Random Round-up

Random Thought #1:

My river project is on the frame...I'm determined to meet my October goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Plus, it has to be ready to hang in our guild show on November 1st!

I'm stitching down the applique as part of the quilting.

Don't worry about the ripples by the head...things only look that way because the quilt is rolled onto the take-up bar.

Random Thought #2:

It's challenging to quilt someone else's art! We discussed the owner's vision and I tried to execute it faithfully, BUT I've been nervous the whole way through! EEK! 

I won't show the whole quilt until it's hung in our show, but here's the bottom corner...hoodoos done in stitch!

Hoodoos, done in stitch
What's a hoodoo, you ask? A land form in the Alberta badlands, in this case! 
Click here to see hoodoo images on Google

Random Thought #3:

Went to the High Prairie quilt show on Sunday (when I should have been quilting - ha!) and won a prize! Won't know what it is until I go back to pick it up. As you can see, there are a few possibilities!!!

Here are a couple of shots of the show. There were over a hundred quilts on display!

Random Thought #4:

On Saturday the Fairview ladies stitched up a storm making blocks for their Harmony quilts. So many fun fabric choices! The blocks will really pop once the 3-D edges are revealed.

Random Thought #5:

Some of the quilts that caught my eye in High Prairie...

McLennan 100 year anniversary quilt,
made by Gina Daly, Carole Michaud, and quilted by Marla Willier.

Kolby's Cubic Rhythm,
made by Karen Backs

Potting Shed Quilt,
made by Marla Willier

Live Loud,
made by Lynne Pardell

Apple Pie,
made by Corinne Savill

made by Karen Nielsen

Now that I've gathered my thoughts, it's time to get back to work!

Linking up with:
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
Linky Tuesday, at Freemotion by the River
Fabric Tuesday, at Quilt Story

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  1. interesting that the same ones did not catch our eyes! Aralee won too, maybe you can pick hers while you are at it?

  2. Thanks for pointing us to hoodoo since I had no idea :) I'm sure you'll manage your goal. You go girl!

  3. Good luck with your goal - I can't wait to see how it finishes out!

  4. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilt show - some very talented ladies made some beautiful quilts!

  5. Random Comment #1: Fun, fun, fun!


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