Saturday, April 21, 2012

Boys Walk Funny

How Boys Walk
 Well we are gearing up for our annual quilt show for the "Mile '0' Quilt Guild" April 29th (1PM at the KPAC building Dawson Creek, BC).  This will be my first show and I'm darn excited.  This quilt will be my main contribution to the competition.  I have no expectations of winning but it would sure be some serious bragging rights.  I had to give my quilts proper names for the show so I have dubbed this one 'How Boys Walk' which makes me laugh because the pattern is called Drunkard's Path (insert evil chuckle).
I really like the quilting I did on this quilt because of the circle/square contrast.  It was also really fun to quilt.  I wish I had thought to try straight lines the first time, plus there was no back tracking (travel stitching), or silly 'do not cross go' rules.  I washed my fabric for the first time too on this quilt, and I know there is a big thing that it does or doesn't matter, but personally I think it does matter.  Even just working with the fabric felt better.  The fabric is from Wal-Mart since there is no fabric store within 100 kilometers.
Back of Quilt

Anyhow, taught my oldest kid to ride a bike this weekend... She will play with glass and cut up stuff, throw flaming sticks at her sister, generally hang upside down from anything, but she won't ride her bike through a puddle!  I swear if I ever figure out how to make proper Yorkshire Pudding next is figuring out what's up with this kid.

I'm making progress on a number of projects, most notably one I've be commissioned to make for a lady (yeah that's right for real money).  Another quilt is a charity quilt I'm quilting for a lady from our guild (I traded her my services for a old sewing machine).

Here is my first attempt at feathers and leaves.        
  Not too bad. 

I joined up with Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting Blog Party, it's been great having new people read my posts and to read others, lets keep this party going!


  1. I don't think you should be calling yourself a novice any longer! Your quilting is so well done! Your quilt looks awesome and much past novice status!!

  2. Yorkshire Pudding: 3 eggs (warm) 1tsp. salt 1cup milk (warm) 1cup flour 1tbsp. oil: Sam do not put eggs micro. take out nite before: Heat oven 400 - corningware dish 10/10 or good pan or muffin tin (12) - put drippings and or grease (Bacon) in pan (about 1/4 inch) put in oven till real hot. While heating mix all ingred. with mixer, quickly put in hot pan and into oven 12 to 15 min. then 325 oven total 20 min. As for the kid maybe she has inherity one of her moms traits. Your work is definitely beyond novice. G. & G.

  3. I have awarded you the Liebster Award. See my blog. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I started following you through Marcia;s Liknky party! Love your blog! How exciting to be in a quilt show! Let us know how it goes!

  5. Welcome to the NEW Quilter's Blog Linky Party! Thanks for sharing the link back too! I am finding new bloggers too!
    Enjoy your day!

  6. Hi Sam, I found your blog through Marcia's new blogger linky party. Your boy quilt looks really nice, I love the curved piecing and it really goes with the squares. Hope you'll do good in your first quilt show, I'll keep my fingers crossed! I really like your feather quilting, keep up the nice work!

  7. Hi Sam,
    I really like your colorful blog and want to pass the Liebster Award to you. The award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers and is intended to create awareness and recognition for deserving blogs. Its a super way for us to support each other. If you go back to my blog, you can read my post where you are featured. Good luck to you, I think you will move beyond novice in no time.


  8. I love the fabric choices you made for this Drunkard's Path quilt. It looks very modern and up-to-date. Good luck at your quilt show. Sounds like fun. I am a new follower. I look forward to seeing more of your work.