Monday, August 29, 2016

Love Song

This is my latest effort, found in a previous USA  Patchwork and quilting magazine, (2007). The panels behind the hearts are patterns of written music.  The hearts were appliqued  by machine, a technique I haven't tackled for years.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Storm at Sea

This is the "Storm at Sea" quilt, 60" X 60".  It took me years to finish.   I gave it to my sister for her birthday nearly 2 years ago.   I visited with her today in their new apartment in Docklands.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Craft Show

Yesterday, I went to the Craft Fair. I intended to stay until 4 pm but my feet were screaming for mercy. I left at about 2:30, because I had forgotten to watch a third demonstration.  There were some stalls I couldn't get near the tables because of the crowds so I went back later and bought what I was looking for.  I also wandered among the quilts on display. All gorgeous and all w-a-a-a-a-y beyond my ability.

I bought 2 x 1/3 meter of pretty fabric from Logan's, and 2 Fat quarters from Gail B. I had a look through Can Do's books but nothing grabbed my attention, I think I have enough books anyway.

I bought an Accuquilt Go Baby. The family is eagerly waiting to  see how it works.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I seem to be making lots of quilts with pictures, sashes and a border.  These are the quickest designs and  I can have the tops completed in a matter of days (if the sewing room is not too cold to work in).
My sewing space is in our old garage, the door is always open and the wind blows through from back to front because one wall of the attached workshop is missing. Roll on, springtime!

I have started on a  bow-tie/snowball quilt, queen size,  but this one is slow moving because I often run out of tone-on-tone reds.  There is another with music prints and red hearts I am itching to get started on. I also have the fabric for a green wavy quilt.  There is a photo of a blue one done last year.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Another cot quilt

Here is another cot-quilt for a little boy. I don't seem to have much girly fabric, but that may change when  I  visit the Craft show on the last weekend of July.  I have a brochure listing all the interesting and fun things to see and do so I will have to arrive early (and leave later) to fit it all in,.

Friday, July 1, 2016

More Fabric - More Fun

Today, a parcel  from USA Keepsake Quilting containing 2 packs of 10" squares (50) and 1 pack of  14  1930s Quarter yards.  Such pretty fabric.
The package also contained a free issue of McCalls Quilting and a note thanking me for being a good customer.  This year is their 30th anniversary

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Two articles of interest

A  woman who  inherited dozens of embroidered pieces of a quilt from her mother who had started the project when she was a baby.  Many years later,  when the daughter reached 80 years of age, she decided to have it put together so she called on a local craft group. The pattern was of a girl wearing a bonnet (like Sunbonnet Sue), but she was on a swing.  There were  girls on  swings quilted in the alternate blocks.
This seems to break all records for UFOs.   I have one about 30 years old.  Can anyone beat that record.

Another woman died at the age of 77 leaving 15,000 yards of fabric, and no-one in her family knows how she collected so much right under their noses.  They opened a shop, and people came from all over to buy at $2 per yard.  All the customers had plans to sew quilts for Project  Linus and other charities in that country