Samurai Armour Inspired Coat

Samurai Armour Inspired Coat

  This coat of metallic fabric found in the dollar bin prior to hallowe’en, was perfect for an ‘armour challenge’ – the ArtWear group’s project for 2007.  It has holograph circles that really make it shimmer! I designed the pattern from scratch based on photos in a Time Life book I had on my bookshelf.  I’ve worn it several times and it is responsible for me meeting Hanne,  my first Alberta based Fibre...

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Quilted Jacket

Quilted Jacket

This jacket is a favorite and I love wearing it!  The initial ‘fabric’ was created in a ‘stack and whack’ workshop at Quilt Canada in Ottawa previously and incorporates four batiks.  I created a jacket pattern (my design) and determined that I would use black fabric as a foil for the patterned fabrics.  Once the surface was pieced it was layered with a light batting and the jacket is lined with another batik.  Each...

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Memory Quilt for Dave and Lisa’s Wedding

Memory Quilt for Dave and Lisa’s Wedding

    Name Memory Quilt for Dave and Lisa’s Wedding Medium Quilt Art Description This memory quilt was created as a surprise for my son and his wife on their wedding day. It was hung by members of the wedding party so that it would be at the reception when they returned from their picture session and gave the guests, while they were waiting for the reception program to begin, a glimpse into the couple’s joint history.  Each...

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Mommy and Baby Gifts

Mommy and Baby Gifts

Back in the winter I undertook to make a couple of crib quilts – one for a niece’s baby and one for a new grandchild expected in July.  The baby quilts were finished earlier in the spring and one delivered in March when we were back in Ontario.  I was using a pattern ‘Twisted Triangles’ that I found on allpeoplequilt.com.  I just checked and I can’t find the instructions but the link shows the original pattern...

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Quilt Canada 2010 – Calgary

Quilt Canada 2010 – Calgary

I’m finally home after a delightful visit with friends from my Ottawa days. Vikki and Gayle thanks so much for enticing me into more than my planned activities!  Dinner Thursday night with Dena Crain, a textile artist from Nakuru Kenya, was such a treat.  And it was so much more fun to work the market mall with others while comparing notes.   The quilt and quilt art exhibitions was exhausting.  In addition to trying to assimilate...

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Time to Catch my Breath!

Time to Catch my Breath!

We arrived in Calgary last night to a warm welcome from the ‘grand-dogs’! This morning we are taking a lazy start as we are still on Ontario time and our planned trip downtown is best left until after the morning rush hour. I wonder what adventures today will hold. The last couple of weeks were a real scurry and culminated in a marathon photography session so I could record the T-shirt quilt before it was packed for delivery. Here...

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The Quilt is Ready for Delivery! And a Tutorial on Quilt Binding

The Quilt is Ready for Delivery!  And a Tutorial on Quilt Binding

The last two weeks are a blur! Work on the quilt progressed quickly once I worked out a system and side two only took a day and a bit! By trimming and aligning logos that were similar in width and then grouping them into piles so that the lengths came out to approximately the 55 inches less the number of borders required – I was able to create the strips to be joined together. I found that I did the sorting after adding inner borders to...

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Busy Week – One side of the Memory Quilt is Completed!

Busy Week – One side of the Memory Quilt is Completed!

  How I cherish my morning walks! A friend and I meet around 8 am for a walkabout (so far just on nice days) and does it ever make a difference in my day. I am not by nature a morning person and I often can barely put words together when we start out but by the time we return we have walked and talked for 45 minutes to an hour and it seems like no time at all. I’ve tried to motivate myself for a daily walk for years but for me having...

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