Monday, December 18, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Good morning everyone...it has turned cold here, went from raining to freezing just like that!
I have more progress happening...I finished adding borders to Big Ten, and love it. This qult is different...a lot of pattern going on, but classic blacks and whites!
Now, if I can just get at the quilting! I have tops piling up here. After the holidays, I need to quilt! I quilted this little one yesterday on Lily...got a last minute order.
And working on piecing my 100 club quilt...garden fence with some of these Fabrics...
Started a piece for Feb too....still can't show you though....lol
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I am putting in the days before Christmas by sewing...imagine!!! Lol. This is my second one with this fabric...loving them!
Here is the first...I did add a red plaid border to this one.
This is the second one in progress..
Love, love it!!! Next is outer borders. I finished machine quilting this friends quilt last week. I wasn't going to post til after Christmas, but the recipient will never be on here.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Good evening folks...a rainy day here today. Although it is only Wednesday, I have had full days. Monday was our group sewing day, which is always a good time. I bound my Birch Tree quilt.
I made it an early day because I wanted to get ready for our Christmas gathering at a friend's home.
Our community group gets together here every year for a potluck supper and gift swap. It was so much fun..lots of laughter!
Tuesday, I did Monday's housework...lol, and some wrapping of gifts. Then out to another Christmas gathering...I know!!! Lol. Food everywhere!!! This was our little sewing group having potluck and we did something different after our meal. We each brought 3 FQS to the party....we played a game called Left, Right and Centre, the winner of each game won 3 FQs..there were 9 of us, so we played a few games!!! We laughed til it hurt!!!
Today, I did a little hand quilting, and pin basted a friends quilt to load on Lily tomorrow. Pics after Christmas. I do have a quilt on my design wall...Big Ten is done in bold blacks and whites.
This is only about half of the quilt...large blocks that won't all fit on the wall. It is pieced much like Take Five quilt pattern. I have my months blocks for the 100 Club quilt to piece yet, and tons of quilt tops to be quilted....but after Christmas now.Well...i think that is about it for me. Have a wonderful week and safe weekend!
Monday, November 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Good morning folks....linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
It has been getting quite chilly here lately, but milder today with rain. Rain gives me headaches...but I'll survive!
Well, works in progress.....there are several, but I have a few pics for you.
Right now, I am hand quilting this hand embroidered piece...
It is a queen size quilt for her grand daughter. And you are looking at it sideways in the frames.
On the design wall is this little throw size quilt.
Have to add a little border yet. And I did finish Marla's Giant Dahlia...here in it is.
And a close up of the border...not easy to see it.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Good morning folks....sunny, but a little chilly here. It was -1C last night, but my sweet little Hibiscus doesn't realize it yet...lol
Still blooming...only one, but blooming!!!!
As for me...I am still keeping busy with quilts. Right now, I am hand quilting Marla's Giant Dahlia.
I am going to show you a peek at the earlier stage of this...then Marla will show it finished.
This is just as I put it in the frames....I am half way across the quilt now. It is a lovely quilt!!
Besides this, I am machine quilting a few baby quilts...no pics, had a craft sale over the past weekend, which was fun. I have several quilts waiting to be hand quilted for customers, and will add borders to my Haley Rose quilt top...pics to follow later on.
Now, back to my lemon bread in the oven...lol. Have a good one...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
I haven't posted lately....waiting for this finish. My Giant Dahlia is now ready to be bound.
I've made lots of these, but been a few years...enjoyed it again.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Good morning everyone, is a cloudy Sunday morning here...waiting for much needed rain. I wanted to let you see how my Giant Dahlia is progressing...so, here is a pic of it as of this weekend.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Good morning folks...on my way to the garden, so a quick post. I finished this one this morning for a lady...Christmas gift for her granddaughter. The second quilt is for her too.
Her other quilt...a throw
No more quilting til next week...our huge community turkey supper is this Saturday...so, I will be on the run after today. There are turkeys to cook, pies and rolls to make, veggies to peel. The whole community pitches in for this...even folks outside the community help out by serving meals, doing dishes, etc.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
It seems my posts are getting too far apart lately. I used to post constantly, but lately. I don't know why, but seems I am rarely here. I hope to change that...here is a quilt I finished piecing this past week. It is the Carpentar Star....fabric came from Spruce it up Quilt shop in my province. I don't get there near as often as I would like. This color pallet is not the norm for me, but it is growing on me...lol
I hope to make another soon...very quick pattern. I am also enjoying the end of my garden lately. I have mixed feelings about that...nice to see the end of the work, but will miss the fresh veggies!!! I have been digging potatoes for a few days...still more to dig. And picking ripe tomatoes from the vines too.
They are such a treat! Our Annual community turkey supper is next weekend...ohhhhhhhh, the fun and the work!!!! Have a wonderful weekend all...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Well, I got together with six lady friends today for a sewing day!!!! Two others stopped by at lunch to visit and see what was going on. We always have a wonderful time...catch up on summer news, and have a little show and tell.
I took these for show and tell...
And this was my project to finish up today...I had made the blocks back in May...finished the top today.
It is called "Slice-a-Block" by Rob Appell from Missouri Star Co book. You can see a bit of the border at the top of the pic...black border. This measures roughly 70x80 inches.
The coloured blocks are a swirled marble like I used in my snow geese...here.
Good day all around!!!! Have a nice week everyone!!!!!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Hello everyone....has been a dull day here today, and a touch cooler. I guess Fall is in the air!!
Well, besides gardening, I have been busy quilting and sewing. This one is being hand quilted, but turned it for the last time, soon be finished.
I got the binding on this one...
And...this is on my design wall...
Birch Trees. I have done this one before, and just had an urge for another! And on Friday, I pick up the first set of blocks of our 100 club quilt....done as a group thing on a monthly basis with our quilt shop.
This is last year's quilt....
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Yesterday I took this 4patch off of Lily(Coronet)...ready to be bound. I really like this scrappy quilt, which is a custom order. I had a nice time quilting the flowers and paisley feathers on it...freehand can be lots of fun!!
Close up....very hard to see the quilting on this one.
On to my hand quilting.... I have this one in the frames...love it!! I am hand quilting it for a lady who does fantastic embroidery!
Will show you more...only half quilted yet.
I am also piecing one in my sewing room....more info next time. Have a wonderful day.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Hi folks...another gorgeous day here in the Maritimes, but we need rain badly. My garden is dust!!!!... Not the veggies now, the ground....clear powder. Anyway, I managed to make mustard pickles today...no worries on loosing my cucumbers now!!!
I can't get enough of these. And I've finished hand quilting this custom order...LaMoynne Star.
And this Wallflower is complete out to the borders...
A friend is making one too...we are sewing together. Next is June's quilt...
Isn't it just gorgeous????? One is nice and bright...the other is nice and soft. Love this pattern from Missouri Star Co.
This four patch is going on a Lily very soon to be machine quilted.
Well...off to get supper, have a wonderful week.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The last full week of July....hard to believe!!!! It seems like I just planted the garden, and we are eating from it already...crazy. I am linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
I am staying busy with quilts...even though there is lots to do outside these days. Right now, I have this one in being hand quilted.
This is the LaMoyne Star...a custom order. I am right in the middle of the quilt now. I just put this little baby quilt on the Coronet, but haven't taken a stitch yet.
It is a John Deere!!!!! I couldn't stand back far enough for a full picture, but you get the idea....right?
I have this order all pieced and waiting to be hand quilted.
This is called Floral Arber, and is done in soft colours for a little girl. I have one more to piece for this lady. I am also working on a little applique too....a quilt by Missouri Star called Wallflower.
There are 42 blocks here....I think I have about 8 finished....lol. I think it will be very pretty!!!
Well...back to quilting for a bit before bedtime. Have a wonderful week, folks!!
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time for a post...they seem so far apart lately. I am struggling with a summer cold this week, and it's my husbands fault....lol. He brought it home!!!!! But I have to say, he felt worse than I do with it.
I finished hand quilting this custom order, Dresden Plate or Sunflower...has been called both.