Monday, October 20, 2014


Now that I am purposing to link up on Mondays to the 'Choose Your Own Block Along', they sure roll around fast.

This week I actually dug out my old Farmers Wife blocks and made two. You see, I have a reason.....
My son met a girl. Not just any girl, a FARM girl.  I know!
It makes working on these rather exciting  : )

Here they are added to where I left off about a year ago

and then a few City Sampler blocks

This Friday the Bloggers Quilt Festival starts.  There will be so many quilts and lots of inspiration so watch out for that  : )

linking up with Live A Colorful Life

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colour me Orange!

This month we had a challenge at our Modern group. It was Orange Fizz. As soon as it was announced, I knew that I wanted to make this little nail polish quilt.

 These Cotton and Steel fabrics were perfect for this

Here I am showing my little quilt. Not sure if you can see, but my fingernails match  : )

I love me some bright polish!

This pattern is available at  'It's sew Emma'

For the back, I used a piece of fabric naming the months because I think every month should be a different colour nail polish

I'm not sure yet, but I may give this to the young girl that does my nails sometimes. Perhaps for Christmas .......

linking up to Needle and Thread thursday
crazy mom

Monday, October 13, 2014

MAKING A LIST..........

..........and checking it twice.  I finished two things off my list for the third quarter of the finish along. I hope to do better this time around and finish the year strong!  Perhaps once the snow flies I will spend more time sewing.

Here is my Quarter 4 list for the Finish Along hosted by Katy of The Littlest Thistle

this needs to be trimmed and bound

I need to make sock #2

this might be ambitious, but I'd like to make one more pair of socks for Christmas

second saturday sampler needs quilting

these again...... my bee blocks from July. I need to make more and get this done!

and these!  My long lost Farmer's Wife blocks. Thanks Emily for the kick in the pants  : )

and my blocks for the City Sampler.  Must keep going........

All these projects produce scraps so I'd like these,

and these, to both be quilts soon.

That's plenty I think    : )

linking up with The Littlest Thistle for the 2014 finish along quarter 4

Friday, October 10, 2014


Every baby needs a hat.  At least I think so anyway. Winters are cold here in Kamloops so I like to make sure when I gift a little quilt, there is a hat to match.  Baby will be styling while out for her walk : )

I made this quilt out of these Kaffe Fassett fabrics and then went in search of some delicious yarns to match

these were perfect

pattern is by Viridian Hue

and the best buttons ever by two good claymates that I got here

SO cute!

I'm so glad hockey season is back because that's when I do most of my knitting.  I hope there's a game tonight because I am itching to cast on something!!!

linking up with Finish it up Friday
wool on Sundays

Monday, October 6, 2014


This week I am linking up with Cindy for the Choose your own block--along. I decided at the start  that my blocks for this quilt along will be the Tula Pink's City Sampler because I really want this quilt

Here are this week's blocks

also, I want to be working on these scrappy blocks regularly. Two more were made

for a total of six.

I'm not sure how big I will go with this, but there are already 294 squares used from my scrap bins. Yay! I'm happy that my scrap bins are actually a bit neater after going through them. I have a long way to go yet though  : )

linking up with Live a Colorful Life

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I'm not sure about anyone else, but my DNA is made up of 98% guilt.  I feel guilty throwing away even the smallest scrap so now my scrap baskets are out of control!  I have been feeling overwhelmed by them all, so I've decided it's time to bust some scraps.

The Scrappy Trip quilt was a good one, but it actually created scraps too, so now I am working with the real odd shaped pieces.

 Unlike the Scrappy Trip that was strip pieced, I am cutting this mess into 2 1/2" squares and sewing them together one. at. a. time.

I have long admired the 'Scrap Vomit' quilt that Katy made, but wondered if I had the patience to make one.  I can't just toss these, so I decided to get started and get rid of that guilty feeling

Here is the start of mine

the time consuming part is spritzing and pressing the scrap to be able to cut it into squares. When I got as many      2 1/2" squares as I could out of the piece, I cut the leftover bit into a 2" x 1 1/2" piece and started this. I am pairing them with a low volume charm pack that I had

before long I had a few blocks and I am liking it so far

There. That feels better already.  The guilty police won't be keeping ME up any more.
Here's to a good nights sleep          : )

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


September was gorgeous!  We've had beautiful weather all month so I found myself out and about more. I hunkered down the other day and got my bee blocks done for September. Phew!

These stash builders I've been getting sure come in handy. This month we got four fat quarters from the line 'Rush Hour' by Studioe Fabrics. I cut into the small text for one of my blocks

meet Jack.

Union Jack.  Him and I spent a lot of time together the other day....  This block is for Mary

This is a pixelated block that will become part of a picture quilt.

and for the Heal group of do.good stitches,  a pair or 'winged square' blocks.

It's going to be hard mailing off these two.  I think I may have to make a whole quilt of these !

linking up with WIP  wednesday
Fresh Sewing day