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Friday, 16 July 2021

Economy Block WIP 4

 Yay!! to terrific Bee Mates. 

There are so many great fabric bits in this quilt. I can't wait to play eye spy with my grandkids!

Another fabulous long arm job by my cousin.

This is definitely a keeper! Now to finish up my Bee Blocks that are 1 1/2 years overdue! I may be able to find some of my fabric now that I have cleared up some WIP's.


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

American Jane WIP 3

Love this fabric! Love this pattern!

American Jane Pot Luck and Cluck Cluck Sew Shortcake pattern. A winning combination! 
My cousin, the long arm magician, made this quilt amazing. 

This is the first of what was to be a twin set. Maybe when I clean up I can find the other jelly roll. 

Monday, 21 June 2021

Kaffe Quilt WIP 2

Two years ago Martin's daughter was going to get married. I asked her if she wanted a quilt. The answer was yes. Her colour preferences were autumn. Hmm what do I have in yellows, browns and golds. Kaffe Fassett to the rescue. His fabric is a favourite of mine for family quilts. It feels like awhile since I had visited my stash, they were better than I remembered. 

I put this together from some pre cut squares I had from some project I do not even remember (note to self, please include a note or pattern with cut bits). I am very happy with it. 

I sent it to my cousin for long arm quilting, it is now stunning. And there it sat for almost two years as the wedding was postponed due to covid.

In an effort to have some order in my quilting space (which is also our living room/lounge) I am finishing off past projects. The binding went onto this beauty as this was a low hanging fruit so to speak. 

I am very proud of this quilt. I know Kaffe is not for everyone sooo if she doesn't like it I may have to keep it.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Kate Spain WIP 1

 Happy New Year! So I am a little behind in my posting and my quilting.

I pulled fabric for 3 adult nieces quilts. I have quite the stash of Kaffe Fasset, however I ordered a ton more fabric. And I decided to make the nephew a quilt too. I should have kept with the make one quilt idea. I am having difficulties focusing and getting them done.

Of the fabric I ordered I have now misplaced the piece I need to finish off the blocks, grr.

I am taking the opportunity to put the binding on a few quilts I sent to my cousin for long arming. She does amazing work.

This quilt has been a top for quite awhile. It is Cuzco by Kate Spain. Loved it then, love it now!!




The next quilt to finish up!

I am hopeful when I clear out some of the WIP's I will find my fabric!


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Bowl Cozies

 It is the count down to Christmas, 2 more sleeps. I have sent off the parcel to Granny and Grandad. Have not yet heard if they have received it but I mailed it 10 days ago (feeling virtuous). I made Christmas Cookies last night, Speculaas, and burned 2 of the trays. I am not that sad as I probably would have eaten them all (which I did), just faster. Having them slightly charred has curbed my munching.

I am making bowl cozies to send away. Unfortunatley I keep giving them away. Martin's daughter was here and gave 2 to her, she has been admiring them. And my cousin just fell and broke her shoulder. Seemed like it might be a good thing for her to have, either that or they will be too much to hold onto and she spills down the front. Feeling slightly guilty already and she doesn't even have them.
Here in BC we are to isolate and do everything in our power to stop the spread. I finally have my head around the idea and am looking forward to some Christmas sewing. I NEED a new Christmas quilt, lol, not. These are matching quilts I made for Martin and I. Actually I need to work on my Bee Blocks that are almost a year over due. So am very much looking forward to checking them off my list. 

I have 3 adult girl quilts to make for my nieces. They have turned or will be turning 21 which is when I said they would get their quilts. One is to be green, one blue and one red. I am thinking the same patter and just different main colours.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This is our tree this year and I am very happy with it!


Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Girl Quilts

 So I needed 4 girl quilts and only made 3. 

For my favourite waitress. Girl quilt instead of boy quilt. 


And team mate Amy for baby Isabel.

And team mate Julia for baby Penelope, to be called Poppy.


Team mate Sanaa will have to wait until the new year.







Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Boy Quilts

I made 2 the same. Is there a rule about this? One is for my naturopath and one for my favourite waitress. I very much doubt their 2 worlds will ever collide. And I very much liked the pattern and the fabric. My grandson noticed it was the same fabric from his quilt. 
A simple design with fabulous fabric. 

The backing is adorable and I am very happy with it. If I had been thinking I would have bought some kind of fish fabric, lol. Oh well.

2 boy quilts done! I presented one and the backing was more loved than the front, LOL. When I went to gift the second quilt it turns out she had had a girl not a boy, oops. 

Quilt for Katie and one in reserve!