Virtual Quilting Bees are awesome. You learn how to do so many different blocks and you get to see other peoples choices of fabrics and how they go together. I have loved beeeeing (little humor there) in them. Alas it is time for me to work on some of the UFO’s that I have piling up around me. I will be staying on in one bee until January when my year is up. These are some of the last blocks that I made.
This was a really fun star to make. Easy too.
The person that I made these for is using them for the border of a quilt she has already made. Cooll heh!! (My Canadian is showing again)
This is called the “Lizzy” block cuz I made it up. I am sure there is an actual name for it, but I did make it out of my head.
I really like these blocks that are made out of small squares. I have made quite a few in different bees I have been in.
I’mmm back. I have been MIQ (missing in quilting) for mmmmm..I’d say about 5 weeks now. Well let me tell you what I have been doing. I decided it was time to start and finish my PB and her HP’s Double Wedding Ring quilt, so every spare minute that I had went in to making it. And ta da, it went to the quilter yesterday. I really meant to take more pictures of the process but guess I was just chugging along and I forgot.
The curved pieces sewn together
Half a football sewn together. That’s just what I called them cuz to me they look like footballs.
Sewing the other half of the football on.
Awww…some picking out to do. There was a bit of that!!
Two….two footballs sewn together..Waahaahaahaa. Doesn’t that sound like the Count from Sesame Street. Well that’s what I heard in my head.
Lots of footballs!!!
Rows on the design wall.
That’s it for now. Will show you the quilt when I get it back from the quilter and I have the binding on it.
You know it’s amazing. I spent a lot of time on this quilt and enjoyed every single minute of it. I thought a lot about PB and I thought about her life with her HP. I find that some times when I am working on a quilt, I get tired of the same old, same old, but that didn’t happen with this one. It really was an amazing experience filled with many happy thoughts and memories. A quilt truly made with love.
Hoopsisters here we come. Joan and I and 2 of our quilty friends that are doing the Mystery Quilt from Hoopsisters took a road trip out to Tom’s Sewing Machines out in Surrey to see a trunk show featuring the Hoopsisters patterns. It was great and of course I had to come home with some new patterns…oh and just a tiny bit of material. They have a batik of the month club and this months fabric was to die for so I just had to join. Right!!
So now on with the show…
The pictures don’t do the quilts justice. They really are beautiful to see
I am really pleased how the quilt for Canuck Place turned out. There was to be 15 quilts presented to Canuck Place but it’s looking like there are going to be quite a few more. And what a worthy cause it is…Way to go Raye for coming up with such a good idea.
This is the July block for A Twist on Tradition. It is titled “Crown of Thorns” Nice eh!!! (that’s my Canadian showing)
This next one is for Lael in Alabama and she wanted a wonky star
If you are ever thinking of joining a Virtual Quilting Bee….do!!! You learn so much. And you get to do blocks that you have never even heard of and you will also find that you will be putting a lot of them on your “to do” list cuz they are just that cool!!
Just don’t do what I did. I thought if one bee was fun…then why not join 6 more. Took me a while but I am now down to 4 and will be taking a year or so off after I finish this round. 7 is a lot for me and I am finding that my projects are piling up.
Oh my, oh my, oh my, where does time go. I couldn’t believe just how far back I had to go to find WR Part One. I am so lucky that my PB is so patient and that our weather has finally turned super hot (well it’s super hot to me) and all you need or want right now is a sheet covering you. So the pieces are all cut out. All 2,016 of them. I used my oh so fabulous “Accuquilt Go Cutter”. If I didn’t have that I might still be cutting. It is such a treasure.
So we’re off….yeah!!! I have started to strip piece the first 2 pieces…will show you my progress as I go along. And no, it will not be xxxxx months. I am aiming to be done by the end of August.
Happy Canada Day!!!!
We spent the day with our PB and her HP at Capilano Suspension Bridge and then on to Grouse Mountain. What a fun way to celebrate Canada’s birthday.
Gee, I guess other people thought it was a good idea too..
Aren’t our newlyweds so cute!!
They say it will hold a whole shwack of elephants, so I guess it’s okay!!
Yeh!!…Treetop adventures. I’ll be Jane..
Look up….waaaaaayy up
There must be a quilt in there. don’tcha think?
Next up, the lumberjack show at Grouse Mountain. Look up…waaaaay up!!
Lions and tiger and bears, oh my!!
These 2 bears were rescued as cubs when they lost there mothers and have been living up here on Grouse Mountain for about 10 years. I don’t think I have ever been this close to a grizzly bear….or any bear for that matter.
On to the raptor show. Isn’t this guy beautiful. He is the runt of the litter at 6 pounds, his sister weighed in at 12.
My HP at the Cleveland Dam on the Capilano River in North Vancouver. We hiked down to the fish hatchery which was great…not so great on the 1km hike back up. Oh well, guess it wore off my Treetop fudge from the suspension bridge gift shop.
Hope you all had a great Canada Day, we sure did!!
Happy July 4th on Monday to our neighbours to the south!!
Joan and her sister Val of Maple Leaf Quilters came up with a great idea to make 16 quilts for the 16 games the Vancouver Canucks would have to play to win the Stanley Cup. What an awesome idea!! The Canucks did not win the cup but they put up a valiant effort and made it to the very last game. These quilts are being donated to Canuck Place here in Vancouver. Way to go Joan and Val!!
Joan busy cutting the fabric.
Embroidery ready to add to the quilts.
Such intense concentration Jackie…
Don’t you love strip piecing!!
Will show you the finished product…hopefully later this week.
What fun!! Joan and I set off at 8:15 for our first ever shop hop.
We had our brochure and trusty “Shirly” (my gps) to lead the way.
Our first stop was in Lynden and I was so excited, I leaped out of the car and forgot to turn the engine off. That set the mood for the day. A lot of laughs and a whole lot of fun!!!
Here’s the store and as you can see….I didn’t run in to it. Actually I think this was the last of 3 stores that we stopped at in Lynden. I didn’t run in to the first one either.
This is downtown Lynden. Cool windmill huh!!
Now we are in Bellingham at Fourth Corner Quilts and Joan is showing us how quilting should be done. ”Shouldn’t you take off your sunglasses Joan?”
This is a fire hydrant all ready for July 4th in Anacortes.
Anacortes again…..wouldn’t this make a cute little quilt?
On our way to Oak Harbor we stopped and took a picture of Deception Pass…pretty heh!! (my canadianese is showing)
Gathering Fabrics is in Woodinvale. Look at the cute little banner. I felt like a star when we parked here. There was a policeman and he moved a red traffic cone to let me park right in front of the store…cool heh!!
This is the shop hop display in Gathering Fabrics. So cute !!
Next on our list, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics in Bothell
Look at this little guy outside Keepsake Cottage Fabrics
And his cousin!!!
Joan fell in love with the idea of making an umbrella out of fabric. Soooo…we are going back to The Needle and I mid-July and we are going to make one. Exciting!!
This little mat was in Aunt Mary’s Quilt Shop. What a great idea!!
Don’t you love the duck outside The Quiltmakers Shop in Arlington.
And here is my shop hop loot…a magazine, material for blocks, announcements of classes coming up…be still my heart