Saturday, July 24, 2010

Catch a Christmas Star (Anne Sutton), part 2

Here is a picture of my quilt, for some reason, it won't load portrait vs landscape layout!

I'd add a few of the close ups so you could see the hand applique and the quilting, but I don't know if this blogger will let me.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.

Hope you like it and have a great day!

Take care, Leslie

Catch a Christmas Star (Anne Sutton)


Linda's quilt and her cute cat!

My friend Linda and I just got our quilts back from our local Quilt Show. Members quilts are displayed for a month at our local museum as part of their list of changing displays. This year was a special year as it was the quild's 25th anniversary! There was a weekend show at a local hotel with vendors and classes with Pam Holland. I was away with my dragon boat team at the Peterborough International Dragonboat Festival, so I missed out on the festivites at home.

The guild has judged and non-judged quilts. This year, Linda and I entered our quilts, non-judged. Her's is above beside Anne's! ( I've tried to attach the picture of my quilt 5 times, I'll add it as a separate post...uggggg..)
I bought the pattern and we challenged ourselves and split up the blocks into a block of the month, with the goal to have the top finished for our guild's Christmas meeting and the quilting done to enter into the Quilt show. Her challenge, as a new quilter, was to pick her colour choices. She choose to have it resemble the original pattern,
We had a lot of fun and it gave us a chance to meet once a month to show how we had done our block.

I see a few people have done something similar, and of course those "a-longs" are the same too, I guess.
Enjoy your weekend, take care, Leslie

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Blogger!

Ok, Blog Land, here I come!
After lurking (sorry) for about a year, I've decided to join the wonderful group of people known as bloggers, that is if you will have me...
Some of the blogs I follow are on the right, probably more to be added in the future.
I'm trying to follow the principles of living simply, enjoy the blessings that come my way and enjoy every day that comes my way.
I'm working on stash (major stash) reduction, sharing with others and not too many UFOs at once. Oh yes, working on finishing up those UFOs, as Pat Sloan would say.
Wish me luck, thanks for being great teachers and encouragers, leave me a comment if you'd like.
Have a great day and enjoy every moment...