Saturday, September 13, 2014

Simple Whatnots Club

I finished the first little quilt in the Simple Whatnots club by Kim Diehl. This one is called Hopscotch and also has a pieced version if you don't like applique. I signed up for the club at Little Quilts Shop, I like how they offered a starter kit up front and then get the patterns each month. This allows me to add a few fabrics from my stash and is budget friendly.
I can't believe how much canning I'm doing. Three of us are working together to get all this canning done. We've finished tomatoes, peaches, cherries, pickles, peach chutney, cucumber relish, salsa, pepper jelly and beets. The peach chutney and tomatoes are shown in this picture. The weather has been great and we are able to do most of the canning outside. One more day of canning and that's it, we are done for the year. Back to quilting soon. 

If you are local, the quilt group I belong to Countryside Quilters is having it's first quilt show.
Sat, Sept 20th from 10am to 4pm. 
Location Willoughby Reformed Church, 20525 - 72nd Ave, Langley BC
It looks like we will have over 400 quilts to show.

Happy Quilting

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome Sept

This quilt has been a flimsie for longer than I'd like to think about. It's Sept already and fall is just around the corner. I'm so happy to have this one quilted, bound and washed. I did free motion quilting and found the black on black the most difficult, it's not easy to see the black thread on black fabric.
The pattern is from Country Quilts book, At Home with Country Quilts.
Now I'm on to the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots club, this is the center for the first little quilt in the club. 

So excited it's Sept and we have cooler temperatures ahead.

Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch Up

I've finished a couple quilts which I forgot to post here, too busy posting on Instagram and neglecting my poor blog. This quilt is called Ruby from a BOM a couple years ago, all finished and washed, I think it looks fresh and pretty.
This is a gift for a birthday coming up soon. My vision was for it to give a beach or ocean feel, I love the soft blue tones in this quilt.
This antique grandmothers flower garden was made by my husband's great grandma Emma. She would have made this about the 1930's when she organized the quilting group in her home town. I love the red flowers scattered around. 

Happy Quilting. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Quilt

This was a super fast and fun small quilt to make. I used mostly K. Fassett fabrics for the flowers. The pattern can be found on the Cloud 9 Fabrics free patterns page, it's called Amsterdam Quilt.
I'm making a Christmas gift for my daughter, I'm hoping this tablerunner will look good on her black table. I used Gigi's Thimble quilt pattern.
This little quilt was a gift from Mary at Quilt Hollow, we've done a few swaps and exchanged gifts over the years. I sure love this small quilt and Mary's quilting is always outstanding.

Happy Quilting. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Primitive Gatherings

I've been working on the Primitive Gatherings sew along. The wool applique center is the first part and the pieced border is the second part. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for this project.
Found this little antique quilt at the local Vintage Market. It's worn and tattered and has vintage buttons and lace sewn on by the person I bought it from. I love the pink fabric in this quilt. 

You can find me on Instagram to see more pictures.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Great News

The local quilt shop where I work has a new name "Stitch and Bobbin" and a new owner "Stephanie". I'm beyond excited and I get to keep my job! This is so exciting, I'm looking forward to what changes are yet to come.
I finished this little quilt from the book Simply Fat Quarters. The blocks are very easy and the fabrics make a nice statement in the kitchen.
I've also been busy doing a bit of painting, I wish I took a before picture. The paint is called Cottage Paint and doesn't need sanding or any kind of prep before painting. This piece still needs a light coat of wax.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quilt Finished

It seems blogging has been sporadic for me. I've been using Instagram much more lately, simply because it's EASY. There is also a button on my sidebar, so I'll see you here and over there!

The quilt I've been working on is from one of Kim Diehl's books (I love all her books), off hand I'm not sure which one this pattern is from. I love how Kim combines her fabric choices, hopefully I've accomplished something similar in this quilt.  Cats and quilts just seem to go together, Boo is showing his approval.
I was undecided about the orange border but I think it's growing on me now. Just need to figure out how to quilt this one.

Happy Quilting!