Friday, May 22, 2015


I have picked Shiloh by Red Crinoline Quilts for my next project. They have beautiful, historical patterns and are one of my favorite pattern companies.

I am using my Ladies' Album bundle for Shiloh and it will be a sister quilt to Birdseye.

Shiloh is all cut and I have a bit of sewing done on it, but not enough worth showing yet!  I've loved this fabric since the minute I got it in the mail.

See our dog trails in our grass?
I wanted to share my gardening photos.  We built a house four and a half years ago and we are at the stage now that we can add some plants to the front of our house.  We put the planters in last year and this year I can add these shrubs.  I also got to cut grass for the first time in almost six years on Monday.  It was a happy, happy day!  Each step makes this house we put in an open field feel like our home.  I'm so very grateful for what we have been able to create here at our farm.
Some of our guild girls are at the Ricky Timms seminar out in Peace Gardens, Manitoba.  I hear that the seminar is going well thus far.  Have fun, Girls!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Inspiration, a finish and addiction!

I will start my post with some inspiration from the gorgeous Estevan Quilt Show.  Here are a few photos of some of my favorites.

Guild member Christa had her batting and backing business at the show

Another guild member Terry was the show feature quilter.  I wish I had taken her picture in front of her display.
In regards to my own projects, I got the final borders added to Sherman's March.  This is the finish from the post title.
Terry is working her magic on this quilt as I write this.  I can't hardly wait to see what she does with this quilt.

The "addiction" from the title was the Sultry Quilt Pattern. (It also took me a week to finish this post so the title should read Two Finishes!!)  I have added the link for this addictive and free quilt pattern.  This quilt was so fun and easy, that I didn't want to stop adding more rows on the braids.  I used a Pacific Bali Pop plus some additional batik yardage for the borders.

And after hardly any time at all, I had this

Trim those up and add two borders.  This is the final quilt.  I made the outer border larger as I had the extra fabric and the quilt finishes at 72 square.
This pattern is perfect if you are looking for a quick & easy yet beautiful quilt.  Thanks, Lori, for introducing me to this pattern.  It is one I will make again one day.

Here is one last photo taken on Mothers Day.  It is of me, my mom and my daughter.