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Val's Quilting Blog

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.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in Silks (3)

Wednesday
Oct202010

Jeval Dupioni Silks (166)

Today I wanted to show a short video on Jeval Dupioni Silks and how great they are to work with in your quilting projects.
(To view video larger click the button that looks like 4 arrows under the YouTube logo)
What I wanted to add was the name of the magazine that I read the article in about silks but I've seemed to have misplaced it at the moment... Any questions about Jeval Dupioni Silk, please email me valerie@pastimesonline.ca. Until next time, stay happy and creative!
Friday
Jan292010

Update & Ideas (entry 69)

Update on me for all of you :)

Journey of a Quilter kits and patterns are bundled, and packaged, some have been sent - just waiting on another order of floss for the rest. There is still room if you would like to join us. Here's block one to entice those of you who have been wavering :)

Zach's quilt is layered and pin basted - I wil be quilting it next weekend at a retreat I'm attending, it's so close now, the pattern is almost finished just waiting on me to finish the top, take some photos - YAY!!

Kitten's Tale Block of the Month, almost finished the first block...here's a sneak peek:

combination of dupioni silks and cottons

the pinwheel blocks are soooo cute!

these are the rail fence blocks

onto the embroidery...what do you think?

Interested? Please email me and I will add you to the sign up sheet, first block to go out in a month or so.

Full kit option: silk pins, silk machine needles, yo-yo maker (which is adorable), silk floss from India, dupioni silks, cottons, full blog postings with step by step instructions and maybe videos, and more!! $25 + shipping

Pattern only option is also available for $15 + shipping

The Kitten's Tale is adorable with the combination of applique, embroidery, piecing and the cutest little yo-yos, come join the fun! 9 month block of the month, finished quilt size is approx 54 x 62.

I've been also working on an interview with The Whimsical Honeypot if you've shied away from signing up for newsletters in the past, this one is a MUST! It's adorable and so well-put together, the artistic style is so pretty, I love it!! If you read it let me know your thoughts too.

This Saturday will be spent 4x4ing with our Toyota club, in the mountains, it will be so enjoyable and refreshing, what are your plans for the weekend?

This is our FJ Cruiser, so much fun!

Last but not least, my little Tig, just hanging out with me while I sew :)

Until next time, have a happy and creative day,

Friday
Jan222010

Very Great Week (entry 65)

Hi Ladies, I'm please to report a VERY good week, even though I was crazy busy with the business and several 1am nights (well 2 to be exact) I still feel great.

Monday started with our cut-off on Journey of a Quilter. When we first started this Block of the Month I had 10 sign up - then I got another 13 - then I got another 2 - so that's 25 in total. We were hoping for 30 and would love for you 5 to come on over and join us!! I hope to mail out the first round of kits to everyone next week so the people that sign up now will be a couple weeks behind on your first kit only...there are some great prizes...

Tuesday is one of those days I will always remember. The Olympic Torch came through my little town of Chestermere, Alberta - just East of Calgary. I invited my sister Lisa and her two boys. We had so much fun! What a sense of community and being Canadian - I always love a good dose of both:)

I have maple leafs on my mitts but I wish I had a pair of the Olympic ones :)

here it is...lights, camera, action...awesome!

they released white doves, such a sign of peace & hope for the best days to come.

Me with my two nephews at Tim Hortons

my sister, Lisa with her two boys

After we had a bit of a hot drink, we just spent the day outside, the boys played and we visited - what a beautiful day, LOVED it!

I still had a pile of stuff to do on Tuesday, so when I got home I worked on this adorable bag I made to teach a class Wednesday night...Cathedral Windows tote bag, lined with silks and topped off with a fringe.

as you can see I'm not quite finished adding my little squares...but working on it!

don't you just love it? It's perfect to put your Journey of a Quilter block into and take with you :)

Wednesday, I taught part one of this class on and it was a success - thanks to Lakeside Girls. I brought the silks for people to pick a colour to line their bags - and they loved the silks - I was so happy!!

I also was a Guest Blogger on Quilting Gallery's website, and I got two more guest blogging requests - how fun will these be?

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This is the block that gave me so much frustration last week, thought I would share it with you. I'm still not happy with the final turnout...99 pieces.

3 paper pieced house blocks..."lights are on" come on in for a cup of hot Quilters Tea :)

I also worked on the Kitten's Tale Block of the Month AND I cut out the second block to Journey of a Quilter...how was your week, I would love to hear from you!

Until next time, have a happy, creative and Canadian spirited day!!