Sunday, April 29, 2012


Last week on the blog "Badskirt", I came across this foundation pieced block. Amy was offering it as a free download, so I got the pattern.   While piecing it, I remembered all those things about foundation piecing that aggravate me, but I think the end result was worth it.  She had several sayings on her blocks, but I like this one the best.

This will hang in my sewing room, and I'm sure it will make me smile every time I look at it : )

Just a little more stitching to finish the cord, then I can quilt it a bit. If you're up to a challenge, why not check out her blog and get the pattern too?

Oh, and I have permission from Jane's parents to post a pic of her.
Little miss 8 hours old.

They came for lunch, and she has changed already.

Happy Sunday.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Yesterday morning around 6:30, little Jane Angeline entered this world. My daughter-in-law was having some mild labour when all of a sudden she announced that they weren't going anywhere, baby was on the way. My son very calmly got her in a warm bath and coached her along.
By the time the midwife arrived, baby was already here and doing fine.

teeny tiny 8 hours old.

My buttons are bursting!  I am so proud of them both.

Have an amazing week-end. I know I will : )

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The pieces in this "hexathon" are getting a bit tricky. I am still enjoying them though.

It might be time to sew more of them together before I start losing them...........

Today I am linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced for "work in progress wednesday".

Monday, April 23, 2012


Well, another season of Moda club has come and gone. I want to say thanks to those of you who come out and see the quilts, and listen to me prattle on. I am looking forward to some personal time,  and will be on the look out for new inspiration throughout the summer months.

Enjoy the show and tell from this months meeting:

That's it for this time. See you back in the fall, where we will continue to have fun and inspire each other 

: )

Friday, April 20, 2012


This is my last scrappy project for a while. My scrap bin took quite a hit, for which I am glad.  These are just little pieces left over from the previous scrap quilt, along with some binding bits etc.

I sewed together various size strips until I had somewhat of a square. Then, I squared it up to 5 1/2".

I paired it up with a tone on tone white and cut that 5 1/2" too.  I drew a diagonal line on the wrong side of the white, and sewed on either side of the diagonal.  After I pressed it open, I squared it to 5". 
Easy peasy.

Pinwheels seemed like a fun thing to do, so I made 9. Together with some sashing and corner stones, I had a nice little quilt in short order. The teal border adds the finishing touch.
Last time I was out photographing a quilt, I came across this awesome little shed. Look at that colour!
I thought this a great place to come back for a picture.

I'll be back in a couple of days with pics of show and tell from our last Moda club meeting.
Have a wonderful week-end.

this little quilt was inspired by a scrap series seen at Pleasant Home.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Every year at my daughters school, they hold a huge fundraiser.  It's a dinner and auction with a live auctioneer. These dinners are a lot of fun. It's easy to get swept up in the emotion while bidding : )
Last year, I donated a "Ready for Baby" basket for their silent auction table. This year they asked me to do the same.  I had fun filling this tub, and I hope it fetches some serious coin.  There is everything that a new baby might need, from a quilt and bed sheet, right down to the diapers and wipes.

I got the binding on my Moroccan Tiles quilt.  Linda and I talked about the quilting on it, and I am so happy we went with the squiggly lines.  It's heavily quilted, and I love it! Thanks Linda

The rest of today will be spent writing instructions for the projects for this months Moda club meeting. 
Have a great rest of your day : )

Monday, April 16, 2012


I had a little time yesterday, so I worked on my farmer's wife quilt. This block took forever!  I used foundation paper piecing for this, and probably should have used the templates. Covering those angles is difficult sometimes. Not enough fabric was too often the case. It can be soooo frustrating.

# 25  Cups & Saucers

this one doesn't have quite as much contrast as the others, but i guess it's ok

***as a side note:  when it's time to remove the paper, spritz the paper, then give it a good shot of steam with the iron.  It will be butter in your hands : )

 One more hexie.  My daughter coloured these for me to help keep me organized when sewing them back together. I still managed to get a piece in wrong, but it was an easy fix.

Scarlet is going to be a big sister soon. Baby is due this week. We are all excited!!!

Have a fabulous week.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Does anyone else have trouble naming their quilts? I pondered this for quite some time, when I thought, maybe it doesn't have to have the word hexagon in it at all!  I thought it kind of resembled tile, so I googled "Images for Moroccan tiles" and a whole page of awesome inspiration popped up. I think my quilt kind of looks like some of what I saw, so Moroccan Tile it is : )

When I was taking these pictures, no one screeched to a halt and said "Hey! That reminds me of when I was in Morocco.........."

However, one lady did say, "Are you actually going to publish those pictures somewhere?"  Too funny.

The 'tiles' measure 17 3/4" across. The quilt measures 72 x 85.  Another scrap buster.

When I made Carli's quilt, about 9 years ago, I called it Tumbling Blocks. How boring is that?
This is one of the images from google.

Had I known about this site then, I would have called it "Steps to the Palace" or  "Palace Floor" or something much more creative I'm sure.

Anyway, this is as close as I will ever get to Morocco, so I am going to enjoy these while I can.

Have an amazing week-end.

Linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Just before Easter, I taught a class based on the quilt in my header.  Each of the ladies had such different fabrics, which made for a great variety of blocks. Here's a little sampling:

It's been a month since I last posted a farmers wife block. Here is #24 (finally)

Not too bad considering how many pieces are in it.

*For whatever reason, my computer won't let me upload anymore photos. I will have to wait for hubby to get home from work I guess.

I hope to be back Friday with a picture of my finished hexagon quilt.......fingers crossed