Friday, April 30, 2010

Another Quilt Show

My sister and I headed out to another great quilt show today. This time it was in Morden, MB.
There were so many beautiful quilts and such talented artists! Here are a few pictures.


The next one is designed by Blue Meadow Designs, Manitoba quilt designers. We saw quite a few of their designs today, and they also had a booth at the sale. Such talented women!




This next one was a signature quilt, believed to be from around WW2.





The next one had beautiful hand embroidered details.





Of course I managed to do some shopping! I was able to find some extra fabric for my Pinwheel Sampler quilt! Also bought some silk thread at Quilters' Jewel, before we headed to the show. Managed to find a good deal on pressing bars there too. And a bunch of other necessities!!

I met some wonderful people, and had such a good time with my sister! We had a great day!

Have a great day too!! Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not Enough Fabric!

I made the five little pinwheels that I thought I would need to make my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along quilt bigger.


Once the sashing strips are cut, I realized that I won't have enough fabric to make another four blocks!!!


Only 6 layer cakes squares left, with a few scraps and a square of background!! Oh well! I will put it on hold until the weekend and try to figure something out.

The view from our yard yesterday evening, I was surprised to see flames, they are burning the fields (it was much more impressive in real life).

This baby bunny was outside the window this afternoon. He/she is about the size of my hand! So cute!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping in!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Change of Plans

I had to order more fabric for my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along, for the binding, so I figured I would make some other changes too.


I decided to add another row of blocks - hopefully I will have enough fabric. I also decided to add a border in dark brown. The quilt should be 66" x 81".

Today I also received this book -

When I wrote to Martingale & Company about an error in the "Fat Quarter Quilting" book, they thanked me by sending me a free book!!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Finished Mini Pinwheels


Today I finished sewing all the mini pinwheels for the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along, and cutting all the sashing strips.


Tomorrow I will start sewing the top together.
I barely had enough fabric and will try ordering some complimentary fabric for the binding.

Have a great day and thanks for dropping in!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pinwheels


Today I had the chance to sew!! I worked on my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along, and made the last two blocks.


I worked out the layout on EQ6 (just found out that EQ7 is coming out this summer - you'll never be able to keep up Marie!). The sashing is 3", so the quilt will be 63" square. I decided to add mini pinwheels in the corner blocks. I liked the pinwheels in all the corner blocks not just the center ones like in Rachel's inspirational quilt. I am also using up the leftover scraps of layer cake and making the pinwheels with two colours from the layer cake, not one colour and the background.


7 made and 18 more to go. They will be 3" finished, so I used four 2 3/8" squares to make the half square triangles.

The rest of the pinwheels waiting to be sewn.

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Show and Tell

DH and I had a very busy week laying hardwood floors at his sister's new condo, but we finished today!

From the hall into the kitchen and living room,

in the kitchen,

the dining room/living room area,

and the spare bedroom.

Once it is all painted we will put the baseboards back and do the finishing touches. It all went together beautifully. It was a real privileged to spend time with my SIL and her DH, they are an amazing couple!!

Now back to my regular activities!! I hope to finish machine quilting my applique quilt -



and to finish the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along.

I have two blocks to catch up on, I might do more and then the sashing - I will also add the mini pinwheels as corner blocks in the sashing.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

I just noticed that this is my 100th post!! I can't believe it has been that many!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5 minuts of Quilting!

The open toe quilting foot I ordered finally came today and the thread I ordered came yesterday!! I am all set to machine quilt but I don't have time!! Only 5 minutes to try the new foot out - it works really well, easy to see around.


We are still busy installing floors at my SIL's new place.

They are coming along beautifully, we are half way done.

Just like quilting, the right tools make the job easier! (DH under cutting the metal door frames.)

The views from the new condo are wonderful!
This morning we saw -


three deer,


turtles sunning themselves,


momma goose sleeping on her eggs,


and poppa goose making sure I didn't get too close.

All this from a condo in the city!!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Busy Week

This week my DH and I are installing flooring at his sisters new condo. So not much time for sewing - or my usual chores.


We are installing engineered oak flooring. In the past we have installed laminate, carpet (never again! - too hard), oak hardwood (with a air nailer - very easy), ceramic tile, Duraceramic tile (one of my favorites to install - super easy!). This engineered floor is lock and click and is going down very well. It looks beautiful too.

While we were cutting wood outside, a large flock of pelicans flew by, had to run and get my camera.

They are barely visible over the tree.

One chore I had to make time for! Fresh out of the oven. Recipe here.

Kaye over at Miss Print is having a fantastic give away for her 100th post!! Be sure to check it out.
Kat over at Kat & Cat Quilts is in need of a few squares of fabric to finish a quilt she is making, maybe you can help her out.

Off to sew a few more strips of fabric for hexagons.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping in!!