Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunday Afternoon Fun

I had an opportunity  to "play" yesterday afternoon. Last week I bought a couple of stencils from Judi at Green Fairy quilts. She sells the stencils as PDF so you dont even have to wait for them to come in the mail. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a visit to Judi's blog. Her quilting is exquisite.

This little quilty is just 10x10 ish. I wanted to try the design out before actually using it in a quilt. The method I used to mark the stencil you can find on Pat's blog. She follows SewCalGal's FMQ challenge. All info is on Pat's blog with links to the other blog. It worked very well.

Micro stippling on the outside of the design and pebbles on the inside. It is amazing how much you can learn from one little piece.

 I have a quilt top that has some big squares in it. I am always challenged by big open spaces. I think this design will work well.

I am forever grateful to quilters who share their knowledge and experience. So exciting to try something new.

Watch out for today's blessings!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Fred's Roses

That is what I called this little wall hanging. I made it for a friend of mine who turned 80 last week. Fred was her husband's name and he always had amazing roses bushes. He passed away several years ago, so it was kind of a tribute to him as well .

It was a paper piecing pattern by Eileen Sullivan. Her patterns are so fun to do. Fabric was bits and pieces of batiks. Paper still on the back.

Some pics of the machine quilting.

You cant really tell but that rose in the front is trapunto-ed. I did the roses and leaves in the front and the rose buds. It was the first time I had tried trapunto. Not sure if i really liked it but it does add a bit of dimension.

Sun is shining but still a bit cold here to be outside gardening, so will sew for a bit today. Working on my swoon blocks and a mystery quilt from the online Quilt Mag.

Watch out for today's blessings!

Monday, 16 April 2012

A little road trip

Hubby had to work in Charlottetown PEI, so I went along for the trip. I look forward to these little trips, just to have a break in the routine. To watch a little TV, read, nap, you know.

View from my hotel. That strip of blue is of course, the ocean.

Next a picture of the hotel we stayed in. It was built in the early 1900's. It was a famous hotel in its day. It is still beautiful. It has been updated with all of the modern conveniences.

Walked along that board walk which was almost at the waters edge.  That white building is seniors apartments. Awesome to retire there!

Of course I took some hexies to work on. I have them in various stages of development. Using scraps of course. It was good to get some completed. Each one is like a tiny little quilt.

You know the how the saying goes, "Good to get away, good to get home"

I have completed a couple of things I want to blog about, so hopefully it wont be as long in between blogs. I am always amazed how much time has passed!

Watch out for today's blessing.