Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Crack open the bright colored fabric bundles...

This was the scene yesterday morning   

from my front door and dining room windows. Carol from http://brownquilts4me.blogspot.ca a fellow blogger had posted a lovely view from her foyer window on FB  of her Forsythia all in bloom and this is the view I shared with her.
I heard it was the worst storm yet this year for Nova Scotia... Everything was closed.  
I connected with my kids and grand-kids who are in Dominican Republic, it not only warmed my heart to see them all tanned but made me desire "brightness" . 
So I found the brightest of fabrics in my stash 

and sewed on these place-mats.

I will be using these on my table for my Easter Brunch. We most likely will still have snow on the ground but the table will be bright and the company as well.  

I started my new quilt from Laundry Basket Quilts 
The July block in the book is American but on the  website Edyta has the Canadian version. Thank you Edyta Sitar. 

This is a beauty 

I prepared my first block ( which is the last one in the book) the December one. Yes another appliqué quilt. I guess that is my passion. I will be machine appliquéing this one.

So the winter lingers but it was cozy and bright in my
sewing room  yesterday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cannot keep the quilters down...

This winter has been harsh but nothing has stopped the quilters from creating beautiful art works. 
The guild was fortunate we only had a few cancellations 
nothing like last year.. so we were able to create. The members who attend the Sewing Laboratories are enjoying learning the art of quilting in its many forms.

Here is one of those projects ...and my version 

Everyone did a beautiful job and I will post pictures of them later.

 I have completed my "Family Tree" quilt by Laundry Basket . 
Free Motion quilting is all done now I just have to embroider the history of our family. Birth dates, marriage dates etc... 

I had so hoped I would be able to take a picture of this quilt on the green grass but I don't think that is going to be the case for a while.    

 As mentioned in the earlier post Member Marnie is going to give us a workshop on the "Little Tree" . 

Because of the large number of members who are  going to attend I made mine ahead of time so I could help at the workshop  and have the piece on display to help the members in choosing their fabric. What a fun  little project that turns out into a fairly large wall hanging ! 

Lots of upcoming events on the Guild's calendar. 

First one being our 4th anniversary celebration with an
 Open House on April 11 from 10:00 to 3:00. There will be "Show and Tell", Quilt in the frame to hand quilt and various demonstrations on different quilting  projects as well as quilting articles for sale.  For lunch rappie pie, tea, coffee and anniversary cake.
 $10.00 per person includes lunch. 
 Admission $3.00 for those who just visit. 
Come see us. 

To come..a sneak mention ... 
Wool Appliqué
Trip to Avonport...
Diamond's are a Girls' Best Friend 

are listed on the calendar which I will post later so each one gets the attention they need and deserve... Sooo exciting! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Faith that spring is coming!

......yes I have faith that we will be blessed with four seasons in 2015. It has been a hard winter but it will make us appreciate the black flies and the extreme heat spring and summer can bring. 

I enjoyed the opportunity to recluse to my sewing room on the days with extreme cold and sew projects that were on my wish list. 

This design by Kim Deilh was the very first hand appliqué project I did.   
 I attended a workshop in Antigonish  with my sister Simone a few years ago given by Kim from Harbour Quilt Company ( closed now) . I always wanted to to do it again so I made it as a sample for those members who want to learn freezer paper appliqué in the Sewing Labs at the guild.  
I made another chenille project. 
 This time a cushion. It  will go perfectly 
 with the quilt I donated to the church. 

 I am now into bags!
I made this one for a friend who was going on a cruise. It is called the "Big Bag' perfect for when you leave the cruise ship to visit the ports 

The next one I have had the pattern for a while now and finally it was time to sew strips 

The next one is a spring inspiration 
or maybe I should refer to it as a "spring want-to-be"! 
design by: Nancy Green -Pink Sand Beach Designs 

It has lots of pockets  

....so that is what has been happening in my sewing room lately. 
Pure serenity!  

Next on my to-do-list is a paper piecing wall hanging.
I am still attracted to Christmas projects and it is no wonder with all the snow we have had. We never had any in December so before the real hot weather hits, I want to do a few Christmas projects.
This will be a workshop at the guild to be given by 
member Marnie Hewlett.
I ordered the patterns from: 
Cindi Edgerton

 Stay safe and keep faith we will be rid of  the snow, ice and cold soon!