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Form, Faces and Spaces - Figuratively Speaking Show

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 In March I saw a call for entry to the Form, Faces and Spaces, Figuratively Speaking Show and decided to enter two of my digital pieces.  I was thrilled just before Easter to get an email saying that both pieces had been accepted to the show.  There are 120 pieces from 39 artists in the show.   Rooted is a 12 X 12 inch canvas piece. It is one of my Spring pieces and is a response to a statement that someone needed to be rooted and centered. Growth is a 20 X 16 inch canvas piece.  It is a response to a question about how I had grown as an artist over the last year.  I blogged about this piece here . The show is a Satellite Site for the Scotiabank Contact Festival.  On Saturday morning I dropped both canvases off at the Parish Hall in Norval and saw some amazing pieces being delivered.   There is a variety of events over the course of the month  (the image below is a snapshot of the linked PDF). I am looking forward to seeing show hanging based on what I saw this morning.  

April Quilting Goals Review

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 Well, I did get the Cherrywood Challenge quilt done and submitted yesterday so I am really pleased with what I accomplished in April.  I won't post the whole piece until after the challenge closes and probably not until after the judging. The Abstraction quilt didn't get any attention. Love Entwined did get some work.  I've started to stitch the stems down for vase 3.  I do have more bias prepared.  I need to pin the next level of stems in place.  There are also some of the other little pieces partially prepared. The little scrappy blocks also got finished today.  There are 10 pink blocks.   linking up with Patty's One Monthly Goal Windup  and the Soscrappy Rainbow Challenge

April Quilting Goals

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 The big goal this month is to make my Cherrywood Challenge quilt.  I have sketches of some of the components.  Need to start stitching and figure out how they go together.  The end result and the sketch rarely turn out the same.  No pictures of that one for a bit but hopefully it goes smoothly. For Love Entwined, I want to get the little pieces at the base of vase 3 stitched as well as the vines and possibly the vase.  If all of vase 3 is stitched, that would be perfect, but If I can get the foundation finished that would be good.  I don't think the challenge quilt will need hand applique so if I can prep the pieces for Love Entwined, it can continue to be my zoom meeting project.  I've marked some placement guides for vase 3 and made some more bias for the vines.  So I can start that stitching The Abstraction quilt needs have its threads tied in and the binding added.  That's good tv work.  I had an appointment to go quilt another top this month but its be cancelled as sh

March Quilting Goals Review

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 What a productive month quiltwise! My Winterlace quilt tops are done and the bindings are made!  The pattern is from Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 1995.  I received the magazine just before the Creative Sewing Festival that October and purchase the material then.  Its a two colour quilt and I planned two quilts in opposite colours.  For many reasons, but mainly that I forgot to resize the blocks to make the quilts more appropriate for twin beds, the quilts have languished in a box, partially cut out.  It took about 6 weeks to complete both of them.  I've left off a couple of borders to make them fit the twin beds a bit better but they will have very generous overhangs and a pillow tuck. So here they are.  I've prepared the blue print binding for the first one and white binding for the second to match the outer edge of the quilt.  Now to find backing and add them to the line of things to quilt! It turned out I had more yellow and gold scraps than I thought I did -- and once again when I w

March Quilting Goals

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 March Already?!?!  Going fast.   After sitting and languishing for more than 20 years in a box, my Winter Lace quilt leaped forward tremendously in February.  All the blocks and the components for the pieced border are made.  So my goal this month is to assemble both quilts and make their bindings.  Then I will be able to release all the fabric to the stash.  There is a lot of left over fabric I think 16 of 20 blocks for one quilt All the blocks for second quilt and the remaining ones for the first Border components I am really looking forward to seeing these two tops completed.   I have another appointment to quilt at the longarm studio so I'll finish the abstraction quilt then.  I don't think it will take my whole time, so I'll look to see what smaller project I might be able to do as well.   Love Entwined needs more applique pieces prepared.  I have two little circles to stitch then I need more prepped pieces.  So I've traced all the leaves and hearts and prepared t

February Quilting Goal review

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Its been a very productive month in my quilting world.  I did get out to the long arm studio and got the first half of my quilt done.  Decided to do match stick quilting in the background and circles in the design part.  The match stick quilting is done but it was getting on and I was getting very tired so I'll take the quilt back next month to finish.  Should be faster (I hope).  The threads are all buried for the background.  I do need to clear the cutting table, trim the excess batting and mark the general outline of what I want to quilt in the middle.   I joined an Out of the Box class.  Our first month was to play with any form of log cabin blocks in our favourite colour.  These are my left over half log cabin blocks from Longtime Gone.  I replaced them with different variations.  These got sewn together, cut like a disappearing 4 patch and the middle sections switched around and re-sewn.  Some of the seams were interesting - the logs are small so in some places there are seam

February 2022 One Monthly Goal

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Three Goals this month 1.  Quilt my Abstraction quilt.  I have an appointment shortly to go quilt it.  The store has re-opened after the lockdown and I'll head over to quilt it.  Looking forward to that. 2. Complete the aqua / Teal blocks for my rainbow scrappy quilt.  I've cut all the components and sewn the smallest four patches.  They are ready to be ender and leaders over the month to turn into triple four patch blocks.  I have 10 prepared.  I think that will be enough. I ended up pulling out my 3 in 1 colour tool, finding the blue/green pages and as I pulled potential fabrics from the blue and green buckets held them against the card.  A lot of the fabric did come from the buckets but some came from the shelf.  If it came from the shelf, I looked for pieces that I had already cut into so that it stays scrappy not only in colour but in using up the left over fabrics.  So far none of the buckets look that much emptier.  3. In  October 1995 the November/December Quiltmaker ma