Friday, 18 August 2017

Hoffman Call of the Wild


The latest in Hoffman's Call of the wild series has landed in local quilt stores.  This is my version of the Elk panel.  Click here if you would like to see all the digital panels they have developed so far.  The blue tones in this panel were so exciting to work with.


It took a little while to figure out what I wanted to do with the Racoon panel.  Finally I zoned in on the geese flying in the sky and decided that flying geese blocks on the side would work.


The quilting on both quilts was fairly simple all over curves.  They were samples for Trendtex and needed to be finished in a hurry, so simple it was.

Hope you are having a great day!!!  Take care.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Sweetwater


Today's quilt is made from "Sunday Supper" by Sweetwater for Moda  I fell in love with this line when it first came out this spring.  However, life has been a little busy, so I just finished the quilt this week.


The pattern I used is "Meadow" by Corey Yoder.  It is in the book Scraps made simple.  There are several patterns in this book that I want to make, when I get a minute.  LOL!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful summer.  There is a chance that the smoke here in BC will ease up a little.  With ratings between 8 (high) and 49 (extreme) on the air quality index here in Kamloops, it has been difficult for anyone to spend time outside enjoying our summer. Fingers crossed wishing for rain!  

Friday, 28 July 2017

A Little Cotton + Steel

The latest Cotton + Steel fabrics are hitting the shelves.


I was in a rush for my pictures, so this is what you get!  This is Managerie by Rifle Paper Co. The pattern is Gridwork by Running Doe Quilts for Villa Rosa Designs.  A great pattern that works up really quick.


Magic Forest by Sarah Watts is the next line.  Once again it is a Villa Rosa pattern called River Queen.  A little more attention was needed in the cutting to make sure all the horses are upright.


This line is Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  The pattern was featured in the artwork from Spring Market, and will eventually by on the web page.  I didn't have access to the pattern, so I drafted it up on EQ and made it up.  Since then I have figured out a much easier way to make it, but more about that this fall.

Have a great day everyone and stay safe.

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Here We Go Again

Once again the wildfires in BC are dominating all our thoughts.  The weather seams to be cooperating a little today so lets all hope that the evacuees can safely return to their homes soon!


The Quilt Store in Newmarket Ontario produced this great Northcott block.  A friend was attending Quilt Canada and snapped up the kit for me.  Every Canadian Quilt needs a hockey player!


The binding went on this little nine patch quilt today.  The main fabric is a Hoffman digital print.  Batiks make up the rest of the quilt.


I did manage to get a little quilting done for friends this week.  Fran left me lots of room to play on her Blue and Yellow floral quilt.



Katja is kitting this quilt up and asked me to quilt it for her.  I played with a new to me type of texture.  A dark Grey thread was the only colour that I had that worked on this one.

Have a great day and stay safe out there!

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Friday, 7 July 2017

POOF! A biscuit quilt

The new name for biscuit quilts is a "Poof" quilt.


Leslie asked if she could come over and make one for a friend.  Of course I agreed and provided a little Me and My Sister fabric to complete the project.  After a couple of great afternoons together, the quilt was finished and on it's way to it's new owner.


 Leo will use this as a floor rug for a bit.  What a little cutie!

Summer has finally arrived in Kamloops with 40 degree weather.  I won't complain since we have been waiting so long for it to happen.


Last night Doug and I took in a ball game under the lights.  The local KIBT tournament  is on. The seats are warm and the beer is cold.


I am working on a little project of my own.  I try to remember to take a picture of the upper corner, so that I can refer to it when I reach the bottom of the quilt and hopefully have the four corners match.  It's fun to take a little time to make a quilt just because.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Happy Canada Day!!!!!

150 years young July 1, 2017.  What a party it will be.  It just seams like yesterday that we were celebrating our 100th birthday.


I am still plugging away on my Northcott blocks.  I missed my goal of having the top together by July 1st.  I do have a new goal to have it all done by the end of the year.  Hmmm.  Hopefully I make that one.  This block is from Wee Folks Sewing & Quilt Shoppe in Selkirk Ont.  It is so Canadian!!!!


Yesterday was my oldest Grandson's graduation from elementary school.  The school put a wonderful ceremony together for all the kids.  Way to go Tyrese.

Till next time, wishing all my Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day and all my American friends a happy July 4th.  It's great that both our birthdays are so close together.  One big party.


Friday, 16 June 2017

Time for Knitting

Knitting has been part of my life, long before I learned how to quilt.  My Grandma Bailey had taught me how as a little girl, and I have dabbled in it all my life.  I knit numerous sweaters for my kids and nieces and nephews.
With the new yarns that are available, it is such an indulgence to pick up a luxurious yarn at my favourite little shop Knit 2 Yarns.  Last week was knit in public day, and I did stop by Carla's shop and pick up a little something for myself.


This is a Shawl I just gave away, knit from yarn I had picked up at Carla's last year.  Just like quilt fabric, sometimes the yarn has to age a little before it is used.  The pattern is from the book Sock-Yarn Shawls by Jen Lucas.
I have been knitting up a storm lately with an upcoming new addition to the family, so I'm sure I'll be posting more projects soon.


The Northcott blocks are coming along.  This is the block from Along Came Quilting in Calgary. The pieces all came in the kit laser cut and ready to fuse in place.  What a bonus.  It took longer to stitch down than to actually fuse.  Thanks to Hailey for picking this one up for me.



Continuing on with the Christmas theme from last week, I am currently quilting a darling little appliqué quilt for Iva.  As always, her hand work if exquisite.

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