Friday, 24 October 2014

October Colours

This is a favourite flowering tree of mine on the Quay. Gorgeous plump pink and blue star flowers.

I went to Harrison Hot Springs for our annual guild retreat last weekend and finally finished the piecing on my Mary Lou owl swap blocks. Some of these birds have eyes and wings added once the quilt is finished. There is still more to come but I'm very pleased with how it is coming.

My friend Rita is making two similar quilts for her daughter and son-in-law's guest bedroom. She used a solid pastel jelly roll for the colour. I think it is looking great.

A yellow brick road done in reds and greens by Daisy.

Carmie is making a B.C. Lions themed quilt for her husband. She added a border of footballs to finish it off.

Beckie put all her pieced blocks together into this great top.

I also worked on some machine quilting...just a tease of the back of the quilt.

Nancy did a four patch heart swap and machine appliquéd many of the hearts on the backgrounds and got the top together.

Val took some scraps from an I Spy collection and made these great blocks for a preemie quilt.

We had 34 participants for three days and then 24 of us stayed for a fourth day. Lots of creativity and buzzing machines in the ballroom.

On Wednesday I went to my Woolies group and share the progress of my A Year in Stitches blocks. Here are the wool blocks I've done so far.

I've done a bit of a twist on almost every block, I changed the script and added the bee to February.

March has different wool for the needles and scissors. There will be buttons added to the thread between the needles when done.

For the chick I did a different stitch to mimic feathers, she needs an eye.

Not sure if I changed anything for May but bird and bunny need eyes.

An extra bee for June. Eye needed for bird.

Opps need to add veins to the leaves and another eye.

This one is quite true to the pattern again missing eye.

Changed the stem colour.

Accidentally flipped the cat, hazard of using wool and changed stars to gold not green. More button eyes missing again.

I've made only three of the alternate spool blocks.

Two spools.

Three spools.

The appliqué blocks will be trimmed down and then sashing with small spool corner blocks to be made.

Waiting for the last three months to arrive along with the finishing kit. Loving how they are coming along.

I also want wish my brother a very Happy Birthday today.

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paulette said...

Ohhh I LOVE these blocks!!! AND the spools are WONDERFUL!! Are they part of this project??

The little book of Nessie said...

Great quilts in the making! Love the owls. Regards Nessie