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Monday, October 9, 2017

Quilting Retreat



My daughter and I had a quilting retreat together at home for this Thanksgiving weekend complete with snacks. While I put on and started hand stitching a binding she almost sewed a complete quilt top. The rows just need to be sewn to one another. I am amazed at her ability to choose fabrics that work so well together and to be so focused to have so much done in such a short time. The quilting retreat was a huge success and I can't wait for us to have another one!

Linking to Design Wall Monday and Monday Making.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Slow Stitching Sunday - Happy Thanksgiving




I am using my Slow Stitching Sunday to hand stitch the binding for the Northern Lights Quilt that I am making my niece. I always find it satisfying and soothing when it is time to do the binding.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I am so grateful for a wonderful family and friends who support me in everything I do.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Churn Dash and Stars



I spent some of my Friday Night Sew-In looking at some of my older projects. I have a couple of projects that need to be ripped apart but I did not feel like working on them.  I ended  up working on my Churn Dash and Stars. I have been making the blocks scrappy so I cut out 4 blocks. I have to say that cutting is my least favourite part of quilting. I started sewing the blocks together. There are lots of little bits to the quilt which feels like it takes longer to make, but not really. I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy the end result.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Calendar Quilt Finale




I am so happy! My calendar quilt is finally done! I did one block a month in 2015, put together the top at my retreat in November 2016 and finally finished the quilt this week. My daughter helped me pick out the binding fabric for it. She has become my go to helper for design advice. She suggested that I put it up in our quilting room and I will. I enjoy doing the paper piecing and I have a few more patterns I would like to do.

Linking to TGIFF and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sashing - WIP Wednesday

Summer seems to have become a time for me to finish up projects that just need a subtle push. These past few days I worked on my Kaleidoscope quilt and my Snowy Stars which needed some help with their sashing.



 I finally got all of the sashing done for my Kaleidoscope quilt and started auditioning fabrics for the borders.








For my Snowy Stars I cut the sashing for in between the rows. I was originally going to do something different with the fabrics so I just cut when I decided what I wanted to do.

It feels good to have these quilts move past the block stage. I can't wait until they become a quilt top!

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

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 use when it is not so hot around here.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday , and TGIFF.