Monday, August 31, 2015


My son has nicknamed his new little son, Baby Buck.  I think he has big plans for a hunting partner when baby gets bigger.  I finished up the little quilt I started last week and it was a hit at the baby shower last night : )

bear, deer , and leaves....this line has it all.    Wavy line quilting made for a quick finish too. The binding is a black Moda solid.

The backing is another Art Gallery print that I had in my stash. The little foxes seemed a perfect choice.

and just because............ Baby Buck

photo by Nathan Fawcett

Enjoy your week

linking up with Let's Bee Social
                         Needle and Thread Thursday

quilt stats :
fabrics are Hello Bear by Art Gallery
pieced and quilted by me
approximately 36 x 40

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


It's been quite a while since I linked up with a work in progress Wednesday post.  This week seemed like a good time because I started another baby quilt.

I've already made my new grandson 2 quilts, but when I came across this Art Gallery fabric bundle, I just had to buy it.  It's called 'hello bear' and I'm sure my son will love this one  : )

Simple equilateral triangles showcase the prints well

I also have a finish!  These little socks are done and I just love them

I took them out to the garden for a little photo shoot

It was early morning, so I don't think the neighbours saw me. I hope they didn't see me.......: )

linking up with Freshly Pieced

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


On-line Bee blocks keep me quite busy each month. Sometimes they don't get done until the last few days, but they do eventually get done : )

This line-up is the blocks I made for July

For Susan

and for Navyrev (Flickr name)  these blocks look odd, but all together are kind of cool

for Kristen and the do.good stitches bee

and shoveling out my sewing room, I found these log cabin blocks. Instead of throwing them back in the bin, I sewed them together to make a block. I think I will quilt it and make a mini from it.
I named it 'odd ball'

These are scrappy blocks that I asked for.  When all the blocks arrive and I get this together, it will go to Hospice House

Lastly, I am taking part in a blog hop in September. This is a little peek at what I'm doing with Amanda Jean's new fabric 'Good Neighbors' being released soon.  There are some really cute small scale prints involved .......

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.  I am off to work : )

Friday, August 14, 2015


Just like gorgeous fabric, I have a hard time restraining myself when it comes to luscious yarn.  While away this summer, I indulged in some new yarns.

I have to say, this is THE nicest sock yarn ever. I fell in love with this little sock pattern I saw over on  Instagram, and cast on right away. So cute. The free pattern is here 

Then at the opposite end of the scale, I was asked to make a couple of big knit blankets for baby photo props.  Just look at the size compared to the socks

Size 19mm ( 35 US ) needles and the yarn is Bernat Mega Bulky.  Super soft and a quick knit

I got the plum colour in Fernie, and the grey in Canmore, Alberta
Finished and gifted.

Have a wonderful week end.

linking up with Wool on Sundays

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


This fall, Katja's Quilt Shoppe is going to be doing Metro Area from the book Patchwork City as a block of the Month.  The blocks are fun to make and quite different than anything I've pieced before.  It keeps it interesting : )
It's been fun choosing fabrics for each block and sewing up the samples.

The quilt ends up being 90" square, so a really good size.  Not sure about pricing, but we are working on it  : )

I'm off to work.  There are people to meet, fabrics to choose, and blocks to sew !

Friday, August 7, 2015


My 'Shanty Town' quilt  ( aka Hillside Houses ) is finished !  A while back I followed the quilt along over at Pretty Little Quilts, and made this fun quilt.  It worked up quite fast having such big pieces and turned out a good size.  Then it was out for a photo shoot

The addition of the purple was a conscious decision to 'woo' my daughter in law. It's going to be a house warming present when they move into their new house in September : )

I'm very pleased with this one. It's so cheery!

When I saw how Lorna had quilted hers, I knew that's what I wanted. It gives it such great texture. I have Linda to thank for that : )

The backing fabric is called Shanty Town and it's by Westminster Fibres.  This was a fabric that I had looked at several times, but never thought I would use until...............
It is perfect.

With one quilt finished, it's surely time to start another one, or two. I was very pleased to receive a copy of the new Quiltmania magazine  'Simply Moderne'.

It's plug full of quilty inspiration

like hexagons -- my favourite shape ever

It's available at our local Chapters book store or by subscription.

Have yourself a lovely week end.  I'm hoping to find time to sew  : )

quilt stats:
pieced by me
quilted by Linda
fabrics are Moda Bella Solids
60 x 74

linking up to Finish It Up Friday

Monday, August 3, 2015


Well Helloooooooo : )  I trust your summer is going great so far.  Last month, hubby and I took a little trip to the East Kootenays back to where my father was born.  We stayed at a beautiful ski lodge for a reasonable price as it is off season. Each day, we came down off the mountain into the little town of Fernie, B.C.   I think I'd like to retire there. It's very quaint with lots of nice shops and good eats.

city hall

While there, I finished up a quilt for my grandson who wasn't born yet.  He is my father's name sake, so I thought it was kind of neat to be wandering around the town that his Great Grandpa toddled in : )

I pulled fabrics from my stash after seeing Ashley's quilt over at Film in the Fridge.  The fabrics were sitting out on the table and my daughter in law commented how much she loved that combination. 
Well, you don't have to ask me twice! Sewing commenced right away and as luck would have it, I found this yarn that was a perfect match too.

It's just little, measuring 36" x 45" but is perfect for his cradle.  

He did arrive, 2 weeks late, after I returned to work. That's ok though. I had the privilege of being there when he was born at home, so we had a little chat about keeping Gramms waiting : )

It's nice to be back in this space. Thanks for reading and enjoy your day