Happy Easter! March 28th, 2013. I know Its not quite Easter yet but in preparation for this special day I needed to get my blog ready . I am showing you Lois's lovely quilt called "Cookies and Cream". The colors are so spring like and soft. I just had to use it for my Easter blog. This quilt is 90x98 and quilted in an all over pattern called "Champagne". It is a very pretty quilt.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Today is Monday. We will start the week of with a big bowl of Cheerios for breakfast. Actually this little wallhanging was a boxtop challenge. At our guild we had to pick a boxtop out of the bin. The cardboard picture of Cheerios was the one I got. You had to make something quilted using colors from your boxtop. I love to make still lifes so this was a fun project for me. The center of the picture is done in a small stippling around the pitchers. The outside border is done in the pattern called Christopers Feathers while the inside border has a double line. Someone asked me how I found fabric with the little cheerios on it. They are just the right colored fabric cut in small circles. I added the centres with fabric paint and used invisible thread to sew them down. It works great. The pitchers are highlighted with fabric paint shading. Hope you enjoyed my little boxtop.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
March 25,2013 Thread, Thread, Thread, beautiful thread. The spring colors look more vibrant when I look at all the nice colors of thread. Thread can make your quilt look even more special and there are many colors and textures to choose from. I have these lined up on my wall so my customers can choose just the colors they like.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The wedding quilt is 94x95 and is quilted in an all over pattern called String of Hearts at 12 inches.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I decided to blog a day early this week so we can celebrate St. Patricks Day. I love the beautiful green of the shamrock on my kitchen table and although I'm not Irish I still love this celebration. I will wear a little green in honour of the occasion and for all those who are Irish. It also makes me feel that spring is getting so close.
Yes, spring is getting close, we hear and see all sugar makers in full swing. This is an older picture of one of the many trees my father use to tap. We use to make gallons and gallons of maple syrup and I remember fondly the hours spent washing and filling the hundreds of bottles for sale. It was a busy time of year for the whole family. My brothers now run the maple sugar business and dad who is now 95 waits patiently to taste the first run. It has changed so much now with pipeline every where but the hard work is still there. It is just like quilting I suppose, things have changed so with all our great sewing machines and new techniques.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
March 14, 2013 Its Thursday already, I promised to show you another blue quilt. This is an old pattern called Pineapple Quilt.I pieced this quilt with many strips, did I say MANY strips! The quilt is a Queen size quilt and is quilted with the pattern Tapestry. I took this particular quilt to the Nursing Home to show my 93 year old mother and my 95 year old father and I was surprised to hear my father exclaim that this quilt is the one he likes the best of all the many, many quilts I have shown them. I guess he still loves the old tradional favorites.
The wash basin and chamber pot, you see here, is sitting on an old antique wash stand. Once again the Flow Blue pieces are beautiful with the Pineapple quilt. I LOVE BLUE!!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Today we are showing a lovely quilt by Natalie. This quilt is a snowball and nine patch and is 85 inches wide x 103 inches long. . The pattern chosen to be quilted is hummingbirds. She has done a nice job on this quilt.
You can really see the hummingbird pattern in this block.