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Thursday, October 22, 2015

My last week at this house

I have finished up my final two projects for the season here at my summer home.  A big 'whew'.  I still have a few smaller projects that didn't get completed, but that is ok.  The big ones are done and the B-line quilting system is back at my buddie's home since we share the frame and machine.

This is a pattern from Missouri Star.  Used 10" cake plates.

the last of my Jolly Bars from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Cute little girlie quilt.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mid October and autumn is moving quickly!

Cannot believe we have celebrated Thanksgiving weekend and life is continuing to move along quickly here in our home.  We are finishing up our outdoor gardening work and putting everything to bed for the winter and on sunny days, we are still playing tennis with our local seniors group.

I am wrapping up a lot of quilting projects and getting them finished before we change homes for the winter.

One of my finishes is this St. Louis 16 patch that I began earlier this Spring and tried hard to make a dent in my purple and green stash of fabrics.  Some of these fabrics are quiet old and need to be taken off the shelf and used in a quilt that can be donated to Quilts of Valour.

And my other finish is a new project that I started a month ago from a kit that I purchased from Hamel's fabrics on their Thrifty Thursday.  Feels good to have it done and I am down to completing the binding on two more quilts and that will be it for projects that get completed before we leave.

Back to cleaning, tidying, packing, organizing and staring at my lists of things that I need to get done this week.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Here comes October, Hallowe'en month!

 Hallowe'en month... one of my nieces just loves October and she is into all things Hallowe'en so I made her these pillowcases and will get them in the mail asap.

 I have a few quilt finishes... still more that need to be quilted and bound but this is a start!
Lemonade which is a free pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop.  Made from 10" squares and I added to a Holly Taylor layer cake pack with some of my own fabrics to make this large enough for Quilts of Valour.

And Busy Bee is a Villa Rosa pattern that uses fat quarters.  I dug into my stash of autumn colours and then put them all together.  A total stash quilt.  And even better, finished for Quilts of Valour.

I had a pack of cake plates called Celebrations and I used a free pattern from Hamel's quilt shop to make this.  Goes together quickly.  Not so sure this will be for Quilts of Valour but I did play around with some different quilting on this and tried vertical parallel lines.  I need to get out of my rut of quilting everything the same.  Love the happy colours in this quilt.