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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunny Monday

My quilting might slow down now that we have glorious sunshine.  It is gardening time... the weeds need to be gone!

Iced Tea from some really old flannels.  This UFO is from fabric that has lived in this house a long time and I cut the fabrics last fall so not technically a really old UFO.  This is quilt uses 3½" strips and is the patience block which involves a partial seam on your first seam attaching to the center square. 

Another one of my baby quilts made from my Aunt Gracie stash of fabrics.  I heard the term 'vintage modern' so that is what I am going to use as my description.  A new quilt made from old fabrics.  This is a quilt I made while playing with a new method of making flying geese.  I demonstrated the method, using a cardboard triangle, to the Sunland Stitchers this past winter. 

Two more projects off the list of things to do!! yippee.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday night

You know that Saturday night is hockey night in Canada and I can sew to  my hearts content!

This is a Patchabilities that I finished stitching and binding.  Rather appropriate for our recent wet weather and now that it is hanging on the wall, sunshine is predicted for all of next week!!

Back to working on binding on a few quilts - some for me, some for AnnieBea. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It is raining so I am having some quilting time.

I have completed the binding on a Quilt of Valour that was made by Penny and quilted by Connie. 

I have finished quilting a UFO that is about 4 years old.  I started it when we lived in our Park Model at Viewpoint and that was awhile ago.  It is approx 60 x 80 and will be donated to Quilts of Valour.

This flying geese was made from my scrap bag of Aunt Gracie fabrics using Eleanor Burn's ruler.  It is one of those projects I would call a PIG... project in grocery bag. 

And this is what I am currently working on.  I changed my sewing machine from my Brother 1500 that I love for free motion quilting over to my Pfaff with the built in walking foot. 

So, a good week... one ufo completed and one PIG completed. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Seasons of the Maple

This wallhanging was made by Quilts of Valour members and donated to the research facility for rehabilitation medicine at the University of Calgary. 

I made a lot of the yellow, white and green blocks in this quilt and had no idea what the final project would look like.  Very impressive. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I have finally finished a project

Even though I have been busy piecing and sewing for the last four months, I haven't had any 'finishes' up until now.

This is my Dick and Jane quilt.  Made from a cute package of fabrics in a sweet metal lunch tin, I acquired this at least 4 years ago, maybe 5?  It has been sitting around, waiting to be finished, for a long time and now it is done. 

Ooops, it is sideways.   So, if you turn your head, you will see Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot. 

And, also finished is the first of many quilts I made trying to use up my Aunt Gracie, reproduction type of fabrics.  They keep multiplying though part of the problem is that I added to my stash when I was at a garage sale and the prices were too good to pass up!!

Back to my quilting and binding.  One quilt at a time!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Back in BC

We are back at our summer home and the first two weeks we had fabulous weather, sunny, bright and beautiful.  Now, we alternate between rain and sunshine but have lost the warmth.
Has taken me this long to get posting because of the 'job' of returning home, finding things, putting away what we brought back with us and starting the annual job of Dr. visits. 
Easter was busy for me, feeding a houseful and having grandkids sleeping over but that is gone and now it is time to get back to my regular routines and work on quilting the projects I brought home with me.
I have 19 quilt tops that are waiting for me to work on them and get them quilted and bound.  I did spend time last week adding borders to a few of them, cutting backings and batting and have a lovely stack of projects calling my name.

This wallhanging is one I brought home from Arizona so I could free motion on my Brother 1500 rather than my Janome.  I have a better selection of threads here that I can use. 

We left this view in Arizona.

And came home to this view of Mt. Baker.

I will back soon, hopefully with some pictures of finished quilts!