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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2016

Thank you Amy  from http://www.amyscreativeside.com/bloggers-quilt-festival// for hosting again this year.

This year I am entering my Slice of Sunshine in the hand quilting category.  This quilt was inspired by an older lady whom I used to hand quilt for.  She was getting so she couldn't work at quilts much anymore, and called me one day to see if I would take some things she had. So, away I went to see what she was talking about...thinking 'someone can use it'.

She had some quilt magazines and lots of wonderful fabric!!! I noticed that she had the page turned down for this one and fabric to go with it.  So....what else could I do?  Here is my "Slice of Sunshine"....


This quilt is made with Kona black and Batiks...measure 801/2 inches square.
Close up of the hand quilting in gold thread.....doesn't look gold here, but I purposely used gold so it would stand out with that little sheen...lighting isn't doing any good here.





Monday, September 19, 2016

Rainy Monday

Now,  a rainy Monday would usually get me down...but we are getting some much needed rain today.
The view from my living room window an hour ago...actually raining harder than it looks too!
Now, the view in my living room....lol
This is the customer quilt I am hand quilting this week. Love this quilt...it is so soft and suits the girly hearts being quilted in the border.  Very busy with quilts right now....as the garden comes almost to an end.
Lots of tomatoes to stew, potatoes to dig in a couple of weeks...then wood to get in for winter!!!
You know what they say....a woman's work is never done....yes!!!!!  Best time for our annual community turkey supper...right?  Oct. 1st. We will serve about 600 at our community hall between 3 and 7pm.
Well, back to quilting.....




Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Nice Day with a Friend

Well, I started my day as usual.....breakfast and opening my shop. Then my friend Connie called and asked if I wanted to go to the quilt show in Quispamsis.  Ok........I did say no at first, busy busy busy!!
That didn't last long...a few minutes later I called her back...I'm going...lol. We had a great day looking at all of the quilts, having lunch and a very nice drive on a sunny day. We ran into a group of friends that we get together for sewing days with too...always nice.

Now back to reality....lol.  Well, I have finished hand quilting this Double Irish Chain for a friend.  
I have 4 or 5 quilts ahead of me right now, waiting for hand quilting and some need more piecing.
One is a memory quilt to be made from the bridal gown...it is next on the list. And the next one to be hand quilted is a disappearing nine patch. So first of next week will be busy again.  For now, I have to bind the Irish Chain.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Working Away

It has been such a nice summer this year...I hate to see it end, but it is getting there.  Today, I finished hand quilting this quilt for a friend...all Batiks
I made this wall hanging yesterday with another friend...
I couldn't resist making this one...just so cute!!!!
This one is going in the frames to be hand quilted on Monday...
We have our grandsons for the weekend, so no quilting.
Today, Connie and I got together to work on our snow geese quilt...no pics yet, but it is fun to get together with friends.
I now have 4 quilts waiting for hand quilting...one more possibility. And I have a few coming to machine quilt for Christmas.
Besides quilts...I am half way or better through my garden for this year.  Things are busy right now, but will end before we know it!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Hello folks...here we are again, as our summer flies by.  Linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/08/wip-wednesday-248-tn.html

This week, I am still hand quilting this one...
It is coming along nicely...I have started adding the borders to the Double Irish Chain.
It gets hand quilted next...I picked another one up from a lady today to hand quilt after this one...lol
A young couple expecting their first little boy picked this set up on Sunday from me. They commissioned me to make it.
And fitted crib sheet....
Connie and I are each working on a Snow Geese quilt...this is a peek st my blocks.
I may have to change the name to Fall Geese....lol

Today was the sign up day for our 100s club at my favorite quilt shop.  This is what we are making...we had 3 different choices of colours.


And.....I bought this fabric for another quilt I want to piece....I know!!! More fabric....
All in all....a great day!!!!!



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Hey everyone!!   It has been one gorgeous, but hot summer here so far. I have been loving working in my garden and sitting out in the back yard.  Before I forget....linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

This time around, I have a finish and and a beginning to show you...
This first one is ready to be bound now...just finished hand quilting it.
Her is one whe you can see the whole top...


Next one is what I just started hand quilting this afternoon....
I am also piecing this one...
Now...this is actually all put together except for the borders, but no pic for you today...sorry.
I have a couple of baby quilts on the go, and doing a lot of this...
Sorry, in the sunny window of the kitchen.  Well...power just went out her...not sur why. Best go and check it out...later.



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

It is still very humid here this week...can't stay in the garden long enough to do much.  But I did get one row of beets thinned out yesterday, they are delicious!!!!!  Now...since I can't work much outside...you know what that means!!!!!   Lol

So, so far this week I have machine quilted this one..still needs bound.
I like the texture from the quilting.  I have all the blocks made for the Irish Chain order...
Just a few of them here... And I am close to the center of this one that I am hand quilting.
A look at the quilting...
I have a crib size quilt pinned for the Tiara, binding a set of placemats...
Picking up another order on the weekend, and have a quilt top coming in a week or two to hand quilt.
That is it for WIPs this week.....now on to other things.  I am babysitting my grandson's puppies this week. 
Aren't they the cutest????  Lol
And here are my hibiscus, loving the humid weather!!!!

Love, love, love these!!!!!  What's everyone else up to?