Friday, February 6, 2015

Winter storm warning and box kite blocks

We had a doozey of a winter storm yesterday, cold wind and snow -28. So far today it is overcast and cold but they keep telling us we are under a winter storm warning. Bring it on, comfy and cozy in my studio. A good time to settle in and get some projects done.
I finished the box kite block quilt. This is one of Bonnie Hunter's blocks it was in the May/June 14 Quiltmaker magazine. I am quite pleased with it. So this is my third quilt made from scrappy stash this year. I'm on a roll.
I worked hart to get the darks and medium/lights to run the opposite way. I think I succeeded. I still have a lot of 2 1/2" strips left, as I hardly made a dent in the box full.
Here is a finish too , I call it "Celestial Reflections", I did purchase some fabric for this one. The inspiration came from  Van Gough's painting" Starry Night Over the Rhone"
The pattern will be available soon.  
OH MY, I forgot one other important finish. I designed a quilt called
Geese in the Garden, it is on my Patterns For Sale Page. Well, as I love wool, I also did it in Wool. Here is the wool version, pattern available soon. If you are interested let me know, and I will get it written up sooner :)
Hope you are all having a wonderful sewing day :) 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Celestial Reflections

I have a new design to reveal. I had such fun designing and finding the gorgeous fabrics for this quilt. Here it is. It was perfect sunny day to photograph it. The pattern will be available very soon.
I tested this pattern with a facebook group, hosted it as a mystery quilt. They were all very pleased with the outcome.
I really need to get back to making some bags for the Gallery store, just been so tied up in quilts since January 1st. 
Hope you had a wonderful January. I did manage to finish two quilt tops. Box kite block quilt has one border, hopefully get the rest on soon.  

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter time and stitching.

After the flurry of Grand Illusion and Turkey Tracks, I dug into my box of 2 1/2" strips  and decided to try Bonnie Hunter's Box Kit block.  Such fun. I have done a layout in EQ, and am going to put borders on today. Picture soon. Here are four blocks together.  I have made 600 half square triangles for the blocks. And will be making more for the border! Love all these fun bright colors when out the window the landscape is quite white. Oh, and by the way I hardly made a dent in the box of 2 1/3" strips!
I needed some hand stitching to do. So....took my Flight of Fancy pattern and am doing it in wool. It is looking good with the stitching. Here are the pieces laid out on linen. 
Our weather was above 0 for a week or more, however winter has arrived once more. A balmy -21C here this morning.   
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