Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Project Quilting Creations over the years

Memories have been popping up on Facebook, I've been organizing my photos in flickr, and cleaning out my sewing room.  All of these have prompted me to do a Project Quilting recap over the seasons I have participated.  

What is Project Quilting you ask?  I first learned about it during a weekly quilt tweet chat years ago.  Every other week a new challenge would be given with one week to finish to be eligible for prizes. I LOVE a challenge! It pushes me and my creativity!  I often used it for specific purposes I had in mind.  Click on title of each piece for more details. So here is the review, I hope you participate in the upcoming challenges.

This year, 2017 season 8,  challenge 1: 8 is Great!

title:  On the 8's
pattern:   original
size:  54 x 54

2016: Season 7
Challenge 1: Confetti

pattern:  adaptation of Gina Allen
size:  table runner (gifted)

challenge 2: Seasons

pattern: original
size: 28x28

Challenge 3: All About Thread

title:  Helical Ridge
pattern: original
size: 28x20

Challenge 4: I Need a Vacation

pattern: Adaptaion of Quick Curve Ruler trees 
size:45 x 57.5

Challenge 5: Through the Eyes of a Child

title: Eye Spy Peanut (gifted)
pattern: original
size:36 x 43

Challenge 6: A Goose in the Monkey Wrench

title: Hello Peanut (gifted)
pattern: original
size: 35 x 35

Season 6 Challenge 1: Trees

pattern: original
size:  32 x 32

Challenge 2: Sunrise/Sunset

title: Sun Colors
pattern: original
size: 28 x 32

Challenge 3: Orphan Blocks/UFOs

pattern: original
size: 6x4

Challenge 4: Have a heart

title: Kitten Love (swapped)
pattern: original
size: 28 x 28

Challenge 5: My Favorite Fabric

pattern: Gina Fornecker
size: 56 x 64

Challenge 6:  Isn't that Charming

patterns:  original
size: 16 x 20

Sesaon 5 challenge 3:  Sweet Treats

pattern: original
size: 35 x 35

Challenge 4:  Across the Universe

title: Totality of Existence
pattern: original
size: 20 x 20

challenge 5: Triangles

title: Crafty Baby (gifted)
pattern: orginal
size: 39 x 39

Season 4:  Challenge 1 Square in a Square
title: square square dot dot
pattern: original
size:18 x 60

Challenge 3: Annie's Vision
title: heart wishes
pattern: original
size: 8.5 x 7

Challenge 4 Wish Apon a Star
title: Texas Star
pattern: original
size 20 x 20

Challenge 6: Hurry Spring

title: Spring Tree
pattern: original
size: 20 x 20

keep dreaming...Colleen

Adaline and her cousin Natalie enjoying on of her quilts (she has 5 now!)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TMQG July meeting

Tonight is the August meeting so I need to post the July meeting before that.  Still trying to get caught up on postings.  Here are quilts from the show and tell.

This is an I-spy quilt.  It is pretty cool as each row represents a different memeber of her family with each fabric having significance in that persons life. 

Paiges pink and orange quilt.  The back was pink and oragne and white.

Becky using hand dyed precut squares.

I'm back form vacation!

Well Im back from my happy place!

Gull Lake in Canada is my favorite place on earth!  It is wild and peaceful and the cold lake i full of great fish to catch!  Our days kind of went like this for two weeks-wake up late, eat breakfast, go fishing/kayaking, eat lunch, nap, go fishing/kayaking, eat dinner, go fishing/kayaking, eat a late night goodie snack, and go to sleep. Sometimes Dad would take me out with my kayak on the back of the Sylvia Jane and drop me off.  Then I would paddle back.  One day I portaged up into Quebec Lake, 

another I paddled back a creek and over a beaver Damn into Deer Lake, and last I paddled up Hsband creek.  After I did the special paddle, I would paddle the 4 or so miles back to camp.

  I would snack along the way and usually be dead tired.  Especially when I would have to paddle against the cross winds. I LOVED IT!  

My musical timeline

1978 Copacabana by Barry Manilow
I remember riding on the center hump between my Grandmother and Grandfather in their old yellow Datsun singing it at the top of my lungs. We were going to dig fish worms for Canada from under the leaves on a hillside along the road.

Delta dawn
Jack and diane
Live like you were dying
Highway to the danger zone
Pretty in Pink
Da Do Run Run
Like a virgin
closer i am to fine
mexican hat dance
open arms
shaes of gray
sslt snd epper
violent femmes
flowers are red

Im NOT going to QUILTCON!!!

Ok.  Just had to get that out of my system.

On a more positive note its a SEW/SNOW day!!!!!
My yummy snow day breakfast!

So Im going to do some recap posts to catch up on all the finishes and exciting happenings from the past couple of weeks.
So I participated in Doll Quilt Swap 13 aka DQS13.  
I have previously participated in DSQ10 where I made this lovely expressing my angst with my past quilting life meeting my new quilting life.

and received this lovely view on a lake

And then I participated in DQS11 and sent this beauty

and received this beauty.

So I had the lovely   at   . And made her this awesomeness.

I have to make myself one.  I still have a scrap that says Quilt or Die.

And I received this amazing quilt from  .  Perfect for me in color fabric and design!

Look for my next blog on my experiences this week with Melody Miller!!!

Keep dreaming...Colleen
Rainbow brick swap haul!