Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

A quick note to wish all my Canadian friends a happy Thanksgiving.

I hope to be back soon with photos of a couple of finishes. Bye for now.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I'm back.... finally.  We've been having a busy , and hot summer!  The last of our company left yesterday and the first thing I did today was set up my sewing machine.  I'm anxious to get started on something new!

I did manage to get a few more blocks done for my new design "Once Upon A Tile".  Only 3 more to go, and then I'll have to make a decision on the layout and border.  For some reason I'm struggling with this one.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Once Upon A Tile

It's been very hot and humid here the past few weeks so I've been sitting in the house, trying to stay cool, and working on a few more blocks of my new design "Once Upon A Tile".

I still haven't decided on a setting for these blocks, but I'm hoping by the time I finish the remaining 5 blocks I'll figure out something.

I also managed to get the binding sewn on to the last 2 quilts I showed you so I just have to do the hand sewing now.  That may take a while!! lol

Bye for now.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Today is the 2nd anniversary of my dear Mom's passing.  I still miss her very much.  Mom always loved to see what I was working on and when I would get "stuck" she would encourage me to keep going.  At times, if she didn't like something she wouldn't be shy about telling me.  Often, she would be confirming that nagging doubt that I already had and was trying to ignore!

As promised, here are a few more blocks of my new design, "Once Upon A Tile". The lighting wasn't very good when I took the photos and the backgrounds look like different colors, but they are really all the same.

I'm still not sure how I am going to set the blocks, so for now I'll just keep on appliqueing.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This morning I received a lovely email from Lynda MacKenzie of Vancouver Island, B.C. with photos of a duvet cover and baby quilt she made using a few patterns from my "All About Bears" series.
They are fantastic!  I think the settings she used were just perfect.

I've not been doing too much quilting this past week as I'm trying to get some curtains made. We're having some company later this summer and I thought I would try and spruce up the bedrooms a bit. I'm anxious to get back to my applique. I'm working on block 5 of my new "Once Upon a Tile" design. I hope to have some photos to show you next post.
Bye for now.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bunny Love

I have another, almost finish, for 2015! I just have the binding to do. Groan!!!

I made this quilt in January trying to use up leftover fabrics from some baby quilts I made in 2013. It was quilted by Karen Power of Carrington Quilts, who did a magnificent job.

My daughter loves this one, she thinks it's her favorite of all my quilts. I guess it's the brighter colors that she likes, not my usual palette.

Bye for now.