Monday, September 27, 2010

Thanks so much!!!!

I thought I'd work on a few Pillow cases for Christmas, and found a "new" pattern  from one of the big sites. I can tell you I was quite upset to see the finished size does not even cover the end of the pillow. (See the white sticking out?) So I had to redisn somthing that works betterr!!!
Here is a little project I'm working on, can't show you more as it's a surprise. Later on!!!Thanks to all my friends , I won this weeks Quilting Gallery Contest. Thanks so much for voting!!! I'm trying to get things in order. Wednesday my friend and I are heading to Parry Sound. We will drive up, stay overnight, then first thing in the morning, we see our Orthopedic Surgeon. We'll turn around and drive back on Thursday!!! It's a long way to visit your ortho Doc but he is a great doctor ! I'm having my one year check up after my knee surgery. Sharon is having her three year checkup. I have to see if there are any quilt shops along the way!! I come home Thursday night, Saturday a.m. will go to the States for a little Joann's shopping . Then Monday we go to retreat!!! yeah, can't wait!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I've Done it Again!!! Please Vote !

I've done it again, entered my quilt , Forever Calla Lily in this weekends contest at The Quilting Gallery. If you like it, can you go over here to vote. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fabulous Fall Finishes

I've been getting lots done, piecing anyway!  When I started this quilt, I had something else in mind, but sometimes the creative process takes us down it's own road!! This is how it ended up. I actually quite like it, but I still would like to do my original plan sometime...this just was the wrong choice of Fabrics for that plan. I got a simple baby quilt 3/4 finished too, no pictures till that one's done!! I'll be off to Quilt Retreat in a couple of weeks so more projects to get ready!! Woot, woot!!! I better do a little quilting too or I'm going to be backlogged again!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pure by Sweetwater for Moda

I just love this fabric. I ordered a layer cake of Pure a while back and ordered a few yards on preorder that came in this week. Aren't they amazing!
I've been working at a few things, one of them is cleaning up in the studio!! Oh, my!!!!
I did manage to get asomething done for the earlybird Christmas challenge, and I'm so pleased with it. Working on a few more today.
It's a trash bag to hang over the headrest in the car. I used this fantastic canvas type fabric and it has boning in it to stay open! Don't you just love this fabric??

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Made a Decision!!!

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I've decided that a fully appliqued baby quilt just doesn't make sense, so I ended up ordering this panel!    I think they are similar, I'll add a border and put a nice Minkee backing on it!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Modern Quilters...I need your Help Again!!!

I have been asked to make a baby quilt resmbling this photo. It is a nursery rug from a modern company. The rug is $1500.00 !!!!!!
Do you have any suggestions at to a pattern or fabric that would be of help to me?????

Below is a baby quilt I'm working on at the moment. Simple pinwheel in green and white. The frog print is for the backing!!!

I'll be waiting with bated breath to hear from any of my modern quilting blogging friends!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm Baaack!!!

I hope to work on this quilt on the retreat!
Terry's latest antique vehicle built!
I've been away for a few days , it's an annual visit to Barrie Ontario for the huge Automotive Flea Market. My piston head has a ball! He enjoys every second of it and I don't have to do a thing!  I get to spend lots of time with our once a year friends . I took a couple of stitchery projects with me and totally relaxed. We camp and Terry barbeques. So now I'm home with a good rest behind me and ready to spend some time in the studio!! Woops, I guess I'd better get it cleaned out first! I also need to get some projects ready for the fall retreat coming up in a few weeks.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Another Great Tutorial!!!

Huge bags, perfect for carrying books in bag
 and 4  pockets on outside for smaller stuff.

Inside of purple bag

Love these buttons. Purple (her favorite color)

Made with Gold Upholstery fabric
Inside of Gold Bag
Perfect Slouchy Book Bag Tutorial
I made these two bags for my special girls, Laura and Megan , my Grandgirls. One is entering Niagara College and one going into Grade 11. The bags are a wonderful large size. Made of Corduroy or upholstery fabric so no interlining required, just a lining. These go together so quickly. Fun too! A fantastic Tutorial can be found Here. If you make one let me know. These are going to be really popular with the older school crowd!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm a Winner, I'm a Winner!!!

Well I knew that!! Hee Hee, , seriously though....I won in Judith's Early Bird Monthly draw!!! Look what will be winging it's way to me...I'm so excited!!
Songbirds BOM from Bronwyn Hayes

My Shabby Roses from Jenny of Elefantz

This is just one of the quilts I have done using the Aussie way of combining stitchery and patchwork. I love, love, love these!! Can't wait to start on this new one coming from Judith! Stop over and see her blog and see all the gifty "tutes" she has shown for this months "Early Birds" on her blog Creative Studio

A New Free Block of The Month!!

I have been addicted to the Aussie girls "stitcheries" and putting them into quilts. You don't see a lot of that over here, but many of you  have admired the things I have made from these girls. There is a group of designers called "Among the Gum Trees" and I love them all. I started to follow Jenny of Elefantz and then found the others!! One of these wonderful girls...Fiona of Mothers Cupboard is offering a 10 month free Block of the Month...starting today. You can get it free on the first of the month starting today! So head on over now to Mothers Cupboard and you too can make this great little applique/stitchery project! I know I'll be making it!!!