Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Small project in the works...

These are the fabrics I've chosen to make a small project with.
 My first step was to make two sizes of hexagon flowers.  Now to do some cutting and sewing.
When done I'll share a link to the project if you wish to make one for yourself.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Show and tell Sutffers Two Colour Challenge Quilts revealed.

Remember I said our stuffers group had a secret I couldn't share until guild day? Well today they were revealed at the day meeting of Fraser Valley Quilter's Guild. The inspiration was from a trip that Becky took to Thailand in January and noticed that houses had some interesting paint combinations. She found out it they represented the birth day of the week of the people who lived in the homes.

She found a website that shared what your colour was depending on the day of the week you are born on. She also found a Facebook quiz which gave another colour. The second one included black and white as colours which some people do not feel are colours, but for the purpose of this challenge they were allowed.

Becky was first up, her challenge colours were orange and yellow. One children's print was allowed to be added and preemie quilt size of 36" was the size. This is her original design.

Cher made a red and pink elephant quilt.

Tricia's colours were green and white, her quilt grew and will be a donation to Cops for Cancer.

Red and blue, sorry I chopped or the makers face and forgot who did this one.

Val had purple and white, she hand painted the dragonflies onto this beauty.

Brenda made this pink and blue rail fence.

Donnamae created this red and blue quilt.

Pink and orange by a new member of the group.

Yellow and red were Susan's colours.

This was Susan's first one, but the small yellow tuck wasn't enough so she made the other one.

Nancy made this pink and blue quilt and did a lovely spiral quilt design on it.

Carmi our hostess overachiever made these two blue and green quilts.

Mary's colours were pink and green and she also did a offset spiral quilting design.

Ann Marie made this yellow and purple one.

Susan (seated in the blue) also made two green and blue quilts, she didn't like one of the greens I don't recall which one. Celeste was helping her hold them.

I think they both were great.

Another overachiever Celeste is hoping that B.C. Women's Hospital's N.I.C.U. has some quadruplets soon.

I haven't made mine yet as I didn't get the e-mail and had another commitment that I had a deadline to be done by last weekend. I will post a picture along with a couple more that I know that are promised.

Take a bow ladies. The babies at B.C. Women's Hospital are in for a colourful treat.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

One last hint...

There is more to come but won't be sharing for awhile. Have you figured it out?

These are going to be sent away for another Mary Lou Swap. Then there be a reveal when the time is right. This is going to be a fun one...don't you wish your were taking part?
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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Another hint and two new treasures

Here is another hint for you.

Saturday a friend and I went to an antique sale and this pink beauty came home with me. I'm not sure what year it was made in but the colour just spoke to me.

She came with the above accessories in the box along with the instruction manual

This is the second beauty that come home and this one is heavy, made from cast iron.

She hails from Great Britain, again I'm not sure how old she is but plan on doing some research on both and then sharing a few more pictures.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Just a hint

These are some of the fabrics I'm thinking of using for my next project. Wonder what it will be?

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Meet "The Stuffers"

I belong to the Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild and for many years a group of ladies would gather together on the last Tuesday of the month to fold our newsletter, label envelopes and stuff the newsletter into the envelopes in preparation for mailing.  At one time we had over 400 members between our night and evening chapters.  After many years they passed the responsibility onto another group of ladies but continued to meet every month from August through May for a pot luck lunch, show and share and support to many life changes within the group.  Whenever I was on vacation I would come and join these ladies whose place in our guild has been very significant.

Now we no longer have a paper newsletter sent out but an electronic one via e-mail.  This past Tuesday we got together for the first get together for lunch and some show and share.  This first lovely quilt is by Cher, she is going to donate it to the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley next month.  Check out our guild page to see some of the events we are involved in.
 Here is the back of Cher's quilt, I love how she worked with a second guitar print to make a back large enough.  She does all her own machine quilting.
This next quilt is by my friend Rita, she found the bear panel and decided to add some bear paws to the bottom along with some borders to make this for her daughter and son-in-law's new home.
 Rita is also going to teach this log cabin Christmas wreath to a group this year.
 Sorry I don't recall who made this snowball and nine patch quilt.
 Donnamae was gifted by this kit by two friends who went on a cruise to Alaska with her.
 This is one of two embroidered snowman quilts that Loraine stitched, the other one is larger and I didn't get a picture of it.
 Part of a larger quilt that was made into smaller units.
 A Jinny Beyer's inspired top with circular quilting by Nancy I think.
 A flannel rag quilt that was made in our hottest, driest July ever by Anna Marie.
More to come but not until after the guild meeting as it is a secret along with a gift to be delivered in October to a very lucky little boy.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest 2014

Yesterday Columbia Street in New Westminster was the second annual Food Truck Fest. Last year there were 15 trucks and they expected 10,000 people and 20,000 showed up.

This year 50 trucks were invited. They closed Columbia Street from 6th Street to McBride. This first picture is from top of Columbia looking down towards 6th Street.

My friend Rita and I arrived shortly after the event started at 4 p.m. On this warm sunny Saturday.

Down the centre of Columbia street tables and chairs were set up for dining. There were also three beer gardens to enjoy.

Rita and I decided on trying out one of the several BBQ trucks she had beef brisket and I had a pulled pork sandwich. We headed over to one of the beer gardens and joined a couple at their table. Later another friend of Rita's and her husband joined us.

Some of the graphics on the trucks were amazing. Lots of families and dining of all styles were available to choose from.

Vij's Curry Art in Motion was a very busy place. Maybe next time, one of the couples had a dish for there that looked great.

Turkey Sandwich aka Strutter is finished!

A closer look at the long feather buttonhole stitch I did.

Another pincushion stitched, I may make it into a little quilt.

A redesigned Buggy Barn pincushion, I may make it into a needle case.

They were very generous with their fabrics, I still have an equal size piece of fabric for a backing.

Another Buggy Barn pincushion this one is on velvet and will also be redesigned. I may make a small pincushion with the left over fabric.

Again very generous with the velvet and a backing also supplied.

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