Friday, 19 May 2017

Grunge Hits The Spot

Moda has done it again.  Come out with another basic Grunge fabric that is too adorable.


The line is called Hits The Spot, and this pattern is High Rise by It's Sew Emma


It's that time of year when so many new fabrics are coming out.  To keep track of them all, I take a picture of the designer tag on the fabric bundle.  This tag really tells the story of Grunge.  This line will be in local stores this summer.


Marilyn brought this baby quilt to Guild last meeting.  It was made during my Kaleido-design class and is Marilyn's personal design.  Marilyn taught the very first quilting class that I took 35 years ago. It is always such an honour when she takes one of my classes.


On a personal note, this is me with my Mom, two Aunts and two cousins.  The Bailey Women!!!  We were attending a fun function at Falkland.  Each year on the first Sunday of May the community comes together to clean the local Cemetery.  We had relatives from Edmonton and Washington State, and all points in between, help out.  Afterwards the local women group provide us with a luncheon.  A great way to get some work done and visit with family, all at the same time.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Perfect Weather For Quilting

Yes, it is a little soggy in my neck of the woods, so no better time than now to spend time in the sewing room.


I am nowhere near making my goal of having my Trans Canada Blocks done by July 1st.  Canada's 150th birthday might just happen without my Canada quilt done.  Oh well!  This block is from Avonport NS.  Thanks to one of my many quilting angels for sending me the pattern.  I substituted the BC Coat of Arms and Name into the block to make it mine.  Great pattern for using the panels for the provinces.


This quilt is a charity quilt made at retreat with the help of a friend.  She had run out of projects to work on so I pulled out a few scraps I had taken along just incase, and with both of us working together, we each ended up with a quilt top.  Mine is finally finished and will go into the pile for Elizabeth Fry.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Maple Leaf Forever

To celebrate Canada's upcoming 150th birthday Northcott has made available a free pattern called Maple Leaf Forever.  Click here for the link.


This is my version of the pattern.  It was a bit of a marathon to complete the 160 half square units for that maple leaf border, but so worth the effort.



I kept the quilting simple so I would actually get it done!!!!


I've been busy trying to catch up with some quilting for friends.  This is a rather large quilt of Bev's that I added a little texture to.  The star where the blocks meet was a happy coincidence.


Betty's quilt from the book "Pre-cut Primer" is done and hanging on the wall at Katja's.  Great job on the piecing Betty.

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Hoffman Digitals, Again!!!

Just in case you aren't into the Hoffman animal prints from the last post, here is one of their Christmas Digital prints.


The quilting is simple straight line quilting radiating out from the centre.


I had a lot of fun adding this border to the Halloween Digital print.  The quilting is ziggy lines once again, radiating out from the centre.


And a little more texture for today.  It really is all about the quilting, after all.  This delightful quilt is Bev's.   She wanted straight lines and something in the centre.  This is how I interpreted that.

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Hoffman Digital Wildlife

The new Hoffman Digital Wildlife prints will be arriving in stores soon!!!!!  They are amazing.
Lucky for me, i was asked to play with a few of them ahead of release.



The Bear and the Fox are both incredible prints.  The patterns are available here on the Hoffman site. I quilted both with an all over design so that the fabric could speak for itself.


This bag is made by Margaret.  She made the modern meshwork panel at a workshop I had put on for the local Guild earlier in the year.  I love what she did with it.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Shiny Mix

This quilt is my latest finished.  It is "Shiny Mix" featuring Shiny Objects by Flaurie & Finch for RJR Fabrics.


I made if for a birthday gift for a friend, but since she is sooooo impatient, I'll give it to her as soon as she tells me she has seen this post.  How is that for a challenge.


This Northcott block is from Family Fabrics in Arborg Manitoba.  Thanks to Lucy for a care package of block kits from the Prairies.

I am off to retreat this weekend.  Good Friends, Good Quilting, Good Times!!!!!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Purebred

Happy Friday everyone.  Even though winter seams to be hanging on longer than usual, make the most of your day and get a little sewing done!


The kit for this quilt was a gift from a lovely friend.  I finally put myself first and finished it!  It is called Purebred, by Erin Michael.  The quilt now resides on my couch to be used by me!!!!!!  I love it.



Lots of echo type quilting was used to define the horse.  The Fireside on the back really shows off the quilting, and makes the quilt extra cosy to nap under.

Well I'm off to shovel the driveway, then time for a bit of sewing.

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