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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

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Entries in aprons (3)

Tuesday
Oct062009

Retreat (entry 23)

Okay ladies, I spent the weekend at the Rustler's Lodge with a group of fabulous women. I created a few things that I absolutely love, had some amazing laughs - roll of the floor kin ;) and didn't sleep much - pretty much all of the compulsory items for retreat.

 

This was the cutest teddy bear made with a furry fabric, appliqued onto a little girls quilt made by Wilma 

The cheeriest coffee style of place mats made by Alison C - set of 6 arn't they adorable - love the colours.

Another masterpiece put up on the design wall to help for colour placement - Dianne P - she has such good eye for colour.

Not sure who this was made for but Cathy B did such a great layout - for a girl for sure!! Love the striped sashing and the corner stones.

My mom's log cabin with the chenille centers - so perfect!!

almost done, last colour added

completed design

Then I got into making these sew, so cute aprons from my mum's book

 

main body

close up for attaching the scallop in another colour

completed - love it!!

colour option 2

completed option 2

(it was a little dark in the room when I took this pic)

This is the finished option 3 - this one Mum and I thought that the scallop and waistband want's really the best colour - in the end we liked this one the BEST! 

Monday
Sep072009

Freebie 15, Block 11, Upcoming Challenges, Aprons (entry 17)

I absolutely loved this block - it is so cheery and fun!!

I was a bit worried by the amount of pieces we had to piece together but in the end, step by step, it worked out awesome.

Here's my pile of pieces after I cut them following instructions...

Here's my finished block - I love it!!

Valerie

 

Now that September is upon us...all of the Guilds have started back up again and I belong to 2: Lakeside Quilters (my home town Guild in Chestermere, AB) & Flying Needles which is out in Millarville, AB. 

Lakeside Quilters I'm working on some of their projects - mystery quilt (this is when you get cutting instructions, amounts/values of fabrics and block instructions but you don't know what the final quilt will be), Raffle Quilt project of some sort as we do this one every year.

Flying Needles Quilt Group I'm working on quite a few things - maybe over extended myself just a little ;)

Mystery Quilt - which I don't know what it is this year as in the past I have helped with them, Jan B has redesigned this one and will be sending the instructions to me to lead

This is a mystery that we did a few years back - I embellished with the bias vine around the outside border and leaves but you get the idea.

 

Pizza Box Challenge: this is when you come up with the first block or the "theme" of the quilt you want add .5m of fabric and pass it onto the next person. There is usually about 9 blocks completed at the end that are yours, then you come up with the finished quilt. Here's a pic of mine from several years ago.

9 blocks in total, the block I started with is the top left

This was my very first time with free motion quilting, here's the close up - I'm pretty proud of my first time;)

Here's the back I strip pieced it to use up the rest of the fabric. I also have this one for sale on Etsy if you are interested.

Apron Challenge: I made this one apron a while back and it's hanging in my kitchen but I'm going to go hog-wild with this new challenge - not sure yet what I'm going to do but I love how big aprons are now - don't you?

 

Here's the one that is hanging in my kitchen.

 

My mom loves to make aprons and I know she is making a whole bunch more when we go on our retreat Oct 2nd to Rustlers Lodge, Sundre, Alberta. but here's a bit of a preview of some of her other aprons..


Left to Right: SIL Colleen M, MIL Sandy M and me. Arn't these the cutest aprons!! Thanks Mum!!

More to come...Valerie

 

Saturday
Dec292007

Apron (entry 6)

I always get Christmas aprons as gifts and enjoy wearing something festive during the holidays but it only lasts for a few weeks so I thought I would make myself something fun that will last
throughout the year...