Monday, 15 July 2013

Sheena’s quilt by Judy

Judy made this Bali beauty called Autumn as a birthday gift for her sister Sheena.  I love hove the colours move through it, it definitely reminds me of leave in the Fall.
Autumn Quilt

We used the Falling Leaves Pantogaph by Dave Hudson and a Persian Blue/Green Glide thread.
Falling Leaves Pantograph

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.  ~Isadora James

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Just One Slab

Of all the Calgary flood quilt projects happening, I found one that was appealing and possible for me to participate in.  Cheryl Arkinson, one of the author’s of Sunday Morning Quilts is collecting slabs - a 15.5 inch scrappy square - to make into quilts.  You can read about the project and how to put a slab together at her Dining Room Empire blog.

I decided to make a teal block to combine the Flood Relief project and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Just one slab

I enjoyed the process and hope to sew a few more to help clear my scrap drawer.  Putting the block together is very much like my Mile a Minute quilt block, just not as wonky and much bigger.

Be sure to check out Cheryl’s Dining Room Empire blog, there is a deadline ofJuly 30th to participate, and stop by Soscrappy to see what others are doing in Teal.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Erin’s Quilt by Alison

Alison made this lovely quilt for her daughter Erin who helped pick the fabrics.  It was a stretch for Alison as she would normally gravitate to the black and white fabrics. 
Erin's Quilt

We used the Blowin’ Wind Panto by Jodi Beamish which I think is a perfect complement to the windy look of the white with aqua background print. 
Blowin' Wind Pantograph
Can you see the double four-patch, a nine-patch, rail fence, single four patch and a triangle?  I love Alison’s arrangement of the blocks.

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.  ~Author Unknown