Staying Connected #14

Quilting projects and lovely nature scenes …

From Maureen … Maureen made a quilt for a family member in the Maritimes, from a drawing she received and with a colour theme of oranges and corals.

“The cat was a “smoke.” which means white undercoat and black tips on each hair. So I used various blacks, painted here and there, thread painted the rather “flat” eyes and face.

“Could not, for the life of me with stabilizers, different threads, tension, etc. free motion quilt the flower. So I opted for straight stitch in lines. Will apparently be a pillow cover, so what you see is the front and back, 17 inches x 17 inches.”

From Connie …

From Lorna … On Pinterest I have found a couple of stash busting projects that really appealed to me.

The patterns are from a series called BQ by Debbie Bowles. I have looked at BQ 1-5 and have made two of them, with a third on its way on Wednesday when we do our group Sewing the Stash day. This is BQ 3 made with two different fabric themes …

… This is another quilt that I made, again the pattern came from Pinterest, and is called Movement in Squares.

I really felt as if I was putting together a jigsaw puzzle so I got that out of my system pretty quickly.

From Kathryn … made this name tag holder, with the mesh cell phone pocket on the back, during the SOS day Wednesday. It’s the free pattern from that we got from Christine (Fabric Expressions), at our collage workshop in February.

From Chris … I finished another lap quilt, mainly from scraps …

magnolia trees at Kirkstone Park in North Vancouver …

… and a dogwood.

From Donna … I am at the family cabin in the Cariboo working on a few Christmas gifts and enjoying this peaceful Covid-free time at the lake and in town. Yes, Covid free! This is my 7th Santa. Years ago I did a class with Jackee T at The Cloth Shop. Forgot the eyes in Vancouver.

Anne W made quilts for three CQA challenges – the TrendTex Challenge, the Member Guild Challenge – Gateway to Adventure, and the Try-A-Triad Challenge.

Challenge quilts could have been displayed at Quilt Canada 2020, which, as we know, was cancelled due to the pandemic.)

From Anne W … Here’s my TrendTex entry for Canada Quilts 2020. It is sitting somewhere in Canada with all the other entries, and CQA says that there will be a virtual show/sale soon in the future …

… This green and red one (below) I call “Africa.”

To do the Gateway to Adventure one (Member Guild Challenge), we had to use that specific green fabric, and then we had to add 3 additional fabrics. But only 3! Embellishments we’re allowed as long as they didn’t stick out further than 1/2″.

I really enjoyed coming up with this one as it brought back so many teenage memories of my growing up in Liberia. They were wonderful years! …

… and the Triad one (below) I call “TGIF.”

My Triad quilt was inspired by a design I remembered seeing in a small neighbourhood pizzeria in Spain last fall and it must have got stuck in my head.

Many thanks to Maureen, Connie, Lorna, Kathryn, Chris, Donna, and Anne
for sending items for this post.

More time to read these days? Here’s the cover of the latest Canadian Quilter magazine and what’s inside for you to enjoy. It is published four times a year and comes with a membership in the CQA.

With the right camera angle and a little imagination, this small planting at the corner of two North Vancouver streets could be an alpine meadow in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia.

Advice from a Wildflower

Show your true colours
Delight in simple pleasures
Celebrate your natural beauty
Open up!
Spread seeds of joy
It’s OK to be a late bloomer
Be wild and wonderful!