Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pieces of Magic Quilt show in Ingersol, Ontario

Today, my quilting friend and I went to the Oxford Quilt Guild's show in Ingersol. There were quilts displayed in two locations, the Anglican church and the Creative Arts Centre. At each location, we were each given a ballot to vote for our favourite quilts. Here are my favourites:

(The above picture does not do this quilt justice. The gradations of colour were more subtle than this picture shows.)

We went shopping at the merchants mall at the church and I picked up a few fat quarters and a children's book panel for another cousin's soon to be born baby. We had lunch at the church before heading over to the Arts centre for the rest of the show. It was hard to make a decision about our favourite quilts so here are a few pictures of the other quilts that I loved.

This mini quilt was foundation pieced.

This quilt had more than 10,000 pieces. yikes!

This quilt is a miniature, about 12x12"!

This one was appliqued and made with felted wool.

The woman who made this quilt combined 3 UFO's into one completed project.
Tonight, I must piece the backs and make labels for my Fiddlesticks and Sampler quilts. I take them to the quilting lady in Strathroy tomorrow. I just finished piecing another table runner for myself. I will post a picture of it when I finish the quilting and binding.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sampler BOM

Tonight, I put the borders and corner blocks on my sampler BOM quilt that I have been working on for almost a year now. I have contacted a machine quilting lady who can machine quilt both this quilt and the Fiddlesticks quilt (a birthday gift for my father) over the next week or two so that I can have them ready for the London Friendship Quilters' Guild show in October. She has quilted a couple of other quilts for me in the past including my Yellow Brick Road (Off My Beaten Path) earlier this year.

Here is the sampler quilt:
This quilt will find its home in our family room where it can be used on chilly evenings while watching TV or reading a book.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fiddlesticks is done...

I started piecing this quilt in the Fall of 2007 with the goal of finishing the top before Thanksgiving weekend. I did not have it done by Thanksgiving and it got put away for several months, almost a year actually. I took it out a couple of weeks ago and decided to finish it in time for the Quilt show in October. This is a jelly roll quilt. Now, I just have to get it machine quilted and put the binding and hanging sleeve on before the quilt show. I still have one more quilt to complete before the quilt show. I will be very busy for the next little while...

Here is a picture of my second placemat for the Elgin Piecemakers donation to Meals on Wheels.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fabric Postcards, etc.

Our Guild had its first meeting of the new season this past Thursday night. We have a postcard exchange at each meeting. I made two postcards on Wednesday night for the September exchange. I should be getting two postcards in the mail later this coming week. Here are the ones I made.

I also put the binding on the two Fall table runners that I made last week. My SIL saw them last week and loved hers!
I put mine on a table in my family room.

Tonight, I made a second placemat to donate to the Meals On Wheels program through the Elgin Piecemakers' Guild. Our first meeting is in a couple of weeks. I still have to bind the first placemat I made. I will do that tomorrow afternoon. Here is my homespun placemat, made without a pattern. I just like birdhouses!:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall Table Runners

Back in July, I gave my SIL a gift certificate for a Fall table runner for her birthday. I was on a short family vacation in Ohio this past weekend and went to a fabric store in Olmstead Falls where I purchased a Moda jelly roll of Fall fabrics called "Pumpkins Gone Wild" among other things. I used this jelly roll to piece two table runners (one for my SIL and one for me) and a place mat (to be donated to Meals on Wheels through the Elgin Piecemakers Guild) . Tonight, I machine quilted all three items. I have a plan on what to use for binding for all three, but this will have to wait until later to be completed. For now, here are pictures of the table runners and placemat to this stage.