Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Friday, August 29, 2014

Oh my!

I am really on the late train this time! Here the summer is pretty well over with and I just connected again into blog-land! 
I met one of my followers while on vacation and she warned me she was going to seek the blog-land police to have them find me among the missing. 
This one is for you Pam! 

So what has been happening...  lots! 
The big event of the season of course was our quilt show here at the Saulnierville Church. It is a project of the Saulnierville Parish and our Guilde Acadienne de Clare puts it on. It was a great success. I was so happy to meet so many of you at the show who follow my blog and I really apologize for not keeping it updated with my goings on. I can't promise I will do better but I do hope to be more active on it.    

Here is  the panoramic view of the quilt show at our beautiful church  
 And we begin the parade with the quilt I made and donated to the Parish for the lottery 2014 . 
 "Pinwheels in my Garden" by Kansas Troubles 
and it was actually won by my sister-in-law Melina Boudreau. 
 This picture does not do the quilt justice. It was absolutely gorgeous, and the hand quitting exquisite by Joan Gidney ! 
 The array of colors in the church was breath taking 
 The Labyrinth made by my sister Simone Cooper and again the hand quilting left you speechless.
 This one made by Sally Goodwin and so stunning it deserved 
a place on the alter.

 The appliqué ♥♥♥

 and the hand quilting  ♥♥♥

 I tried to capture the hand quitting on this one, made by
 Louise Vincelli who still hand quilts her quilts even at a young age of 80++  
 Here is another of hers in full view on the alter. 
This next one you will remember I posted it 

 My Spring Bouquet and now the happy owner is daughter Liette. 
The first one was my mystery quilt and the center beauty
 is one by Darlene d"Eon, the third was so cute with the sheep. 
And this one  by Joan Gidney was my absolutely favorite... appliqué 
The hand quilting Wow! 
 More eye candy 
 and lots more to see 
 Even my two year old grand-son Miguel was enchanted by all the works of art. Here with his Tantie Elaine. 

As for my sewing projects the machines are going steadily and I have quite a few projects on the go. 

I just completed a quilt for my Grand-daughter Amy which is at the quilters now so I will post the pictures when it comes back. These are the pillow cases and the cushion which goes with it.
I am still working on 
   the "Family Tree" quilt by Laundry Basket Quilts and 
this project is probably the one associated with the most adventures.  
It is an all hand appliqué which I am making as I go. It all started because of Hurricane Arthur. We were without electricity for two days and even with the generator I was not comfortable sewing on my machines so I decided to take up a hand sewing project. The center was done during the hurricane and then I decided it would be  a perfect project to take along on my vacation. 
Appliqueing in the car ! Perfect!
 I have no idea what the finished project will be like but I continue to add on as I picture what it should look like. 

I just started the Bertie's Year, a wool project. 
Here is my first block 
  This is not quite finished I was missing the white Valdani thread to do the snowflakes for the month of January. It just arrived  from http://www.primitivegatherings.us/shop/ so I will be able to finish it. I think I am going to leave these in my UFO basket and start the new year making these on a monthly basis. There is one block for each month. 

 My "Words to Live By"  BOM is coming along 
again this is a wool project.

 Every summer when we close the guild we offer a challenge for the members. This year I gave them each a 5 x 5 inch charm piece and with it we had to use it in a 8 x 8 finished block.  
 My 5 x 5 was the navy petals on one of the big flowers and the small one. I made my flowers out of hexies.  Now this will definitely be another post