Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ice formations

Thursday, November 28,2013
Ice formations hang along the rock cliffs of the Trans Canada Highway. Although they look  cold, they shine in the bright afternoon sun. The cold of winter has started and it's time to put on warmer clothes and blankets at night. Quilters are busy getting their quilts completed before Christmas and out to their quilters to be quilted.

Today's quilt is a lovely "Snowball" done by Ann. This quilt is 71" x 89  and is quilted in the pattern called "Champagne".  This quilt will brighten up your bed on a cold, snowy day and give you lots of warmth too. A lovely quilt indeed!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Snow is on its way, in fact, It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013
The first signs of winter are here, we had snow overnight Friday night, and again Sunday. The grandchildren were very excited to see the first snow. I know the thoughts of snowmen were in their heads but I think they are going to need more snow than we got.

Today's quilt is all about snowmen. This quilt is a soft, flannel quilt and is cute as a button. It is 56" x 76" and quilted in the pattern called "Drifting Snowflakes" at 8". There are cups of hot chocolate or cocoa on this quilt and lots of snowmen. Very cuddly indeed. Nice job Roselyn!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thursday, November 21st. This picture of a member of the Blues Brothers says it all. Wow! It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I started blogging. I thought that today I would post a few of the quilts that I have featured over this past year. We cannot post them all on a single day and I have just picked a few random ones. If you are interested in seeing them, they are still available on my blog, just look under the old posts. Thank you for following me and supplying me with beautiful quilts to quilt and also allowing me to blog them. It has been an enjoyable year and fun to watch the number of viewers grow. I'll be back on Monday with the start of our Christmas projects. Please join me them. Happy quilting! Gwenda

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Quilt as Blue as the Ocean

Monday, November 18, 2013
Waves, Waves, Waves,  The waves roll  with a deep steel, blue color. The swimmers are all gone now for the season but the waves keep crashing in. There is such movement in the water and it is always fascinating to watch its progress. I can't help but look at these water pictures and think of the great blue colors when I see today's quilt. Today's quilt is a beautiful quilt called "Ocean Wave" by Carol. This quilt is 99" x  100" inches and has a pattern quilted on it called "Hummingbirds". This is a lovely big quilt and the blues are as deep as the ocean. You will notice the back of the quilt is a lovely "toille" print that  tells a story all by itself of rural life from many years ago.  Great job Carol, we love seeing your beautiful quilts when they are finished. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Getting Ready

 November 14, 2013, Thursday

Getting ready for Christmas has begun and the tree growers and wreath makers have started to do their cuttings. My brother has a tree lot on our family farm and every year the trucks come in to pick up all the baled trees to be shipped far and wide for Christmas. In just a few weeks, families will be arriving in numbers to pick out their favorite tree for the special day.  I drove by Harvey Station the other day and noticed the piles of Christmas wreaths lining the fields and piled high ; waiting to be adorned with their festive red bow. Decorations have started to show in the stores and on homes around the countryside. 

The preparations have surely started and it is the same in our quilt shop. People are bringing in their projects to be quilted for their special gifts to loved ones. Today's quilt belongs to Carol and she is getting a jump on her projects. This quilt is 90" x 102" with lovely rows of zigzag patterns that remind me of the rows of Christmas trees . The pattern we quilted on this quilt is called "Soft n Sweet" and is so fitting for this project. I hope you are also getting ready whether it be decorations or quilting. See you Monday, Gwenda