Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo of The Day : Self Portrait

I am participating in a Photo of the Day over on FB with some quilty friends. Thought I would share todays subject with you.  I did this in one of Pamela Allan's classes. Note those perky boobs and pearls of wisdom in the was so much fun to do.
It is still snowing, and my it is piling up! With the windchill today it is -29C and I can tell you that is cold.  Hopefully we will get a break soon. I'm off to sell raffle tickets for Rotary Manor Care home at the Co-Op...wondering if anyone will be out and about, best take some reading or hand work with me.  Hoping you are having a great day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Finish and on the Design Wall

I finished my grand daughters quilt...all washed and on her bed. It has mauve minky on the back so is very cozy.
And here is what is on the design wall, these are such fun little blocks to make and this is my first solid colored quilt. Lot's of applique stitching ahead of me.
I am not sure what color I'll use for sashing...was thinking of white or shades of red??? What do you think?
Hope you are all having a great week...we are getting snow and more snow!  Driving is not recommended and I was up town today and really couldn't tell where I was at half the time!  Tomorrow is step #2 for Easy Street, better get the cutting table cleared off.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Street Step 1

It is that time again...Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt Easy Street. I am off and running with step one completed. 200 of these delightful little four patches are done.

Here is what it looked like yesterday.

Here they are this morning...poor color quality.
To keep those little four patches nice and flat I press open all the seams (my quilter also likes it better when the seams are flat)
 Here are the colors I have pulled for this mystery, they might change as I go along.  The greens are much brighter than in the picture.
 This will be my second mystery with Bonnie, I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to this one.
A cool day up north, the sky is full of snow...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Design Wall

Here is what is on my design wall. Grandaughter informed me she needed a big quilt...she has lots of cuddle quilts. So she got into the stash and here we go .It is already to sew together . We have a beautiful piece of mauve minky for the backing. I hope to get it quilted this weekend.

  It is a bit warmer up here -15C
 compared to -27C yesterday and we have a nice covering of snow.  Here is a bit of a seasonal picture for you...I thought it was funny to have the lawn chair in the scene :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blogathon Canada


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I am so thrilled to be a part of the Blogathon Canada sponsored by Sew Sisters. .
 So settle in and have a look around I do hope you enjoy what you see.  Check out the Archives.
I am leaning towards modern quilting, but have only done one so far, and right now am busy with other things.
Enjoy the trip.
Here are all the hosts for this wonderful Blogothan Canada, sit back and take a trip across our wonderful country.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Peace and Love

I just finished a new design today. Mostly done with my hand dyed fabrics.
Here's how it started:
And here is the finished piece.
And here are a couple of closeups of the thread painting and quilting;

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Christmas Market

I have been busy making bags for the Christmas Market at the gallery. These are so much fun to make.

Two different patterns from Charlie's Aunt, love these patterns :)

Fiber Art

After being inactive with my Fiber Art for so long I finally felt in the mood to finish a few pieces that have been UFO's for far too long. With the upcoming Artists Christmas show at the local gallery I have three pieces ready to be hung. All three are from classes taken with Pamela Allen, I hope to take a class with her in Feb for more inspiration to get back on track.
The first one is...Study in Red and Green: Contemplation
This one is called Social-time:
And the last one is The Village:

I have spent many lovely quiet evenings doing the hand stitching on these pieces. Enjoy!