Friday, March 27, 2015


I have a finish or 2 to show you this basket quilt Hand quilted and appliqued just using some of the never ending scraps as you can see Buddy claimed it as soon as I put it down to take a photo, milliseconds within touching the carpet. 

 so here is some of the quilting you can see I quilted everywhere, again washed and dried to get that ole`crinkley look.

This is the next project I am finishing This was a free pattern on line long ago. 
 This one I had been working on as the swap for spring it went out last week I could not find the right binding for it.
nothing like a basket of tulips to help with the image of spring. I love this block have made it 6in and now the 9 it is just too adorable not to do again what about as a border? hmmmm

Went to see Sherri H at the East Toronto guild and she gave a 2 1/2 hr spectacular session on how to build your quilt. now I am thinking how can I build my sashings, and borders....the options are endless now!! Great Show case Sherri!

I will be burning the candle at both ends this weekend.
2 quilt shows and working nights then cleaning house cause guess who is guessed it MOM! we are going to quilt our way through Easter! what a plan I have the holiday off.

Will have lots of pictures.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Internatinal Quilting Day!

What better way than a quilt show, Kindred Hearts in Oshawa is having their show today. I have just finished a mini quilt it is on its way to the recipiant, once she gets it I will post and I got the most darling mini to celebrate spring
You can see she pieced the basket and appliqued it and the wonderful wisps of embroidery and hand quilted. Thanks Karen for a lovely gift it is my first wool work too! You can see maybe a better picture over at Karen`s blog This lady does lovely work and I feel blessed that I got one from her!

Quilt show is having free videos this weekend too, I am off to shower and get ready to see a show

Saturday, March 14, 2015

slow but progressing

Well I have been hand quilting a quilt that has been on the frame for way too long, it is embarrassing to say how long! so I won`t but I am sure if you scavenge the blog you will be astonished. I vowed I would not start quilting another quilt till this one is done

so below is one of the places where the applique action occurs, as you can see Buddy is waiting for me to sit there so that he can chew on his stick that is under his belly, you can also see other projects waiting for me under the quilt frame, I have to have a quilt on so that when Buddy is done he crawls under and sleeps. The angel today attacked a raccoon and got bit, so we were at the emergency vets pain and antibiotics and we are home 2 punctures on the right shoulder and neck and his poor forehead/ear scratched and  bruised, he is lucky that is all! I saw the size of the monster as he debated whether to go up the tree or just stay where he was, massive! When he did decide it was very slow he was fat! This is also with the prospect of a colonoscopy today (for me), so I am in the middle of prep work, not a pleasant situation to be in when we go to the vets lucky for us there was only one other person there. A great shout out though to the Toronoto Veternary Emergency Hospital they were fabulous! no sedation needed to investigate the guy and just a shave. 

 Okay back to quilting, I also prepped all the border blocks and have more than half appliqued so I got a little excited and posted all the blocks I have done on the wall, I am half way there so that is a good sign. I am loving how it is coming along with the different values of fabric and the border blocks.
Alright as I say to everyone back to work kids gotta do some more applique today and later some hand stitching. I hope everyone else has time to stitch. 

Oh one other thing, I am on of the representatives at the Creative Sewing festival for Twisted Stitchers I will be showing everyone how to applique using the no melt templar method (techinque used with the baskets) I will also demo needle turn applique,  it is a free 45 minute demo once you are in. 

Also I will be at the both sewing a little on our Presidents machine stop by and say hello if you can. Apr 24/25 I will be there 25th