Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Weyburn Crocus Quilters Show

The crates are packed...


The Quilters Dream Battings are bagged


The Fit for a Queen backings are binned.

All 130 different backings!!
(I know...I was surprised myself...)


Konfetti Thread packs by Wonderfil have arrived


We are ready to go be a vendor at the Weyburn Quilt Show this weekend!!

I say 'WE' as it takes a village to do a show!!

I could not do it without the help of my partner in crime/son, Justin
and
possibly my mom!!

It will be held on Friday, April 27th from 4-9pm
and
Saturday, April 28th from 10-4pm

It will be at the Weyburn Curling Rink. 

I will be doing a demo on backings and battings on Saturday at 1pm

You can see the rest of this....


and a little more of this....


Hope to see you there!!

Christa



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Have Backpack, Will Travel


You know me.... I love to travel.....

I hope every one had a great Easter!

We spent it with all our families so there was not much travel needed!!

As you can see,

 it took a toll on the bunny population at our house...


Arnold doned an apron 
and
 cooked breakfast for us on Sunday morning!


With this cold snap, 
(who am I kidding...it is still cold!!)

it has been no guilt sewing weather.....

I have nearly completed all my projects acquired from the Minot Quilt Show!!

This door prize of Bags by Annie were in our registration.

I loved the little purse/back pack.


I purchased this Duck fabric before seeing these patterns.

I thought it would make a cute backpack...


I had enough for two packs...

This was number one....





And Number Two...



I think I know a little girl who this will be perfect for!
Don't you love when all the fabric is used up for that project...

One project left to go from Minot...

Come on Spring!!

Christa






Thursday, April 12, 2018

Where Do The Years Go...

I am sure that is what my dad is thinking today!!


He is 70 years young!

Dad's favorite thing to do it dirt bike in the desert!

With Spring quickly approaching you need to watch this....



70 is not what it used to be that's for sure. 


There are not a lot of guys out biking at 70!!

It's the new 50.


He worked a hard life 
as
 a drywaller, 



store owner x 3
(Torquay, Halbrite and Chermanius)

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a truck driver 

and many other jobs!!

He has thoroughly been enjoying retirement and being a snow bird now!



He`s been dabbling in new hobbies like kayaking


We nearly lost him in October 2017


But with a new valve in his heart, 


He`s good to go for another 70!!

The job he has been the best at....

 is being our dad!!


Now to get that cake made...

What was that again...

Chocolate with jam in between the layers??

Happy birthday, Dad!!

We love you!!




Monday, April 2, 2018

How to Build A Log Cabin.....

.....Quilt that is!!

You take one door prize of fabric from a friend...

Thank you to Pineapple Fabrics for this door prize from Minot!!


Use the ruler and book from Marti Mitchell
 that
 you have owned for 1 1/2 years now....


And start chopping this wood up.....


I wanted to use all the fabric from this grouping.

I used the yardage  to make the log cabins...


The charm squares for the offset flying geese...


I added random browns from my stash
 to
 make 2 REALLY large Log cabin blocks


Which I cut in half for each corner....

There was no pattern...

just building as I went...


Trying new techniques.....

That included when it came to the quilting...

I recently watched some videos by Angela Walter
and
 how to use her rulers by Creative Grids

This is Slim....


and Archie!!


Keep in mind I do not have the right foot for using these...YET!

But I used them as a guide line for now...


Tried some pebbling...


Templates...


Stippling...


You name it....


I tried it all as this is the only way a person learns....


I am definitely in Kindergarten!!

D- ....there is always room for improvement...

Christa