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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Woohoo!!!     We are getting close to the big day.....lol. I finished wrapping gifts today, a very nice feeling and the tree is decorated!!

This week, I have this finished quilt to share with you...
All hand quilted and bound.  I spent the past few days piecing this one.
Sorry, you can't see the last row there...shadows.  This is just a small quilt kit from Connecting 
Threads.  It was really neat to work on too.

Yesterday I met with the sewing girls for our Christmas gift exchange and a little sewing.  We always have a good time sharing and helping each other with projects. Hoping you all have a productive week.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Getting Ready for the Big Day!!!!

It is a quiet Sunday evening here, sitting beside Merrill...both on computers..lol.  who would have thought...lol.  A week and a half til Christmas and all is good!  The tree is up...not decorated yet, but within the next few days I will do just that.  Merrill is working out of town, this will occupy my time. Still have a few gifts to wrap too.  

I finished hand quilting the Stash Star quilt and have it bound...
I really love this colorful quilt.  Here is a closer look...

I have started another small quilt...piecing will keep my hands busy over the holidays.
tomorrow is sewing day with the girls, which is always interesting!! 
Have a great week everyone...


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I We're on the countdown folks!!!   I am more anxious for Christmas this year than usual. I spent today shopping with my daughter in law, very nice day!!!

As for works in progress.....I am half way through this one.
Here it is now....
I am puttering with this quilt...so I have something to work at til Christmas.
I have also been putting together a few fleece throws this week.

One...
Two...
That's enough...lol

I had a friend in yesterday, and machine quilted a few table runners for her for Christmas gifts.
That is about it for me this time round....linking up to Monika over at





Friday, November 28, 2014

Things To Do

I had a very nice day today...our power went out yesterday about noon, because of the snow storm.
it was still out this morning, so.....I went Christmas shopping!!!!   I had a wonderful day!!!  It was back to normal when I got home.

Now...this is what I am doing since I am caught up with my quilting. Even though I am still hand quilting!!

Fleece throws...
and another.....
These are so quick to make...and so cozy.  Trying to use up fleece I have on hand.
have a good weekend everyone!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday

NThe weeks are rolling by too quickly. I completely finished my huge project on Tiara, and will show you as soon as I can.  I am so very anxious!!!!!
Today I did finish my new tree skirt...I have an older one in traditional colors of red and green to go with my older decorations. This one will go with my newer ornaments which I usually switch out every couple of years.

It doesn't look anywhere near as nice here as it really does...It is so sparkley with this metalic fabric.
Now my quilting on the white star points don't show here either..lol.  I love them!!!!!
Here, on the back you can see the stitching...

I used a Coates silver metalic thread on top and white Glide Delight in the bobbing...pre wound.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Projects

This is what I worked on yesterday....book holders for little ones.  
Here they are closed like a book......
Here they are open....

Here is how they will hang from the bed to hold books....

sorry...poor lighting.
these are pockets on the bottom half....A friend saw a picture, and I thought they were so cute!





Monday, November 17, 2014

Blogathon Canada...And a Little about Me

Blogathong Canada

Not too long ago, I had a fellow blogger ask if I had a blog post about how I go about my hand quilting process. It took me by surprise because I had never thought about it...it is something I guess, that I take for granted.

It was Stacey who asked me about it, and I agreed to do just that, one of these days. So, I thought...why not now during Blogathon Canada????

This afternoon I decided to put one of my own quilts in to hand quilt so....here is my process. 
In this first pic I am showing you a homemade version of quilting frames.

They are rough looking,  but work like a charm! 

That groove you see here on the left is where my quilting bars rest. I have 4 sets of bars ...from crib to king size. All I need to do is move the 2 ends farther apart to fit the larger ones in.

This is how I stitch the back of my quilt in to the frames...wrong side facing up...ok?
Now the other side stitched in, and next I roll the backing around one of these bars. I work at about 3 feet of the quilt at a time.
Here it is...the side I start quilting at with the ends all tied in.
The side that is rolled....see the little lever thingy there on the right corner of the picture??  That fits against the wooden cog to keep the quilt tight. It's on the far left in the above picture too.
See...all nice and tight....
Now I stretch the quilt batt over that tight area, and the excess falls down behind the quilt.
Here you see the quilt top....stretched out the same as the batt.  It falls down over the back area with the quilt batt.  as I progress with the quilting I will roll in one side and roll out the other.
Next step is to pin baste the quilt top to the other 2 layers.

Now...this is the pattern that I am quilting on this quilt...
This is my favorite type of thimble and hand quilting needles.
As I finish this row across the quilt as far as I can reach, then I will roll this side under the quilt bar..and roll the opposite side out. Continuing in this manner through the whole quilt.

I will post more pics as it moves along. I hope you weren't too bored with my explanation.lol.
Make sure you visit our fellow Canadian bloggers this week...there will also be giveaways.