Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quilt Auction

Remember I told you about a quilt that I quilted and was waiting to hear how it did?  Well, it won first place and is up for auction.  The auction ends today...but it is sitting at $700 as I write this.

The quilt is beautifully pieced and quilted with a rustic charm look.  The block motifs are canola flowers, in the small ovals are a bumblebee motif, then in the outside border we have piano keys and the inside border is feathers.  Oh and stitch in the ditch till the cows come home!  It took forever for the SID... :)

Here is the link to the auction.  Would love to know who ends up with it!

Sorry, the link is broken.  Will post a picture, but have to do that from another computer...

Happy quilting everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Other quilts to view

Here are some more quilts to see.  Most are pantographs.  There is one more custom quilt that I did, but I am waiting to see how it did in the contest before I post it :)

This is a quilt by another Andrea...who has been one of my best customers :)  I love this quilt and wish I could have done a custom job on it but I just didn't have the time.  It is a pantograph I have used before.  It is called Novoya Zhisn

Another quilt by Andrea which has the Raindrop pantograph.  I love this pantograph.  It is so simple, but the quilt looks so lovely when it is done.

The front and then the back.  Doesn't it look elegant?

Catching Up

So, another quilt is off the frame.  I thought I would take a moment and update with some pictures.

First, a custom quilt, a native blanket.  This is done in the traditional way of stitch in the ditch with dreamcatcher motifs in the four corners of the star.

Andrea made this quilt and did a lovely job of the piecing.  It was a pleasure to quilt, however, I am thinking that traditional quilting of native quilts should have a little bit of overhaul, but that is just my humble opinion.  We don't always want to mess with tradition.

You see, my concern is the open area around the dreamcatcher motif.  It needs to be firmed up with a simple background filler.  However I do like the chevron effect in the center of the star points.

Tell me what you think!

After this post, I was told that these quilts are seldom used.  They are hung on a wall to admire.  Maybe the open spaces are not a concern after all. :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quilt Show in St Francois Xavier, Manitoba

Sorry I haven't kept up with my blog...I have been quilting like mad, after suffering with tennis elbow.  I have finally caught up.  I did take pictures along the way and will share them shortly.

In the meantime...please know that the guild I belong to is having a quilt show on Sunday, September 25th.  The raffle quilts, and yes, I said quilts, are gorgeous.  One is sunflowers and one is maple leafs.  Tickets will be available at the show.

The location is the Community centre on PH 26 in St Francois Xavier and it is open from 11 am to 4 pm.  Tea and Cake will be served.  Please come and visit us!

Happy Quilting!  Sandy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Working on my blog

I haven't been able to update my blog lately...I apologize...
I have since lost all my pictures due to a computer virus and having to reformat my hard drive...very sad!

I am trying to get some images from an external harddrive, but having trouble uploading...
So, it is a work in progress and hope to be updated soon!