Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I made 8 little churn and dash blocks for April's That Stash Bee for Ginny. The block pattern came from the great little book, 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Greene. They are pretty darn cute and finish at 6.5". Ginny thought she would play an April Fools joke on us and suggested she would like 4 New York Beauty blocks. Har har har. Too funny. Churn and dash blocks on the mossy lawn. Perfect. Now I just have to get them in the mail.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
We have had several days of fun with Monica Solorio-Snow, a.k.a. Happy Zombie! And we got to meet the Ron Swanson quilt in person. Tree pants, too, because not every tree wears skirts! Hi Cynthia! Hi Monica! OMG! What a hoot! And would you look at the zippy pouch on the table... spools!
HI Darlene! Hi Cynthia, again. Hi, Tree Pants! A full day of quilty people, great food and sewing. Bliss.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Forgive the slightly blurry shot but these little guys don't hang around for long... usually. Meet Buzz. He is a male Rufous Hummingbird and he has been back in our neck of the woods for several weeks now. This is his spot. He is hard at work guarding the two hummingbird feeders above his head. He hangs out in front of the dining room window everyday for great lengths of time. Just in case, you know, someone else might try to have a wee bit of a feed at HIS feeders. We like him a lot.
Husband took this picture and emailed it to Stokes Seeds. His point was that they are wasting a lot of money sending us 3, count them, 3 catalogues this spring. Seriously, what the heck? Anyway, the garden looks really good. We just did a tour of the homestead. It all looks so promising. The rhubarb is almost ready for the first picking. Just saying.
That's it. Off to quilt guild tonight. Best night of the month! Linking up for Random Thursday with the Randomeers over at Cindy's.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I was working away on this last weekend because I want to start another project and I need the design wall. I cannot just take these blocks off the wall though because I would have to number the blocks and the rows. The blocks totally fit together like some sort of brain teaser. The risk of messing up just seems all too possible so on the wall it stays! Hopefully I will get them all put together on the weekend. But not on Saturday because on Saturday, I will be sewing with Happy Zombie and the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild!
I have bee blocks and the Lucky Stars BOM also on my to do list and the lovely Mormor from Lolla Jansdotter is all chopped up and a pile of blocks is growing. So much fun! Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Oh my goodness! I have a lovely bunch of fabric waiting to be chopped up! These are a few of Lotta Jansdotter's new lines, Mormor and Sylvia. Esmari from Warp and Weft sent them to me after asking me to join the lovely ladies in the Warp and Weft Sewing Society. We are all sewing with a selection from Mormor and Sylvia this month. It is lovely and fresh! And yes, there are even some gorgeous, saturated solids to go along with the prints. Fabric happiness!
And just in case you didn't figure it out, you can find this lovely fabric at Warp and Weft! I have to stash some of it, quick! The Mist Little Blomster is a perfect low volume print, don't you think? And the black and whites in Sylvia are awesome. Check it out. It will make you think of spring sunshiny days ahead. And yes, the forsythia is blooming. Happy Spring!
Friday, April 4, 2014
While I was home over spring break, I transformed a end of the bolt and on sale of this silky, fabulous voile...from Westminster Fabrics, Bromley Collection and I think it is called Ikat Damask in Citron. Whatever it is called it is lovely. Like butter. Whispery soft and perfect for spring. What did I do with it? Scarves! One for me and one for a friend and I think I have enough for at least one more.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I started a new project. This is a pattern from Quilty magazine, not the newest issue but the one before it. I am using some of my stash but the focus of the fabrics has come from the custom bundle Esmari and I picked for the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild's last custom bundle from Warp and Weft. I set aside the really strong colours... and set them aside for another project and kept to this pallette. I think it is going to be really lovely. I love how the blocks are interwoven. It is a bit of a puzzle. And there is a problem with the cutting directions in the pattern. Note to self. Check for corrections online before cutting. Boo hiss! Instead of 4.5" wide rectangles the pattern says cut 2.5" rectangles. Boo hiss. You get the idea that I know have a stack of 80-2.5" rectangles for something else. Anyway, since I am not really following the pattern once I got everything cut, I have to build the quilt on the wall to make sure the prints match up from block to block.
Linking up with Lee for Work in Progress Wednesday! What is on your design wall?