Monday, July 29, 2013

Making a Guild Quilt!

The Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild got together last weekend to make a guild quilt!  We were inspired by Densye Schmidt's Anyway you slice it design.  Here is my post.

the finished top

and the back

Saturday, July 27, 2013

About as Stringy as it Gets

In June, I was very fortunate to take a two-day workshop led by Rayna Gillman.  If you are not familiar with her work, the cover of her book about says it all:
Now I can't throw away a single string EVER, no matter how narrow it is!

Here is my first project.  Quilted and faced, about 18" square.  I had shown it in an earlier post here.

Here is #2, started on the 4th of July.  I emailed Rayna and warned her that it looked like a box of crayons exploded!  Since the picture, it has been quilted but not faced.

Here is #3, made this past week.  It's just a top so far.

Can you tell I'm having a lot of fun?  If you would like to see the design wall ACTION as these projects developed, just check out my blog

Purple strings fit for a little girl

I finally finished this little quilt this week. I have had tendonitis in my shoulder so a friend quilted the quilt and I added the binding. The strings feature dancing cows and pigs and were scraps another friend gave me. I do love the rectangular block for making strings with the resulting diamond shape.  This will be a donation quilt for my local Scrap Bag group. Joanne

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two Flimsies - Ready for Quilting

Indoor flash photo

Here and There measures 53" wide x 72" long.

Outdoor late-day sunshine photo

Moving Right Along measures 46" wide x 60" long.

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Nancy of Blogging Near Philadelphia won the leftover strings giveaway.

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 And I've already started a new box of strings . . . 


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

String Quilts

 Thank you so much for the invitation to be part of this wonderful String Quilt blog. My name is Millie and I am a big fan of String quilts and can never get enough of my strings. I like to share a few of my String quilts. This is a String quilt I made with 30's reproduction fabrics.
 My blue String quilt which is one of my favorite String quilts.
 Red, white and blue String quilt.
 String quilt with pink sashings.
 String quilt with green sashings.
 String quilt with yellow border.
Happy string along,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

String Giveaway

There's a string giveaway going on over at my blog --

Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 12

Winner will be announced Saturday, July 13.

Domestic U.S. shipping only.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

One String at a Time

Please double-click /super-size for greater fabric detail

Things have been very-extra-stressful at the office 
for the last few weeks.

When that happens, I turn to my string bins.

They energize and soothe me at the same time.

The overflowing box of strings was sorted into
smaller bins grouped by color family.

We all know strings can get messy in a big hurry.

This set-up helps me keep complete chaos at bay
but still lets me work freely.

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I had cut enough base blocks to make a single large quilt.

As you can see in the first photo above,
I've changed my mind and will make two less-large quilts.

The blocks will finish at 9" 
meaning one quilt will be 45" x 63"
and the other will be 36" x 45"

All in good time.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Pineapple Passion

Well I am still working slowly away on my pineapple which I posted about a few weeks ago - my progress has been slow due to hand surgery, but below five more blocks pinned to my design wall, not very straight I'm afraid, hopefully get on with number six today and then sew them up, that will make two sets of six and I will do QAYG six blocks at a time, I certainly can't tackle quilting a large quilt. I hope to put this in the city Guild show in November - fingers crossed. Still not decided how large it should be !!

I am pleased that I decided to use my older fabrics in this quilt they certainly give a softer old-fashoned feel.