Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter White Block Exchange

(12 participants have now been found)
The snow continues to fall all around us here in Calgary, Alberta.
 I don't mind the snow (I just don't like the frigid temperatures that often come with it here).
Its actually beautiful, covering up the dead, brown grass and mucky, dirty streets.  I know some of you have never even experienced snow! Let's just say it is a big part of being Canadian!

I got to thinking the other day, wouldn't it be nice to have a quilt made with snowy white or white on white fabrics.  Something that is truly wintery, not Christmasy. The quilt can stay out on display well past the holiday season.

Would you like to join me? 

  I am going to host a block exchange 
Looking for 12 participants to join in

Who: anyone residing in North America (sorry International friends, postage just gets too high)
Fabric requirements: white, white on white, winter white and one other colour of your choice (keeping in mind the winter, snow theme, think icey blue)
Blocks: make 12 identical blocks 9.5" (finished size would be 9")
Exchanging:  send them to me by January 20th. I will then redistribute them to all the participants. My address to be emailed individually later.
Finishing:  How you use your blocks is up to you. I.e. Quilt, table runners, wall hanging. When you put it all together is also up to you.
Button: post my button on your sidebar (it is my first time making a button, hope it works)
Lalas Lovelys

Are you going to join me?

P.S. this is my first time doing a block exchange. If I have forgotten anything let me know.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

another cheery finish….

Made from two ‘Morning Glory” charm pack and a few solids. I FMQ’d with meandering and flowers in the solid squares.
The cheeriness of these quilts almost makes the snow bearable!   
I loved making these quilts, quick and easy!  What’s your favourite quick project to make?
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blogathon Canada

Welcome to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop's Blogathon Canada.  Isn't wonderful to connect with sew many fellow Canadian bloggers.  So far we have visited BC and the Maritimes. Today we celebrate Alberta! (Go Stamps Go!)
If you have never been to Alberta you should come! We have lots to offer. Check out Travel Alberta's website.
Calgary, AB
I have been living in Calgary, Alberta for almost 20 years now, originally from Ontario.
I have been crafting all my life really. My favourite activity in kindergarten was making lacing cards!  In Grade 4 we made quilt blocks to put together for a quilt which we then sold raffle tickets for. In grade 5 I took knitting lessons. I taught myself how to embroider in Grade 6. In Grade 11 I took crochet lessons in night school. My hands have always been busy.
I started quilting in 1991 before my first child was born. I was inspired by my great grandmother Genevieve. (see tab at the top) She made wonderful quilts and I am blessed to have many of them.
Oh gosh I am not sure how many quilts I have made over the years, lots. I don't have too many UFO's.
I love makin scrap quilts. Here are a few of my scrap quilts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Leave a comment and let me know where you are visiting from. I have a blog milestone coming up. Won't you stick around, become a follower. (I think a giveaway is in the making).  
Happy Stitching

Monday, November 19, 2012

a cheery finish…

At last the major fundraiser that I organize is over for another year. Well actually it is over for me totally. I am officially retiring from that 'job'. It just takes up too much of my time. So now I have time for my home, family and of course quilting.

I have a few finishes that I would like to share in the coming days. I just didn't have the time or the weather cooperating on my side to get pictures up.

DSC_4543DSC_4544I thought I would be involved in a craft/bake sale with my association on Nov 25th. So I started sewing up a storm. However, it got cancelled due to not enough participants. :( Now I have a few quilts finished and no one to love them.

They were quick tops made from charm squares and solids. Love their bright cheeriness. DSC_4545

They would be great for a sweet little girl. Too bad my girls are too big for these.


Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Busy busy busy..

Just when i was getting back into a good blogging routine I got side tracked.
For the fourth year in a row i am organizing a Silent Auction. It takes place this Saturday. Soooo i should be back to show you some finishes and starts too.

What are you busy creating?

Happy stitching,


Monday, November 5, 2012

Secret Santa Soiree

There is still time for you to sign up too! 
Happy Stitching