Monday, December 23, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Vancouver Christmas Market. It's based on the markets in Germany with little wooden huts selling food and other gift items. Some of the wooden ornaments are hand made and hand painted. We didn't buy any as they were pretty pricey. We did have sausage and Hot Spiced Wine with rum.......yum so good and it kept us warm for the night of shopping.
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Friday, December 6, 2013
The Shabby Fabrics blog.
Have you done your decorating for Christmas?
Monday, December 2, 2013
Got to get back to finishing Christmas gifts and a few more customer quilts.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Enjoy your day!
Monday, October 14, 2013
I've pieced the borders on my Ruby's garden quilt. I changed my minds at least 3 times on which fabrics I would use for the alternate blocks and I'm very happy with what I decided on. With a little help from a friend I got the borders picked out last week. You can't see it in the picture but the inner border is a charcoal colour with grey dots.
Happy Turkey day!
Friday, October 4, 2013
Lynden Craft and Antique Show last year. The quilt I made at least 8 or more years ago.
I'm working on the next block for Le Jardin applique, I'm enjoying these blocks with the French General fabrics. Back soon with some progress.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I finished piecing my spools quilt, I started this last spring. It's nice to have this one off my list and ready for quilting.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Hugs and Kisses freezer paper, I hope the washing will make the applique soft when it's all done. Has anyone use this product?
Enjoy the long weekend. I still plan to make bread and butter pickles this weekend.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Kathreen Ricketson, in her book "Little Bits Quilting Bee" she had quilted a large logcabin quilt in a back and forth zigzag pattern. This type of quilting is out of my comfort zone but the reason I did this was because a customer has made the logcabin quilt from the book and wanted the same quilting pattern. This is when I heard about the tragic story of Kathreen's death, you can read about it here and visit her website here. Such a sad story.
Hugs and Kisses new freezer paper method. The paper stays in and washes away later, I haven't tried the washing yet....we'll see how it goes. I usually do the starch method but I like this method because I don't need to use a iron. The edges are glued over the freezer paper and washed out.
We had a busy week with moving my daughter 4 hours away so she can go back to school. I see more driving in my future.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thimble Blossoms pattern. I changed the setting just a little with the added scrappy corner stone blocks for interest. This is something I've been working on for a BOM at the quilt shop where I work, it's called Creative Edge but sorry no website. The blocks are quick and fun to sew. I'm happy this will be ready in plenty of time for Christmas.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Cheryl Wall quilt. I must say I didn't enjoy the pointy stars, I just struggled with getting those points. It's done and I'm happy with how it turned out.
Thursday, August 1, 2013