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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WIP Wednesday - Stars Finished

This quilt was cut out while my friend Amanda was visiting me from Scotland. She admired the colours, oohed and awed over the design, and was just a good friend about it all. Especially for a non quilter friend! Little did she know this quilt was always for her. It was what we did while she was my companion during Rob's 2 day surgery. She was a lifeline. She knit and I cut out.
 Straight line vertical quilting. Just love it.
 At 68 x 80 it looks quite lovely on the bed. The extras I added cannot even be seen.
Teal has always been her favourite colour so I know she will love the back. Even her wedding dress was teal!
I used Victoria & Albert Museum Fabrics which just always seemed so perfect for her. I hope she loves this quilt as much as I do.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

WIP Wednesday - Celtic Garden - A Finish

I have been working on this quilt for awhile. It has always been a happy/sad project as Rob helped with the picking out of the fabrics. As he became less mobile it was something fun we could do together! This one was really challenging to put together as I was unsure how scrappy to make it. I used the same fabric in the centre of each block and for the backing and the binding. Love how it looks.
As you read through quilt blogs it is wonderful to hear what quilters think of their own work. What they liked, didn't like, and what they would change for next time. One of the recurring ideas I picked up is too much! Too much fabric choice, too much colours, just too much! So I had to make an effort and contain myself. I love bright colours all mixed in together!

So the final pictures disappeared. I will have to use this one.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

WIP Wednesday - Veracruz Finished!

The Veracruz is finished! My girls tell me it is their favourite quilt! I used the pattern that went with the fabric. Tropical Illusion by Little Miss Shabby. The pattern was fabulous and went together like a dream. I did make the quilt smaller and I think it is now the perfect size. It is quilted with a cross hatch of varying widths. As I anticipate this quilt will get lots of wear and washing I sewed the binding down by machine. It is for my friends mom's eightieth birthday and she wanted something bright and cheerful. This definitely is all that.

This is the picture my three year old Granddaughter took. I think I will get her to take all the photos.
the artist herself

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

January Finish in July

It is finished! This quilt has a story.
This quilt was a couple of years in the making. We started it together, Rob and I when he was progressing through his cancer. It was a time when going outside for his favourite walks or maintaining a semblance of ordinary pre cancer life was becoming increasingly more and more difficult. So we started our new favourite things to do. Enter quilting. It was a fun thing we could do together. He loved picking out the colours and fabrics. He loved planning out how it would all go together. For this quilt, Rob went with Claire to the Vancouver Art Museum to see the Cone Sisters exhibit. Janet and Claire are big fans. At this event Claire told Rob that Janet loves the water jug picture by Matisse. So we picked all the colours to go with his picture.
My cousin lives out of town. Janet and Claire attend all of our family events. With the passing of my mom, Janet became the matriarch of our family. She hates that term. I think it suits her.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Tuesday! And Happy July 1st and Happy July 4th. I feel I should be working on something red and white. But I am working on something red, white and blue!
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