Sunday, October 15, 2017
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.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Hello folks!! Seems like ages since I last posted, just very busy...never stop! Well; let's see what I am up to, eh...besides weeding that garden and fighting bugs!!!!
This past weekend, I finished hand quilting this customer quilt...she pieced it, and I did the quilting.
This is a wedding gift for someone special...it is king size
I took this one off my Lily (Coronet) this morning...
This is one that my husband pieced this past winter...closer looks.
Body of the quilt....next is the borders...
And the back...at least part of it...lol
I put this custom order in the hand quilting frames a few minutes ago...
Might stitch on it this evening. And I am working on this one with a friend once a week...
This is a couple of the blocks....using a layer cake with lots of pretty colours..more later on. That mauve fabric in the background is for another order I will be starting very soon.
Well, I have to get out to the kitchen before I burn supper!!! Have a wonderful week.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hi folks...linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
Well, the sun is shining this morning...not sure for how long though. It has been a dreary spring!
On to my works in progress...I have tons of projects on the go, but will show you the ones I am at right now.
This is a lady's quilt I am hand quilting...
I am just about in the Center now. It is very pretty colours, and I will show you the whole quilt when finished. She marked it ahead of time, which helps. This next one is a custom order...I've just finished piecing the Center of the quilt. Next step is the borders.
Lighting isn't great, but this is a very fresh quilt. Besides these, I have 5or 6 waiting to be quilted one way or another. And, I found the fabric I needed for another order, so that's good! I spent yesterday afternoon sewing with my friend, June. She worked on a lovely set of placemats, no pic, sorry. I worked at the quilt on my design wall above.
Well, I guess I that's it for me this week. Today I will most likely be mowing after lunch..getting pampering this morning at the hairdressers...lol.
Have a great day!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Take a look over at Alison's blog....https://littlebunnyquilts.blogspot.ca/2017/06/curvalicious-june-island-batik-project.html
She is hosting a very nice giveaway, and showing her cute little quilt plans.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Finally.....this quilt that my husband pieced for me is quilted! I started it over a week ago on Lily, then got busy with lawns and gardening. But ,yesterday I stayed at it until I took it of the frame.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Not linking up this morning....just an update.
I can see the end of my 100 club quilt!!!! It has been in the frames for just over two weeks, and going very well.
This is the border where I started....and here it is now. No, I didn't just turn it around...lol a few days left on this one!!!
I have this one on Lily...not much to see because of lighting in this room. I have a 4 foot led light above the machine, which glares on the camera.
This is partial blocks...using rulers on this one for the ditch. And next is the border pattern...everything is freehand and ruler work.
I'm a bit slow with this one because I have outdoor chores now, and going through summer clothes.
Plus...I am binding a few quilts that needed finished.
Lots to do folks...just to get to all of it.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
Here we are again people....I've been busy, but doesn't seem like I have much new to show you.
I am moving ahead with this one being hand quilted...
Slow, I did absolutely nothing over the weekend, except run the roads!
I have this order almost pieced...two more borders to add. Now it is hanging over the ironing board; so you can't see all of it.
I'll be adding a white and then a darker green border yet.
I pin basted this one for the Coronet this morning...so one day soon I'll start quilting it.
It is still raining here too...seems to go on forever! I have lots more to work on, but, one at a time, eh!
I want to get some binding done this week, I have my mail slot quilt to bind, and a few small items. Need to get them in my shop.
That's it folks...for now anyway. Have a wonderful week.....Ohhh, I forgot!! Our sewing group is working on a project together. Five of us are each making a Giant Dahlia quilt...we have our centres finished as of yesterday. Here they are...