Friday, January 22, 2016

Guild January 21

We had some guests come for a visit yesterday.  Some members of the Estevan Heart and Hands Guild drove out and brought with them some beautiful show and tell.  I can't promise that all my info will be correct!!  Too much to remember, but I'll give it my best shot!
Maria's Sewing machine applique work
Star Labyrinth
May's Labyrinth Walk
Nancy's Elevator Wallhanging
Lumberyard.  What a great scrap quilt
Eileen's Lumberyard in progress
Rose's Missouri Star pattern
Eileen makes one of everything!! lol
Ironing board accessory complete with pin cushion, garbage and storage pockets 
Terry's centre to her her spectacular Feathered Stars quilt
Colleen's Plus Quilt
Deb's French Braid
Hand quilting companionship!
Sorry in advance for any errors or omissions from yesterday's meeting, lots going on, but what a good day of visiting we had.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Back to Farmer's Wife

After Christmas I got back down to the business of my Farmer's Wife quilt along.  Christa and I are part of a world wide group of quilters joining Australian Angie of Gnome Angel for this quilt and I am using Kim Diehl fabrics from four different lines.  I have finished 2 blocks before Christmas and 10 blocks since the end of December and here they are
I messed up Golda's colour placement
Altered Carolina
Altered Flora
I love Sonnie's tiny pieces
Altered Heather
These blocks take a ton of time to make from choosing the fabrics to cutting out the papers to sewing and ironing the blocks.  For me, the process and the end result is more than worth it!  There is a huge amount of personal satisfaction that comes with each and every block.  I have 15 more blocks to finish before I will lay them all out.

Question:  What are your favourite simple pleasures?  Besides quilting, I'd say reading, coffee, exercising and my church.  Yep, I live on the wild side.