I love to sew. Some days I just want to sit in front of my machine and sew for hours. Yesterday, I took those hours to put together a quilt top for the Outreach Program for the Halton Hills Quilters' Guild. I was given squares of black and white fabric. As I laid the pieces out to find a pleasing arrangement, I noticed that as much as the black and white was lovely, it did lack some spark. I chose to add a few strips of green to liven it up. What do you think?
Monday, 11 February 2013
I took last Friday off work because of a huge snow storm. I travel quite a distance and didn't want to get stuck somewhere. This is my back yard. This was a great day to get a quilt started - and finished.
A couple weeks ago I started a signature quilt for a friend at work that will be leaving Canada in a few weeks to go home to Germany. I asked co-workers to sign 5.5" squares of fabric with their farewell wishes. It took a few weeks to have them returned, and here are a few.
Since the quilt is for a guy, it was made using only 49 different shades of grey, representing the suits that he wore to work. His shirts and ties (yes, these exact colours) were always colourful so a small square of green and purple was added to represent this part of him.
Here is the finished quilt.
Finally, a stylized Maple Leaf label, representing Canada, was added to the back.
The quilt will be presented during a farewell party in the next couple weeks. I hope our friend will get a kick out of reading all the comments and will be reminded of us when he is back home.
Monday, 4 February 2013
January's post card exchange theme was "at the sea shore". I was thrilled to receive these cards from around the world:
Every sea shore needs a lighthouse.
Stripped fabrics used creatively.
Lots of collaged fabric pieces.
Wow, look at that thread painting.
Annual rubber duck race in Georgetown, embellished with plastic grass.
This postcard is from a local exchange group. It is paper pieced and appliqued to the background.
It's only February and I've already received a postcard for the March theme "Purple" - love it!
Everything is better with PURPLE.