Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dead Head slow stitching

There comes a time when you just can't stitch very much both hubby and I are down with colds I call this the "achy breaky" cold each bone can be felt.
so I am either in my chair or in bed and either one or 2 of the dogs are with me, this to me is the first sign of spring I always seem to get something just before Easter or Thanksgiving.
So I have some project beside me where I do a couple of stitches and then put it down I feel so useless and really wanted to get some stitching done before it becomes full on gardening.
 There was a fabulous quilt show that I went too in Newmarket by the Region of York Quilt Guild

What a great show there was old patterns and new for all to see this is the front door quilt they had when you first come to the door

The one below what a way to entice a quilter or non quilter!

 I loved this one with the baskets I have a bunch of nine patches and I think this would be the best way to display them so I am keeping this on my short list of to do's

 The one above I just absolutely loved!! really my picture does not do it justice.

the one to the right does anyone remember this pattern? I love how she used the border Drunkards path as vases for the green sprouts.

Then below we have my slow stitching moments pick it up and do a little put it down and sleep pick it up and do a little put it down and sleep doesn't help when you have watery eyes either.

This is block 4 and 5 of a Simple Life

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not for the faint at heart

 Mommy I see dead things on the wall....
 i am going to lay here and just be safe from those things
 I have finally finished my Walking Dead quilt
 here is the close up of the fabric. 
and a close up of the corner pretty happy they all turned out the same 

I am going to have it LA quilted and have brought it to Whirls and Swirls to think about what to do for consult she took some pictures and will let me know. I do want Daryls angel wings in the large white areas the hard part is what to do with the rest. 
I am post the first post to show you where I got my inspiration for the pattern 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Doing what I love to do

 Well you will see I have been busy. Mom brought a couple of sampler blocks to put together so we put 2 of her quilts together. I am not sure why I didn't get a full picture of hers below.
 You can see that she used green for her sashing strips
 We have a funny tale on the border. We like our borders not to be pieced and cut whole all the way across. Mom didn't have enough, she does these blocks out of a store in Leamington Ontario.
We have a store called Log Cabin Yardage in Pickering. We decided to see what she had that would match well turns out she had the fabric!! so we bought enough for Mom's borders and if she wants she has enough to make pillows.
 I am also back to finishing my Walking Dead quilt I  love how it is turning out. only have 3 more sides to put on and I am done.
I brought it to Whirls and Swirls for some custom ideas that I want for it. She is a talented custom quilter and it will be worth every penny when she is done.Look at all that wonderful space she will have fun playing with.
 This was one of the sampler blocks mom gave me for Christmas and I wanted to do something different with the layout so I used a stack and whack technique. I like how it turned out.
 and these are my blocks that mom gave me i too went to Log Cabin Yardage with mom and got the border fabric for of the trees.
BTW she has changed locations from Whitevale to Pickering much easier to get to off the 401.

 I am also working out of a book called the Simple Life, Rosemarie of Applique n Patch and I decided we were going to do this as an online partnership. She is working her's so differently than I am she is only doing one of the blocks where as I am doing each of the blocks

So this is done
 this is done
 This is prepped
These are prepped for applique

Plus I have been busy with the pupps they love to go for walks so they keep my joints moving...

Well off to work hope you all get a chance to stick a needle in