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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pinwheels and Rails



I spent my Friday Night Sew In working on my Pinwheels and Rails quilt for my client aka my daughter.  I am making it using a Jelly Roll as well as fabric in my stash. It has been a lot of fun working on something simple and yet so vibrant. I love a lot of the classic patterns.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Oh Cherry Oh!




I decided that Summer is a better word to say than Snow right now. I have my Oh Cherry Oh done and I am so thrilled. This has been a UFO for a few years and I am thrilled to have it finished. I found the border fabric last year at Quilt Canada. It was not cherries, but I liked the combination of apples and cherries together. This quilt is for me, and it is one I would happily you when it is not so hot around here.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday , and TGIFF.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Snowmen Stars



I am not sure if I am allowed to say the S word in July - snow! I have been organizing my UFO's in the past couple of weeks to figure out what needs to be done to finish them. The stars were finished and needed to be put into rows so I have that done now. Next I will be working on the border and the flying geese.  I think I will be changing up the border a bit. I am in the mood again that done is better than perfect which helps productivity.

Linking to Let's Bee Social.



Friday, July 14, 2017

And Pretty Maids All In a Row

 "Mary, Mary, quite contrary"

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)  







These boxes remind me of this poem. They were made as thank you gifts for people who have supported my children. I used the pattern from Seaside Stitches and Freemotion by the River. The sides are meant to be sewn down but I liked how they resembled tulips to me and decided to keep them that way. As always I need to make one for myself now.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday, and TGIFF

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!




 This is the quilt my daughter made for Quilt Canada 2017! I was so proud to be able to go to the show with her and see her beautiful quilt on display. Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Teacher Gratitude


My children and I decided this year to choose one teacher who had meant a lot to them and make them a quilt. The quilts have now been given and both teachers were thrilled. Having people who help and support my children means a lot to me. I appreciate and am grateful for all they have done to encourage my children to pursue their passions and become wonderful, caring people.



 My Son's




My Daughter's


I am looking forward to a wonderful summer with my children and hopefully some quilting!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop and TGIFF.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Scraps and Superman








I spent my Friday Night Sew In starting a new project. I got a jelly roll a couple of weeks ago and decide to make a rail fence pinwheel quilt. It turns out the jelly roll has many duplicate fabrics so I spent some time finding some fabrics to go with them.





Today for Slow Sunday Stitching I am working on the binding for the Lucky Stars quilt for my daughter's teacher. I can't believe the school year is almost over.

I would like to wish my husband a very Happy Father's Day. He is a Superman! Not only has he supported me as a Quilter for decades he also is an extremely supportive father of our daughter who is a Quilter as well. He drove us to Toronto and back in a day this week so we could see her quilt in Quilts Canada. It was an incredible show.