Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall decorating


I love this time of year when the leaves change to fall colours and the pumpkins come out. Here is a little fall decorating around my house. The Boo blocks I bought at Folktales in Lynden, Wash. This shop is a must see if you are in the area.
The pumpkin and crow quilt is from Need'l Love book called Autumn Threads. It's on the front cover.
I made the witch a few years ago, it's from a pattern by Threads That Bind. A friend gave me the framed picture of the witches boots, she did the drawing. I love them both together.

Happy Halloween.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moda Love Finished Quilt

The borders are added, quilted and ready for gift giving. It's a queen size quilt and will be a gift for my daughter, haven't decided if it will be Christmas gift or birthday. The free pattern is from Moda and they've included 3 sizes using pre-cuts. This was a very quick quilt to make and I'm happy with how it turned out.
The second little quilt in the Simple Whatnots club, I've sewed the flying geese on the sides, just not in this picture.
A little fall decorating, my favourite time of year. This is hanging just inside the front door. 

Happy Autumn!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Countryside Quilters Show


This quilt went together very fast using a layercake. The pattern is free and called Moda Love. I'm going to add a small inner border and then a 4" outer border. My oldest daughter will love this quilt.
The Countryside Quilt Show was a big success. More people came to see the quilts than we ever imagined. Our little group of 27 members showed over 400 quilts of our work. There is a VIDEO if you want to see a portion of the show. The bed turning had a big turn out for each time slot we offered, You'll see the bed turning in the video.
Time for some fall decorating. I love this little wool wallhanging from my secret sister at Countryside Quilters. I might see how this looks on my old widow display. 

Happy Quilting. 

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.