Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Little of This and That

The weather has turned for the worst here. We've been enjoying cool fall days with lots of sun. Today the wind and rain has started, it seems so much colder when it's wet wind. This last weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, we enjoyed our family gathering with lots of yummy turkey.

I've been working on my Christmas Stitchery that I started here, it's a pattern by Lynette Anderson. This is the outer border of a small wallhanging. I'll show it again when I get it all together.
I decided to get out my oldest UFO which I think might be 6 years old. Some of my friends might recognize this fabric, a few of us started this quilt together, it's called Hollywood and Vines. Only one of us from the group finished her quilt and that was last year. She now lives far away and we miss her very much. Look Bev I'm working on mine again...Thanks to you, I'm soooo excited. I love the blacks, beige's and reds. The reds are in the alternate block which I still need to start.

The quilt is going to be queen size for my bed. I hope I can stay focused and get this one finished soon.

30 comments:

Stina said...

Why did you have these stars hidden for so long... they are gorgeous... will look fab with red!!! :o)
And stitched a lot too!!! Nice going!!!

Colleen said...

Oh my gosh that is such a cute stitchery!! Keep on working.. those stars are so pretty! Glad you had a nice holiday :o)

KSedlak said...

I look forward to seeing your quilt when it's done. The colors are beautiful. I love those black prints, along with the creams and reds.
The stitchery is darling. I love the vines with the little red hearts.
You do such beautiful work. I always enjoy seeing what you have accomplished.
Have a great week creating.
Hugs,
Karen

Darlene said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finished projects - very inspiring, Wendy!

Vivian said...

Those are very dramatic, lovely blocks. Looking forward to seeing the quilt on your bed.
I'm trying to ignore my UFOs, but they're quietly calling to me from the back room. Time to tackle a few.

Quilt Hollow said...

Will look forward to seeing these finished projects. I have alot of that fabric...sitting on the shelf! You are farther than me even if only a UFO. :-)

Lynn said...

Don't you love Lynette Anderson's patterns? That little reindeer is very cute. 6 years - good for you. When you finish you will have to celebrate with some new fat quarters or something.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

No matter how old a fabric is, beautiful is beautiful, and I really like those fabrics! Can't wait to see it finished.

Lynette's Christmas quilt is looking mighty fine, too.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like Mother Nature and Fall decided to take a hike -- we skipped Oct. and jumped right into Nov. weatherwise! LOVE LOVE those gorgeous stars -- can't wait to see the quilt!

Kaaren said...

Love anything with stars. Keep at it Wendy cause we're all cheering you on to finish it. It's going to be stunning...heck, it is now.

I like your Christmas stitchery too. No I don't...I LOVE it!

Thanks for the inspiration!

paulette said...

I love this fabric- especially with the black and the stitchery-ooooh! Can't wait till you finish both!
Paulette

Shirleymac said...

You find the neatest stitchery patterns. And your stars are great.

Andrea said...

Focus Wendy focus - lol ! It looks lovely - I have some star blocks I'm thinking of digging out from the murky depths.

Jackie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you hear you had a nice gathering. I just purchased that stitchery from Lynette at Quilt Market. I am excited about beginning it at some point. I love your combination of colors on the blocks you are working on.

Kimberly said...

Hi Wendy, I've stopped by your blog before, but just went back and read through some of your older posts. I recognized Quiltopia when I saw the pictures... you said it's a 45 minute drive for you. Where do you live? I'm in Abbotsford. Small world!
I love all you're working on, especially the stitcherie... but then again, I'm a Santa gal!
Have a great night, Kimberly

Karen said...

I very much like the dark background you have used for the stars. My kind of quilt blocks.

Betweens said...

Wendy your stars are beautiful great fabric selection and excellent piecing..love your embroidery as well I visit Lynette's blog often she has wonderful patterns!!

Lynn said...

Oh I love the blocks!! If you have the blocks done, how much more do you have left to do??

LC said...

Oh, this is a pretty quilt. Our weather (in Alberta) is nasty. Just to think, it was +34 about three weeks ago.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the quilt blocks Wendy and of course the stitchery. Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving.

Floss said...

The stars ar lovely, I think you should keep them out, I think this will be a gorgeous quilt.

Teresa said...

Just wanted to say hi and I will join the chorus of others complimenting your stars. They are beautiful.

Carole said...

Hello Wendy, how are you? It's been way too long. You have been busy with lost of beautiful projects! I love your work! That Hallowee quilt is just precious!

I read you about longarming! It is so different from working with your DSM. I'm loving Penelope!

So, when are your coming over? I've had customers in my shop from Calgary! I always talk about you and show them what you made! ;o)

Looks like you'll be completing another lovely project! I do like those colours! Hugs my friend! Cheers!

Libby said...

Love your UFO - those fabrics are just delicious *S*

Knot Garden said...

Gorgeous star blocks, but then all your work is beautiful. I remember that fabric line. I think I might have some of the bird print. Lovely work!

Michelle said...

I love the colors in these stars. can't wait to see how it turns out!

Carrie P. said...

Fabulous star blocks. They will make a fabulous quilt.

Screen Door said...

Can't wait to see the stars come together. Great fabrics...never seem this combination before... You're going to love it.

Vesuviusmama said...

I hope you finish this star quilt, too. I love those blocks!

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Wendy,
I like the colors of your oldest UFO