Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Summer Star Medallion

I have admired this quilt for some time on the internet.

It is a compilation of a few designers to create one quilt.

Here is a list of the designers~
Holly DeGroot – @bijoulovely

Karen Lewis – @karenlewistextiles

Lynne Goldsworthy – @lilysquilts

AnneMarie Chany – @genxquilters

Kelly Bowser – @kelbysews

Lee Heinrich – @freshlypieced

Faith Jones – @freshlemonsquilts

Katie Blakesley – @swimbikequilt


Freshly Pieced Quilts is where I purchased my pattern.

Summer Star Medallion


I love a deadline so having a block each week to do is right up my alley!


I love it in red but am going to think outside my comfort box for this one!!

Monday was the first block!

Block 1: Millcreek Star



I have had this FQ pack for sometime.....


It is Spectrum by V and Co for Moda.

I think it is about time to BECOME something.

I am using scraps of white as my background

This pattern includes a 12" and 6" block so I am going to make both sizes.



Week one....Check!


I figured I would sew up all the little dog ears as I go..


Never know where I can use them down the road!!
Let summer begin!

Christa 



Saturday, May 4, 2019

Moose Jaw Quilt Show 2019

THE best part of a quilt show
 is
 seeing all my quilting friends from far and wide.

It was so nice to visit with every one yesterday at the Moose Jaw Quilt Show!!
My second favorite part about this show was the HandQuilters!!


They put their names in hat 
and
 each month pull out a name to hand stitch one of that persons quilt.

I would love to join but they would not want my hand on their quilt!!






I loved their creativity in their stitches.

This was not 'stitch in the ditch' quilting!!


I can only imagine
 all the fabulous conversations they have had over the years.

No phones or tv....

just good old conversation amongst like minded women!! 


This is such a dying art.

So sad to see this tradition becoming a thing of the past.

I have such respect for this group of ladies!!

We have a Grandmothers flower garden quilt we have tried to hand quilt.

It's just not our 'thing'....

So we have arranged for this group to inherit it so it can get it's rightful glory!



These girls will make the flowers come alive!




We found this quilt interesting.

It was hearts made in different techniques 
and
signed by each member.


We loved that we actually knew a few of these members 


Like Marj Moore


Heather Grover's of course!! 

Look at this little field of wheat!!

Speaking of the amazing Heather Grover...

She made all the ribbons that were handed out at the show!!


How beautiful are these!!


Amazing little prairie points!!


I loved this little 4 patch posy.

We had an on going challenge in our group with this pattern!!


Hey, Norma Willows!! 

We found your winning quilt!!


Great job!!

I am really starting to love mini quilts!




Different color combinations....


This was another original pattern by Tannis Fahlman
called
Breaking Boundaries.


Tannis is the creator of the Jazzy Jelly Roll Quilt I just completed!


 I loved Wendy Findlay`s quilt called Ombre Overload


It was an amazing use of gradation fabrics!

It was an awesome day!!

We have been preparing for our quilt show on June 2, 2019


Stage one...clean the church!!

Check!!
Stay tuned for a total transformation from Church to Tea
room!!

I am off to play with my new treasures!!

Christa