Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Fabric of MY Life

2016

Another fabulous year of 'LIVING'!!

I met all my goals...

I didn't have any!!

I think life is for living so take every opportunity 
and 
Enjoy every moment!!

The year started with happy times.....
a brand new grandson, Braydon


Sad times with the loss of Arnold's dad, Roger



A whole lot of adventures...

A cruise in the Carribean


Pretty sure that's why I love blue so much!!

A summer vacation to Osoyoos, BC spent with our second family


Family reunion at Ghost Town Blues in Maple Creek,Sk


A week at the Artisan cabins in Kenosee,Sk



A weekend in Deadwood,South Dakota


Houston Quilt Market and Festival in November


 Calving season was blessed with a warm winter


There were two litters of pigs


 A litter of puppies


The heat was on this summer...

The baler burned up... 


Justin's farm nearly burned down...

(Thanks to all the family and neighbours who came to the rescue!)


As I looked back on this past year,

I was amazed at all the quilting I did.... in between 'living'

 A second Farmers wife quilt


Green Bali star


Brady's baby quilt


 Toni Whitney Barn scene


Crabapple Hill Flowers


Hoffman challenge butterfly



Bunny Hill's 'Rabbits Love Embroidery'


McKenna Ryan's 'From the Coast'



Country Chic with Quick Curved Ruler

Eric and Heidi's wedding quilt

Cherry sprinkles



Stripology's Quadrants


Maple leaf flag


Tula Pink Butterfly quilt


Presents


Tim  Holtz Expedition Bag


Chantel's Weekender bag


Anita's weekender bag


2 small Storms at Sea



Arrow quilt


Arrow table runner


3 Betsy bags



Early bird quilt 


With a bonus of meeting Kate Spain in person!!



Our quilt show was very memorable 


Especially when you start it off with my very first quilt
(or what's left of it)


I was so sure Irene Roy could restore it
(just kidding, Irene..I wouldn't do that to you!!)

My only regret for the year was that we did not video our show. 

It was sooooo good!!

Thank you to all who danced in and out of our lives in 2016

I hope our stitches cross somewhere in the New Year!!!

Thank you for reading!!

 I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to live a little more!!

Cheers
(Insert Margarita Here)

Christa












Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Infinity Quilt

I have loved this quilt since we went to Houston Quilt Festival in 2014
 
Infinity by Jacqueline de Jonge
 
I have done a lot of paper piecing
 But 
I felt like I couldn't do it justice colorwise 
 
It was the first booth I hit this year in Houston!! 
 
I am doing it in Kate Spains Latitude 
It seemed a little daunting so I started with the simplest star...
It actually whips up pretty fast when you chain piece it 

The secondary star points came together quite nicely...

I was impressed 

I am also incorporating some Thicket fabric

(The b/w stripe)

This is the biggest star in the pattern 

It was a great way to spend a blizzard day!  

I am hooked and can't wait to get to the next star!!

Christa