Friday, 28 August 2015

Kaleidoscope Ruler Meets Zen Chic

Zen Chic "For You" is finally available in local quilt shops.  Yahoo.  I've made more than a few quilts from the fabric, and I love it all.  This quilt uses the Marti Michell Kaleidoscope ruler.  I've used the ruler many times and I still love the results.

The background fabric is from a roll of fat eights available at Katja's.  The quilting is a variation on the orange peel design, stretched a little to overlap.

The Zen Chic trunk show featuring "For You", "Paper" and "Ink" is currently at Katja's shop.  If you are in the area you must stop by and see it!  Amazing.  When it leaves on September 8, the trunk show will be traveling to Summerland and you can see it at Cherry Tree Quilts.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

"So Change It"

Katja has her 16th Anniversary challenge quilts up in the store, ready for your vote.  Drop in if you get a chance and vote for your favourite.

Very creative quilters in Kamloops!  I'm not sure if I can pick a favourite.

The fabric that had to be included in the challenge was unique, to say the least.  Everyone put their own twist on the "so change it" challenge.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Flying Away

This quilt was a challenge I gave myself.  Work flying geese blocks into a colour play quilt, and then come up with a different way to quilt each block.  I had read an article about three different ways to quilt a flying goose.  Surely I could think of more than three ways.

I snapped this picture on the way home from our latest holiday to Whistler.

The colours all play nicely together.  My Moda scrap bin came in really handy with this one.

The binding was finished one evening sitting in the camper.  The finished quilt will go into my trunk show for the machine quilting class.  Yes, I did come up with twenty different ways to quilt a flying goose.

While in Whistler we travelled to the top of both Whistler and Backcomb.  I've heard that we should all try to do one thing a day that scares us.  Well, the open chair lift to the top of Whistler had me a little scared.  All went well and we had a delightful walk around the back of the mountain back down to the Gondola.  The views were stunning but with the smoke in the air the pictures just don't turn out as nice as I would like.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The New Hexagon Millefiore Rosette 8

Yes, Rosette 8 is done and stitched into place!!!!!

It is the rosette in the bottom left corner.  I forgot to take a picture before I stitched it in place.  Oh well.  I'm loving my quilt so far.  Only four more months to go.

This shows the rosettes in their entirety.  I love them all, but the upper left rosette is my current favourite.

I had taken it to Katja's to pin on the wall to get a good picture.  While I was waiting for a friend to arrive I started pulling the papers out of the centre.  I have a few more to pull yet, but I'll worry about them when all the rosettes are done.

I'm heading to my Cotton + Steel bucket right now to start the next one.  Deadlines are looming and this has to be pieced and quilted by mid October.  Yikes, Katja and I had better both get moving!  LOL!!!!!!

I hope you are having a lovely summer weekend.  Those of you that have a long weekend, stay safe and enjoy!