I attached vine panel #10 last night. I am very pleased but the excitement is definitely dwindling with this project. Three more panels to go - I think I can make it.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I always appreciate the cool summer evening breezes where I live. With the window open behind me I can still comfortably quilt in the evenings :0) I have finished quilting all the blocks for my Crowfoot quilt.
All the sashing in the center portion of the quilt is done as well. When I lay it on my bed and look down from above it looks practically finished - lol!
However, I still have to quilt the outer sashing around the blocks and the border. The outer sashing I am quilting the same as all the other sashing.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
With the arrival of summer there is a whole new pace to life. Still busy - but different. The kids and I went on a road trip to visit my parents in Kelowna and my sister in Vancouver. We had a great time but not a lot of stitching happened.
This week the kids are all busy with various camps and activities and I have 4 1/2 days to myself. I will savor them as they are the last until school starts again. My Circle Game friend had time to come over today and we worked on a new block.
And, I found this book - also by Judy Hopkins. This book has tons of great 6 inch blocks in it. The one drawback is that unlike the other book there are templates for at least one of the shapes in almost every block. At least they are mostly rotary cut and the variety is wonderful. I have a feeling that this will be a big quilt after all...
Sunday, June 29, 2014
A few weeks ago we went for our annual camping trip to Shunda lake. The tree stump from my header picture was still there - my favorite place to stitch by the lake. Again this year I was working on my Susan McCord vine quilt. It's been a few years in the making - 3 more panels to go - will I yet be working on it next spring?
Friday, June 20, 2014
I found some time to stitch on my Circle Game quilt with my friend. I managed to get one more circle inside a square.
Quilt patis stars which is more like EPP than handpiecing. So, for her I grabbed some 2 1/2 inch squares from my scrap bag, drew a 1/4 inch seam line for her and off she started.
Friday, June 13, 2014
I've been wanting to show these pictures of the vintage and antique quilts from the quilt show back in May but life has been pretty hectic! So, here they are now. I hope you enjoy them :0)
This one was my favorite and I am so unimpressed with the one blurry picture I took of it. I think the Tree of Life looks really interesting set this way. The handquilting on this quilt was lovely as well. A perfect quilt to display at Christmas!
Hopefully I have some sewing of my own to post soon.
Monday, June 2, 2014
These blocks have been bugging me for awhile. I often thought of them languishing away in the ufo pile. I hadn't worked on them since 2010. I still really like these blocks and I want to finish this quilt. I'm thinking about it for my next handquilting project. That should give me a few months to make a pieced border for it. The sashing went together quickly and I have much of the next border cut and ready to sew. I'm glad it's out of the bin and in the current pile again.
I hope you find some time to do some stitching this week :0)