hopefully sell at the art gallery.

I thread painted the wings one afternoon - water soluble stabilizer & tulle.

Another day I finished the postcards - I sewed bullion knots for the dragonfly body and 2 green beads for the eyes.  I must say they are very cute!  I had to mail them using clear cello envelopes to protect the wings.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Full Bloom

I worked on Sue Spargo's "in Full Bloom" Block of the Month quilt during 2014.  I loved working with the wool and learning and stitching all those lovely embroidery stitches.

We were not allowed to show our work until this May - we had to wait until Sue put the quilt package up for sale on her website.

Below is the drawing that we were given at the beginning of January 2014 - I have not finished the top quilting yet, but I have inserted the final top before quilting.  I have also put each of the months blocks as I finished them.  I think I may have to find a long arm quilter to quilt the top - I hate to do it, but I do not want to ruin my hundreds of hours of work!

I really enjoyed this BOM and I am now working on the 2015 BOM.