Friday, January 29, 2016

January is not as long as you think

 So you think January is the longest month next thing you know you are looking at the last weekend of January! Where did it go?! We barely had any snow so far which is great for a Chihuahua residence.

I posted about this quilt I am working on well I finally have the blocks done and have it on the design wall.

There are only 526 HST triangles but lets not forget I am also going to do a double border of them as well so not done yet.

 So as you can see it here there is lots of space for some groovy modern quilting. I can`t do it myself but need to know who can in the Eastern Toronto-Oshawa area or who wants too.

I think I mentioned in the other post this is from Quiltmaker magazine I am posting the picture because I wanted to show how different a quilts personality changes with fabric choices.

Here are some selfies of Buddy saying enough I want so lap time and me with fabric on the forehead, I did not realize until after that I was also wearing the fabric these are the little corners clipped off the HST
Hope you are enjoying January as much as I did  with theis first project almost completed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

365 quilt

Is anyone working on? I caught up last night got 13 done. it is free and there are over 11, 000 quilters signed up for it. go to the 365 Quilt link and they are also on Facebook

here is what I have so far...and you will love the look of a Chi that needs some mama love.

 these are 14 blocks done already. now the thing that scares me

we are already heading into our second week of January! how does that happen?
I also taught another one block wonder class in the later part of 2015 and one of the students, a total beginner sent me this gorgeous quilt, she was a great student! and look her quilt is just incredible. I hope to see the others as well they all picked great fabric

I put Buddy in because this is the best picture of him 

Monday, January 11, 2016

time to post

 I found this pattern as an ad  in one of my mags a while back and really liked it... then leafing through one of my mags I found the pattern! This is why it is so hard to give them up

I finished the first Walking Dead quilt I will post a picture this week but started on the Second Series quilt I love how it is turning out

I had bought the whole bolt of the Walking Dead fabric so i have enough to do what I would like
This is from the Quilters newsletter mag Jan/Feb 2000

As you can see it kinda looks like blades swirling around them.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Flower Power, summer not over yet

 I had the joy of following Karen to one of her Workshops at the London Quilters Guild last week. The whole trip was fabulous! Here is Karen and the President of the guild together. What a great picture their smiles say it all on what a great time we had.

Karen was above and beyond the best instructor lots of samples ready for her students lots of quilts she shared for her trunk show the evening before and the workshop was the best I learned so much. I forgot what it was like to take a workshop, there are always things you can learn.
Take time and go to a workshop no matter how progressed you are in quilting there is something you can always learn.
 Karen and one of the quilters in the workshop auditioning fussy cutting with one of the templates Karen had prepped for each participant. (15)
 The yellow one is the fabric Karen got ready for each kit for us to use. INCREDIBLE. so we were able to go through each step did I say I learned so much!

The pinky one I did in the workshop of all things I forgot my fabric so then had to buy some. (any excuse will do) Lucky there was a vendor there. Karen had other patterns that you can find on her Etsy store just click on her name and it will take you to her blog.

Then I come home and prep 100 more hexies and have some flowers to show for it, petals falling around my Buddy, as you can see not to happy with the sleep interruption!

Just a little update I now have 6 flowers made! and I am loving the process, as you can see my model had some attitude when I tried to show him my petals

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Walkers are advancing

 This is Nicole doing hand work she also owns the Log Cabin Yardage store you can get great fabric there! Nicole also hosts our Applique Society meetings at her store if you are interested in some dates let me know we are usually meeting on a Wednesday or Sunday..
 I am currently preparing my last 120 baskets, see that wonderful pile of fabrics in zippies. I got those on a swap that I will be using for my baskets.
 This is someone I met at the Log Cabin she is creating her own block with fabrics in Nicole`s store
 So now you can see that I have gotten a little further but I didn`t stop there, I kept trying to stop but every time I took a picture I had to do more.
 This is the fabric that I am going to put on the borders. I am not sure how many of you have watched The Walking Dead, but at one point there is a map drawn on the chalkboard of the neighbourhood this reminded me of it.
So now you can see I have really conquered these roamers, the first 2 rows, they are very large rows, are almost together you can see that the rows have shrunk compared to the bottom 2 rows. I still have another 2 rows to put in there, at the bottom.
I have been thinking about the quilting and wondered if there was a pattern for a wrought iron fence design.

Well off to visit the London Quilt guild tonight Karen will be doing her trunk show and also workshop. This will also be the first time I have ever stayed in a B&B!! Imagine!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


 i am having great fun with this quilt. as you can see the walkers are multiplying. there are themes behind the fabrics that are picked, the wrought iron fences the roads travelled stopping the `roamers`by the red borders as they stagger through our country.
Wait till you see the border fabric I picked I am not sure if any quilters follow Walking Dead but it is a great series when you want to quilt they play it so many times if you miss anything it will be on again!
 I also had a wonderful time at Karen H`s house  we had a sit and sew day with some show and share, her mom is on the far right and 2 friends we have known forever through Yorkshire Rose guild Barb far left and Gail in the middle
 They had a workshop with Karen H and giving us a wonderful show and share. Gail is always so prolific look how much she has done so far

I was there to show them how to do the method I am using for the baskets I am appliqing. The no melt templar method. Karen is already doing it and has started making these baskets as well. She will be done the quilt before me..LOL
 Yo can see Barb is all set up I was getting a kick out of her pincushion she has all her pins in order LOL Barb was learning with circles and you can see some of her wonderful fabric choices. See Karen in the background working on her baskets.
To Celebrate Fall I was in a swap and I was late signing up but Karen (another Karen) made me this cute little wall hanging. I love it. she swooped in and stole my heart.
Of course I neglected to picture mine after completed so I have sent a link to you all so you can visit her blog.
My apologies to Karen for posting so late it is called catching up to life.

If you click on any of the Karen`s in this blog it will bring you to spectacular blogs. Enjoy

Monday, October 26, 2015

some fun

 I pulled out an oldy that I had been working on and started to finish the applique I have the fabric picked out on what will be in between the layout
 This is one of the blocks that I like these are just made from scraps in my scrap barrel, it is supposed to be about a quilters journey so these fabrics have memories of other quilts
 Another favorite. The black and white is in most of my scrappy quilts for some reason...LOL so my mom says anyways

still working on the baskets

fantastic walking dead fabric that I am working with

Pattern and fabric so far I love it 
I am at 180 of these baskets I have 120 more to go I have done another swap of 6in blocks so will be able to use them 120 light and 120 dark through a yahoo group called Small Talk with Kathleen Tracy she creates these fabulous mini quilts and has a huge following.

Then below you will see a different side of me. Walking Dead fabric is this not awesome?! I bought it from LogCabin Yardage and I am sorry to say but I bought the whole bolt I am not sure if she can get more. This is a quilt for a friend that wanted a black white and red quilt with absolutely no flowers! I showed her the fabric knowing she loves walking dead and she has not see the pattern I am using yet.

So as you can see a quilter can be a little versatile, fabric and quilters comes in all forms.

Well off to start another week but dreaming of quilting of course.