Saturday, June 18, 2016

two halves equals one!

The feet dragging for a week taught me a valuable lesson .... you're to old to pull an all nighter! lol Aging is not for sissies!

Learning from my experience .... I choose to slowly work on the Slice of Cake quilt! The other half was less time consuming than the first half!


It actually stood like that for approximately a week. Well long enough for the weekend to get here and .... for me to need my designer wall again!

Here it presently sits on Penelope, patiently waiting for me to tackle it!


Another project done! A perfect opportunity to start a new one! Frivol 6 - Vintage by Fig Tree!


It's a busy weekend, so I'm not sure I'll get a chance to work on the quilt! Catch you later!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Moment of insanity .... Part Quatre!

By Monday, I was proud of my accomplishments! Took some time off and enjoyed the day outside, doing a bit of this and that. 

By late afternoon, it was time to start another new project! I can do this ... maybe break some records. So I took a look at my next project;


Hum ... simple enough .... a layer cake of Grow and the pattern Slice of Cake by Me and My Sister Designs! Let's set a goal .... When half the quilt is pieced I'll head to bed!

Big mistake .... by 2:00 a.m. I had reached my goal ... 


I don't know what I was thinking!

Would you be surprised if I told you that I dragged my feel all week long. Did not get any other quilting done!  Definitely a moment of insanity! lol

Catch you later!  Cheers!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity .... part trois!

By Sunday, I was ready to start a new project. I started Moda Frivol 9.  What a cute quilt! Have I mentioned how I enjoy working on Frivols! So satisfying.

I call this shot ... find Frivol 9! lol


I hadn't taken Snippet off the design wall yet! lol I was in the zone!

Moda Frivol 9 is called Olive and uses Little Miss Sunshine fabric line by Lella Boutique. Here is a close up of the quilt!


I just love how it turned out! That "Penelope" pile is getting bigger and bigger!

Catch you later!  Cheers!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity ... part deux!

Once the table was clean, it was time to get down to business ... start a new project!

Well, you all know how I just love the Moda Frivols ... Seriously, you get to work with a new line of fabric for such a small investment.

With the design wall empty, it was time to begin project Frivol 7 - Heart!


Frivol 7 uses Lisa Bongeon fabric line Song Bird Gatherings!

Voila!


I just love how this little quilt turned out!

Another flimsy added to the pile marked "Play date with Penelope!" Catch you later! Cheers!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity - part un!

I'm still on platet earth ... for now anyway!

Wow, almost a month since I've written a quilting post! So difficult to get good help around here! lol

I've been busy ... producing lots of quilt tops. I think I need to change my blog rule from only posting those projects that are completely finished, meaning quilted and bound, to posting flimsies! This may help me to post more often ... and not to forget to post projects I've completed!

Are you ready? I've been a piecing fool! Spent a whole weekend being focused ... in the zone baby!

I had these blocks and related fabrics sitting on my cutting table for a couple of weeks. All that was needed was to sew these into rows and my cutting table would be clean. So, I got down to business!


The pattern is called Snippet by Cotton Way. I used Bonnie & Camille's "Hello Darling" fabric line. I love that line! Voila!


And and the result ... feast your eyes on this!


Poof! It's gone! The cutting table is now a complete mess!

Catch you later! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stop the earth, I want to get off ....!

I don't know about you, but as of late, I am exhausted just from looking at all the new fabric lines and projects that are popping up every week.  They make me want to do it all, and yet .... I still have a tonne of other projects needing completion!

As a fabric/quilt shop owner, I am overwhelmed by the amount of "new" fabrics that are coming on a monthly basis from the numerous fabric companies ... they are tempting .... I like most of them ... and yet!

Some designers have new lines coming out every 3 months!!!! Who can quilt that quickly? Seriously!

Quilting for me is my go to for relaxation. I quilt to get away from the stress of life.  Lately, this inundation of new fabrics and patterns is causing me to feel overwhelmed. I want to make all the projects and yet ... it's just not realistic.

So, is it just me that is feeling a tad overwhelmed?

I'm interested to see what is unveiled at Spring Market this year.  Since I won't be attending, I'll have to wait for the catalogues to come out or their websites to be up dated.

On the quilting front, I machine quilted this quilt. a while back and forgot to blog about it!


The pattern is called Jelly beans. I used all batiks! I do like the brightness of the quilt.

Catch you later! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Where it's at ... Progress!

Bathroom is coming together ... the floor is in and the walls are painted!


It's the finishing touches that take forever! DH is working overtime to get our bathroom life back to normal!

In between working on the bathroom, he has been putting the finishing touch on a buffet/sideboard I requested for our dinning room.


Don't mind the dust!

I just love how it turned out! I'm super excited to now have a place for my various penny rugs etc.

The design is from the magazine "Fine  Woodworking" issue June 2015 No. 247.  I had him change the plan to make it a tad bigger. It's made out of white oak!

 Below is the cover image from the magazine.


I cannot wait to fill it with linen and what not. However, not until the bathroom renovations are done. Cleaning is not my favourite pass time. I know, you're shocked!

Catch you later!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Where it's at ...!

I'm knee deep into plaster dust and debris! That's where it's at! And ... if that wasn't enough, I'm not feeling so hot. But, I'll get over it!

Due to a clandestine water leak that took way too long for us to notice (like my plywood floor?), we are renovating the main bathroom, which consists of  120+ year old plaster and not as old sheet rock and perhaps as old plumbing and electrical. 


Naked brick wall!


Men at work! My father (left) and favourite brother (on the right) came down to do some important stuff!


And ... with the bathroom walls having been opened, Pumpkin gets a new (much needed) outlet in her room. Don't mind the dusty mess! 


Menning the toilet! Lol It saves us from having to go downstairs in the middle of the night!


My new state of the art bathroom door!


Where it's at! Walls are closed with new electrical wiring, heating registers and plumbing!


My brother and father left on Monday after a long weekend of hard and messy work (So thankful to have them).  I spent a good part of the day cleaning the house. How exciting! 

So, where are you at? 

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I'm on a roll baby ...!

For the most part, I have remained focused, with a few squirrel in between the completion of UFO projects. For instance ....

Squirrel number 1 Frivol 5 - Atelier by Friend General


I really like this little quilt. It is one of my favourite. What I like about these tins is that I get to work with the whole fabric line for a small investment. Some Frivols require extra fabrics (background and or borders) and others, like this one, nada! Binding and backing are not included.

This little quilt looks even better as a display at Fibre Junction.


I am such a push-over for those tins! Pretty soon I'll be Tin Queen! Or should that bee Queen Tin?! lol

So what have you been up to?

Thanks for stopping by! Catch you later!
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