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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WIP Wednesday - Squishy Mail

I love squishy mail! I entered a comment and won! Actually I think someone else won and did not claim their prize. This is what they missed out on!!!! It came in this cute little bag, looks like spring doesn't it.
 Three spring like fat quarters. Beautiful! A package of quilting sharps, thread snips and some Clover Clips. Love Clover Clips, Not sure how Jacqueline knew I needed some! 

Thank you for the happiness in my Monday mail. Thank you Quilt Sew Happy!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Saturday Dirt

I have started gardening. Last weekend we dug out the greenhouse, sifted out the rocks, and dug in the old plant matter. It now looks so pretty. I want to plant! Now!

View of my street in Vancouver. It feels like spring!

Love cherry blossoms.

I have an electric pressure cooker. Love it! I can soak beans for the day and toss them into the pressure cooker and have dinner ready in just over an hour. Perfect beans every time. I made Curried Chickpeas and Chicken. Wow, it was a 5. Definitely a make again.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

WIP sewing with Charlie

I have started yet another project. I told my long time friend, quite some time ago, I would make her a quilt. She wanted to plan it out. Well the planning and drawing and measuring that went on, for months, maybe closer to a year. Needless to say we are now using the pattern I suggested to her in the beginning.
BFF - aren't they fabulous! I always wanted to use those initials! Check, off the bucket list!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

WIP my secret quilt

I have admired this quilt since I saw it in a magazine. My family thought it was boring. Black Dress II. Swoon! They also reminded me I was not to be buying fabric, since I was on the fabric fast and all.
 So, I bought the material in secret. Have cut it out in secret. And I am still in love! I feel as if I am having an illicit love affair. It is so exciting when I get time to work on it! Don't tell.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WIP trimming

I try not to trim blocks. Drives me crazy. Not sure why. However all the quilters I admire do trim. So here it is, my trim pile.
Am I a quilter now? 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

WIP From boring to wow

I am making this quilt my February goal for my lovely year of finishes.

My apologies in advance for this post. I am in the process of figuring out how to download photos from my iPad to my blog. With a scroll down function that quits working for any edits. The limitation of the operator, sigh.

The St. Louis 16 block has been on my bucket list forever. It has everything, ie squares! Love squares! I used a jelly roll of Rue Indienne by French General. Cut the lengths to 10.5 inches and sewed them up.
This block - boring. I am thinking what have I done?
To wow! Love this block!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

WIP Wednesday - French General quilt

This is a retirement quilt for my cousin-in-law. Not sure how this snuck up on me but I am now making a quilt. It is to coordinate with my cousin's retirement quilt I made two years ago. The French General materials are perfect. Her colours and school kids on the material for a retired teacher.
I ordered Rue Indiana and it just came in. Yeah! I am thinking of a St. Louis block as he loves music!