Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall and Christmas Quilting

Well, fall is here in full force and it's been pretty busy so far. I'm still making those Christmas things for my nieces and nephews, I'm about half finished them now. I decided to go a different route for the older ones, involving no less work but more appropriate for their ages. Hopefully they'll like it.

My guild had our quilt show the weekend of the 16th. I entered my Canucks quilt and my most recent Quilt of Valour, with some QoV brochures. I hadn't thought at the time that very many brochures were taken, but I have gotten some emails and phone calls since then from people who saw the quilt and did pick one up and want to get involved with Quilts of Valour - so I guess they did the trick!

I had quite a bit of interest in my Canucks quilt too, which of course tickled me to no end. I haven't hung that one back up in the house here yet ... have to get a good rod to hang it on. I didn't really have it hung properly before, since I knew I'd be taking it down to get more signatures and for the show, but now it's probably as signed as it's going to get so it's time to hang it up better.

I'm still hypothetically working on another quilt, of which I will say no more for now.

Also working on one for Jay for Christmas. The kid likes orange and if he could have his way, his whole room would be painted orange, so I'm making him an orange quilt. Well, mostly orange. It's got blue too, those two colours go very well together and his room is actually painted blue. I figure I'm over half done quilting it now. I probably won't post a picture until after Christmas, just in case he takes a look here. Unlikely, but possible, so I'll be careful anyhow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hypothetically, the logos are done!

For the past year or so, ever since I finished my Canucks quilt, I've been working on another hockey quilt. This one with all of the NHL team logos on it. It was supposed to be a secret, supposed to be for Christmas this year, but then he found out that I was making it, so we call it the "hypothetical quilt". He has seen me working on each logo as I go along, and I finally finished the last one today. I saved the hardest (Florida) for last and I'm really glad I did ... I learned a LOT as I went along. Although he's seen all the logos individually, this is the last he'll see of them until the hypothetical finished product is hypothetically done :)

Here are photos of all of them, placed next to the picture I used as a guide to make them all. Keep in mind that I had NO patterns for this. They're all made from the pictures, all made totally by hand. Also, some will need a little extra work, or tweaking, once they get applied to the actual hypothetical quilt.

Anaheim Ducks

Atlanta Thrashers

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

L.A. Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburg Penguins

San José Sharks

St. Louis Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Washington Capitals