The Final Surtex Flyer

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Blog, Licensing, Surtex | 4 Comments

surtex 14 - tamara kate3

This is the last of my Surtex flyers. A little taste of something new I’ve been working on for a while now. Young, happy & colourful. Hope you like it!

Garden of Hope

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog, Quilts | 2 Comments

The big Quebec quilt show is coming up later this month and JN Harper has sponsored a challenge to benefit the local children’s hospital, Ste. Justine, where both my babies were born and have since received superb medical attention. With the restrictions of using all six provided fat quarters and a maximum perimeter of 120″, I decided to make a graphic wall hanging that speaks to the contest theme “Garden of Hope”. As I am trying to challenge myself with attempting a new technique with each of my recent quilting endeavours, I opted to try pieced lettering, a few curves and some random strip piecing & cutting (the random cutting of all those angles was both freeing & nerve-racking at the same time). The finished work is 18″ x 32.5″.

hope grows

I was going for a growing stalk or trunk. A friend suggested it looks like allotment garden plots, which I like equally well.

hope grows detail

I have only done some basic hand quilting on it thus far (don’t get me started on the frustrations of my sewing machine), which I will probably add to over the next couple of days.

It will be displayed at the upcoming show (CQQ Salon, May 29 – June 1) and sold to raise funds for the hospital foundation. If you’re around Montreal, swing by and have a look.

Another Surtex Flyer

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, Licensing, Surtex | 3 Comments

It’s getting closer. The days are being counted. My work will be there. I am trying to figure out if I will be there, myself.

surtex 14 - tamara kate4

Another promotional flyer I designed. Hope you like it!