Friday, 10 March 2017

Purebred

Happy Friday everyone.  Even though winter seams to be hanging on longer than usual, make the most of your day and get a little sewing done!


The kit for this quilt was a gift from a lovely friend.  I finally put myself first and finished it!  It is called Purebred, by Erin Michael.  The quilt now resides on my couch to be used by me!!!!!!  I love it.



Lots of echo type quilting was used to define the horse.  The Fireside on the back really shows off the quilting, and makes the quilt extra cosy to nap under.

Well I'm off to shovel the driveway, then time for a bit of sewing.

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Friday, 24 February 2017

A Blast From The Past


This is my B.C. Sampler resurrected from the unfinished basket of tops.  The top was completed in 2002ish.  It's been so long even Katja who designed it, wasn't sure of the date.  I had quilted several of these quilts for friends so I had put mine away for a later date. Finally, it is done.


Not only done, but on a bed.  The spare room was painted blue so this quilt fit in perfectly.


This is my first Northcott block from Alberta.  A Special thanks to Hayley for picking this one up for me.  It is from My Sewing Room in Calgary.  What is more perfect from Cowtown than a Cowboy hat?  Love it!

Till next time, have a great day!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Compositions

The latest quilt off the frame is made from "Compositions" by Basic Grey.  I love everything about this line.  Great background fabrics or put them together to make a quilt similar to the one below.


This design is one of my favourites for showing off fabric.


The quilting is fairly simple with a fern type design in the stars and wavy lines in the background.


The fun never stops with patterns from Funky Friends Factory.  This is Hannah the Hedgehog.


She is out playing in the snow because we are all hoping this is the last chance to do this.  The kit for Hanna will be available at Katja's shortly.


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Friday, 10 February 2017

Hillside Houses

In an effort to finish a few of my quilt tops, I pulled this one out and threw some thread at it.


It is the Hillside Houses quilt from a quilt-along hosted by Pretty Little Quilts.  Click here if you would like more information.


This little house block is on it's way to Montreal.  The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is asking for donations of house blocks to make quilts for the Canadians who were victimized in the terror attack on the Mosque in Quebec.  For more information check out their blog here.  A good friend told me about the project so if you are reading this, pass it on to your friends.


This week's Northcott block is designed by Red Barn Quilt Shop in Campbell River.  Thanks Geri for picking it up for me.  It is the Kermode Bear which is a rare sub-species of the Black Bear, living in the Central and North Coast of B.C.


I was having a hard time distinguishing the fish from the bear, so I embroidered a jaw line for the bear.  What block should I do next?  So many choices.

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Oreo

Oreo the Orca is my latest stuffy made from a Funky Friends Factory pattern.


This was a test run before I make the sample for Katja's.  As always the patterns are easy to follow and I love the result.


This weeks quilting included this intricate appliqué. I almost hyperventilated every time I had to go near those tiny little circles with my size 18 needle.  The circles are about 1/4 inch across and so perfect.


This weeks Northcott block is from Cottage Quilting in Kelowna.  I found the pattern a little confusing so I just made up my own method of achieving the result pictured on the pattern.


My Gammill was having an issue with not speeding up immediately upon starting so I ask Doug to check the brushes on the motor.  To say they were a little worn is an understatement.  The one on top is the new brush.  Thanks to Kawatha Quilting System in Ontario for their quick service getting me my parts.  My machine is almost 17 years old and has been so reliable.


This is a proud Grandma picture.  Our youngest Granddaughter was in her first speed skating event.  At four years old she was so very serious.  She was not the fastest skater, but probably the fastest at getting up each time she fell.  Such a cute little girl.  Her older sister also competed and was a great help all day long.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Moda Be My Neighbour Part 2

 This is my second quilt from the Moda Be My Neighbour quilt along.


This quilt had a scrappier background than the first one I made shown here.  The first one was a Christmas gift, this one is mine.  I love them both and can hardly wait to have a nap under this one.


My latest Northcott block is from Pleasant Valley Quilting in Armstrong.  While Lucy was visiting we went on a road trip and this was our first stop.




Klia has a great little store with one of the nicest classrooms I have ever taught in.  There is a cheese store on the way into Armstrong that has the most delightful specialty cheeses.  Doug is always thrilled when I bring him a little home.  Two stops you must make if you are in Armstrong.



Hot off the machine today was Betty's Sunday Ride.  I've been playing with this idea for a border for some time, and today was the day to try it out.  I was pleased with the way it turned out.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

eh!

You heard me, "eh!"  Lol.  I'm loving the latest Northcott block from Heather's.


What is more Canadian than a Toque with "eh!" on it?


The entire staff at Heather's was involved in bringing this block together.  Way to go team!

No finishes of  my own this week, but I did get a couple of quilts finished for friends.


A black and white with red log cabin quilt for Geri.  Geri and her sister completed the top together as a wedding quilt.  I was delighted to quilt it for them.


This scrappy quilt was pieced by Evelyn.  Her piecing was so exact.  I'm a little envious.

That's it for this week, hope you all have a great day.

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