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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday

Good morning folks....linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
It has been getting quite chilly here lately, but milder today with rain. Rain gives me headaches...but I'll survive!
Well, works in progress.....there are several, but I have a few pics for you.
Right now, I am hand quilting this hand embroidered piece...
It is a queen size quilt for her grand daughter. And you are looking at it sideways in the frames.
On the design wall is this little throw size quilt.
Have to add a little border yet. And I did finish Marla's Giant Dahlia...here in it is.
And a close up of the border...not easy to see it.
It turned out very nice.  I have this one ready for Lily, it's to get at it!!!
I've been Christmas shopping, but hopefully really soon!  Have a wonderful day!




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What I'm Up To

Good morning folks....sunny, but a little chilly here. It was -1C last night, but my sweet little Hibiscus doesn't realize it yet...lol
Still blooming...only one, but blooming!!!!
As for me...I am still keeping busy with quilts. Right now, I am hand quilting Marla's Giant Dahlia.
I am going to show you a peek at the earlier stage of this...then Marla will show it finished.
This is just as I put it in the frames....I am half way across the quilt now. It is a lovely quilt!!
Besides this, I am machine quilting a few baby quilts...no pics, had a craft sale over the past weekend, which was fun.  I have several quilts waiting to be hand quilted for customers, and will add borders to my Haley Rose quilt top...pics to follow later on.
Now, back to my lemon bread in the oven...lol.   Have a good one...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WIP Wednesday

I haven't posted lately....waiting for this finish.  My Giant Dahlia  is now ready to be bound.
I've made lots of these, but been a few years...enjoyed it again.

A couple of views of it.....  I have so many works in progress, it is beyond crazy...6 or 7 tops of my own to quilt, and at least that many for others, isn't life grand.
Enjoy your week folks!!!!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Peek...

Good morning everyone, is a cloudy Sunday morning here...waiting for much needed rain.  I wanted to let you see how my Giant Dahlia is progressing...so, here is a pic of it as of this weekend.

I am going up through the center of it now...hand quilting this one, and loving this quilt.
You might remember that five of us are making them...pics back in older posts.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WIP Wednesday

Good morning folks...on my way to the garden, so a quick post.  I finished this one this morning for a lady...Christmas gift for her granddaughter. The second quilt is for her too.

The back...
Her other quilt...a throw

No more quilting til next week...our huge community turkey supper is this Saturday...so, I will be on the run after today.  There are turkeys to cook, pies and rolls to make, veggies to peel.  The whole community pitches in for this...even folks outside the community help out by serving meals, doing dishes, etc.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Finish

It seems my posts are getting too far apart lately.  I used to post constantly, but lately. I don't know why, but seems I am rarely here.  I hope to change that...here is a quilt I finished piecing this past week. It is the Carpentar Star....fabric came from Spruce it up Quilt shop in my province. I don't get there near as often as I would like.  This color pallet is not the norm for me, but it is growing on me...lol

I hope to make another soon...very quick pattern.  I am also enjoying the end of my garden lately.  I have mixed feelings about that...nice to see the end of the work, but will miss the fresh veggies!!! I have been digging potatoes for a few days...still more to dig.  And picking ripe tomatoes from the vines too.
They are such a treat!  Our Annual community turkey supper is next weekend...ohhhhhhhh, the fun and the work!!!!  Have a wonderful weekend all...

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sewing Day

Well, I got together with six lady friends today for a sewing day!!!! Two others stopped by at lunch to visit and see what was going on.  We always have a wonderful time...catch up on summer news, and have a little show and tell.

I took these for show and tell...
And this was my project to finish up today...I had made the blocks back in May...finished the top today.
It is called "Slice-a-Block" by Rob Appell from Missouri Star Co book.  You can see a bit of the border at the top of the pic...black border. This measures roughly 70x80 inches.
The coloured blocks are a swirled  marble like I used in my snow geese...here.
Good day all around!!!!  Have a nice week everyone!!!!!



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WIPs

Hello everyone....has been a dull day here today, and a touch cooler. I guess Fall is in the air!!
Well, besides gardening, I have been busy quilting and sewing.  This one is being hand quilted, but turned it for the last time,  soon be finished.
I got the binding on this one...
And...this is on my design wall...
Birch Trees.  I have done this one before, and just had an urge for another! And on Friday, I pick up the first set of blocks of our 100 club quilt....done as a group thing on a monthly basis with our quilt shop.
This is last year's quilt....
This is just a fun thing we look forward to every year. Have a fantastic week all!!!!




Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ready For Binding!!

Yesterday I took this 4patch off of Lily(Coronet)...ready to be bound.  I really like this scrappy quilt, which is a custom order.  I had a nice time quilting the flowers and paisley feathers on it...freehand can be lots of fun!!

Close up....very hard to see the quilting on this one.
The back....
On to my hand quilting.... I have this one in the frames...love it!!  I am hand quilting it for a lady who does fantastic embroidery!
Will show you more...only half quilted yet.
I am also piecing one in my sewing room....more info next time.  Have a wonderful day.





Saturday, August 12, 2017

On my design wall

This throw size quilt is in progress right now.  It is a custom order in the making...
Not a lot left to do, three more short rows and a small border.  Good job on this very rainy day...that we need.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WIPs

Hi folks...another gorgeous day here in the Maritimes, but we need rain badly. My garden is dust!!!!... Not the veggies now, the ground....clear powder.  Anyway, I managed to make mustard pickles today...no worries on loosing my cucumbers now!!!  
I can't get enough of these.  And I've finished hand quilting this custom order...LaMoynne Star.
And this Wallflower is complete out to the borders...
A friend is making one too...we are sewing together. Next is June's quilt...
Isn't it just gorgeous?????  One is nice and bright...the other is nice and soft.  Love this pattern from Missouri Star Co.
This four patch is going on a Lily very soon to be machine quilted.
Well...off to get supper, have a wonderful week.






Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WIP Wednesday

The last full week of July....hard to believe!!!!  It seems like I just planted the garden, and we are eating from it already...crazy.  I am linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

I am staying busy with quilts...even though there is lots to do outside these days.  Right now, I have this one in being hand quilted.
This is the LaMoyne Star...a custom order. I am right in the middle of the quilt now.   I just put this little baby quilt on the Coronet, but haven't taken a stitch yet.  
It is a John Deere!!!!!  I couldn't stand back far enough for a full picture, but you get the idea....right?
I have this order all pieced and waiting to be hand quilted.
This is called Floral Arber, and is done in soft colours for a little girl.  I have one more to piece for this lady.  I am also working on a little applique too....a quilt by Missouri Star called Wallflower.
There are 42 blocks here....I think I have about 8 finished....lol. I think it will be very pretty!!!
Well...back to quilting for a bit before bedtime. Have a wonderful week, folks!!




Monday, July 17, 2017

A Finish!

Time for a post...they seem so far apart lately.  I am struggling with a summer cold this week, and it's my husbands fault....lol. He brought it home!!!!!   But I have to say, he felt worse than I do with it.

I finished hand quilting this custom order, Dresden Plate or Sunflower...has been called both.
And....a different look at it.
I have two more to quilt for this person...actually piecing these quilts as well. I have them all pieced now...just to quilt them.
Taking it easy for the rest of the afternoon...cold be gone!!!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

WIP Wednesday

Hello folks!!  Seems like ages since I last posted, just very busy...never stop!  Well; let's see what I am up to, eh...besides weeding that garden and fighting bugs!!!!
This past weekend, I finished hand quilting this customer quilt...she pieced it, and I did the quilting.
This is a wedding gift for someone special...it is king size
I took this one off my Lily (Coronet) this morning...
This is one that my husband pieced this past winter...closer looks.
Body of the quilt....next is the borders...
And the back...at least part of it...lol
I put this custom order in the hand quilting frames a few minutes ago...
Might stitch on it this evening. And I am working on this one with a friend once a week...
This is a couple of the blocks....using a layer cake with lots of pretty colours..more later on. That mauve fabric in the background is for another order I will be starting very soon.
Well, I have to get out to the kitchen before I burn supper!!!  Have a wonderful week.







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday

Hi folks...linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/
Well, the sun is shining this morning...not sure for how long though. It has been a dreary spring!
On to my works in progress...I have tons of projects on the go, but will show you the ones I am at right now.
This is a lady's quilt I am hand quilting...
I am just about in the Center now. It is very pretty colours, and I will show you the whole quilt when finished.  She marked it ahead of time, which helps.  This next one is a custom order...I've just finished piecing the Center of the quilt. Next step is the borders.
Lighting isn't great, but this is a very fresh quilt.  Besides these, I have 5or 6 waiting to be quilted one way or another.  And, I found the fabric I needed for another order, so that's good!  I spent yesterday afternoon sewing with my friend, June. She worked on a lovely set of placemats, no pic, sorry.  I worked at the quilt on my design wall above. 
Well, I guess I that's  it for me this week.  Today I will most likely be mowing after lunch..getting pampering this morning at the hairdressers...lol.
Have a great day!!!!!!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fresh Off of Lily

Finally.....this quilt that my husband pieced for me is quilted!  I started it over a week ago on Lily, then got busy with lawns and gardening.  But ,yesterday I stayed at it until I took it of the frame.
Different look...
It went really well, and once I get work done outside....maybe I'll bind this one and this next one.
Gardening and lawns would be much easier if we could see something besides rain was a few days!