Friday, September 28, 2012

St Marys Quilt Show Continued

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Some ladies shopping. Love the quilt behind them.


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That would be myself shopping. Lots of fabric that I can’t find in my area.


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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.


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Just how big can my bucket list be? So many beautiful quilts.


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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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quilt Show in St. Marys


Back in April of this year, my husband and I attended a quilt show in St. Marys, Ontario. While I oohed and awed over the quilts, my sweetie took photos of all the quilts. (That’s one of the reasons I love him). So here we go ladies.

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This quilt below was my favorite. I usually don’t go for blue quilts, but I can’t stop thinking about this one. If anyone knows the name of the pattern, I would love to hear from you.

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I will be back with more photos. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


My grandaughter, Samantha wanted to change her bedroom over to black and white. For Christmas we gave her a black furry mat for the side of her bed and a black table lamp. For her birthday we gave her a black and white bed set. I was finding it difficult to find black and white fabric to make a quilt for her bed, so I made a pillow from her bed from a Don't Look Now pattern called Pretty 'n Pink.  This was so much fun. I didn't get a picture of the back, but I added two appliques just to dress up the back. And yes Samantha, Nanny still owes you a quilt.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Real Deal Quilt Coming Along


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I’m on holidays, so I have had some time to work on my Real Deal Quilt. The center is sewn together, now I need to make 184 flying geese blocks to surround this quilt. This will be my first attempt trying me new wing clipper ruler by Deb Tucker. I know the frame around the picture looks a little strange, but I’m also trying to learn Photoshop Elements 10 while I’m off work. I might have to take a year off work to learn this program, but maybe playing with it a little each day, I’ll figure it out.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Reel Deal

A couple of months ago I purchased my favorite quilting magazine. It was the April 2012 issue. Inside, (hold my breath), it was my favorite Jo Morton. The pattern was Reel Deal and I fell in love with it. So, straight to my Jo morton stash, order a bit of fabric on line and began. This is what I have so far, up on my design wall. Of course I will be rearranging the applique blocks after I'm finished with them, until I see what I like.

This applique is different for me since it is what they call back basting. The thing that I love about this method is that it ends up in the perfect position. I just noticed from the photo that the setting squares are directional, so I will have remember to adjust them when I begin piecing. That's why taking photo's of your quilts will show you more than what your eyes are seeing.

This is a photo of the completed quilt. That's a lot of flying geese,but I know it will be fun with my wing clipper ruler by Deb Tucker. I'm also using light tracer 2 lightbox, that my sweet husband gave to me for my birthday. I have it sitting at my applique station all the time, but I've been thinking maybe making a cover for it like I did with my sewing machine. Don't want it to get 

Back to more applique. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 20, 2012

I just finished this little wall quilt for my sewing room. I had a small quilt of a Christmas stocking and thought it was time for that to come down, and a new one to go up. I really like how it turned out. It was my first time using up some of my scraps, and I think I may do this more often.
Have a great day,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Blogger Tutorial

I thought my hubby would like to start a blog, since he used to faithfully keep a journal. Once I showed him how, he took to it like a duck takes to water. The link to his site is . He is doing a terrific job, has learned alot more about uploading and downloading, taking photos and he is the fastest typer with one finger that I have ever
 After 144 posts since he started last year, he noticed that I am not  updating MY blog so much. So I'm going to try to better about this. I did want to share something I recently learned about blogger. I like to click on pictures in other blogs, so that when they enlarge I can see details that I otherwise wouldn't see. Details like color of thread, machine quilting pattern and especially when reading a blog tutorial. Sometimes I am looking at photos showing the steps involved and I can't otherwise see what the writer is talking about, until I click on the picture to enlarge and then I get it. Lately blogger had changed this so when I click on a picture I get basicly the same size picture surronded by black. They call this Lightbox. Now they have a way to disable this feature if you want to go back to the way we used to enlarge pictures. First you go to Settings then click Post and Comments. Where you see "Showcase images with Lightbox" check no and save settings. Easy.
Enjoy Your Day