Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Boris the Boston Terrier, looking to see what all the hype is about, as I shriek with delight...yet another UFO done! It went off to the Marsh Store for Tim to quilt. The backing was a 108" backing of bright lime green with swirls that looked like swirling snow flakes or snowballs. The binding is the stripe fabric, cut on the bias, it's cut, sewn, pressed...this summer is one of sewing binding.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I had set the goal this spring to make the Debbie Beaves quilt kit ( upon impulse & a great deal... great deal...until I had to pay the duties & taxes, after the shipping charges! just too use to the 'great deal' of Connecting Threads! this happened as I ordered it from the states last summer) The goal was to make this gorgeous, vibrant, queen size quilt before the lilacs were in full bloom...
The summer months will be that of putting on binding to the quilts that have been completed this winter/spring.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
He has been influenced with my love of quilting & today it truly did show as I marveled at his art work & hours of painting the design that was just etched in before he applied colour to make it come to life...the nautical colours were a nice touch, as the Atlantic breezes will move the birdhouse this summer.
The Denby cappuccino sets from Mitchell, the older brother was a nice relaxing jester too. The boys bought their father a cappuccino maker for his birthday last month & I must say I received the queen of the day treatment from my guys today!! XOXOXO
Yesterday, I was just talking to a shoe sales clerk about an old show called 'Green Acres' & the cast of players & of course the pig! The conversation started as I tried on 'Gabor' shoes...very comfortable & stylish :) Wore them today Geo Cacheing with the boys in the park this afternoon, it was successful with 4 Geo Cache finds!
Then back to the homestead for Dairy Queen ice-cream c
Friday, May 6, 2011
There are 120 blocks & each block is constructed with 22 pieces to complete just one block. Assembly line, machine piecing piecing for hours & hours. I just loved the outcome of this quilt.
The photo views are from each end & as you can see I still have a few more blocks to complete this quilt top, then it's a no interruption time as I piece it together to complete the quilt! Yes another UFO done :)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The calendar is another from the series I'm doing. I started the calendar series last July, however that is the only month I completed through the summer last year. Making me so far behind...I'm first!
Doing this month with the orange flower...I discovered I had only one orange button to embellish with & placed it center, I'll be on the look out for that colour now.
Connecting Threads, a site I often order from & right now has the 12 month calendar quilt pattern on sale for under $11...that's less than $1 a month, they are full size patterns too! if you order $50 your shipping is only $7 dollars...regardless of size or weight & it's worth it as fabric is very heavy when ordered in abundance...also the taxes/duty will be only 10% of your total purchase!!we pay 13%! that's a 3% savings with the purchases delivered right to your front door & with the gas prices this is a savings.
Do give the website a try www.connectingthreads.com & click on 'clearance ' on the top headings. These sales only last one week from Wednesday to Wednesday weekly.