Sunday, October 25, 2009


I saw this and had to make one of my own.
It was wonderful to dig into my orange scraps (although I don't have too many of them - I really need to use more orange in my quilts) and make these fun pumpkins.I finished it too late for Canadian Thanksgiving, but we will be able to enjoy it the week before Halloween. I'm so happy with how this turned out, I really think I need some trees for Christmas.Between this table runner and my placemats for the placemat swap, I'm practicing my machine binding. It isn't pretty, but I am getting better. And it sure beats doing it by hand!
Happy Sunday everyone!

Friday, October 23, 2009

In love...

I'm in love with my online quilting bees! They make me try things that I never would have the guts to try on my own.
Happy Friday everyone!
(And don't worry, Tacha, your hexes made it safely out of the leaves. Getting them out of my daughter's hands may be another story...)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Back Home...

Just got home from a wonderful family holiday in Calgary. Spent Thanksgiving at my sisters and did all the big-city things that small town people do. We shopped. We saw the Wiggles. We visited the Science Centre.

However, nine hours one way is way too long in the car with a husband, a 3 year-old, a 17-month-old and a dog. And I didn't even get to stop at the Quilt Shop in Jasper since the kids were sleeping. Darn.

But I did get some good mail while I was away. Yes, I decided to jump on the FMF band wagon. How could I resist? Really...
And I got my last block for my bee inspired VQB. Beautiful. I can't wait to get this quilt together.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival

Here is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Sorry to all of you who have seen too much of this quilt in the past few months, but it really is my pride and joy, so I'm showing it off again. I made this mini quilt for Hayley at Lulabell for DQS7. She asked for bright colours, birds, animals or flowers. Hayley is an amazing quilter and does lots of work in the Don't Look Now style, so I wanted to make something beautiful for her. I dug into my scrap bin for some of my favourite fabrics, made some log cabins, and worked on my raw edge applique and free-motion quilting.
My husband didn't want me to give it away. But I was so happy to send it to Hayley and I'm thrilled that she likes it. And thank you to Hayey at Lulabell for the gorgeous photos!