Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Have a safe and fun night!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gorgeous Fall Morning and Ruby's Finished!

I've completed Ruby's garden quilt and I'm so happy with how it turned out. It's a great quilt to have finished for the start of a gorgeous fall day.
Here is a view of all 12 stitchery blocks. The quilt looks a bit wrinkled from washing and drying.
I had to get this picture really fast before the sun changed position. This is a garden feature in my back yard, I love how the sun cast a shadow of the garden girl on the fence. We moved this rock fountain from our old house, my husband never let me forget how heavy she is and if we moved again.......she will stay put.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and Ruby's Garden

Wishing all our Canadian Friends a very happy Thanksgiving weekend. We'll be having our family turkey dinner later today. I've made my cranberry sauce yesterday with fresh cranberries from the local farm....yum.

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.
A close up of a couple of my favourite stitched blocks.
I'm so glad it's finished.
The quilt is about 58" square, good size for a lap quilt. Wish me luck on getting it quilted sometime this week.

Happy Turkey day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rudy's Garden and bits of Fall

I'm finishing up the top for Ruby's Garden stitcheries quilt. The red will be the inner border and I need to decide on the outer border and binding. I'm thinking for the outer border something in a navy blue. I'll need to go shopping for that soon....woohoo I'm excited.
I've pulled out a few of my favourite fall decorations. I made the witch a couple of years ago. She sits in my front hall with her broom and black cat under her arm.
The wool pumpkins are also from a couple years ago. The wooden blocks they are sitting on I purchased from Folktales.
The pumpkin girl I also bought. She came home with me from the 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.

Happy Quilting.