Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It's been awhile, I know.  No excuses.

I had a bit of a scare and ended up in hospital in April, and it got me thinking about all of the quilts I have made and stored in the closets and under the beds, what am I going to do with them all!
My daughter, son and sister would probably take a few, but what about the rest? I've never thought of selling any of my quilts before, but maybe it's time to start parting with them.  But how?

And then there's my STASH!  Even though I haven't bought much new fabric over the past few years, my stash is out of control.  I try to use it as fast as I can, making one or two quilts a year, (which usually end up being stored in the closets or under the beds),  and I try to make one or two quilts for our guild's outreach program every year, but it doesn't seem to make a dent in it.

I remember when I was packing up Mom's apartment when she moved in with us, and I had to tackle her knitting room.  Mom was a prolific knitter, she had 3 knitting machines, and her closets were overflowing with yarns.  I remember thinking to myself that I didn't ever want my daughter to have to pack up all my fabric, needlework and quilting paraphenalia.  She's not a sewer and wouldn't have any idea what to do with it all, and heaven forbid that it all get tossed!

Hopefully I'll remain fit for a good few years and able to continue using up my stash, but I think it's time I try to find new homes for some of my quilts.

Here are photos of some of the smaller quilts I've made over the past few years, intending to publish the patterns, but never quite getting around to it! lol    
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Bunny Love

Bedtime Blankie

Loves Music, Loves To Dance

Some Bunny Loves You




Some Bunny Loves You Too



What would you do?


Friday, October 6, 2017

Another Finish

I can't believe it's been 6 months since my last post.  It's been a long, hot summer, but quite a productive one. After the renovations were finally finished I had to spend some time making curtains so my quilting had to go on the back burner for a while.  I no sooner finished the curtains when I had to put everything away again to get the house in order for my brother-in-law's visit.  He returned to Scotland last week and I've been able to get my machine set up and get back to the quilt I started at the beginning of the year.  No photos yet, but it's another quilt using the Japanese taupes.

I did manage to finish another quilt that had been hanging in the closet since before Mom passed away.
Karen Veenhuizen of Oakville did the quilting, and she did a fabulous job. Here's a photo.  No name for the quilt yet... and the binding hasn't been sewn on yet!


Friday, April 14, 2017

New Quilt Photos

It's been a while since I've had some photos to share.  The weather has finally co-operated and I was able to get outside yesterday , and with my husband's assistance, take some photos.

Here is a photo of my "Roses In Dresden" quilt.  I made this quilt quite a " few" years ago, but it is a big quilt and needed custom quilting so I had to save up my pennies to get the quilting done.  It was beautifully quilted by Karen Power of Oakville.
Roses In Dresden
The next quilt was made last year.
 "Nireko's Roses Revisited"  was made using a fat quarter bundle of  Lecien's original line of  Mrs. March's Basic, which was sent to me by Nireko, who used to be the "go to" person when Lecien was in California.
My original design "Nireko's Roses" was made using Lecien's taupes.  Here are photos of the two quilts.
"Nireko's Roses Revisited"
"Nireko's Roses"



I can't decide which version I like the best!









This last quilt was also made in 2016.

Dresden Plate

"Nireko's Roses Revisited" and the Dresden Plate quilt were both quilted by Karen Veenhuizen of Oakville.
She did a fabulous job!  I wish I could take better photos so you could see the quilting.

I haven't been able to fix the problem I'm having with leaving comments on your blog posts. They're still bouncing back to me as "undeliverable".

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Bye for now.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish my fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving.



On another topic, for some reason, over the past few months whenever I try to comment on someone's blog I get a notice saying delivery of my message has failed.  I've even tried to email a few of you
privately and the emails come back as undeliverable.  I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

Please don't think I've abandoned you, I still read your blogs I just can't communicate with you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Once Upon A Tile

Finished!  Finally.  I thought I'd never get it done.


Now I just have to save up to get it quilted. I'll add it to the pile. lol

One more UFO to finish and then I can start on something new.

Bye for now.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Once Upon A Tile

I finally managed to finish the blocks for my new/old design, "Once Upon A Tile".  I started this one before my Mom passed away and it's been lingering in the closet for the past 3 years. Once again I used fabrics from Lecien's Centenary collection.  I just love the look of the japanese taupes!  It took me a while to decide on a setting for the blocks but I've finally managed it.  Here's a photo of the quilt, so far.  I've still got to add the checkerboard surround and then the border.

What do you think?