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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Friday, 13 January 2017

Canada's Sesquicentennial Celebration by Northcott

On July 1, 2017 we will be Canada's 150th birthday!  Wooohoooo!  One of the ways for quilters to celebrate is to participate in Northcott's Trans-Canada Block Party.  Each participating quilt shop will have a block design you can collect either as a kit or a free pattern.  You must have someone appear in person at the store to collect.  Click here for the map of participating stores.

My first stoop for the block party was at Katja's right here in Kamloops.


Katja had shown me the design late last year.  As soon as she opened in the New Year, I was at her door to get mine.  I did hand button hole stitch around the leaf, as I'm trying to improve my embroidery skills.

I would like to make a quilt from several blocks, including one from each participating province. If you live in Ontario, Quebec or the Maritimes, and would like to trade for one of my local shop's patterns or kits, please send me a message.  I'll be begging friends who live in various parts of B.C. and Alberta to pick up kits for me as well.

I hope you will be joining in the Block Party.  My goal is to have a quilt top done by July 1 to celebrate Canada day.  We'll see how that goes.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Cradle to Cradle

This week's quilt is a quick finish by myself and Monette.  Monette made the top and I quilted it.


Is this not the most adorable quilt?



Monette trusts me to make it up as I go so this was the result on this one.


The pattern is "Rock and Roll" from the book Cradle to Cradle by Barbara Jones.  I had purchased the book back in 2009 when it first came out.  After seeing Monette's version I'm anxious to make one of my own.

I hope you all have had a great start to 2017.  Wishing you nothing but the best as we move forward into the new year!  Happy quilting.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

I hope that each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas.  Take some time with family and friends and enjoy the season.


Wednesday I managed to finish up the last of my Christmas sewing.  These little kitties are from Funky Friends Factory.  They are going to some special little girls.  The pattern is one of the more advanced patterns.


This was the pinning process to attach the pads to the bottom of the feet.  The pattern was great and I'm extremely pleased with the results.


The last block for the Moda Be My Neighbor quilt came out on Monday.  I searched for a line I hadn't used yet, and came up with Barcelona by Zen Chic.  I think it is about three years old, but it was perfect for the last block.


The first of two quilts is finished and out the door to it's new home.  It was very windy when I was trying to get a picture so this is the best I could do.

Enjoy the holidays everyone!!!!!

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Kisses



This weeks finish is "Kisses" from the book 12 - Pack Quilts.  Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister have come up with several quilts that are made from 12 fat quarters.  The day I took the picture of my quilt it was -20 C and the wind was blowing.  There was a funky shadow from my tree, and I just didn't care!  Way to cold to be playing around.



The Moda Be My Neighbor blocks are up to date.  The top one is made from True Blue by Zen Chic and Momma Said Sew II by Sweetwater.  The bottom on is Basic Mixologie by Studio M. Only one more block and then it's time to get this one together.


Gail brought her quilt from my Kaleido-Design class to Guild.  This is her own original design. Great work Gail!


Staying with the season, this is Joan's Christmas hanging that she had me quilt up for her.  The needle turn appliqué on this one is fabulous!

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Manderley by Franny and Jane

This quilt has been finished for some time and has gone off to it's new owner.  I loved it so much that I have remade it but have not yet found time to quilt it.


I saw a version of this quilt here, and couldn't wait to try it out.  The fabric is Manderley by Franny and Jane for Moda.  It has wonderful motifs on it that are perfect for fussy cutting hexagons.  I have a bit of it left and I'm sure I'll be using it shortly.



A special someone will recognize this quilt.  Yes, it is finally quilted!  This was Lucy's first foray into EPP.  I know she is hooked now and has several other projects in the works.  Great quilt Lucy.



The Moda Be My Neighbor blocks are finally all caught up.  The top one is made with Sundrops by Corey Yodder and the second one is Kate Spain's Early Bird fabric just released at Fall Market.  Now if only I could get caught up on my Splendid Sampler blocks.  I'm sure I'm about 60 behind on them.  Oh well!

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Friday, 25 November 2016

More Cotton + Steel

The first quilt I want to show you is made from the Black and White Collaborative with a little bit of Sleep Tight thrown in.


Once again the women of Cotton + Steel have come up with some adorable prints.


This quilt is made from Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel.  The pattern is inspired by the Bread and Butterflies quilt pattern that will be on their web site when the fabric is released in January.  Going from the picture in their pamphlet I made it my way.




I am almost caught up on my Moda Be My Neighbor blocks.  The top block is made from Sweetwater's Treehouse Club.  The middle block is made from Zen Chic's Flow and the bottom block is Gina Martin's Wing and Leaf.  One more to go and then I'm up to date and waiting for Monday's release of the next block.


I can no longer say I never win anything.  I won this sweet iron in a draw at Quilt Market.  I have had my eye on one for a while, but was a little reluctant to buy it.  The company is a Canadian Company out of Toronto with an interesting history of selling Dry Cleaning equipment.  They shipped the iron to me in time to finish up the last of my samples.  I am delighted with the iron's performance.  If you are in the market for a new iron, I highly recommend this model.  It is available at Cherry Tree Quilts in Summerland or Anderson's in Kamloops.

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