Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Quilting Retreats 2019

Quilting retreats are very creative and very tiring all at the same time. For two weekends in November,  I was on quilting retreats. I used the time to figure out some of my long term UFOs and to work on some Christmas projects.

 I managed to finish up most of the borders on my daughter's quilt. I have one side left to do. The border fabric was bought at a Quilt Guild meeting. This will be a bed-sized quilt for my daughter and I will be thrilled when it is done. I am hoping that she will be able to come with me to the retreat next year and work on her own quilts.

I sewed all the blocks together for my Stolen Kisses quilt. I am pleased with how it turned out even if I found it frustrating at times.

At a quilt retreat a few years ago one of the quilters was making the Charm Star Quilt Pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Co. I really liked it and knew I had some charm packs at home. The fabric I have is Merry and Bright by Sandy Gervais. It had a lot of snowflakes in the fabric so I decided to make a snowflake in the place of the star. I found great Snowflake patterns from Canuck Quilter Designs. The instructions were very well written and very easy to follow. I do enjoy paper piecing and this one was great to do. I have to add on some borders and then it will be done. I have a few other wintery charm packs and I am thinking of redoing this quilt with a blue background this time for the snowflake.

This is a small table runner/centrepiece that I played around with. I tried out hexagons and looked at various patterns to come up with something. It still needs to be worked on.

I am looking forward to finishing these projects in 2020! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas Socks

I managed to finish socks for my husband a couple of days after Christmas. I could call it a New Year's Eve gift. It was nice to have an excuse to sit down and rest for a bit because I really wanted to get them done for the Holiday. Since starting the socks I have bought some more sock yarn and I am going to look for new patterns to make some for myself. Accomplishments always feel good.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday Stash

A few weekends ago, I went on a Quilt Safari with my quilt guild. It was fun to visit shops that I had never been to. I had a shopping list and I did well at checking things off the list.

My LQS had run out of a fabric that I thought would work well as a background fabric. I also bought some fabric to make pyjamas with my daughter, and some fabric that I am thinking of for borders or backing.

One of the stores had a scrap bag of reds, and I have a couple of quilts that I am be collecting reds for, so it was a great find. I also find some more fabric for my landscape quilt and then some cute odd and ends fat quarters.

It was a wonderful day with other quilters. The only problem was seeing their beautiful fabrics and projects that they were working on had me wanting to work on those projects too. I will just have to enjoy them when they bring the completed projects to the Guild Meetings.

Friday, October 25, 2019


I finally took the time to finish the socks that I had been working on over the summer. I only needed to use them. I then started on some socks for my husband.


Just like the shoemaker's children go barefoot I had never made socks for my husband. It is a nice project to have for the fall and I hope to have them done by Christmas.

Linking to Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Friday Night Sew In - Microwave Bowl

My sister asked me to make a microwave bowl for one of her friends and so I decided to do it on the Friday Night Sew In. I got the fabric on a quilting trip I took two weeks ago with my quilt guild. My sister told me that the woman had a young son and when I saw this cute fabric quarter I knew it would be perfect. I tried out a new stitch on my new sewing machine and it worked really well. Now, back to all the projects, I need to finish.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for the 3 F's. 






I am so grateful to have wonderful family and friends, who support me in so many ways including my love of fabric and quilting. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Flora and Fauna

I finished the baby quilt for my friend last week. I decided to call it Flora and Fauna. It was a quilt kit that I got on sale. I had originally bought it thinking my daughter might like to make it but then decided that it would be perfect for my friend. It was quick and easy to do. I have quite a few left over half square triangles and hope to make something with them. Baby quilts are my favourite quilts to make.

Linking to Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop.