Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ruler work

Dusting off my rulers and taking a online class offered by Patsy Thompson. Parry is offering a free ruler work class with new classes on Monday and Friday for the month of January. I just finished lesson 3 and able to use the rulers I have on hand. Each lesson builds on what you learned last time. Sew if you have rulers that are just waiting to be used go to Patsys blog and get started.
Here's what I've done sew far.

Here is a quilt I have also been working on  with rulers . I now have the border left to decide how I want to quilt it. I made the quilt at a Saskatchewan Stitches Conference. The border I had designed in the class. It's time to get it done as I started it back in 2013.

A closer look at my ruler work choices

Off to stitch a little more...... take care
In stitches

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scrappy Friends

Scrappy Friends was the name of the mystery quilt for January 1 2018 hosted by The Quilt Bug quilt shop via their newsletter.
I remembered on December 30 that they did one last year sew I checked it out and one was there. I looked over the supply list and thought it's sew cold out that a day sewing by the fire would be a perfect start to the new year.
Sew with out further ado here's my first quilt top for 2018.

Thanks for stopping by
In stitches and hugs too

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Stitches for the New Year

As this year is coming to a close, I remembered about a mystery quilt from the Quilt Bug site. I checked it out and she has another one lined up for tomorrow night morning. I have my fabrics all picked out and with a early release of the first clue some cutting and sewing has begun.

I also found a cute little bag to try out. It uses 2 fat quarters and a bit of ribbon.

Sew that's a wrap for my post and for 2017.
Thanks for stopping by stay on stitches until next time.

Info for both are at
Going to the home page tab and then find the newsletter and you are there.

Have a Happy New Year

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Seasons Greetings 2017

Belated Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year ... 2018 is just around the corner.

It's been a while since my last post.
Life has been just a little crazy.
I will give you a little update on life in our family.
This summer we lost my Mother in law , had a lovely wedding and gained a son in law,  had 2 family members diagnosed with cancer ( my hubby and sister in law) both have had surgery and are doing great. A bother in law needing surgery due to a blood platelet disorder called ITP  ( a name as long as your arm) the brothers both had there surgery on Friday the 13th at 1 pm in October. And then my mom was placed into a nursing home as she is needing more care than what can be provided at  home.  we are very grateful that the 3 with surgery are all doing great and will be starting off 2018 healthy. Life is slowing down and we are counting our blessings in our family and friends,
I am grateful to have a passion ... my quilting ... to help me focus and find a clam place. It did take a while until I felt I could sew again and I did miss it. Sew glad to have friends and family around while I was in limbo.
I was able to get 4 more quilts done for Victoria Quilts Canada, made a few runners for Christmas gifts as well as making some stockings for Christmas 2 for our daughter and her hubby for their home and one for a baby gift.  I even created a bed jacket for my mom for Christmas , a special request to keep her cozy.
loved how this one turned out
with the button centers

for a Christmas traditions
post card swap

10 degree ruler runners

Bed Jacket from a SweatShrit
I am going to try to post at least once a week in the new year. Wish me luck
I hope to plan out a few more classes to teach and make a few more Vic Quilts always something to do .
Right now we are having crazy cold temps -29c and a little breeze which makes it even colder.
It is quite at home now with the last of the kids on the way back to their home miss them. I enjoyed the games darts and just visiting with them all.
I hope you all had a nice Christmas with family and friends and have a safe and healthy New Year.
In Stitches

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my fellow Canadian family friends and blogging buddies a happy thanksgiving.

We spent a wonderful weekend at our daughter's and husbands home.  They made a wonderful meal. They even tried making a smoked turkey this year ......yummy.
I am sew very thankful for my family and friends far and near. It's been a busy year and we could not get through it all without you.

I am thankful that I have a passion (some call a hobby)  I have done a little stitching in the last week or sew. Some quilt tops for Victoria Quilts and today a post card for a challenge.

Pot holders for a gift


Stay in stitches

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A start with fall.

The garden is productions lovely tomatoes again this year. And canning has begun.

I came across a nice quick quilt on the Moda bake shop site, where staring with a four patch you end up with a 9 patch block with only 2 cuts. The first one I pieced for Victoria Quilts and then I grabbed a couple charm packs as the pattern asked for and did one that size as well. I want to add borders to it and then get at quilting about 3 quilts for myself and a few more for Victoria.
Awaiting borders
Here are the 2 other tops I have ready to quilt, that is after a good pressing I see a few wrinkles there.

Well that's all for now, off to work .
Have a great day.
In stitches

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Summer cold

Well today is a cool and cloudy day. A good day to do s bit of sewing. Sew glad I did laundry yesterday with the sun and breeze.
From my header you can guess the you I've caught a summertime cold up to today just a sore throat and a scratchy voice and today just feeling a tired.  But I will try not to let that stop me..... too much.
I have gotten a good start on a Victoria Quilt . The goal is to have  50 x 70 inch quilt . I am trying to make one that is not to feminine, as you know our guys can get sick with cancer to.
This is what I have sew far. I used the lighthouse print to pull colors and a pebble print for stepping stones and top and bottom boarders.

I am hoping to work up some of my stash and leftovers into a few quilts for them. Heaven knows I have a bit of fabric to get used up.
Happy stitching and take care
In stitches