Friday, May 31, 2013

EQ 7 Summer Draw Along

Well today is the day for the posts and link up for the Summer Draw along.EQ 7 Summer Draw Along
I  have the first block done and made up.

I have worked on the 3 variations and will work them up soon. I missed the post at mid month that had the variations .... something to note for next month. It has been great practice in using EQ7.
I do have a tip for piecing the little outside half square units.
I cut mine at 2 1/2" instead of 2 3/8" and then trimmed them down to 2"units. There was not much trimmed off , and they were nice and square.

Having fun making the button for the side bar...... not. I'll keep working on it and maybe I will remember what I did the last time.

Bags are packed and still on the fence about the stitches conference this year...... just waiting for a phone call to see what I am to do.
Pop over to the EQ7 blog to see the other blocks created this month.
in stitches

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm Back

I'm Back!
We had a health scare here sew I was not able to post  / sew / think for a while .
All is well again, and I hope to get a post together a little later this week.
stay well out there

in stitches

Monday, May 13, 2013

Watrous Art Show

                                                           My space in the show

Well this week here in town we had an Adjudicated  Art show. I was asked if I would like to display a few of my quilted creations.After thinking about it for a few days I thought why not. I had to finish a couple smaller pieces to have the 5 required items to be adjudicated and with that done I sent in my submission.
I entered Jewels of the Night, Holding On, Star Fish all that I have posted in the past and then I finished Summer Jewel and Spring's Promise. Star fish and Summer Jewel are both Blue Printing Cyanotype and Springs' Promise is Sun Printing.

I have found that I enjoy tiring new was to play with fiber and painting is differently one of them. I had fun adding beads to these three as well , just a little extra dimension.
Sew with out further adieu here are a few pics of my entries. 
                                                                     Summer Jewel

                                                                 Springs Promise
Hope you like  my little show
in stitches

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

EQ7 Draw along ... and more

If you EQ but have not done much with the drawing element of it here is a great place to get started. Lesson one was May 1st and you have all month to complete and sew up your block and then show it off by linking up with the others and the end of the month.
Hot off the press/ aka computer
I  have my Daisy a Day Tote pattern ready to send off to my two winners from the Shake your Pompoms Blog hop. LJ and Carla I hope to get them in the mail in the next couple of days.
I am also getting the last minute things done to have my quilts ready for the art show that starts on Thursday here in town. Labels and cording I think, is all that I need to do now.
I sure have been enjoying the nice weather and getting a few swims in at the spa ..... warm mineral water feels sew good on the knees.
I hope you are enjoying your day as well.
in stitches

Thursday, May 2, 2013

W.I.P. for this week

Well my W.I.P. for this week is almost complete. I have been making  a wheel chair quillow for a gift for a young lady who is about to graduate from high school. I have it finished and I have a weatherproof  slip cover cut out and ready to sew. I have made a couple before and the last one I made the slip cover and my daughter said that it worked well for the student that I made it for.
I had talked to the mom of the young lady to make sure it was something they would be able to use and not to offend. She was sew happy that we asked and said that they would be using it as soon as she receives it. I did not think I would get it done before grad , with only getting it started this week but I am happy to say she will have it on Friday.

The pattern is from  Valley Piecemakers Quilt  Guild in B.C. where I ordered the pattern but I have also found the same pattern on line. I know  that if you order one from them the funds go towards the projects that they support.
I will be linking up with The Needle and Thread Network  and also checking in to see what everyone else has been up to.

I have made my draw and will contact the winners before posting ..... thank you to all who stopped by for my day of the hop.

on another note...
              just a peek
Next week we have a art show here in town and I was asked to put in an entry I have those finished and ready to go ( they request 5 pieces ). I will post pictures of my entries next week. This is another first for me.
Here is the gown I had been working on all done. The halter ties up  with a 3 foot type scarf the falls to the back and a 2 foot train was added to the pattern

Thanks for stopping by today.
in stitches