Saturday, April 28, 2018

Dust off the Homeplate

There has been so much going on this month. But isn't spring just like that? Winter is in the rear view mirror and people are out and about. There are wrap up events and others just starting...ball diamonds are dusting off the home plates. Though I am not participating in any ball games myself, I know  and hear that is the satisfying sound of a leather ball on hickory. Play ball...but in the meantime...

I have completed my Humboldt Strong quilt, LAQ by Kim Caskey. This Take-5 block is set on point with white/yellow sashings and star cornerstones. My wish for this quilt is that it will help to bring some comfort for lives lost and families that are forever changed by the tragedy near Nipiwan Saskatchewan on April 6, 2018.

Kim has beautifully quilted this with a Maple Leaf pattern. This quilt has been prayed over and been provided with blessings for whomever receives this quilt.

Between rounds of these Take-5 blocks and events involving grandchildren I have been using up the yellow strings. (27 to date)

I have had overnight chick guests with my youngest granddaughter.

I had volunteered to facilitate at my grandson's 4-H multi club judging day.

I have now celebrated my 67th birthday with a lovely round of family events.

To check out other yellow scrappy happiness, please check out SoScrappy.
love and hugs

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Yellow Week II

Scrap sewing this week has been all about yellows and golds. Such a favourite to brighten my day. I have completed my three Squared Away blocks for the RSC2018 quilt.

It has also been a week of great sorrow. Sixteen people, players, coaches and support staff, were killed in northeast Saskatchewan, when their Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus collided with a semi-trailer truck. It has brought out nation to our knees in solidarity and support. The call went out for comfort quilts, using the Take 5 pattern, and their team and gold. Following the #homboldtstrong tag, there has been ever iteration of that pattern submitted. Mine is not exception.
The completed quilt top will be graciously long arm quilted by Kim Caskey Custom Quilting. I will post pictures, perhaps when it is done next week.

On Friday I attended a very exciting class, Colour Class 1, taught by the brilliant colourist Wanda Cracknell. So many mind stretching exercises using our 3 in 1 Color Tool and Joen Wolfrom's Color Play.

This week I put the call out to my "Friends in White Satin" for scraps for a special project. My youngest daughter is getting married in August and has asked for a jeweled bridal bouquet. (there are 100s of images on the web if you want to check what others might look like) Because it has to built on a styrofoam ball, I want to cover it completely with white satin, yo-yos in particular. To this I will be adding costume jewelry: rhinestones and faux pearls to achieve a lustrous arrangement. I will post pictures as we move to completion.

To catch up with all of the other yellow scrappy happiness, please check out SoScrappy.

with love and hugs

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hello Yellow

Though it is snowing (again) outside, the new colour the SoScrappy has selected to celebrate and work with for the month of April is yellows and golds. The happy coincidence is that in the month of March I finished off the following three yellow and gold quilts.

"Poppyright" which was inspired by a commercial painting found in a local restaurant.

"You are my sunshine" (Cross Roads Quilt) which was inspired by a fun and dainty pink and yellow cotton fabric.

This Golden Lady is for our guild's charity project, the Good Samaritan's Seniors Home. The kit of fabrics was put together by our 2nd VP, Community Support. This is my vision of Lady, by Villa Rosa Designs.

I am playing catch up with the yellow greens and working away on the XPlus blocks and I am loving how graphic this big quilt is looking (110" x 110")

And did I tell you about meeting Tula Pink!!! One of her 3 Canadian stops was in Edmonton, lucky lucky me and the others attending this full house presentation. Shown here is our mutual friend and "natural born quilter" aka Brett.
For fast and ready yellow and gold users, you will find that fun over at SoScrappy.
love and hugs to all