Our guild is having their annual quilt show the end of May so at the moment I am trying my best to finish off a few items for display. This year we are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday so our plan is to have some displays to represent this monumental event . The first challenge set before us was to create a banner , it did have to be a certain width and length and have the Maple leaf and the fact it was 150 years. Here is what I created .
I really had no plan when I started but the first thing was to make the PP maple leaf , whew that was the worst part of this whole thing , so easy to mess up the pieces . I then decided flying geese would work well so made two sets of those to fit the width of the banner then my final decision was to add the silhouette of the Mountie , let's face it the RCMP is definitely a good representation of Canada and the fact our oldest son is a member nailed that decision for me . It was a little challenging to stitch around all that black . I don't know about you but I find sewing with black thread on black fabric a little hard to see where I have stitched.
A few of us also decided we would make a little table topper for the tea room at the quilt show . We all used the same pattern but all are different because so many different red fabrics were used . We will have a lovely red and white display for those enjoying tea .
My next finish was this little mug rug. I had this almost completed before Christmas so I guess I am extra early for next year .
This is part of a panel which has many similar cute images , I still have a few to use . I carefully stitched around the dancer by machine to quilt it .
This little skinny wall hanging was also started before Christmas and is now hanging in my entry , I was ready to take down the snowman 😉
Not sure you can read the lettering but it says "Enter with a Happy Heart " . Not sure why it took me so long to finish this off, all that I needed to do was add the binding .
Finally I will share my finish for today , hmm can't remember when I started this one but the pattern was part of a blog hop a couple of years ago and the sheep is done with wool . I had decided right away I would make a pillow with this and had the pieces all sewn together but didn't have it quilted . I started to quilt it a couple of weeks ago and just did around the sheep etc then the crazy idea of doing pebbles came into my head to fill in the background. I think my brain was full of pebbles when I decided to do that . I did it in shifts between sewing my sashing strips strips for my BOM. This is not a big pillow, only measure 14" but these little pebbles took me forever. They are far from perfect , I don't do a lot of FM quilting but felt a pillow was more doable for me so even though it took me so long I think it was worth the time and effort and only I know how imperfect those pebbles are, oops I just told you , oh well , you already know i am not perfect lol .
I just remembered I also have two tea towels that I decorated to share with you . I shared these as part of our program last night at the guild so I can now share them with you .
I like to decorate tea towels , a very quick and easy finish that just brightens my day .
Well I shall let you go now , I hope I didn't keep you too long . Thanks for taking the time to stop by I love your visits .