Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ribboned Moon

ART PROMPT - #10 – Use tulle

Ribboned Mood -- In my mind I call it "Tulle Time"

This quilt has been finished for a while but I just have not had time to blog about it.

I drew the design on the back, then covered the front with one piece of tulle at a time and stitched from the back and trimmed.

design drawn on back (pencil)

I then added trapunto (2 layers) it's a little more puffy than I wanted. Sorry, forgot to take photos of trapunto.

Here it is before trapunto and quilting
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Blocked (wet)

Blocked - wet

Dry and  trimmed

Dry - trimmed 
I like this orientation better, but it can be hung either way.

The back complete with hanging slat and label

Quilt measures 38" x 15".

My “plan” has changed again! I like to call it a “plan” rather than rules. I don't seem to follow rules very well.
See you next time,


NEXT ART PROMPT - #11 – Add string


One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)

It's OK to finish or use a previously started project (UFO) as a starting point.

Make something creative.

Use any Media.

Blog about the project.

Pick another prompt once the project is done.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Waterloo County Quilter's Guild Trunk Show

I'm back!

Lack of posting has been due to several different circumstances, some unexpected (like a bad case of sciatica).

Another reason was that I was away, for a bit, doing a Trunk Show as Guest Speaker for the Waterloo County Quilter's Guild at their May meeting.

I visited a friend along the way and then spent a few days with Charlene Stevens who now lives in Kitchener and is a member of the Waterloo guild but was, for several years,a member of my guild, the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild and a former student.

We had a great time visiting several quilt and fibre art shows and a few quilt shops.

Here's a few pictures from the Trunk Show:

Waterloo County Quilters Guild 

Show and Tell Quilts on railing

Charlene and friends

Their wonderful lending library - there are as many books on the other side of the room

I had the opportunity to meet Renske Helmuth, a member of the Waterloo guild, who organized the making of the wonderful quilt shown below.  Learn more about it on her blog here.
Renske Helmuth 
This African Theme quilt will be auctioned at the Mennonite Relief Sale. (sorry I can't remember the actual name of the quilt)

These were all small finished quilts made by guild members that Renske organized and designed into this beautiful quilt.  Two or three guild members sewed it together under her direction.

This quilt blew me away!!

There was enough small quilts left-over for another quilt.  Renske has the design in place and this to take place after a well-deserved rest.

Second quilt
Some of my trunk show:

Due North

Spring Time

Northern Ontario Fibre Artist Round Robin - Fantasy Garden

Star Struck

One Thing Leads to Another

Dyeing fabric by wicking

Hope you enjoyed the show.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CQA Best of Show

A phone call last night, from Marnie, who was attending the CQA National Juried Show in St Catherines made my day!

The Northern Ontario Fibre Artists (NOFA) are very excited and honoured to have won Best of Show in the Canadian Quilters Association National Juried Show.

Here is our entry “Seven Create”. It measures 10 feet by 55 inches.

Seven Create
The members of NOFA are Marie Black, Silvia Bos, Jane Hughes, Marnie Mascioli, Kit Ormsby, Karen Pilch and Terry Whyte.

I blogged about “Seven Create” here if you are interested about how this project started and progressed to completion.

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Quilting,