Saturday, June 13, 2015

Showcasing my Colourful Strings

I can't believe how fast my string quilt is coming along.  

Six blocks and counting.

I am not over thinking my selection too much and thought it would bother me to have different widths of strings but it hasn't. 

For one thing there will be less matching up which will make this a truly easy, fun and freeing quilt to finish up. Not that I don't enjoy those things but sometimes you just want to sew without pressure.

Lots of nice fabrics being showcased.

Last night I had an awesome sleep and feel like a new person and feel like I can conquer the world.

Hope you are having a great Saturday too!



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blessed Beyond Words

I truly think that I have the best friends in the world - both here in Canada and abroad!! 
A while back, I entered a giveaway on Jen's blog called Glinda Quilts - and I won!! We have become friends through the web over the past couple of years and our love of quilting is our mutual interest. I received my sewing machine mat, the left over material as well as a four fat quarters all tied up in a beautiful pink heart ribbon. My, oh my, such lovely fabric and fabulous sewing. She spoiled me!!

It has pockets at the front which are perfect for keeping those essentials at your finger tips that are needed for quilting.

So tomorrow is my birthday and I wanted to celebrate it with a little touch of purple hair. You know, you only live once and with life being so short, you have to make the most of it and live every day to the fullest. So in light of that, I have a purple streak in my hair.
I have been working on my string quilt and now have 3 blocks done. Should have more but you know, life gets busy sometimes.
I have to admit that its fun to pick up a piece of fabric and remember which project you used it in and who it was for. Lots of remembering going on here.
My garden out front is coming in nicely now. I bought flowers this year that I wouldn't normally buy. They were ones that were left over at the garden center that didn't look too beat up or picked over.

My little box is just big enough to have a bit of colour around my little home.
Isn't she pretty now that she is coming into her own.

Well that about rounds out my last week other than my daughter was here to shoot a wedding and we had a chance to have a quick visit. 

Enjoy the rest of your week whatever it may entail.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


My scrap pile just keeps growing and to be honest I wasn't sure how to use my scraps up and what would go together so I just kept adding to the pile. 

On the weekend I decided that I should take a look at my scraps and start with a plan. I pulled out several different fabrics that I thought might work together and started a string quilt. 

The jury is still out whether or not it all goes but I jumped in with both feet anyway and made a block.

I had bought a sheet from Ikea and that is what I using for my foundation. I cut my square at 12 inches and then squaring it up to 11 inches. My plan is to put the gold colour down the middle on each square.

So nice that summer is here and I can sit outside enjoying the sunshine and dream of the next quilt. What could be better than that?

 Enjoy your week where ever it may take you.