Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cherry on Top

Another quilt done!  Can you see me doing the happy, happy dance?
Label and sleeve on?  Tick and tick.  Done!
Quilt details:
Pattern source:  internet free pattern (source is no longer available)
Hand pieced using EPP method (except for borders which were machine sewn)
Started:  Fall 2011
Top finished:  June 2014
Quilt finished:  April 2018
Quilt Size:  94-1/4" x 93" (size before quilting and washing:  97" x 99")
Batting used:  80/20 poly/cotton
Edge to edge pattern:  Baptist Fan
Machine Quilted by:  Tella in Scarborough, Ontario ..... thank you once again Tella for making my quilt come alive!

I don't know about you, but I'm having a great day!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Quilting in the Garage and Baby Blankets

We had a garage day this past Saturday and I was fine to go to this one.  The last one, I had stomach flu and had to cancel.

So, what did we all work on?  Lois finished her commission quilt and how lovely it turned out!
 Darlene worked on her La Passacalgia EPP project.
Lois was asking for help laying out a new project.  LOL .... we sure had her changing this and that, but she went home with a layout.  This is only one portion of the top.
I worked on sewing a sleeve onto another quilt, but forgot to take a photo.   My camera was out for taking a photo, but somehow I got distracted.   LOL .... that is not hard when there is so much inspiration going around the table in the garage.  Karin worked on blocks (oops, no photo of them either) that she was working on this past fall before she went to Florida for the winter.  It was a fun day.  Lots got done and we all went home happy. 

Baby blankets.  After getting labels sewn on and more machine quilting done to these blankets ..... they are done and handed in to the NICU at our local hospital.  Five blankets.  Not bad at all for a day of sewing (back in February).  These will give warmth and comfort to five babies and to their parents.  That makes my heart happy.

There is no batting in these blankets.  Flannel on the back and cotton on the front.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

More binding

It is snowing here again.  Ugh!  Will spring ever arrive?  This was taken this morning.
A couple of hours later.

Since it is snowing, might as well get more binding done.  A different quilt this time.
Sewing binding is keeping me cosy and warm.  All that is left to do is getting a sleeve on and that will be done soon.
I do need to take some quilt photos, but furniture needs to be moved around first to get a good shot.

It just feels good to get this quilt to this stage.

Doing the happy dance!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Doing binding

A bout of stomach flu set me back for a few days.  Once I started feeling better, a bit of binding got worked on this quilt.  A couple of feet here and there sure makes a side get done faster than you think.
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Back to my happy place .... EPP!

I have been busy working on this EPP again.  There is something about it .... I just can't set it down.

This striped motif was carefully fussy cut and sewn together, but while I liked it, it was sort of mummmm ....
It looked washed out when added to the other large motifs.
So, back to more fussy cutting and this motif emerged.  Better!
Yes, it helped to ground the pieces together.  I can move forward again.
This is a before (on the left) and after.  Huge difference.
Another motif with more fussy cutting.
This is where it is at right now.  Happy, happy, happy!
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Spring quilts

All my quilts have been changed from winter to spring.  After all, we are in spring time.  The calendar says so by a couple of weeks.

In our foyer.
Our dining room.  I didn't realise that I had two tulip quilts until they got pulled out of storage.  Nice.

In our living room.
I like this shot.  It captures the quilt in the foyer.
Weather wise, the snow is almost gone on our hill.  We have had a few days of nice weather just above zero degrees.
There has been a slight dusting of snow.  Not bad, we can handle that.
This is what we woke up to this morning!  SNOW ..... again .... and -20C temperatures.  Yesterday, we had howling winds and white-outs.  It was a tad tricky for driving.  Guess we will be in boots again for a while and spring will be delayed in coming to our neck of the woods.
Oh well .... have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EPP again

How happy am I?  Well, just look at this EPP that I'm working on.  Happy, happy times ahead for me!

This block started the process.  Fussy cutting Xmas fabrics.  There will be just one block out of these fabrics.  The red circles I'm not sure about, but gives the star a whole different look.  We'll see if they remain or go.
Same block, different fabrics.
This is the block it became.  Two more to go with these fabrics.
Then, same block and different fabrics again.
Only three more blocks of these fabrics to make.
I'm not making the pattern that was in the book.  My brain has been whirling with different ideas and is forcing me to go a different way.  Of course, why not?
A whole bunch of snowflakes have been printed from the web.  These will go nicely with my idea.  You will have to be patient to see what I do.  I'm still in the idea mode and things could change to another direction.
For the first time, we saw a fox on our hill for a few days last week.  It smelled or heard something and will be back.  We saw it sleeping for 3 days in a row close to where a chipmunk is nesting.  The chipmunks have emerged from their winter hibernation and I fear for their future.  Go away, Mr. or Mrs. Fox!
Have a great day!