Challenges

Rita on July 6th, 2011

My H2H quilt is done. It just needs to be washed before it goes off to Judi at Green Fairy Quilts in Utah.  The quilting went really well; some of my best work.  The piecing went really well too.  I’m just pleased as punch with this one and rather than wanting to keep it, I’m [...]

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Rita on July 3rd, 2011

Here it is finally!! The Hands to Heart flimsy that will be quilted, washed and sent off on the first leg of its journey to an orphanage in Romania in honour of Mr.Samardak. I started with an inspiration, was sent fabrics, added my own, created a mockup and came up with this lovely purple flimsy.  [...]

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Rita on May 10th, 2011

As the title says, the H2H flying geese and floral blocks are all sewn, but not squared or trimmed to size.  ‘Lookin good’ as Eleanor Burns would say…

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Rita on May 7th, 2011

It’s only a light post today.  I’m ready to start sewing the H2H flimsy.  Can it be that this modest pile of fabrics can yield such a rich array of floral squares?  It doesn’t seem possible, just looking at it quickly, but I counted and it does work.  Half a dozen or so of the [...]

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Rita on May 5th, 2011

Is it a chicken and egg thing: design and fabric?  Inspiration usually comes to me via a quilt’s design and then I find fabrics to do that design.  I know one lady who is given fabrics and her inspiration starts there.  With the H2H challenge, fabric came and a design had to follow.  That’s hard [...]

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Rita on May 2nd, 2011

I just wanted to share that my H2H fabrics arrived today from Leslie at Les Quilts.  It’s such a nice group of fabrics and I don’t know if Leslie knew it but me and purple have had a thing goin’ on for a while now.  That means that I have a lot of fabrics that [...]

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Rita on April 27th, 2011

You may have wondered what’s become of me.  I’m still here.  Unfortunately, quilting is just a part of my life and the other parts have jumped up and grown bigger the last little while.  I design and manufacture ringette pants.  www.ringette.ca has all the information about ringette that you need.  Basically, it’s an ice rink [...]

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Rita on April 10th, 2011

A man who was unrelated to me actually, was an important part of my childhood and I think of him as a grandfather.  He was old when I first met him and he did not age at all as I grew up.  He died after I had left home and in all that time, he [...]

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