Saturday, February 25, 2012

Elaine Quehl: Newfoundland Trip

A few posts ago, I reported on the workshop given by Elaine Quehl called In Full Bloom. Well, Elaine wrote about her visit to Newfoundland on her blog. She has lots of photos as well as a few links. It's well worth a look! Thanks for the link back to my blog spot, Elaine.

Monday, February 20, 2012


My friend just sent me this link to a color matching game called Color Method on the Smashing Color blog. I don't usually post about games but I think this is an interesting one as it will help in the understanding of color properties and harmonies.
Here are some links related to color:
Colour Lovers
Hue for the love of color
Colour Studio
Color Budz
Color in Everyday Life
Sensational Color
Choosing Color and Color Value for your quilts
Also check a previous post here for more stuff on colour.

Friday, February 17, 2012

In Full Bloom!

Recently, I took the In Full Bloom workshop, with Elaine Quehl. Elaine is a quilt artist, teacher and dyer from Ottawa, Canada. This one-day workshop was very relaxing and enjoyable where everyone worked at their own pace. If you ever get a chance to do one of Elaine's workshops, you won't be disappointed. She does have a trunk show where you get to see many of the quilts shown on her web site. They are spectacular in real life! Check out her blog here.

I have no idea when I'll be able to get back to my piece. Having a baby visit for two weeks does not allow time for anything else.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Eastern Edge Quilt Guild Show & Tell

There was quite a variety of items for the February Show & Tell at the Eastern Edge Quilt Guild. This guild meets the first Tuesday of the month. There were quilts, Japanese Sashiko bags (from a workshop given by one of the quilters), my Sashiko tabletopper, a flock of birds, a set of cushions and a wall hanging. The wall hanging was quite lovely. It was the result of an on-line course, Darned Quilts by Dena Crain, a teacher from Quilt University. Enjoy!
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Monday, February 6, 2012

A Gem of a Find!

Bugs and Fishes by Laura "Lupin" Howard, UK, came to my attention today. One of the embroiderers (thanks Jewel) tagged it as a place to visit for a free cross stitch heart brooch. However, Laura's site has lots of other interesting handmade felty things too. Yes, she works mainly in felt.  Laura shares lots of free projects and writes tutorials for various craft publications. I own a copy of Fa la la la Felt in which she has original designs for a Gingerbread House; Star Bright; Cherry & Bright, a christmas stocking and Layer Play, a rainbow of circles ornament. Her own published book is Super-Cute Felt.
Why not drop by her site for a visit. You won't be disappointed!
Enjoy! Red Outline Heart           

Friday, February 3, 2012

Canadian Artists - textile & fibre

Today I'm highlighting some Canadian Artists. Please drop by their sites. You won't be disappointed.

Quilted Textiles of Andree Fredette
Andrea Graham, Feltmaker - Fibre Artist   Blog
Fibre Artworks of Deborah Milton
Patti Morris Fabric Art Designs
Karen Neary, Nova Scotian Quilter
Lesley Turner, Stitch Artist
Nancy Yule, Fibre Artist
Lesley-Anne Green, Fibre Artist
Quilt Matters, Ottawa, Canada
Pippa Moore, quilter, teacher, designer and writer from Vancouver Island

Grab a cup of something while you look around!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 14th.

Valentine's Day, according to the flower shops, is their best day of the year for sales! However, Saint Valentine's Day (shortened to Valentine's Day) is a holiday observed on February 14 honouring one or more early Christian martyrs. It is traditionally a day in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting gifts of flowers and / or chocolates and sending cards. Quilters and stitchers often like to mark the month of February by having special heart shaped 'stuff' around either as a hanging, coasters, table topper or small quilt. Me, I'm not into making things for every holiday that comes along. I'd rather just have something to designate the four seasons and Christmas. However, I did find some Valentine projects for you to consider. Most of them are freebies. Enjoy!

Heart Garden Quilt and Hearts Galore from Moda
Heart Wallhanging from Janome
Valentine Snow Purse (not free but cute idea) from e Quilt Patterns
Valentine Fabric Heart Treat Bag or Purse
Heart Applique Hand Towels
Free Heart Themed Patterns
Valentine Tea Card

For granddaughter Gale
Lots of stuff on my previous posts for Valentine's Day here and here.