Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Block -Amy (USA) Posting for Pam

Hi All!
Pam asked me to post the following for her-

"Hi International Quilt Girlfriends!
We are on our way to Oregon and realized I didn't post yet as host. So what I would like is a 6 inch block of your choice! So pick your favorite block, ie. Ohio star, bear paw, log cabin, churn dash, maple leaf, etc. I would like it done in solids only. Colors of your choice, except no black, brown, or white. The block needs to measure 6 1/2 inches ( 6 inches finished) please also include on an index card why this is your favorite block . Thanks, Pam!"

 I had the opportunity to see Pam in July and talked with her about her idea for this quilt. I am excited about it!
Now off to choose my block.....
Amy (USA)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Just in time? Not really…!

So I somehow put this off ALL month and then when I actually sat down, it went super fast. Just like our summer…!!! Anyway, Jamie, I hope you like this. It is going to be a neat quilt with a lot of pop! I hope all of you have enjoyed your summer (except for Anthea- lucky you, you still have yours ahead of you!) Take care! Amy in Canada

Friday, August 29, 2014

Did I do July's block?

Hi ladies. I hope all is well for everyone. I have had a crazy summer. My oldest daughter got married last week. I will post pictures when we get them. I am now picking up the pieces of my life that have been neglected. Amy, did I do a July block for you? In my mind I think I did, but in reality, I have no idea! It has been that kind of summer!

Stephanie from Iowa, USA

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

July Block

I sent off this block a month ago as I knew it was needed quickly and then totally forgot to create the blog. Must be something to do with all the children being off school!!! I really like the colour scheme of this block - think the final quilt will look really pretty. Claire

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anthea's books for Jamie

While sewing this block up for you Jamie, I mused that it would have been fun selecting fabrics that felt connected to particular books.  I wonder what would have come out if I'd done that rather than the completely random method of pulling only from the scraps and trying to choose a wide variety of colours and patterns.  What seems to be on this section of shelf is a complete mish-mash of genres: Gerald Durrell's memoirs, a couple of old high school text books, some magic realism novels and possibly a cooking tome.  Have fun putting the bookshelf together Jamie.

I'll be absent for all of September and two weeks of October everyone - we will be touring New Zealand in a motorhome.  So I am hoping the hosts of the next two months won't want anything too quickly - let me know if you do Pam and Claire and I'll try to complete it this month.

Anthea x

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Proud Mom

I just have to share this quilt.....it was done by my 9 year old daughter Hannah for the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge with Michael Miller fabrics. We were allowed to use any solid fabric or any Michael Miller print fabric if we wanted. From design concept to binding, Hannah did everything on her own. She sat down with graph paper and colored pencils, sketched, then cut, pieced, ironed, quilted and bound the entire quilt! I am very proud! 
Amy (USA)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Amy's (USA) block for Amy (Canada)

Hi All!
I hope that everyone is doing well! We are enjoying a beautiful summer here in Iowa. I haven't spent as much time in my sewing room as I would like. To be completely honest with all going on with my nephew, I've been kind of in a sewing slump. This block was perfect because I was able to pull it together quickly and it was a lot of fun! I think this will make a beautiful quilt for your friend.
Amy (USA)