|Shaye's BIG announcement!|
We have a long wait however I have a feeling November will be here before we ... read more
|Shaye's BIG announcement!|
GET ONBOARD WITH HOFFMAN OF CALIFORNIA FABRICS
2014 Quilt Cruise for a Cause
10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
March 10-21, 2014
What could be more fun than escaping the winter blues in March with a Tropical Caribbean Cruise getaway with Hoffman of California Fabrics?
Our teachers, Carol Britt (owner of Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics) and Gerri Richards (owner of Cool Cat Creations) have year's of experience making things 'Hoffman' style and they have put some fun projects together just for our cruise.
I think I’m nearly done with the top. There are a couple painted areas I want to tweak, and I’m not terribly fond of that bottom edge, but at least I’m getting close. I hope to resolve those issues quickly so I can get this basted. Then I need to clean up my studio enough to reach the sewing machine!read more
This is a sordid tale of misery, mystery and humour detailing one women's (me) journey as a ride-along passenger with a dear friend of mine who happens to be a police officer, on a Monday night, night shift in the roughest district in Calgary...if you want to read about my night of 6 hours as being an "Observer" with the Calgary Police Service then settled in for such an adventure that I just had to write my story and share it with you all...over the next few blog posts....
Everything started out just like on ...read more
(Disclaimer - no corgi's were harmed in the filming of this post. And yes, Ella Fitzgerald does get royalties from the use of her images. Peanut Butter Mother Hubbards biscuits are quite well received)
With my trusty sidekick filling in as an appropriate photo model, I present my state of mind at this very moment:
Kathy post market:
With a warm heart,
When I got this cute 50"x50" quilt I really wanted to do some custom quilting, but Diane asked for an edge-to-edge. I love how it turned out! The panto is Wave on Wave and it was really fun to do.
This post would be better titled “Life Gets in the Way.” Last week I spent almost NO time in the sewing room. It was book club week (The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King) and it took me a long time to get through the book. Then I picked Jen from school on Thursday and brought her home with a van load of stuff. Friday and Saturday we spent the day shopping for professional clothing along with steel toe shoes for her so she would be prepared to start her summer (paid!!) internship today.
So today I’m working on ...read more
My Fractured Stars are almost done. At this point it is WAY too large to hang on the design wall so this is on he bed. In fact, it is so big I am just adding borders to the sides. If I add them to the top and bottom, I will no be able to find batting large enough for it.
It is good to have this one so close to completion. I would have finished it this weekend, however, I ended up making a quilt for a fund raiser for a friend instead. That one is almost quilted.
Maybe, just maybe, my quilting mojo is back. I spent yesterday working on my swoon quilt. The blocks were made as part of a block party - I provided the fabric to the 11 other members and they each made a block for me. I made the extra 5 to bring the quilt up to a queen size.
Yesterday I had 2 blocks to finish - and after I put them together I noticed that I had mixed up the pieces and the colours were in the wrong place. So, I disassembled half of each block, swapped sections, and put them back ...
You may recall that a few weeks ago I painted some pots with stripes to place in my yard this summer.
Well here's a photo of them now planted with flowers and sitting around my front porch area. I like the interest and color they provide!
What a busy few days it has been in Portland, Oregon! Market was fun, hectic and informative. I've ordered some great new fabric for this summer! But first, here are some of the quilts I saw:read more
This shows the 3 different blocks from the Mystery quilt I designed for QFC Sew Fest. I started the layout on my design wall to give myself an idea of whether I would be happy with it. Lesson to myself – before writing clues and distributing to the group – sew first! Actually, I do like this and I’m hoping the ladies coming to Sew Fest and who have played along will like their quilts as well. There were a few things as I sewed up the blocks and started ...read more