Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thinking Christmas

Yikes you're saying but if I don't start now it'll be one of those next year projects and I don't want to go there.  So here is what I am working on and yes I have already made one just like that.  But because I have two Grand daughters and they are so close in age I make things in pairs.
It was a panel so will be transformed into a wall hanging with lots of bling. 
So off I happily go to spend the day with my Bernina and latest audio book.  I am listening to Maya Angelou's Letter To My Daughter which I downloaded from my local library, isn't technology wonderful when you can understand it!!!  Have a great Sunday everyone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This is ORGANIZATION!

Check this out at Sew We Quilt and I hope I'm not the only one who is green with envy!  I would love to have a stash like that and her organizational skills.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

AccuQuilt Two Tone Foam

This is new from AccuQuilt and makes our lives easier when cutting out our fabric on the AccuQuilt GO!  Check it out and let them know what you think.  I know I'm eager for anything that will make my quilting easier and quicker.


Two Tone Foam – An AccuQuilt Innovation
The efficient and accurate way to cut fabric with GO! Fabric Cutters just got even easier!  In response to customer feedback, the Tried & True die collection features two-tone foam, an AccuQuilt innovation, which makes it easy to see where shapes are on the die board.  No more need to mark your dies—dies are ready to use right out of the package. The shapes are easy to see making it easier to layer fabric over just the shapes you need to help you minimize fabric waste.  For more information, on the new Tried & True die collection, click on the below link.  In addition, download 22 Free Patterns simply by signing up for AccuQuilt emails.(Include link to your unique signup page)  You’ll also gain access to numerous patterns for all skill levels, ability to earn AccuQuilt Rewards Points, and the opportunity to participate in fun and inspirational sweepstakes and giveaways!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A little finish but oh so cute

Yes, I finally had a finish.  Quilter's club at Cloth Castle on Tuesday warranted a finish, after all it's been over two months since we all met so I needed  to bring a show and tell that I had actually finished.  So at 10:30 PM on Monday night I started a little project that included bead embellishment which I'm not very adept at but I completed it.
She's pretty cute and I'm going to say this real quiet but she's going to be stuck full of pins.  

Here are pictures of a few projects from the talented members of the club.  We are Cloth Castle groupies and let me tell you there is a waiting list to be one!

 This is done on an embroidery hoop and the front is as pretty as the back.
Great job Grace.
Cloth Castle is bringing a gal to teach Knitting and this is one of her projects.
 Now that is a sweet scarf and has a little sparkle.
Grace did this cute pin holder for the arm of the couch.  I made one last year and it sure has come in handy.
This is a placemat done in my colors but alas it doesn't belong to me.

 Sweet P is working on this Tumbler quilt done in civil war fabrics
 
Another Sweet P quilt (without the mustard).  She'll have to tell you that story.
 This was the mystery quilt from awhile back and I have the fabric for mine but it is still in the planning stages.  Yes, OK, I haven't even got it cut out.

I've fell in love with wool and seeing this only made my heart grow fonder.
 Now Ann loves her chickens and this is mighty cute and you don't even have to feed these ones.
A kaleidoscopic Dresden, now isn't that a neat idea.
And here is the new CC knitting instructor.  What a talented young lady and she admitted she has a yarn obsession, but we all know about obsessions don't we.
What fun we had and I hope you enjoyed it too.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tumbling Blocks Gone Awry

So this is what is going on while my hubby is away and I don't have to pick up my quilt blocks from the living room floor.  Not that he hasn't walked around blocks there before but at least I don't feel guilty about it.
And this is where more of the action is happening.  So much fun that I must get back to it right now.  
On a crazier note, here is a picture of a pair of socks I bought a couple of days ago.
They have left and right on them.  Now what happens if you don't know what is left or right?  Just saying!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mavis is having a Quilt show

Head over to Natasha's blog and find out about what you should be doing this Saturday if you live in and around Victoria, BC.  I know I will add it to my to-do list for the weekend.

http://joyofquilting-natasha.blogspot.com/2011/09/have-you-heard.html

More Holes?! and a near finish

Yes, I've created more holes, that is Hole-In-One blocks. 

Also finished piecing this quilt top which is for charity.
I used my AccuQuilt to cut the strips for the borders as I did for the four patch blocks shown in an earlier post.
So quick and precise.  My oh my you make my life GO! easier.
 Lined up ready for action.
 Strips are cut.
 Borders are added.
Looks nice on the table but will be for a bed someday I hope.