Monday, February 29, 2016

Everything little gets bigger

 So as you can see I am not sitting idle I have the top all pieced now it is time for the borders more HST.

I brought it in to show Nicole of Log Cabin Yardage, that is were I got my Walking Dead fabric, she realizes that the HST are not of faint of heart. there are only 526 so far and now the border.
 I am getting there on Love Letters I am half done my 8th block. I laughed because someone commented they were living vicariously through me and I thought aren`t all quilters living through each other and what we are achieving, it was a nice compliment and very much appreciated though.

Oh did you notice new button on the side! YES it is The Applique Society. I have been a member for a couple of years, I will now be doing their webpage, soon we will be active in the new site. Come visit, maybe join in only 25 bucks and worth it, you also get the FB membership and free applique patterns. I am going to start Chapter Visits again Nicole of Log Cabin Yardage lets up host in her store. She is also a supporter.

 I was also asked to see some of the blocks this is what I have done so far

you can see the blocks are huge 29 1/2in so I took 2 shots.

Then you can clearly see there was an interruption that needed to be addressed. How can I refuse such a darling face. He is feeling so much better and really becoming a lovey dovey.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


 The lighting is not the best for this picture but I have pulled out my Love Letters and have 2 blocks left this one was almost done but now done and now I am working on the Rose Bud block.
This is from the book When the Cold Wind Blows I hope to have the other 2 blocks done and the top together by March 9th do you think I can do it?
You see it might be a little difficult Buddy first photo bombs my block and then takes over my lap...LOL as you can see he lays back to the point of almost falling that I have to catch and hold him...stinker...but he is my stinker, look how soft his fur is.
I kiss his forehead and it is like kissing a baby`s forehead it is so fine and soft. Buddy follows me everywhere, is currently on my lap sleeping (on prednisone right now)

Buddy was very sick on the weekend but Amberlea Animal Clinic  was there for us and he is doing much better. Buddy is back to his space invasion antics (Love)

This Dr Fulop and her team are fabulous with him and have wonderful loving patience with Sir Grumpiness`s antics when handled. They have helped me come a long way with him. They trim his nails every 2 weeks and put his Advantage on for me. I only give him love...lucky me.

I am linking up to Needle and Thread Network.  Great place to visit other Canadian bloggers.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

c c c cold

 Well we are finally getting some real Ontario weather. As you can see we are not moving too far from the quilt.
We are also pulling out some PHD`s (projects half done) I have resurrected the Blocks and trying to finish my last 2 of the Love Letters series from Black Bird Designs.

I always wonder when I start back at my projects why I stopped because I so enjoy doing them. I probably started something else.

so back to curling up under the quilt with my wee partner and starting on the next block

Stay warm...spring is coming I can feel it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Stitch`n with friends

 I have been keeping up with the 1857 Quilt I have all the blocks done for Jan and Feb and now

I will work on more PHD`s for my guest speaking at the Yorkshire Rose Quilt guild on March 16, 2016. What a wonderful compliment when a guild asks you to present your quilts. It means that someone has liked what you have done and would like you to share with their friends. This guild has the best quilt shows a wonderful mixture of hand and machine work stunning work!
 So you can see I am still working also on my Trick or Treat baskets by BBD I am on the last 100 out of 300 so I feel very accomplished with this project. I am hoping to have it pieced together for the trunk show.

I also prepped the circles for the 1857 and then got them all done already I used the fabrics that were left from the Trick or Treat fabrics they are from a swap I did in the Kathleen Tracy`s Small Talk yahoo group. I am also saving whats left of the 6in blocks for the Sue Garman`s OMG quilt.
 So I also sat on Sunday with Karen H and her Mom and stitched with them. Karen and I are both working on 1857 quilt together she is going more towards the Traditional Red and Green and using the back basting method where I am more towards the CW fabrics and using needle turn method.
 So then Karen had me lay all my blocks out that I had done so far to see what it looked like. i am pretty happy so far!

It is fun to stitch with Karen and her mom! They also made me a wonderful pizza with cauliflower crust it was delicious. Karen knows how to keep the tummy very happy.

I have been telling Rose Marie about my stitching and she has decided to join us cyber stitching hers we will share long distance.
 Anne (Karen`s Mom) is stitching the blocks from Into the Meadow with Black Bird Designs and you can see she is having great fun with these.
I don`t know if you remember me talking about the Mini Auction from Yorkshire Rose well Anne is making this one for donation is it not adorable! love her flowers growing along the fence!

Well I am sure you have stuff to do I am a  little chatty today but lots going on. Go do some quilting and let me know what you are doing!

Sunday, February 7, 2016


 I am not sure if you remember when We Three quilters did a 9in red and neutral swap of material to make this Bonnie Hunter pattern
I started working on this on one of the retreats I went to, I laid out the blocks didn`t like it so brought them home and played more then came up with this. There is great value in the blocks this is what makes it so spectacular to me!
You can see Rose Marie`s here Mary no blogger I didn`t get a picture of hers. So 3 quilters all different, same fabric.
 Well I had the top pieced for a while but had not decided to hand or machine quilt it. So glad I decided to machine. I took it to Whirl`s and Swirl`s and picked out the pattern Tracey found a perfect thread and then...ugh what did I do to myself!
This was a very difficult pattern for me as a beginner so I thought. As I went along I got comfortable and it turned out pretty good. It has the same quirkiness all the way through it so it looks like it should be. I am happy how it turned out. Very happy
 This is huge it took 5 1/2hours to quilt. I am not a slow machine quilter (it is better to go at a good clip rather than try to be perfect on every line) It is about 100x120 because I wanted to use every block
 Rose Marie will want to see the back. This was the fabric for last years row by row, I thought it appropriate since it was a quilting adventure I hope you can bring it up closer to see all the quilting names of rivers, roads, highways, towns, and Lakes it is very entertaining.
 These are my blocks for the 1857 quilt, I am loving this, i have 4 done and the 2 more prepped and ready.

Have a great weekend!