Friday, 15 September 2017

Kansas Troubles

No, not the state, the fabric!  Lol!  Whenever I want fabric that works for a man, I turn to Kansas Troubles Fabric.  The latest line is called Harvest Mill.


I love this simple pattern, mainly because it is so quick to stitch up.  The country feel of the fabric is perfect for that man in your life.  I'm sure he won't mind the odd little flower here and there.


From country to modern, here we go.  This line is Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique.  The pattern is one of my favourites from the book Beyond Neutral by John Q Adams.  Another quick and easy pattern.

I am currently on a Quilting Cruise to Alaska.  This trip is hosted by Cherry Tree Quilt Store in Summerland.  Pictures to follow when I make it home to my computer.  Have a great day!



Friday, 8 September 2017

September.......Where did summer go?

It is hard to believe that we are into September already!  Even though this summer was one of the hottest on record, it wasn't the most enjoyable.  Fires, smoke and all the evacuation orders dominated most of our thoughts for the last two months.  Not that we are done with all that yet.  I hate to say it but please let it rain soon.


First up today is a quilt that I made just after Spring Market.  The fabric is Fig Tree's Hazel & Plum.  It will be released in stores this fall.  Most Fig Tree quilts are made with a cream background.  I wanted something a little different so I went with a grey Grunge.  I like it so much that even though I made this quilt for Trend-Tex, I'm about to make another one just like it for myself.


Have you seen the "Dream Big" panels by Hoffman.  They really have perfected the digital panels.  Every time I'm asked to make something from their panels, I get very excited.  I'm just finishing up their latest Call of the Wild panels but you will have to wait a bit to see them.

If you are in the Kamloops area this month you must check out the FAN (Fibre Art Network) display at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour St. W.  It is open Tuesday through Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 4pm.  The display is on now until September 30 with an artist reception on the 30th, 2 - 4pm.  Admission is by donation.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Hoffman Call of the Wild


The latest in Hoffman's Call of the wild series has landed in local quilt stores.  This is my version of the Elk panel.  Click here if you would like to see all the digital panels they have developed so far.  The blue tones in this panel were so exciting to work with.


It took a little while to figure out what I wanted to do with the Racoon panel.  Finally I zoned in on the geese flying in the sky and decided that flying geese blocks on the side would work.


The quilting on both quilts was fairly simple all over curves.  They were samples for Trendtex and needed to be finished in a hurry, so simple it was.

Hope you are having a great day!!!  Take care.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Sweetwater


Today's quilt is made from "Sunday Supper" by Sweetwater for Moda  I fell in love with this line when it first came out this spring.  However, life has been a little busy, so I just finished the quilt this week.


The pattern I used is "Meadow" by Corey Yoder.  It is in the book Scraps made simple.  There are several patterns in this book that I want to make, when I get a minute.  LOL!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful summer.  There is a chance that the smoke here in BC will ease up a little.  With ratings between 8 (high) and 49 (extreme) on the air quality index here in Kamloops, it has been difficult for anyone to spend time outside enjoying our summer. Fingers crossed wishing for rain!  

Friday, 28 July 2017

A Little Cotton + Steel

The latest Cotton + Steel fabrics are hitting the shelves.


I was in a rush for my pictures, so this is what you get!  This is Managerie by Rifle Paper Co. The pattern is Gridwork by Running Doe Quilts for Villa Rosa Designs.  A great pattern that works up really quick.


Magic Forest by Sarah Watts is the next line.  Once again it is a Villa Rosa pattern called River Queen.  A little more attention was needed in the cutting to make sure all the horses are upright.


This line is Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  The pattern was featured in the artwork from Spring Market, and will eventually by on the web page.  I didn't have access to the pattern, so I drafted it up on EQ and made it up.  Since then I have figured out a much easier way to make it, but more about that this fall.

Have a great day everyone and stay safe.

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Here We Go Again

Once again the wildfires in BC are dominating all our thoughts.  The weather seams to be cooperating a little today so lets all hope that the evacuees can safely return to their homes soon!


The Quilt Store in Newmarket Ontario produced this great Northcott block.  A friend was attending Quilt Canada and snapped up the kit for me.  Every Canadian Quilt needs a hockey player!


The binding went on this little nine patch quilt today.  The main fabric is a Hoffman digital print.  Batiks make up the rest of the quilt.


I did manage to get a little quilting done for friends this week.  Fran left me lots of room to play on her Blue and Yellow floral quilt.



Katja is kitting this quilt up and asked me to quilt it for her.  I played with a new to me type of texture.  A dark Grey thread was the only colour that I had that worked on this one.

Have a great day and stay safe out there!

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Friday, 7 July 2017

POOF! A biscuit quilt

The new name for biscuit quilts is a "Poof" quilt.


Leslie asked if she could come over and make one for a friend.  Of course I agreed and provided a little Me and My Sister fabric to complete the project.  After a couple of great afternoons together, the quilt was finished and on it's way to it's new owner.


 Leo will use this as a floor rug for a bit.  What a little cutie!

Summer has finally arrived in Kamloops with 40 degree weather.  I won't complain since we have been waiting so long for it to happen.


Last night Doug and I took in a ball game under the lights.  The local KIBT tournament  is on. The seats are warm and the beer is cold.


I am working on a little project of my own.  I try to remember to take a picture of the upper corner, so that I can refer to it when I reach the bottom of the quilt and hopefully have the four corners match.  It's fun to take a little time to make a quilt just because.

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