Sunday, May 27, 2012

Highs and Lows

I had a wonderful workshop with Lucy Anne Holliday a on big stitch quilting I love it. This is my first finish with big stitch
The pattern is from Kathleen Tracy`s book and I wanted to big stitch it my stitches need to be bigger but it is a good start. Will be doing this on a few quilt tops waiting for this exciting new adventure.
had to post one more picture
Below I am still putting on the binding for my strippy quilt almost done!
Rosemarie has finished her top too as you can see it is different I have it on my bed to audition isn`t it wonderful!!
This is Rosemarie and her DH Gillis I just came to wish them luck I can`t believe it is time for them to move I remember when we said we had 3months not sure where it went but…they are going to their new home far from me…this is my low

I thought that the Columbine below was beautiful it comes up every year in my garden with no coaxing it is wonderfullly beautiful to look at.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Long weekend…got a little accomplished



Well the quilt above was lying on the trundle bed  for oh…3minutes and then Molly took over, this is the stripy one I am putting the binding on. Half way there…


I got all 36 blocks made and most of the sashing done, plus out and garden all morning, plus rearranged and thoroughly cleaned my bedroom.

Lots of blogging about quilt mart and all the gorgeous fabrics, then everyone had giveways on their blogs missed allot of the action do to life choirs but that is okay it will be fun to see what everyone had won.

Hope you also all had a great long weekend.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

just one page


Flipping through Australian patchwork and quilting and this is what happens, this is what started, 16 blocks done and sixteen more waiting to be stitch

I made this pattern (one block) when I first started quilting and wanted to make a whole quilt…well it was time. I have a great sashing to put on after much auditioning and wait till you see the other blocks that are going to play.



they are all stacked above waiting for me, back to sewing (after a little afternoon siesta!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I`m walking on Sunshine….

Well I just have the binding to put on, Dorothy M from my quilting guild did a wonderful job quilting exactly what I was looking for. I am just thrilled with the finishing.
As per the last post this is the quilt Rosemarie, MaryK (anonymous poster) and I are putting together in remembrance of our Thursday`s get together. MaryK and I will still make the effort but it will be very far for Rosemarie to appear for our Thursday`s together. .

I did this Quilt version slightly different then the red one. I have added the solid boarders and only a boarder of 2in blocks all the way around. The quilt is so much bigger than the red one I didn`t want to get halfway and realized I didn`t have enough blocks for the sashing.

Rosemarie was starting a tutorial, I had to let her know that I got this from a pattern so due to copy write I totally understand why she had to discontinue, we still made our own version of the quilt but it is still a pattern, go to Rosemarie`s blog and she has the link  there are many strippy patterns this one is on the last page.
Warning this is done in batiks in the pattern there is little give on the bias, when using your best UGLY fabrics you are going to get some bias issues, be very careful with your ironing and piecing.

I know, I know less talk more pictures…totally understand I hope with this picture you can see Dorothy`s quilting.
Don`t look at the 2 blocks that are so close together….of course it would be the picture I would take. I would like to thank Dorothy on her advise on putting on boarders and sashing measure, measure, measure…I did but I may not have measured 2wice…
Now I have to show you my back fabric too. I love these gorgeous tulips, I got them at Sew Sisters when she had them on her 6.99 shelf  now how can you not resist these?!! I have a friend that if she sees this post she will gag…LOL.
sidenote...Sewsisters is expanding and it really looks like it is going to be a great addition go take a look
I brought this quilt to my guild meeting and it was a big hit. I think everyone now had an idea of what to do with those UGLY (what some might call) fabrics
The other night after finishing the quilt above I decided to make my May Kathleen Tracey Mini quilt that she has assigned us the group in Yahoo is called Small Talk ( a very very active mini quilt group), I have to quilt it but I am going to wait till I take my Big Stitch class with Lucy Anne Holliday next Saturday…I have a plan for the finishing.
Well that is it for show and share…our visits are far but as you can see I am productive…

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Love-priceless

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Fun- what more can a daughter ask for in a mother


Happy Mothers Day Mom…I love you thank you for being my mother.

Wishing all Mothers, daughters, Aunts Cousins and other sisters in the world a very memorial day with their families.

Hugs Deb

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stripper on the loose…

Some strips…..
3 quilters sharing their uglies
working hard to get our strips sewn.
this is Rosemarie and she is doing a tutorial on the quilt we are making together before she moves up north at the end of the month go to she has the first part of the tutorial up and will post the rest a little later.
i think it is fabulous that she takes the time to do it.
this is now the second creation these are the strips from we 3 quilters I still have to put another row on, the design wall is to small and then I am adding the little squares all the way around and then black for the outside boarder
i hope when you click on this picture you can see that the black is big billowy roses. i bought this fabric at least 8 or 9 years ago at the Quilting Patch in the Guildwood of Scarborough. This store will be closing its doors as of the end of May… the 3rd store to close in the last year here. hmmmmm sign of the times.