Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BOM 41 - Halloween

C41 Halloween

Yes I know that this isn't the month of Halloween but this block was made in October when I was visiting the US. don't you think the eyes remind you of those eyes you see in Halloween posters and cards plus in the background of all spooky cartoon?

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Friday, December 18, 2015

South Bay Quilters

Earlier this year I received the following email from Sue Glass, the quilt show chair for the 2015 and 2016 South Bay Quilters Guild of Torrance California.  

For our 2015 show, our challenge was 12 ½ inch red and white blocks, and one of those submitted used your block “Patrice’s Gift” from the Quiltmaker 100 blocks magazine.  

Since then we decided to use those challenge blocks to make our 2016 opportunity quilt, which is really lovely (red and white of course), but now realize we need to ask permission from the designers of the block patterns.  

I am writing today to belatedly ask your permission, and of course we will give credit to all of the designers on a sign that will accompany our quilt as it travels around the Southern California area and is displayed at our quilt show.  

Would you let me know?  I am attaching a photo of our finished quilt so you can see how the block was used.  

Thanks very much.

Didn't they do a lovely job with 30 very different blocks. Isn't it wonderful to see such talented people who can combine blocks like this and result in such a beautiful quilt.

Their next annual quilt show will be held on 13th - 14th February, 2016. Member quilts and garments are displayed in the show. Members make the opportunity quilt and sell tickets for it, and also donate auction quilts. They meet on tuesday nights. If you are interested in finding out more then check out their web page

Oh if you want to buy a ticket in this raffle you will find a link on their web page. There is also a voucher for $1 off the entry. Check it out if you live in the area or are passing through.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Collection 39 - Where Did That Name Come From?

Collection 39

Didn't we all love the bright pink and green Candy Canes that were everywhere when we went to the fairs as children. 
C39 Cotton Candy

Can't you just see this lime green Fluorescent Moss floating in the waterways?
C39 Fluorescent Moss

Chrysanthemums are the most common flower sold in local stores for Mother's Day. I love them but wonder, 'Do all mums like them?'
C39 Tutu in the Snow

You can all just visualise those little girls spinning in their pink tutus even though it is freezing outside. Don't they ever feel the cold. I suppose when I was little I didn't either.
C39 Mums for Mum

New Grid is identical to a block in Collection 29 but reversing the colours means they look nothing alike. It surprised me when I was writing up the patterns to discover that I had duplicated a block. Too late to change!
C39 New Grid

Must have made Monkey in the Middle around the time we visited the zoo.
C39 Reflections

The bright blue simply suggested Reflections and so the name.
C39 Monkey in the Middle