Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hi everyone i'm from northern ontario canada. the winters are very long, our summers are great and full of bugs. id love to make a mosquito wall hanging, maybe just one large one for the camp. anybody have ideas? ive been making quilts since i was 10 years and still have lots to learn. very limited on fabric up here, mail order may be my next bet. anyways hope to hear from all of you .
I lived in Muskoka until recently, and I know what you mean. Between black flies & mosquitoes days, we always really come appreciate the less buggy breezier days. One of the tourists had a tee shirt. On it was a giant mosquito and the red cross logo. It said " I gave blood in Muskoka" you could change/applique it to" Iroquos Falls" for your wall quilt.Riana.
Hi Riana, thats a great idea! i work for red cross so it could be a combo thing!!!
Welcome to My Quilt Place. I'm not so isolated but I am a fellow Canadian, from Alberta.
Welcome Laurie from Chase,B.C., you could search the web for free mosquito applique pattern..could be fun to see what turns up.
hi eveyln, i'm going to do just that. Chase, nice area, been through there a few times on my way to see kids. ones in kelowna and ones in 100 mile house. where do you go for fabric?
I like to shop at Katja's Quilt Shoppe It is a wonderful shop....www.katjasquiltshoppe.ca..it is on the Trans Can Hwy in Valleyview..well worth checking out and Di-Versity Quilting small country store in Pritchard but just a delightful place. I am so lucky to have two quality shops to depend on. I'm afraid I steer clear of discount fabrics and bulk buying I wait for my shops to have sales. I truly believe that if we don"t support our local shops they won't be there..
Those places are in BC? Just curious with such a cross country and international membership Valleyview could be just about anywhere of course Valleyview, AB is not on the Trans Canada. ;>
Welcome, I live in Juneau, Alaska and I think a quilt wit a mosquito on it would be great. Heaven knows we have more than our share here in Juneau. If you want to do a wall hanging look at which wall you would want to hang it on to see if you want it to go vertically or horizontally. Maybe 3 panels with the same appliqued mosquito pattern on it would be cute, you could get a picture to make a pattern out of from the web.
I would love to see some of your work.
yep, im goingto check that out, i'm also lookinbg for ideas for a quilt for my son and his gal. they get married in sept next year and i believe their bedroom is blacks, maybe greys also. any ideas?
If I was using blacks and greys for a quilt, I think the Bento Box pattern would work well: http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-TB-BENTO
Or for something really scrappy, the Yellow Brick Road pattern works well too: http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/browse_item_details....
Twisted Nine Patch would be another idea....easy and effective.
I just had to get into the black and white frenzie thats going on, but I needed a kick if color. So take a look at my quilt, it was very easy and fast and fun from start to finish, good luck.