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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Home for spring, summer and fall.

 We left our winter home and was sad to say goodbye to the glorious spring colours.

Autumn Joy, a kit from Connecting Threads is finished.  I notice the picture is upside down.  Oh well... it is at my other home so can't take another picture.

I started this last summer and was hoping to have it finished for U.S. thanksgiving in November but it didn't happen.  However, am ready for this year.

My latest solstice block - a weekly block program with Pat Sloan.

A fun project using jolly bars.  Of course, one package isn't enough for a decent size quilt so went through some fabrics that I had in my AZ stash and found some that would work.  The blocks are made but need to be stitched together into a quilt top.

And, staying up to date with my 150 Women's blocks.  These are last week's blocks and I downloaded the next three this morning so need to get busy and start stitching.

This batik table runner was simple and quick to do.  I bought a quick quilt on sale at Quilter's Oasis a month ago and got the top made.  It will wait for layering, quilting and binding until the fall.

 An Atkinson quilt pattern - Texas Two step.  I used leftover fun fabrics to make some blocks.  One top is put together for a child's quilt and have more blocks to make another quilt as well.  I think that these will be made for donation through Abbotsford Quilter's guild.

This is finished though this picture was taken before I did the stitching.

My solstice blocks on the design wall.  

Now that I am back in my "other" home, I will be able to easily take pictures and upload with my desktop computer and hopefully post more frequently.  I have a lot of projects on the go and posting to the blog helps me to have some focus.  Not happy with the rain but it is perfect weather to get some of my winter projects completed.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March catch up

I might have figured out how to post pictures taken with my phone.  Time will tell.  I have a few and will work on loading more from phone to blog.  Having a blog without pictures would be really dreary and boring!
I am working on finishing up projects before we head back to snowy, rainy, dreary weather in BC.  

This project is a quilt top that I finished for my dear departed quilting friend, Glitzy Chris, in Florida.  Her daughter is finding many UFO's as well as a massive stash in cupboards and closets as she begins the daunting task of clearing out her mom's craft projects.  I finished 3 quilts and this is the third and it is boxed and waiting for a trip to the post office to mail back. 

 This was quilt two for Glitzy Chris.  A nice Christmas quilt and it is finished and also in the box waiting for the post office trip.

These are blocks for the Canadian Quilter's Association great Quilting Bee to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.  The goal is make enough slab blocks to donate 1000 quilts to Ronald MacDonald houses across Canada.  Am trying to do my part.  The blocks are made and I tried to find fabric as funky as possible in my stash here in Arizona.
  The continuation of my blocks to celebrate the contribution of Canadian women to our history.  Every week instructions for 3 blocks are released and I am keeping up to date!  The blocks measure 6.5" and there are some small pieces.  Not my idea of fun as I like bigger and better but am determined to keep on with this project.

 Some of my blocks on the design wall.  This will be impressive when it is complete!

Now, to find more pictures so I can share what I have been working on for the last 5 months!