Showing posts from November, 2012

Quilting this years $10 quilt!

The assignment for this months $10 quilt was to make the beige log cabin squares, add or at least prepare the poinsettia applique and assemble the middle 25 blocks. I'm using a print for the applique and actually have 2 added to each corner. The third one will overlap a seam that isn't sewn yet so its still waiting

Earlier this year, the guild had Martha Schellingherhoud as the speaker and workshop teacher. She ended up teach a quilt as you go workshop a couple of times -- I took the encore session in June. I liked the methods she taught and thought this would be a good quilt to practice on. So I'm busy quilting the centre of the quilt. The middle 15 blocks are all assembled and ready to have the 4 inch section over the join quilted.

The top and bottom borders of 5 blocks each are ready to be quilted. The blue painters tape is to remind me where not to stitch at this point. The beige end squares aren't getting quilted yet as I want to add the third applique fir…

Twisted Sisters Quilt Show and a package

Today I went out to Ajax to see the Twisted Sisters quilt show.  WOW!  What talented ladies.  Looks like this is their second show.  I'll watch for the next one. 

 In mid-October I went to the Halton Hills guild anniversary dinner where the ladies from The Quilt Patch in Saskatchewan were the guest speakers.  They showed lots of wonderful quilts which I had no intention of buying until Flakey Friends was shown and walked through the audience.  It called.  I tried to ignore the call but it turned out resistance truly is futile and I ordered the kit.  It arrived on Wednesday.  I loved all the stamps on the box!

They'd talked about how nice the plush backings are for flannel quilts so I asked for a backing as well and for a colour that would work well with the front. I think this will be lovely. It sure is soft!

$10 Quilts

Elaine posted a list of all the $10 quilts she's taught over the last 10 years.  I've done an inventory of the ones I've done.   It looks like only two are fully quilted, some are ready to be quilted and some still need final borders.   

The 2003 quilt was a row quilt with a piano key  border.  I didn't like the border and replaced it with an applique border.  I don't have a photo of the finished top.  The quilt has turned out HUGE and its the one I'm thinking about taking apart and using the quilt as you go techniques I learned at a guild workshop in June.  I don't have a space big enough to get the full photo so took two pictures:

During the year we made this quilt we visited St John's Newfoundland.  My houses are all brightly coloured in honour of the visit except for one which would be my house.  I loved the brightly colour houses.

In 2004 we did two season quilts -- Fall and Spring.  I know that fall is done and often hangs at the top of the stair…