Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just Blocks.....

This week the only thing I can show are the blocks that I am making for a couple of quilt alongs.

The " 2011 Rainbown Scrap Challenge"  colour colour for this month is yellow.

Last month the colour was pink.

The other blocks I'm trying to catch up are the the Barbara Brackman blocks from her Civil War Quilts blog.
I have done 6 this week including the lastest one..

I also worked on a bigger quilt which I was hoping to have had it completed by now, but I seem to be adding more and more blocks .... My initial plan with this quilt (I'll show a picture as soon as the top is complete) was to be a small lap quilt but somehow it keeps on growing and gowing...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Civil War Quilt & new blocks and Chris Botti...

Another block for my Civil War Quilt..getting there gradually and keeping the goal of completing one block per month...

Another of my goals for the year is to complete 50 miniature Log Cabin blocks.. Just completed 10 more from my tiny scraps. I started the year with 2 large containers of scraps and I am down to one !!! 

There is a fantastic blog I have been following called Civil War Quilts  by Barbara Brackman. Each week she writes a true story about the people who lived at the time of the Civil War and publishes the pattern for a block relevant to the story. There is quite a following of quilters making these blocks. I have now joined them and they are up to block 24.  To make it more interesting another quilter and I are exchanging blocks each week as they get published.
I have began to catch up doing some of the previously published blocks...

                    Block 17                                                               Block 23

                      Block 15                                                       Block 18     

And now for my other passion... music...

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I attend a show with Chris Botti...We loved it and she had the opportunity of getting an authographed cd. 
Chris Botti is an American trumpeter and composer who gives performances all over the world with many acclaimed artists...


I particular enjoy this song "Cinema Paradiso"  when he gave a concert in Boston with Yo-Yo Ma in Oct 2009... Simply beautiful.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Quilt In - Waverley Patchworkers

I spend a few hours attending a Quilt-In today.  It  was nice to catch up with some girls I haven't seen for a long time and see such a variety of quilting styles .
Here are some photos to inspire you as much as it did me...