Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ashern Quilt Show

 I forgot to show you some quilt show photos from a few weeks back!!

These are the quilts that really popped for me. Some are sideways, sorry about that.

This one has a lot of depth to it. Of course after seeing this I bought some striped fabric (below)
 How striking is this!?! A mother made for daughter.
 Love the added applique on this one! Gives it so much more interest.
 Love the color scales on this one...
 This one was just plain different. Centers are Yo-yos. Love it!
 My purchases from Mama Bears Quilt Shop (Ashern).
 My purchases from Keystone vendor at show.
Okay! Now I AM going on a fabric diet for the rest of the year! Really! Once I put my mind to it, I do very well. I've done it many times over the last 8 years...

Now it is time to get serious with my sewing!!

Happy stitching!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

WB Shop Hop

 Our Wonky Bits gals did our own shop hop this past week, complete with a nice lunch stop. I needed fabric like I needed a hole in my head, but you know how that goes! I had full intentions of not buying anything, but.....

So here you see six fabric I picked out for a shadow boxes quilt, plus two fat quarters I liked.
 Six of our eight WB gals have decided to make quilts from Helen Frost & Catherine Skow's book Radiant Shunshine & Shadows. These are the fabrics I came home with for the pattern in the photo. It's called Summer Solstice. Approx 50"x64"
I seem to be committing to starting a few new quilts.... I really should finish some that I've started!!
Quilt tops to sandwich, and quilt tops to finish... Ah well... You know how that goes too I am sure...

When I am set up in my trailer and staying there, I hope to have a friend over to quilt with me every other day. I know I'll get lots done then. I always seem to get more done in company of a fellow quilting friend.

Happy stitching!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

 Family Time...
 All five grand-children... Too bad GD#1 isn't in pink...
 Grammy made popcorn for the twins...
They are heading back to Wisconsin Tuesday.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Trailer Thoughts...

 I drew out my trailer get-away dimensions, to figure out what piece 
of furniture I want where, especially for the room I'll be sewing in.
It is going to be a tight fit, but doable...

Hydro should be hooked up soon... I hope!!

If I get things moved in by the end of this month, to be able to function, 
would be sooooo very happy... 

Happy stitchings!
Hope you are all having wonderful weather!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

GD#1's Quilt - Done!

 Not the best photo, but here it is. Quilt-as-you-go, 
complete with Prairie Points and Yo-Yos...
 A label on the back, and now to wash it, and give it to our little darling grand-daughter...

We have DD#1 here with the twins.
Busy, busy boys...
Grammy needs a rest!!!


Friday, June 5, 2015

What's been going on?

 At Wonky Bits last week, friend PG had 6 Bonnie Hunter quilts left in her car (of 25 quilts) from a trunk show she did at Manitoba Prairie Quilt Guild's "International Day". All the ladies at that even loved her trunk show, and were totally in awe of her work... 
Our WB ladies OOed and AWed over these six beauties!!
 Yesterday I dropped by our area's newest (only) quilt shop, Keystone Quilt Shop to order a roll of batting. Good sale on right now. Anyway, I should have known better... I should have just called in my order, but no! I had to stop in, and you know what that means!!! Not good for the credit card... Tsk-Tsk!

I love blues. It must be from my Dutch heritage (the art of Delft Blue in ceramics), so of course 
I couldn't pass these fabrics up. I thought they would work great in this pattern I have at home.
 Then there is the "sale" shelves to look at, and the fat quarters to look through... Sigh...
I also could not pass up the cloth License Plate that they are promoting for the "Row by Row Experience" shop hop. I had to have one, even though I'll not be taking part in that experience. 
It would be nice, but I have enough on my plate right now...
 Then a stop at the grocery store for a few things, ended up with these goodies in the cart. 
You can never have enough magazines.... Ya right!!! Don't know why I buy, 
because there is soooo much on the internet to see, find, etc...
 Yo-Yos on my GD#1's quilt. Fifteen to be exact! Now all I have to do is the label 
and binding... All I have to do... whether I get to it right away is the question...
 I have a quilt show to attend tomorrow in Ashern!!!
Of course while out there, I'll have to visit the vendors, 
and drop by Mama Bear's Quilt Shop!!
I'm in big trouble... Yikes!!

Happy stitchings!