I'm surprised the Dear Jane was harder. When I look at Stars I see so many points!!!
I didn't mark the feathers - used the technique from "Hooked on Feathers". It's fairly easy the way she describes it, not a true feather but it looks fiine. I just practiced on a toy board my daugher has (the ones with the slider across the bottom to erase) while I was on the phone.
Thanks for your comments on my quilt. I've been reading Dear Jane - I knew you'd done it - and now it's competing on the To Do list with Stars for a New Day. Which one was harder? I wish I had more time to sew. My girlfriend retires in the fall and we're thinking of doing Dear Jane together. I've been reading the Dear Jane group on this site and getting some good tips. How did you choose your colors for yours? All at once or as you went? It's a beauty.
Hi Linda! I love your quilts so much! You have the same taste in quilt patterns that I do! I have the patterns for Stars for a New Day BOM but never got around to do it yet. I started downloading the new one for this year too, but here again I can't seem to find enough time. I also love the samplers by Lori Smith. The Second Saturday BOM I am doing is by Lori called Three Sisters....but basically it's the Josephine Sampler colorway. Anyway....I just wanted to let you know I am awe struck by your work! Great Job!
Wow! Love your quilts. Looks like you do a lot of samplers also. Love the pics with the background of snow. Really sets them off. I never thought of photographing them outdoors. I'll have to try that. Have a great week! Get lots of sewing done.
My husband is the same way about quilt shops - no fun at all! I do believe spring is here - my early crocuses are starting to bloom and my first primrose. I'm not sure why the shop is closing - I did find the owner to be unfriendly though. My girlfriends in Vernon didn't like to go to her store. She changed locations and maybe the rent was too high.
Glad to hear your getting lots of sewing done. I'm going to bind a quilt and then update some photos on my page.
If you venture to Vernon on your own let me know and we can shop hop together!
How are you? Hope your having fun quilting. I wanted to let you know about a closing quilt store. The Flying Needle in Vernon is closing. I don't know what the sales are, but thought I'd pass it on in case your planning a trip out this way. This is the second quilt shop to close in Vernon in the last year. I think there is just Fabricland left now.
Lucky you! You will love retreat. I go in the fall with the AO group. It's about 40 women and we sew, laugh, sew, talk, sew, eat, sew.... OK there's a bit of wine in there too! It's so much fun. Don't take a challenging project - too hard to concentrate.
I thought you must be close by. I used to live in Salmon Arm the scenery in your pictures looked familliar. I was camping in Revelstoke this summer, at Blanket Creek.
Thanks for your comments on my quilts. I'm going to run around with my camera this weekend and post a few more pics. I do my own quilting - the blue and yellow was about a year ago and I've improved since than. It's amazing how fast things change once you get the hang of it. I just quilt on my home machine.
If you get to Armstrong - Pleasant Valley is a great store. I go to Absolutely Obessed club in Kelowna. It's a monthly group where we can work on our own projects or the one provided every quarter. I really enjoy the ladies and it keeps me quilting through the summer. She runs a group in Salmon Arm, several in Armstrong and Vernon and one in Kelowna. It's with Lynn Knox.
I just joined our local guild this Sept.
I love your choices of colors and patterns. You must be very patient to make so many triangles!
OMG! I just looked at all of these and they are breathtaking.You do such a beautiful job. I am learning on my own so I cant imagine ever doing something this beautiful. I enjoyed seeing them. Thanks for sharing.
Wow it's been awhile, lets see what have I been doing. I got the backing pieced for the Memory Lane quilt top and it's loaded on the frame ready for me when I'm ready to quilt it. Been working on a new quilt called Civil War Tribute, I've got it completed to the 2nd border, which is cut and ready to attach. the last border is hst and I'm leaving them for the retreat I'mgoing on in April yes my very first retreat. I also just bought a little featherweight gosh they are cute she will be coming with me to the quilting retreat.
hello Linda, well it's hard to believe it's been since Oct. that I've checked in with you canadian quilting girls! And now Christmas day 09 is over.
Thank you again for posting your lovely quilt photos and I love the background being outdoors. Unfortunately I have not been quilting lately but I look forward to it again and I'm going to start your wise approach of not having more than 3 projects on the go at the same time. THEN I'm bound to get some finished!
I still have the same blue and white quilt on my frame and it's a twin size.
wish me luck!
Linda, your stars for a new day is beautiful. I can't believe you've done it so quickly. I haven't started the Dec. part yet. -I am in the midst of lots of Christmas gifts so have to finish those first - unless of course I give into the temptation to get the stars finished - lol. Great job!!
Haven't got any backing pieced for Memory Lane, been working on the Stars for a New Day just finished adding the set-in tris to the medallions next is 3 floater strips and add the flying geese, maybe tomorrow if Randy has to work, then I'll be caught up with Nov. instructions just in time for dec.