Wednesday, April 2, 2014
It's my winter banner for my kitchen. The above photo was taken on my design wall before I hung it up. This past winter wasn't really winter blessings. It was the winter that wouldn't stop giving,(much as I prayed that it would stop). It's now down and our spring banner is hanging up. So ready for spring!
The next quilt I finished was one that I've been working on and collecting fabric for the last two years. I'm so happy its finished and hanging in my quilting nest. This one is a pattern by Kim Diehl (Bittersweet Briar). Also this week, The Quilt Show on the internet with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson have their latest show with guest Kim Diehl. Great show. Keep up the great work Alex and Ricky. You can find their site at http://www.thequiltshow.com/ The price for a year of wonderful talent is well worth it. They are always teaching me new things.
My current project is a summer banner for our kitchen. I noticed on the cover of the spring 2014 issue of Quilts and More, that there was a sweet door decoration of a watering can and flowers. Right away I thought of using this idea for my next banner. I'm still playing with it, but this is it so far.
That's it for now. I' m hoping soon it will be time for hubby and I to move the chairs back outside and enjoy the backyard and watch our spring flowers start to bloom. I can't wait!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Well that won't do! So I had a look in my quilt kits basket and found this one.
There is a blizzard here today and all the roads coming into our town are closed, so I got started right away. Can't wait to finish this one. So perfect.
Till next time. Thanks for visiting.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
This year we have had a lot of work done around the house. Believe me, it was time.
Kitchen counter before
Kitchen counter after
New roof (you will just have to take my word for that. No way I'm climbing up there for a photo.
Hopefully it will be a year filled with quilting, relaxing and smokefree. Okay just trying to think positive.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I spent a lot of time this winter thinking about how to machine quilt. I finally decided on doing echo quilting around the applique blocks and this made them really pop. I wanted to do so sort of feather wreath in the alternating blocks but I just couldn't make them look right. So I did a meandering instead. I then quilted in the outer borders just following the stripes in the fabric. Then I found this talented quilter who showed how she quilts feather wreaths on her long arm. Sadly I don't have a long arm but figured I could do this on my Janome Horizon. It isn't perfect, but I like it. More practice and it will get better. The link to this video is here http://jennysdoodlingneedle.blogspot.ca/2013/01/video-tutorial-for-motif-and-feather.html . She is so nice to put this video out there. It finally clicked for me. Thanks Jenny.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Friday, September 28, 2012
Some ladies shopping. Love the quilt behind them.
That would be myself shopping. Lots of fabric that I can’t find in my area.
The one below is on my bucket list. The pattern is Hunter’s Star and since we have a sweet grandson named Hunter, it fits.
Just how big can my bucket list be? So many beautiful quilts.
Thanks to my sweet husband for taking all these photos. I was having too much fun just walking around and enjoying all the hard work that went into these quilts. Next up. Goderich Quilt Show. We may be a small town, but we do put on a great show.
Thanks for visiting.