Saturday, December 28, 2013


This is my entry for the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild's collective artist show at the Brushstrokes Gallery in Carleton Place, Ontario in January.
    Exact dates when I get them.

This is a small table runner or wall hanging - approx. 10"  x   23". Still have to get the dowel and hooks for hanging and have it ready for the Monday guild meeting.

The fabric squares are designed by Lotta Jansdotter - let me check the spelling - hence the name of the piece LottaLove.

Can't wait to see what everyone has entered for the show.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Attempting to claim my blog now...

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Quilting Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you. 

An array of stockings I sewed  last year. 

Thanks for looking at my blog here and I look forward to more interaction in the New Year.
I'm still getting used to the controls on this blogship.
But I promise to not accidentally erase any comments, as I did once this year.....(M-R left a lovely one when my grandson was born and I somehow accidentally hit the wrong key and deleted it. Though it now  looks like she said something I didn't want you to see,  what she actually wrote was approximately: 'Yay! Congratulations!')
I'll also finally get the right size header at the top of the blog in the new year. 

Hope you have a safe and joyful holiday. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Jolly Finish

Does this look familiar?

It's the finished product of the Fast and Easy HST tutorial - a jolly bright table runner. I admit the colours are not Christmas traditional but more mid-century. More...modern, eh? :)

For the quilting I did wavy lines on the ends, echo quilting of the triangles and a centre radiating circle. The small size of this project made it fun to do, not a monumental chore. 

It's backed with a multi-toned heart and spiral print. I thought the top was a Sherri Berri print but now I think it's another designer who used the same pallette as some Sherri Berri prints I bought a few years back - which I love almost too much!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Waiting for Downton

Yes, I'm hooked. I've already replayed the 3 dvd's multiple times, though can't really watch the ending of the last episode. The 4th season starts in January but here's some fab fun stuff I found on etsy in a shop called   toadbriar .

                                                   Mrs. Patmore the Persian Cat.
                                                   [ Kim Parkhurst ] is the artist.

She has a section of her shop called  [ Houndton Tabby ] with more amazing animal likenesses of the main characters, 13 in all. They make you pause. I think she got most of them - actually ALL- just right.
Especially ole blue eyes Matthew Crawley. And Anna and Bates. Carson, Lady Mary...and of course the Dowager Lady Violet.