Friday, August 10, 2018

Back to hand work ...!

Sometimes I just want to sit and watch something on TV. Well, for me it's my laptop. I don't watch television ... I actually pay for my programming. Amazon Prime has some great documentaries as well as Netflix.

Yeap, that's what I watch went I do hand work ... documentaries ... I call it learning by osmosis! lol

Voici Block 8 of the BOM Beauty All Around by Geoff's Mom Pattern Company.


Onward to another block! It's so sweet when they are all prepped!

Cheers!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Back to Modern Building Blocks ... !

How are you all doing? Here, I'm just grateful for a/c. We did have a bit of respite from the high heat and humidity ... And so it begins ... back to a freakishly hot summer!


For you Celsius people, actual temperature 32C but it feels like 35C. A summer like this is not normal for us. A couple of weeks ... sure ... not a full summer!

I'm thankful that the evenings are a bit cooler (around 20C) allowing me to actually sleep without the a/c. I like peace and quiet, which you don't get with an a/c.

On the quilting front, I have been tackling the Modern Building Block UFO quilt and have the following done:


These blocks measure 6 inches finished. So far I have 29 out of 48 blocks done ... a bit more to go ... slowly but surely.

So what have you been up to?

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Down sizing ...!

Hey everyone, I have the following patterns to sell. These patterns were shop kits that Fibre Junction held as Block of the Months.

Each pattern is complete. Some will have notes (if I made the sample, you bet I have some notes in there for precision). Most of these patterns retail over $65.00. Most have a colour copy of the actual fabrics used making it easy for you to match. The pattern only will be shipped.

If you are interested send me an e-mail at ceridwen59 @ gmail . com and we will work something out.

USA addresses only ... unless I know you well than we'll work something out!

I apologize in advance for the crappy picture! I want these to go!

Civil War Tribute by Homestead Hearth - 12 month program - includes historical information


Cost:  $25.00 - includes shipping

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Civil War Chronicles - Homestead Hearth - includes historical information


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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Civil War Melodies - Homestead Hearth - includes historical information (I made that quilt)


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The General's Wives - by Jerry Stube - includes historical information - I made that quilt!


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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River Rock - designed by Sarah Maxwell (gorgeous Batik Quilt made with 10" squares)


Cost: $25.00 includes Shipping
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The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane by Quilted Crow Girls Design (who I hear are no more)


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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Quilter's Dessert - Mystery quilt by Border Creek Station (great pattern designer) It uses yardage as well as a charm pack. I think it's illegal for me to show you a picture of the quilt! lol A pleasant surprised and you won't be disappointed! 


Cost $25.00 - including shipping
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Quilters Retreat - by Border Creek Station - another mystery. Now, for you curious types, I made that quilt! ;)


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping.
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What a long post! These are a bargain. Great way to de-stash. 

Thanks for helping me out here!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Reducing my foot print .... !

With my little Pumpkin studying Environmental Management, I've been more conscious of my impact on this planet and have been looking for ways to reduce my foot print on this beautiful earth. More specifically, reducing my use of plastic. No more plastic straws for me or the use of shopping bags. I bring my own.

In the fruit and vegetable department, I was looking for fabric mesh to make reusable bags ... That is, until I found these at Target.


They work beautifully and even come with a small carrying bag. I bought two sets! They are now part of my shopping bag routine!

Not much quilting going on at the moment. It's way too hot and besides, lots of changes to take place soon!

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Friday, July 13, 2018

A break from the DSM ... !

Is it hot enough for you people in the northern hemisphere? OMG, I think this summer is going to be in the category of one of the hottest in a long time. 

Took a little break from machine piecing and picked up the UFO - BOM Beauty all Around and worked on stitching a couple of blocks.

Block 6


And block 7


What's nice about this UFO is that all the blocks are prepped. All I need to do is stitch around the wool pieces. That's the beauty of taking the time to prep all of your blocks. When you are done with one, you can pick up another ... it's a production line! ;)

So, what have you been up to today?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Respite from the heat and humidity ... !

OMG, it's been hotter than ever. I'm soooooo not a heat lover. I much prefer being cold, at least I can put on layers. When it's hot, you can only remove so many layers! lol


For you Celsius people, that's about 32. It's so comfortable ... Nice cool breeze coming in the quilting studio! Haven ....

To get away from the sweltering heat, I have been doing a bit of quilting on the recent pick, you know, off that UFO list ... Modern Building Blocks by Moda. I opened the box and found ...


I had put the box away with a total of six (6) blocks pieced, so I got busy.


After a while, I ran out of pins, not to mention that it looked a tad disorganized ... I decided to start piecing together what I could ... tah dah!


Much more organized, don't you think? And, four new blocks were added.

There are 48 blocks in this quilt. I presently have 24 more blocks to go. 

Guess what I'll be working on today?

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Onward bound .... !

I finished hand stitching the binding on Peace and Unity. What a great feeling to complete a project.


It has been washed and now put away in that special quilt cabinet! Now for the next project on that list!

I decided to work on Modern Building Blocks, a quilt designed by Moda. 


I started this quilt back in February 2015. The few completed blocks have been sitting on the back of my chair, you known, that architect chair that seems to be THE place to accumulate unfinished projects!


This quilt was "suppose" to be Pumpkin's high school graduation quilt, but .... Hey, she'll be graduating from college soon, so it's still a graduation quilt! lol 

Stay cool and hydrated! Catch you all later! Cheers!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

This ain't normal folks ...!

OMG, it is so hot and humid!


This is NOT normal weather for us people in the way northeast, I can see Canada from my house!

I can take the heat, but the humidity ... that's another story!

And, it's "suppose" to be like this all week! Sigh! I'm sweating just thinking about it!

Time to celebrate ...!

Happy Canada Day! Hey! ;)


Enjoy celebrating with friends and family!

Cheers!
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