Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Wow can’t believe it is time for another Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Didn’t we just do one a month ago???….no it was in May…time flies doesn’t it?
I am featuring one of my last quilts I managed to finish. I think all quilts are special but this one has it’s own story.
I have a dear friend that  has always been fit, runs marathons, in triathlons, does sports of all kinds.  The kind of person I have envied most of my life, (I have never been athletic). So back in March I asked her if she would like to barter.  If she could get me on the path of fitness I would make her a quilt.  (I have made her kids all a quilt) She was delighted with this bargain.  So off she went to think of work-out routines and fitness circuits for me and I was off of thinking about patterns for her.  She knew the fabric she wanted hers made out of, which made it even easier for me.
I did really well this spring and summer doing my circuits twice a week and walking like crazy.  My longest walk was 10km.  I was feeling good and beginning to see the difference.  I didn’t loose a pound which was not my goal, but rather to have better endurance.  Although getting fitter is not over, (and i have fallen off the band wagon lately). Her quilt is completed and I just love it and more importantly so does she. I used a combination of patterns and my own spin on patterns. I stippled the top and free motioned loopy daisies in the white border.
To view more quilts visit Amy’s Creative Side for the Blogger’s Festival of Quilts. Tons of great quilts to view and lots of giveaways and prizes too. 
Hey why don’t you follow me too!  Once I get up to 100 followers I will have a surprise for you!
Until then enjoy your weekend viewing all these fabulous quilts.
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

test post from phone

Testing to see if I can post from my phone or not. Inserting pictures seems to be tricky.
Anyone else with a HTC windows phone know how?

In the mean time, some how my youngest roped me into making her a Dorothy costume for Halloween. So I better get cracking. Pieces are cut, now to get sewing
Until next time,
Happy stitching

***well text came out ok, just need to work on getting photos up from my phone***

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival is coming soon

Are you ready? 
Amy's Creative Side is hosting another Quilt Festival. Hundreds of quilts will be 'on display' virtually for you to view. 

I better get busy and decide which one I will be entering.  Are you entering?  She usually has fabulous prizes and giveaways too.

More of an update on my busy comings and goings this week, promise  ;)

Now back to sewing some binding!

happy stitching

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Splendor Quilt Contest

Hope everyone is having a great start to the fall season!

If you have a chance could you go the the
Quilting Gallery's Fall Splendor Quilt Contest and vote for mine. It's called Falling Leaves (Lee). It is a rather unique quilt compared to the others. Made totally from scraps and made up as I went along.

Thanks so much

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Off to Japan

Not me, (i wish) but this kit is off to Japan.
The kit is being sent with many others as the second part of Quilts for Japan project called Threads of Hope  to help the survivors of the tsunami.

Each kit will have instructions in Japanese to make a quilt completely by hand. This quilt is a 4" square quilt with 42 blocks, complete with batting, and backing. 
I included an extra pouch so they could keep some of their supplies in it.  I hope they like the colours.

Many of the survivors are still in temporary housing and are in need of something to do. These kits should help them keep their hands busy.


Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

seems to be a pattern these days in my house....always on the go.
  • I am still working on the Silent Auction for the daughter's dance studio (event date Oct 22nd)

  • I made a wall hanging and matching ballerina pillow for the auction.
oops forgot to take a finished photo

  • walked 10km (6.2 miles) last Monday through our beautiful provincial park just outside my door
Saucony shoes fit me best

  • sewed a few placemats which will be given to Meals on Wheels thru our Guild at Christmas time.

front side for everyday, back side for Christmas or vice versa
  • I continue to go to physio for my hip.  unfortunately I am most uncomfortable when I am sitting, thus less computer and sewing time. 

  • I got all my fall decorations out last week. Our weather has been so nice so far. I wish it would last and last.

  • this weekend it is Thanksgiving here in Canada.  I don't have any family in town so a few friends are coming over for a small dinner.  My son is coming home too, we haven't seen him since Labour Day  :)

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians near and far!