Sunday, February 23, 2014

What a collection!

This is the quilt top that is hanging up in our dining room right now.  It goes nicely with my other red/white/blue quilts that have been made over the years.

Lately, I have found myself making quilts that belong to a theme or colour collection.  It was never my intention to start a collection.  However, once I started hanging up and displaying my quilts, they looked better when the quilts had colour harmony.  Thus a collection started.   Here are more of my red/white/blue quilts and tops:

My new kaleidoscope project will be a nice addition to that collection/theme.  
Except for one ancestor that we discovered was born in the U.S.A., my roots go back to France (blue/white/red) and our old Canadian flag and I honour my ancestors by choosing those colours. 

Nowadays, I'm starting to add more red/white quilts to my collection to honour my ancestors from Austria and Poland.

So, the next time you see a new project on my blog in a certain colour .... you will know that there is a reason behind the decision.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

A New Creation

Back in the summer of last year, We 3 Quilters decided to do another fabric exchange to make Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties pattern.   Throughout the summer and fall, the blocks were worked on here and there and eventually they were all done.  They just sat in a box until yesterday and viola ..... up on my design wall they went and talk about instant gratification!

What colours did we choose?  Reds and neutrals.  Below is the layout that I decided to go with. 

Now, I promised my friends that my version would have a twist.  So, my twist is adding my trademark stars!  Are any of you surprised?  :o)
My Promise of Spring is a top .... I just need to take a photo of it and will be doing a post sometime soon about it.
Oh, my, my ..... good progress being done here!

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Progress, progress, progress

Well, here is an updated photo of my Promise of Spring that I have been trying to upload:

If you go to my previous post, you can see a huge difference.  I've been diligently working on this project since the beginning of the new year ..... am so determined to get this to a completed top stage soon.

Do you see the bottom right block?  On all the photos before this one, all the pieces were pinned in place and it always looked like it was done.  Nope, but now those pieces are finally getting sewn.

So, there is just that block plus the bottom right border to do and then the outer borders squares to do and this top will be done.  I will be needing hand work while the Sochi Olympics are on and this will be perfect.

Now, my problems with Blogger and Internet Explorer still continue.  DH came to my rescue and loaded Firefox onto my computer and now I am finally able to load photos.  If anyone else is experiencing issues and revert to Firefox, you will still see that rotating ball but you should be able to load your photos.

Thank you for the emails asking if all was well with me.  It was just this uploading issue that was holding me back.

I'm so happy, happy, happy!

Have a great day!