Archive for December, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY SNOW DAY


We are having yet another “snow day” – time to stay close to the woodstove, drink tea and quilt – no complaints here! It’s not even very cold and there is no wind, just steady light snow. Nothing out on the roads but the snowplows so it is very quiet here.
A couple of blogger friends have asked me to publish some tutorials about quiltmaking on my other blog
http://www.quiltingwithjanet.blogspot.com
so if you would like a tutorial, go on over there and leave a comment to that effect. To make it worth my while to pull some tutorials together I have asked to have at least 7 or 8 people interested.
Best wishes for a happy and peaceful new year to everyone!

MY BIG QUILT PROJECT FOR 2008

I finally finished appliquing the top of this original quilt I am working on. Ahead of me is a lot of hand embroidery to detail the flowers and leaves and then I will be ready to sandwich it with batting and backing, and proceed to hand quilt it.
This quilt will definitely be a one of a kind piece of folk art reflecting my coastal heritage in this corner of Atlantic Canada where the schooner Bluenose and msny others like her made a name for themselves and a living for those who sailed in them.
Although I will, I hope, make many more quilts, this one will be my best – without question, my best! I am considering various options for displaying, publicising and exposing this quilt so that many people can see it – thee are several options, including Province of Nova Scotia Art Purchase programme, purchase by a private collector, purchase for raffle, or as part of an entry to Early American Life’s programme that publicises craftspeople and artisans who work in traditional methods. Perhaps first of all I need to finish it and go from there!!
In the New Year I am planning to limit my commissioned work to weekdays, leaving weekends and holidays to my own projects – so perhaps I will get it finished.
Meanwhile, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and productive New Year! Best to everyone!

DOUBLESTENCIL AMERICAN HERITAGE FLORAL APPLIQUE QUILT KIT


Another wonderful find!! I’ve been really lucky lately. This one is a rare queen sized kit, 88×114 in excellent condition. In addition I also have the kit for the wallhanging shown above the bed in the picture. The small quilt is 40×40 so it can also be used as a crib quilt.
Again, I would love to make up one or both of these kits for you – the quilts will be entirely hand appliqued and hand quilted – guaranteed to become a family treasure.
In addition to this blog on my quilt studio website, I blog at http://www.quiltingwithjanet.blogspot.com and will be posting a picture there this evening of my most recent completed commission – an art quilt inspired by a painting of geese by Canadian First Nations artist Benjamin Chee Chee.

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