It’s cold….



I’m not sure where you live but it is cold here.  Even though

the temperature is frightful outside, it is a great time to be


I am trying to catch up with orders that I received before


Laura made this quilt for a friend. Wow! Lucky friend.


This quilt has quite the story behind it. Laura originally started

out choosing the color palette for this quilt with only fat

quarters.  Then she bought some fabric at a local fabric store but

still needed a light pink fabric.  She then ordered that online and

had to wait for it to arrive.  Finally, she was able to put it altogether.

I think she definitely has a gift for choosing colors. Besides all this,

she managed to complete this quilt in a year!


Laura brought her friend with her and Danielle picked out

“Happy Times” as the pattern  for the quilting.  She also liked

the light peach polyester thread and a dark burgundy polyester

thread for the back.  It is neat how colors change when they

are sitting next to another color.


This quilt has alot of piecing in it and Laura did a great job

with it. No puckers or ripples at all.


The quilt consists of 3 rows of pieced blocks and then a wide

sashing(a floral print) between each row.


Here you can see the floral print sashing between the pieced rows.


Another pieced block. I didn’t count how many but there

must have been at least 15 of them. The more that I quilt

for others, the more I appreciate all the time it takes to

actually create a quilt.


Some of these blocks are very interesting. I have never seen some

of them before either.


This is the color of the backing. It is easy to see the stitching of the

pattern that was chosen.



More of the backing. It was a large quilt.  I am sure that Laura’s

friend will be happy to put this one on her bed.

Have a great week and stay warm.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Carol has made another fantastic quilt. Can you imagine the hours she spent

creating this beauty?


There is alot of small pieces in the sashing area. I don’t think

that I would have the patience to cut those all out and then sew them back



It is incredible.


For the outside border area-the light yellow section-Carol wanted

staright lines. I do think that they are great in this area too.

In the triangular area, I did the straight lines too.


In the purple sqaure, I quilted straight lines to mimmic the shape.


Carol likes straight lines alot and I do too.


In the sashing area, I SID around all those little pieces. Yes, it did take some

time but it is worth the time and effort.  It is amazing how the quilt transforms

when the quilting is complete. It makes it come to life.

I used a purple polyester thread for the purple squares and a variegated thread

for the sashing area.  A light yellow  polyester thread was used to SID around the

yellow sections though.


And for the backing, a light tan thread was used.  The texture of the quilting

is really evident  on the back. It looks great!


I love the back as much as the front – all that texture.


The backing with the border included. I forgot that there is a small

purple border too. In that section, I quited two straight lines. It seemed

that it didn’t need alot of fussy motifs in this area because there  is alot

going on in the main section of the quilt.

Hope you enjoyed the eye candy.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends out there.



Happy Canada Day!!!

Happy Canada Day!! Canada is now 147 years old-wow! I hope that you get

the chance to go out and celebrate, at some point today.

Mina' bedrunner

Mina’s bedrunner

Mina took a class in a local fabric shop, in Barrie and this

is what she created.  She did a great job and the fabrics are really



Mina chose “Spring Garland”, a pantograph as her quilt design.

A light taupe polyester thread was used on the top and in the bobbin

for the backing as well.


Here is a pieced block within the bedrunner.


And here is what the backing looks like.  A solid taupe color as

well.  The stitching really stands out on the back.


Carol's Quilt

Carol’s Quilt

Carol is a tremendous and quick piecer.  I am amazed at how fast

she can create a quilt.

Carol wanted SID in the sashing areas and around each block.  A variegated

blue thread was used in the sashing area, due to all the different colored fabrics

in has in it.  I think the variegated thread was a good choice for this area.


A close up of the sashing area.  It is too bad that the SID is so

invisible but it is so necessary to help outline all the shapes and

stablilize the quilt too.

The solid blue blocks were stitched with straight lines.It does give

the quilt a bit of a modern look.


On the backing, I used a dark blue polyester thread to match

the color too.


On my week # 2 of Fabric Postcards, I have nothing to show you but I am hoping to

complete one for Friday.  I think that my theme this week will be “Vegetables.’

Stay tuned…





Being selfish and enjoying it.

This quilt belongs to Judi from Farm Lane Studio.  She has several cute quilts that I am finishing for her. This one is of blocks surrounded by sashing.  Judi decided that she would like some movement so we went with “Kelsey” due to its circular nature. I think I rather like it. What about you?

Judi's quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Judi’s quilt from Farm Lane Studio

Aren’t you proud of me?  I remembered to include some close up photos as well.

Close up of Judi's quilt.

Close up of Judi’s quilt.

Jeanette also had a quilt that needed to be finished for her granddaughter. It is so cute!  It has tons of butterflies in the fabrics so we chose a pantograph that had butterflies all throughout it.  A variegated thread was also used and I think that it turned out beautifully.

Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

And here is a close up of the quilting on it.

Butterfly quilt close up

Butterfly quilt close up

Jeanette was so pleased and thus I was pleased.  I even managed to take a shot of the back of the quilt.  The variegated thread makes the back look like a whole new quilt, one in which you can use,  if you get tired of the front.  Two for the price of one. Now, that is a great deal!

Back of Jeanette's butterfly quilt

Back of Jeanette’s butterfly quilt

Besides all this, I am trying to carve out some time for my own personal quilting. It seems to have taken a back seat but I am about three quarters through piecing a top and I really want to get it done before school is out.  There is a local quilt show coming up in September and it seems I am always rushing to complete something for it.  So, I am being selfish and enjoying it. Hope you have a good week. Keep stitching, Ruth