Sunday, July 24, 2011

Like a rolling stone....

I decided to give the applique a break today. I am starting those gold circles and they are a little tedious. I love my new iron though to work with them you can see it on the right of the portable ironing board

 So I decided to start on a project that I had already cut out a while ago that has been sitting on the quilt frame...

Do you remember the Stonehedge fabric that I bought that I thought I would never buy? the pattern that talked me into buying this fabric was calling me so I started putting the blocks together.

then I needed a little break
so this is what is done so far...not as easy as it looks there are a few `Y`seams in there..but I love what is happening. I have 11 blocks pieced and  I have about 7 blocks to finish and then I go to the celtic block. and then there is the celtic I really have to work tomorrow??
Hope you all had a great you can see we have left no stone unturned...LOL (honestly I am surprised how bright the blocks look they don`t look that bright in real life)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pinch me!! am I dreaming!!!???

I only wish

 Rosemarie stopped by and brought my most favorite quilt all done, hand pieced and hand quilted it is so, so stunning! I had promised if she brought it and it got into my hands it would not be going home...I tried all night but the closest I got was wrapping myself in it and enjoying the moment.
Visit her blog by clicking on her name. Rosemarie does great tutorials that I am sure will keep you busy for hours, her show and share is just awesome remember most of these quilts are hand pieced and all hand quilted.
Do you remember this quilt. Monica came by last week and we put the rows together...well I thought we did. The next evening I was looking through another project (baskets and flowers) and on top was another row so I put that last row on and then dug through the stash found a little boarder strip and the kitty boarder around. I really can`t believe how much kitty fabric I have.
This quilts is meant to be a comforting lap quilt. I pieced the backing and now Monica will quilt it by machine. I will put the binding on so you will see her quilting.  I am getting so excited about his project

Theeeennnnn there was a fabric sale and so Rosemarie and I went. The store was packed I was not going to stand in the crowd, Rosemarie was right in I looked at some books that were 3 for $25 and that was all I got.
Rosemarie had an arms full of fabric and then we were on our way 2 blocks on to our next journey (Dairy Queen and another fabric store around the corner) Rosemarie liked this book that I got so we went back. The crowd had lessoned and so I ventured into the sale fabric...just look what happened!!

If that were not enough we went from Oshawa to Sew Sisters and got MORE fabric I got the 2 choice fabrics on the top for another project in mind...That`s okay Rosemarie did well there too...not only that she emailed me the next day and she said she went back for more!! LOL I can`t wait to see what else she got!
do you see that snow man fabric do I have a plan for know the redwork quilt that has been so popular, that fabric will be perfect for my backing and prairie points in that quilt...have the pattern (thanks to my mom...I made the mistake and told her how much I loved that pattern and she bought it for me. Isn`t she the best?)
I am still working on the basket blocks just starting to applique circles on the centers of the flowers it is going to look very vintage with the Red and Gold (cheddar) flowers.
I will be finishing up my angels this week they have to be done for the conference at the end of August I don`t want to be rushed.
I am watching my plants wilt with this aweful heat soon summer will be over and I will enjoy the fall cannot be soon enough.
Keep cool for those that are wilting and for those that are enjoying their winter be lucky...

Monday, July 4, 2011

I was a winner!!!

As promised my friends and I are celebrating with our new flag that I made last night. the last post has the link if you want to make it.
This flag is about postcard size if you would like to make it and send to a friend. This will remind me of 2011 and my start to a new job today...I think I am going to like it..yeah hooo!!
This big bag was sent to me through The Quilt Show. I had won it with 4 others they had picked my profile picture out of thousands. It is so full of things such as fabric, patterns, rulers, freezer paper, a rotary cutting board that rotates round (perfect for my mini`s when cutting)

Look at this awesome bag you can see inside that it was packed. I also got a Gammil hat but I have been wearing it so it is upstairs. That pen on the side is a Gammil pen too. Just an awesome goodie bag with loads and loads of stuff.. Thanks so my The Quilt show it was a wonderful surprise.
I thought I would show you this mini that I have hanging in front of my ironing board this  was something I made from the left overs of another mini I had made earlier...just thinking that I need to get it quilted. I have a friend that really likes it..
Well off to get somemore of my baskets and flowers done. Slowly piecing the baskets and getting the flowers ready.

Happy 4th of July

Click on the Title I found a wonderful little flag I made last night to celebrate it is by Temecula Quilt Co.
I will post a picture tonight but just grabbed some itty bitty scraps it was done in an hour and now I can wave my 2011 American flag.

Have a great day, and play safe

Friday, July 1, 2011

Oh Canada, our home, our native land

I want to wish a Happy Canada Day and Congrats to those 40 citizens that have been sworn in to be Canadian citizens on this day at Black Creek Pioneer Village

It takes each and every one of us to create a true picture of Canada - It takes each and every one of us to create a true picture of Canada | Ken Kelly/DVBA I found this clip from the Globe and Mail Paper

Click on the header to hear our national anthem, it was a perfect day here to Celebrate!!