Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring cleaning ..... well sort of

Well this spring I have decided to try and not start too many new projects without getting some past projects finished. I am going to grab what ever project is out and deal with it and then grab the next one.
Sew last weekend I put together the spiderweb blocks from one of the classes I taught. Last night I machine quilted it and it is ready for binding.

Next I grabbed the BOM that I started last year. I had 8 blocks done now I have 12 and only 8 to go. Slowly but surely I will get this quilt done as well.

Today I would like to get a few more blocks made for the T-shirt quilt class. I cuddle up with Tees class started last week, delayed a couple of days due to the weather. The ladies are going to have some great quilts. I have 4 ladies taking the class and every one of the quilts will be so different.
One lady is making a special block for a grad quilt. Another is making a memory type quilt with tees from her daughter's collection from hockey and university. Then there is the one with John Deere tees and fabrics and we have talked about adding some  photos onto the tees to fill some empty spots. And the last one is all Rock concert tees...... what great graphics I think it will be a well loved quilt...... they all will be . I hope to get a few pictures next week to share.

And now for a little touch of spring......
love those bright little posies 

And for new projects I did get 2 aprons made for a friend for her girls

Sew that just about wraps up this past week and looking at the calendar the month of  March  as well. Sew that's the start of my spring cleaning ... project wise any way.
Have a great week and happy stitching
in stitches

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Panel and place mats

Good morning my friends
This morning  I am sitting here looking outside at the melting snow ...... not sure if spring is here or just teasing..... but we will take it.
The last couple of weeks have been very productive. We finished our Learn to Quilt class. It was 5 weeks full of new techniques and lots of homework. The ladies did awesome getting their blocks done. The next class on the list is a T-shirt class followed by a Pick a block Place mat class.
Pick a Block Place Mats
hand quilted and ready for class

I did get the  SK panel done for the Relay for Hope Quilt, it will be in the mail this week so that it can be added to the quilt.
 The finished quilt will be 12 feet by 12 feet. I can't wait to see if finished. It was an honor to be asked to be a part of the project. I hope they will enjoy the panel as much as I did working on it.

Let me tell you a little about the panel.....
I have created a background of a wheat field with a grain elevator, which every town had and as a kid you looked for when off to visit some family in the country. I have the geese flying in the sky as we are called the Land of the Living Skies. I have a silhouette of a RCMP on a red Maple leaf as Regina is the home of the RCMP.My friend Sheila sent me a photo of her to use for the silhouette.
Of course I included the Prairie Lily our Provincial Flower.
 The provincial abbreviation will be added in black when the quilt blocks are added to the center part of the quilt.

Thanks for spending a little of your day with me. 
Have a great Sunday and stay
                      in stitches 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Socks and stuff

Well I finished that pair of socks in the pink twist bamboo yarn. My tension was a bit off with the first sock and that used a bit more yarn and then I ran out of the yarn for the toe of the second sock.
I did a blend of two yarns I had on hand
this is what they turned out like

Sew with them done it was time to grab another ball of yarn to see what they turn out .... here's the start of the next pair
 some great yarn I picked up in Alberta last fall. I really like that pattern that is appearing as I knit.

I have the place mats ready to bind and I have started on the panel for the Relay for Hope Quilt.
Here is my sketch with the panel underneath.
and here is the panel sew far
And that brings me to the the winner of my blog-iversay 
Sheila from Sheila's Quilt World was the lucky on in the draw.
Thanks to all who left a comment and thanks to you all for stopping in to see what I have been up to.
Sew until next time 
in stitches

Sunday, February 15, 2015

samples under constuction

One of the classes that I will be teaching later this winter is a place mat class ......a mini quit of sorts.
I call the class Pick a Block Place mats
Here is a sample of them ready to make into sandwiches
pick a block
I started with a leaf print and went from there.
Now to quilt and write up the directions and I will be set for class.
Stay in stitches

SNOW and more Snow!

Well maybe not as bad as some areas but we are still getting snow this morning. I hope everyone stays safe and warm while these storm systems go through the country. The weather man says it will be warming up again soon and we will all get through the winter.

And with that said on to some good news, I have been blogging for 4 yrs now ( as of Feb 14) .
Sew do you know what that means......... a Give Away of course. I will put a give away together select a winner next Sunday so that will give everyone 1 week to leave a comment to be included in the draw. I will add a picture later today of the give way, so do stop by again to check it out.

I have been teaching classes again this winter and we are in the middle of a learn to quilt class. The next class will be making a quilt out of your T-shirts.  I have 3 more classes after that and have to finish up the samples for the class and write up the info to go with them as well.

I have also taken on the challenge of creating a quilt panel for the Relay of Hope. The panel is to represent Saskatchewan. It will be part of a larger 12 foot square quilt. The Relay for Hope will be run from April until mid summer where it will finish up in Hope BC. I have to check out the starting point again. You can also check it out by looking up Relay for Hope. This project will help to raise awareness and education for Aids and HIV. here is the link
I will share a little more as I get going on my panel.
Thanks for stopping and leave a comment if you would like to be included in the draw. Please leave a contact email if you are a no reply commentor  ( I know it is hard to keep resetting that button , I have ot found a long term  fix for it yet )

in stitches

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

the one I sent off to Selina

Sending warm wishes and lots of hugs out to you all for this Valentines Day.
With the  snowy weather we could use all the love and warmth we can get.
I received a wonderful Valentine from Selina in the mail earlier this week.
We were part of the post card swap that Sheila had organized.
thanks sew much for swapping with me
So stay warm and cozy out there and have a great weekend.
in stitches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We Support You.......Feb 11, 2015

It has been a great hop. I've been blown away with sew many great ideas and sew seeing much support shown through the quilted items.
Thank you sew much Pat and Mdam Samm for putting this hop together through time and talent a lot of support has been spread out there.
a show of support ....... one cup
or two

I had a start on my project before going on a holiday. Sew when I got home and got rested up I was back on track working on it. Once I got started it was easy to keep working on it.

I chose to make a tote for a cousin of mine who is going through treatments. I thought it might be a nice way to have everything she might need while at the hospital and other appointments  There is enough room for a quilt or extra sweater, pockets for glasses, water, novel or what ever else she might need. And it is already in use as has received it in the mail already
 I have been sew impressed away by some of the other totes you ladies have made. All the projects have been great, and such a nice way to show our support to those around us.
Now to pop it into the mail sew that she will have it soon.

Do stop by and see what the other ladies have created with this little bra design.
I am sorry to say this is the last day of the hop .......... but I know there is another just around the corner.
Thanks for stopping by and remember
to stay 
           in stitches