Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My wonderful mailbox!

Quiltmaker recently held a Blog Tour announcing the next volume of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 10.  The tour included introduction to some of the designers of the blocks along with giveaways.   Look what came in the mail today!  This box...
 which I opened to find this on the top of the box.  I won!!!
After removing the paper, OH ME OH MY look at the yummy goodies.  This fabric bundle and key chain purse from P&B Textiles;
this bright fresh fabric bundle from Moda Fabrics;
and this book from Annie's Quilting to use with the Accuquilt Go and pattern from Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.
But wait...that's not all.  There was also this bundle of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks all tied up neatly with a bow.  Look....from Vol 1 through to Vol 10!  That's 1000 blocks!!
Oh...it's time to grab a cup of tea and sit down to fondle the fabric and browse the magazines.  Till the next time...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Postcards for an Exchange

Brandi-Lynne Maslowski of Canadian Quilt Talk radio is hosting a postcard exchange. Theme of the exchange is SNOWFLAKES.   Sign up is now closed unfortunately, but today we are sending in photos of our completed postcards.  Here are mine.

I chose what I think is an "icy" colour scheme; rather appropriate given the theme, don't you think?
Here's a closer look.

Even the background fabric fits the theme!  LOL!  I'll get the addresses of the folks that are going to receive these lovely beauties in a couple of days.

I had so much fun making these, I think I'll put a few more together.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Process Reveal Day

Well it's finally done!  If you've been following this blog you know that I've been working on several things, but most recently a piece for Tangled Textiles.

Here it is.  Dad's Spirit Pillow.


Briefly, there is Celtic knotwork representing birch, cedar and willow; hand embroidery of wheat, and thread stitched cedar bows.  The maple leaf was from a friend who tried several different renditions for a project she was working on.  she chose not to use this one and gave it to me.

You can read more about the full process of this piece at the Tangled Textiles site.