Thursday, October 29, 2009


The last week has just flown by. I've had very little time for cruising the blogs the last couple of weeks as well. I need to check around the blogs and see what everyone has been doing....I miss you guys.

I've done a little stitching, Gail Pan blocks are completed and Bunnyhill redwork I'm working on catching up. Slowly I've been working at my star blocks I talked about here. I really want to get this one finished but seem to be getting interrupted somehow. The Halloween quilt is off to the long-arm quilter. I know she'll do something really nice with the quilting and then it will go to my daughter.

I've completed another quilt on the long-arm rental at this shop. Still need to get a picture so I can post about it. The quilt is for my other daughter and done with much brighter fabrics. She'll get that one for Christmas.

Until next time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vancouver Quilters Guild Show

Last weekend was the Vancouver Guild quilt show. I love the fall displays they had at the front entrance. Here is a sampling of the quilts at the show, I won't say anything more and just let you view the pictures, Enjoy.

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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.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween Row Quilt is Finished!

Thank you so much to everyone for all your lovely comments about my Halloween quilt, I really do appreciate each and everyone. I can't always reply to each person but I read everyone and love to hear from you. The name of the pattern is "Halloween Row Quilt", I had a few questions on the pattern name. The quilt is 52"x61", a little smaller than the original pattern only by a few inches.

Here is a closer look at the spider legs. I used Aurifil wool thread and a funky stitch on my Janome. The eyes are tiny buttons I found at Micheal's. If you are looking for this pattern check out this shop.

Happy Stitching.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Almost Done Halloween Quilt

All the rows are sewn together, a couple more things to do. The orange and black borders to add and small button eyes for the bats and spiders. The pattern called for chenille yarn for the spider legs, I used a funky stitch on my machine and I'm happy with how it turned out. Next this quilt will be a sample for a few weeks at this shop (Jenny you better get those kits ready) and then it'll be a gift for my daughter, she loves Halloween decorating. I want to give her a surprise gift for all the hard work she's been doing at college. She just started a 2 year program on Child and Youth Development and loves it.