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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Scraps and Superman








I spent my Friday Night Sew In starting a new project. I got a jelly roll a couple of weeks ago and decide to make a rail fence pinwheel quilt. It turns out the jelly roll has many duplicate fabrics so I spent some time finding some fabrics to go with them.





Today for Slow Sunday Stitching I am working on the binding for the Lucky Stars quilt for my daughter's teacher. I can't believe the school year is almost over.

I would like to wish my husband a very Happy Father's Day. He is a Superman! Not only has he supported me as a Quilter for decades he also is an extremely supportive father of our daughter who is a Quilter as well. He drove us to Toronto and back in a day this week so we could see her quilt in Quilts Canada. It was an incredible show.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Being Grateful



Today is a day where I decided the gift to myself is to be grateful. I have so many people to be grateful for and so many things to be grateful for. Today I worked on the binding for my son's teacher's quilt. I also made a test fabric box made using a couple of patterns by Seaside Stitches and Freemotion by The River. I just need to add some buttons to it. I am going to be making a bunch of them for people who have been a big part in my children's lives. Being grateful feels good.


Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday and Linky Tuesday.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Lucky Stars



The top is done for the Lucky Stars quilt. I ended up doing most of the sewing only because my daughter has had so many commitments this past month. I am happy to support her as she supports me as a quilter. She is my lucky star. At one of her commitments she saw her Brownie Leader who we had made a quilt for and right away her Leader told her that the quilt was on her bed. It is wonderful to hear that appreciation as my daughter is very kind and thoughtful. The quilt has gone to the quilter's now and when it comes back I will have a lot of binding to do. My daughter and I are going to start working on some free motion quilting together.

Linking to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social and Linky Tuesday.

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Place In Canada - Youth Canada Quilt Challenge





My daughter has entered the Youth Quilt Challenge for Quilt Canada 2017. The challenge was My Place In Canada. She went a different way with the challenge. She made a Dresden Plate quilt to represent herself as the daughter of a quilter. The Dresden Plate was the first block that I had made, and I was touched that she chose to create it in her style. The first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald was chosen for one of the petals as he is from the area we live in. I am excited to go to Quilt Canada in June and see her quilt as well as the other youth quilts. You can vote for the quilts. If you wish to vote for hers it is #44. Click here for the voting and to see the other quilts.

Linking to TGIFF, Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop and Finish It up Friday.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oh My Lucky Stars



I am very fortunate and lucky to get to work again with my favourite quilter - my daughter! She decided that she want to make a quilt for her teacher out of the aqua and grey scraps leftover from the quilt I had made her. She had chosen all of the fabrics and pattern and I had made the quilt. She chose another pattern and while it was a great pattern it did not lend itself well to scraps. I made a couple of blocks and neither her nor I were happy with how it was looking. One of the blocks was a a star block and that we really liked. I then remembered the Lucky Stars pattern by Atkinson Designs. I have had the pattern for years and have always wanted to make it but never have. She really liked it to so I started cutting out the fabric for the other stars. I had already cut out the flying geese for the other pattern, so it will be a bit different but still fabulous! We needed a couple more fat quarters for the borders, so I brought the fabric to a beautiful quilt show we attended on the weekend. One of the booths had some more of the aqua and grey fabrics so we got them. I already know that this will be one of my favourite quilts once she has it finished. Oh My Lucky Stars!


Linking to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social and Linky Tuesday.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happiness Is ...





 A quilt ready for the quilter's






A quilt ready to be bound






A WIP brought back to life

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Snowmen Stars




Winter wanted to go out with a bang so we got a bunch of snow two weeks ago. It made me want to take out my Snowmen quilt and get it organized. This quilt has been more finicky, as I was unsure what direction I wanted to take it in so I did not want to cut too far ahead if I changed my mind. My original thought had to put embroidery in the middle of it but I was not enjoying the look and the blocks were not fitting well together so I have set the embroidery aside for now. I now have all of the star blocks done and just having a few flying geese left to go. Once I get them done, the quilt will go back into its box for now. I have a few other more pressing projects to work on.


Linking to Linky Tuesday WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.