Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kool Kaleidoscope - Ricky Tims

I started a class on Saturday - Kool Kaleidoscope by Ricky Tims.

1st strata
This is my first strata. (strip set)

2nd strata  

This is my 2nd strata. (strip set)

The pattern calls for 10 strip sets - two of each.  I have 3 done.  Next class is not until July so I have lots of time and am thankful for that.

This class is lots of fun and a bit of a challenge.  Hope my colour scheme works out in the end.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Lets Eat Cake

Best Birthday Cake Ever
My birthday was yesterday so my son and his girlfriend made me this cake with a beautiful quilt on the top.  As you can see I am a cat person so they had to put cats around it.  Best birthday cake ever.

Besides the cake, they cooked a wonderful meal and I got a gift card from my favourite quilt shop.

Life is good no make that great.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all.

UFO Finish

Mystery Quilt - 2014
This is the front of the 2014 xmas mystery quilt I did over 4 days.  I posted a picture with the blocks not sewn just up on my design wall back in January.  It is now quilted and ready to be used.

This is the back.  I didn't have enough of the one fabric so I used some of the left over strips used in the front.  Wish I had a better picture of the quilting.  Quilting was done by my friend Gwen and it was done using  King Tut # 994 variegated quilting thread.  The variegated thread shows up so well on the dark back.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt - 2014

This is what I have finished so far.  I have decided not to use the sashing that were made because when I put the greens up against the blocks --- well they just looked terrible.

I would like to know if I should use a medium to light grey to sash these blocks.  I'm thinking that if I do use grey it will made this quilt less busy.  What do you think?

Blocks finish 12" and I'm planning on 4 across and 5 down.with grey sashing and a boarder this should be a nice sized quilt to cuddle with.

Elephant Parade Top - Finished

Just finished this top today.  Love how it looks.  It took me awhile to complete with all the small pieces but I am very happy with the outcome.

Sorry the colours are not as bright as they are in person.

I'm hoping my friend will quilt this on her longarm because my quilting is still a work in progress.  One day!!!

Will be showing this off at my guild meeting.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Elephant Parade - getting there!!

Elephant Parade is nearing the finish line.  Six more babies, a bird, stitch down the eyes, quilting and binding to do. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

This is 1 of 25 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion
a quiltville mystery - 2014

I used a lot of scraps but controlled the double diamond units.

Quilt will finish around 88 x 88.  

This is for my sister who lives in Oshawa and she doesn't know it's coming.

Hope she likes it.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.