Summer Sampler 2020 It was marketed as being the Summer of Easy Piecing, and after doing SS 2019 BootCamp, 2020 was definitely easier, but still had lots of skill building with curves, paper piecing, on point blocks. Again, I really like the setting on these blocks--the way the sashing was put together to create the angles was very neat.
Thursday, 26 August 2021
Simple squares set on point can be so effective in creating quilts. It doesn't always have to be complicated.
For the second one I switched it up a little and quilted a boxy meander, that way if the recipients are together they'd know instantly whose quilt was whose.
The third quilt was this Rails quilt--again very effective. For this one I followed the piecing and quilted u-turns in a basket weave pattern.
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Mountain Abstractions Mt Hood, which is a Violet Craft pattern
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Cheryl Arkison is a local Calgary quilter whose work and writing I really enjoy. She started offering Playcations--a zoom class where she did some demo work, and allowed and encouraged the students to play and visit. I did a crumb block playcation and had a lot of fun with it.
oops--totally not a flattering screengrab --sorry Cheryl.
I always enjoy listening to Cheryl talk about quilting....if you're looking for a fun way to spend an evening and maybe a chance to learn a new skill, I recommend a Playcation. Improv is still really hard for me, but each time I try it I like it more so I persist.
I know it seems like a very random and motley crew of fabrics--but I had saved all these crumbs from making one quilt, so I felt sure they belonged together. These were the leftover bits from my Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt blocks quilt. which I did as a block of the month at Along Came Quilting. way back in 2015. I'll add one photo below but if you want to see more follow the link above to my original blog post.
Friday, 20 August 2021
Blankets of Love. She even got her husband involved in piecing this one! The request from the charity was that there be hearts in the quilt, so Angela got some heart fabric and I freehand quilted a loopy hearts pattern.
Angela chose the cheeriest of backings for this project
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Christina Cameli design, which to me looks like the cats have been playing in the yarn.
Friday, 13 August 2021
This is one of my quilts--Birch Point by the Blanket Statement Company
She's a Canadian pattern designer, so most of her patterns have Canadian
place names. This quilt was a great weekend project.
how can you not have fun with a pattern like this??
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Bonnie Hunters Mystery Quilt On Ringo Lake Kerri left out the sashing, using it as a border instead. I just love her fabrics and colors.
I used Christina Cameli's freehand clams on this quilt--I was so pleased with the texture and effect when I had used it previously, I had been waiting for another quilt with piecing sized appropriately to use the piecing to gauge the placement of the clamshells.
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
I started with marking the spacing for the diamonds before loading the quilt--this button hole spacer worked really well to mark these divisions, as the math was odd for using ruler measurements.