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?

Sunday, August 7, 2016

In spite of the heat, or maybe because of it, this summer I have managed to keep sewing.  I just finished this quilt for a very special little girl.  She is 8 years old and tells us if she could travel anywhere in the world she would go to Paris, France.  So,  when I found this fabric
I just knew it was a sign and I had to design a quilt for her.

So, here it is. I don't know when it will get quilted as I'm on the hunt for a variegated thread that will match.
I'm sorry it's not a very good photo, but I'll try to get another one after it's quilted.

Bye for now.

Monday, May 23, 2016

It's been a while...

I'm back...  No excuses for my long absence, just didn't have much to say.
We were having our basement renovated and it seemed everything was in an upheaval.
I did keep busy though. I set my sewing machine up on the dining room table, the ironing board was in the living room and I did my best to ignore the chaos around me. lol
Here are some photos of recent projects.

This is the quilt I made for my grandson's big boy bed. I made a pillowcase to go with the quilt but forgot to take a photo.  It's hard to believe he's two already.
Back of Ayden's quilt
Front of quilt

This quilt is quite different from anything I've done before. The colors are so not me, but for some reason the main fabric "spoke" to me. I can't wait to see how it will look once it's quilted.

Haven't got a name for this one yet.
Our local guild held their show a few weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn
my "Dresdens and Dahlias" quilt won a 1st Viewers Choice.

Dresdens and Dahlias

That's it for now.  See you next time.