Monday, September 7, 2015

Summer Fun of Quilts, Published and Tutorials!

Does the summer really translate to 'I am too busy quilting and enjoying family life to post?' Maybe this summer it did for me.

I have had some fun though.   It is such a thrill to see my quilts in print.  Here is my 'Falling Leaves' in Quilter's World magazine.  I designed it on EQ7 and used Riley Blake Fabrics and WonderFil thread to create it.

Then I got a little hooked on doing videos... but still have lots to learn, like turn the phone the other way!  The best part is my 2 sons, 10 and 11 years old were my camera men!

How to Make Hexies (hexagons) from Circles is a fantastic way to make hexagons if you are like me and don't like all the folding, gluing, pulling cardboard out type of gal!

How to Make a Travel Needle Case Holder is a super fast tutorial  from scraps.

In June I had put in my year as being President of Canada's national quilt association, and past and present board members gave me all these incredible blocks!

I just loved them so much, but as I am supposed to bring it back to the next Quilt Canada national conference all finished.. I had to put my spin on it!
What do you think?

I had this on my design wall thinking I would stitch it up as is, but the more I looked at it the more I didn't like the uniform of 1, 2,3, 4 I had created.   

I rearranged it all in a random pattern and stitched it back together. 

As you may know my hexies are just showing up in the most unusual places, here they are growing in my apple orchard!

Lastly, signing off with a view from my island.


Westend Quilter said...

Congratulations on the published quilt - I'm looking forward to seeing some quilting videos as you master that skill!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

Great videos...amazing way to do hexies! Congrats on your published quilt. AND looking forward to more videos from you!

Elaine said...

Congrats on the publication. Always exciting to see our name "in lights!"

Steve said...

Congrats on your finished quilt :) I am amazed how it seems that most are already working on their Fall and Christmas season works while I am still finishing a summer project (started last winter!) Aaargh!

Unknown said...

How awesome is it to be published? In my dreams, but you do give inspiration. I wish I could get into my projects during the summer. It is too hot to concentrate. I will have to wait until it cools off a little. The one thing I did was continue to buy fabric, so I better get started soon.

Rolanda said...

I'll have to find that book. It looks like there are a few interesting patterns. And I love the spin you put on your gift blocks. So you.... :)