Saturday, December 22, 2012

Easy Street and Crabapple Hill

I have finished step #5 of Easy Street, this quilt is going to be bright. I hope we get to use our green fabric soon...will wait patiently for next Fri.  I love looking at all the other bloggers sites who are doing this mystery, some luscious color schemes :)  Bonnie does a link up on Monday, I will add the link then.
I've had a pleasant morning making some of the blocks for my Crabapple Hill quilt. The snow is falling and I am listening to CBC radio, my brother played some of his old vinyl Christmas Music as I  sewed away.  I love to have some handwork to do, therefore am embroidering the Crabapple Hill blocks in the is a sample of what is happening with this quilt...I'm using all bali's for the blocks and have many more to make. This is just a sampling of what it will look like.
I hope that you to are having a wonderful relaxing day, and not stressing out with the upcoming Holiday :)  Happy  Sewing :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Easy Street Step #4

Busy today finishing up Step #4 of Easy street. I like how these flying geese units turned out. I'm using orange where Bonnie used purple...this will be a bright quilt.  Looking forward to step #5..on Friday.
I have developed a cold, darn. Christmas baking is going slowly. made lefse yesterday so the family was smiling...maybe butter tarts tomorrow.  The tree is I'm not totally behind.
I made this little dresden table topper after watching Missouri Quilting youtube...a bit festive.
This big guy visited our neighborhood last week, we don't often spot snowy owls in the city. Apparently they are coming south due to lack of food resources in the warming...sure something to think about. Isn't he beautiful? my son was making mouse sounds to get him to turn his head :)
I hope you are all having a great weekend, and not stressing about the holiday :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Easy Street Step #3

Busy day today, finished up step #3. I am using orange instead of purple.  It was nice to add some turquoise to the mix.  I used Bonnie's method for making these and they went quite fast.
Here are all three steps together.
I was busy this week making Big Star Blocks that measure 25" , so doing these little 3 1/2" units was a big switch.  Here are three of the big blocks. They are from a Youtube that Missouri quilt has out. And if you would like to see that others are doing with the Easy Street Mystery Quilt check it out here:
I am in a swap and have five more to make and get in the mail to my partners.   Our weather remains the same very cold, on the plus side today it was a beautiful bright sunny day with no snow.  I love these bright sparkling winter days.  Hope you are having a good weekend.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Big Star Block Quilt

Missouri Quilting has a YouTube that features a 25" star block. I just had to try it, got carried away and made nine of them...a very large quilt, definitely a queen size. I need to find some fabric for a border. I know one block is wrong :)  When you snowball the blocks you get the secondary design.
Very cold up here today, -29C without the windchill...but a sunny day with NO snow.  Waiting patiently for Step #3 of Easy Street, come on Fri !

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snowy Days

Some snowy day pictures from the North.
today's photo of the day was, along the fence. Here it is snow, snow and snow.
The raven's were playing on the road in the snowstorm, could this be a raven Kidd?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy Street Step #2 and Snow

Very happy that I finished Step #2 today of Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt. 128 little flying geese units done. I don't have the rulers that Bonnie used in her directions, therefore I did the quick method for flying geese from the Quilter's Cache site. I had to fool around a bit with the size but in the end it went very fast.
Here are the little beauties, my purple is orange :)
Here is step #1 and Step #2.  I am amassing quite a few little units .

To see how others are progressing with the mystery visit Bonnie's LinkUp you will find it here:,

It is a perfect weekend to be tucked in with the sewing machine. We have been getting heavy snow for four or five days now. I went downtown earlier and the traffic was moving very slow, lots of snow piling up everywhere. I heard on the radio that it is -30C  with the windchill today...brrr.
Here is the view from my front door...the poor trees are quite weighted down.  Hope you are having a great weekend!
And here is my grand daughter shovelling off the deck, she is running out of room to pile the snow.