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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Good signs - Botanica Park


These are good signs. Empty boxes means projects have been completed. That also means I can start a new project since I have space for one.



I got this Block of the Month on Friday from Quilt Thyme. It was one I had admired for a while and when I found out they had some extra kits I decided to take the plunge. It will be the first quilt for my bed.








The first month is now done. I really love the colours and tulips are my favourite. I can't wait to start on the second block.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!





For my Slow Sunday Stitching I decided to work on my son's birth notice, and let's just say he is well past his first decade. I made ones for all of my nieces and nephews but somehow never finished them for my own children, so today seemed like a good time to work on it.





I also started getting my binding ready for my Dresden Plate quilt. My daughter had bought me the binding fabric last year for Mother's Day because she knew stripes make good bindings.  I am very fortunate to have two wonderful children.



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Silver Lining



I have one third of my main blocks done now for my Silver Lining quilt which is for my sister and brother in law's 25th anniversary this fall. These are fast and fun to put together. I am enjoying the muted colour scheme as I usually go for bright and bold a lot. I am going to spend the next few days getting more of these done.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Stolen Kisses - Cat Approved








My Stolen Kisses quilt is all finished. The pattern is Stolen Kisses by BasicGrey. While this quilt was frustrating at times, I am pleased with the end result.




 


It is also cat approved which makes it even better. I set it on the chair a few days ago and I have not gotten it back since. This is a quilt for me, and I can't wait until I get a chance to actually use it.




The beautiful quilting was done by Tammy Spencer. I love the feathers and the addition of the hearts.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Friday Night Sew In - LBQ Mystery Quilt 2020









I spent my Friday Night Sew In working on my Laundry Basket Quilts - Mystery Quilt 2020. I really liked it when it started last month but I was not sure if I had all of the fabrics needed to make it. I had put it in my want to, but then when the quilt design was revealed one of the options Edyta Sitar showed was in pinks and reds, and I have a lot of those left over from the quilt I made for my parents, so I decided to get started on it right away. My daughter has become my fabric concierge and she picks out for me what pinks and reds should go together. I am so happy that I got to start this quilt.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Nancy Drew - Get A Clue





Hurray! My Nancy Drew Get a Clue quilt is finished. I had bought a layer cake years ago of the fabric and tried to find a pattern that would work well as I did not want to cut up the the prints. I ended up modifying the Briar Rose pattern by England Street quilts.  I had some leftover squares so I pieced a nine patch on the back.




I asked the quilter Tammy Spencer if she could put in a magnifying glass, and question mark in the design.  She did a fabulous job at incorporating them into the quilt.





I read all of the Nancy Drew books as a kid and played a lot of the video games with my children. This quilt will be a keepsake for me.





Linking to Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop and TGIFF.


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday



This morning I put the binding on my Nancy Drew Get a Clue quilt and this afternoon and tonight I will be working on hand stitching the binding. I am so happy to have it almost finally done. My daughter has been hand sewing a character from the Animal Crossing.

Linking to Slow Stitching Sunday.