Quilting fun for family and friends!

Saturday, 15 July 2017


HOHOHO! Hello and welcome to day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas in July blog hop. Thank you Sarah Craig for organizing this fabulous event. I love Christmas so having it twice in one year is a huge bonus. Scroll down to the end for the information on how to enter the give-away. Christmas with fabric! yes!

For my grandchildren I make them a super simple whole cloth quilt. I make them in cotton with flannel on the back. Flannel is so cozy. I pre-washed the flannel but not the panel.
First I even up the fabric. I do not worry too much about having it equal all around I really just wanted it square.
I am a real cheater when it comes to basting these days and just smooth the quilt top (lots of smoothing) and guide it with my hands through the walking foot. Are the quilt police reading this?

I quilted it with a spiral and my walking foot. I started off real slow, a couple of stitches then moved the quilt. I laid a corning ware lid down to get the first row and went out from there. When I had finished the rest of the quilting I went back after and filled in the middle.
The red stripe was too small so I had to piece it. This probably took the longest to do, mostly because I put it off! Procrastination, thinking about took longer than doing it, erg.
I bound it with red cotton as I dislike binding with flannel. I sew to the front, trim to 1/4 inch, wrap to the back and sew down. On looking at the pictures I probably should have changed the bobbin colour to white to blend in better.
I am working on labeling my quilts so played with the letters on my Janome. All in all very happy with this quick and cheerful Christmas Baby Quilt.
Frosty really got around when he was finished. He took a tour of Martin's place.

Frosty with the peas.
Frosty with the blackcurrents.
Frosty with the bolting asparagus.
Frosty with the Christmas Cactus.
And Frosty with the snapdragons.
Frosty with the boxwood and statue. Merry Christmas 6 months and 10 days early!

Please stop in and visit the other blogs on the blog hop. They all provide wonderful projects and ideas to get the Christmas lists done now. Of course you could wait until December. HOHOHO!

And did I mention there are prizes? Stop by Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict for all the information on the prizes and how to enter.


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th

Saturday, July 15th

Quilting Fun - you are here!

Sunday, July 16th

Monday, July 17th

Tuesday, July 18th

Wednesday, July 19th

Thursday, July 20th

Friday, July 21st

Saturday, July 22nd

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

In the Garden

This week in the garden....

I harvested garlic



We also had...

Strawberries for the first time in years. We put a cage around them so the deer didn't eat them, and
Black currants. We had the fruit in yogurt for breakfast. It was wonderful. The currents are so tart and flavourful.

I also put two different kinds of peas in the potato salad, snow peas and regular peas. I love eating out of the garden!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Elephant Parade finish

I was lucky enough to win a pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts. I chose Elephant Parade as I knew I had this baby quilt to make. Fabulous pattern. If you are interested in adorable pieced animals go stop by her web site, they are well written and so super cute.Thank you!

It was gifted this weekend.

It is already well loved. Finish 8

Baby Cross Quilt

I loved this quilt when I saw the tutorial on Simple Simon's blog. I cut and sewed it up immediately. Then I found big stitch hand quilting. I am so in love.
 It does look like my 6 year old granddaughter did it but I love it!!!