Friday, 30 October 2015

Ready for some slow stitching

Got the last of my Dogwood birds prepped yesterday. Love the shape of this guy.

Some interesting background stitching on this one.

Some silk velvet circles for this one.

All my birds in a to a friend's home shortly for some embellishing and lunch. Have a great weekend. Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Stitching layers, I've got mail

Monday I finally started stitching down the first layers of texture on my bird blocks.

Tuesday I added some stitching texture to the blocks.some back stitching along with fly stitches and bullion knots. I also added some back stitching along the edge of the fabric after taking this photo.

Some French knots on the Rick rack, larger close fly stitches and some bullion knots.

The circle has some running stitching diagonal lines and back stitching around it. Random pistil stitches on the bottom. I also started whip stitching the first bird.

This is Judy's finished birds on her Sue Spargo pice from June, quilted, bound and ready to be hung on the wall. Love the bees and ladybugs she added.

Tuesday's mail brought the Winter Primitive Quilts and Projects.

Wednesday I got my To Plant A Flower, the freebie from Primitive Quilts this summer. I didn't participate in their summer block of the week, but ordered this when I saw the finished quilt. Last night I traced out all the templates, the blocks finished at 4"!

Time to finish whip stitching the last of my birds and start the embellishing stitches.
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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Getting Ready..

Fall/Autumn is one of my favourite seasons to make quilts. I found this pattern many years ago when I was first starting. It is a fused piece for the appliqué with a mix of piecing.

Another fused piece, these are hand button hole stitched.

The turkey was from a magazine and the base from another source.

Several years ago this was a free wool appliqué pattern a blog hop. Sorry I don't recall the designer.

My original design from a class with Jane Sassaman, I called it October Weekend with Jane.

This pattern is called Holiday Baskets by Cheri Saffiote I call mine Where's Jack?

This witch's delight was designed by my friend Ethel Snow for a guild workshop. I had fun using different fabrics for the final borders. All the pumpkin stems are 3-D, I had fun adding some leaf and candy buttons.

I saw this pattern driving down to San Diego, unfortunately the shop didn't have a copy of it, but found it before I got back home. I made a few changes, I flipped the crescent moon and changed the bottom of the ghost.

Combination of piecing with fused details.

This guy's tail is 3-D, green beads for eyes. Prairie points for the tops of the picket fence; every picket is a different fabric.

Hi buddy on the other side.

Couldn't resist adding the buttons.

Had some fun adding the spider web. The spider has a pin backing on it.

Backing is an Alexander Henry fabric I think.

I renamed the pattern Three Amigos.

Added a bit of spider web fabric

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Vancouver Quilters' Guild on Friday and Saturday.

Some lovely quilts on display today and tomorrow at the Ukrainian Church at 14th and Cambie. Enjoy it if you get a chance.

Arbutus Tree Spirit Anne Brennan.

Spiral of Life Janet Harper.

Mountains hold up the Sky Janet Harper.

Hosta Duo Allison Rice.

Florallies Wendy Roberts.

Sorry can't read details.

Autumn Moon Susan Shaver.

Cedars in Sunlight, sorry don't know maker.

Next quilts are part of a display by the Vancouver Modern Quilter's Guild.

Quarter Round Krista Hennebury.

Almost Plaid 3 Janet Archibald.

The Five Krista Hennebury.

Colour Theory Eileen Curry.

This Side Up Tricia Sherman.

Gems Felicity Ronaghan.

Small Study in Linen Amy Dame.

Modern Scraps Felicity Ronaghan.

Eclipse Terry Aske.

The Kine (Elvis) unknown challenge maker.

Kerry and Uschi from Wool Penny Rugs. Lovely picture ladies!

Wool treats.

Bertie's Year.

Crow Pincushion of the Month.

Ukrainian Church where show was held in adjacent building, on a gorgeous October day in Vancouver.

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