Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What I am working on today

I bet I am the only one who hadn't heard of Minecraft , well until I asked my son what quilt I could make for my  grandson and he suggested Minecraft I hadn't heard of it nor had I seen any that I remembered.  I looked on Pinterest and came across a few photos so went to work cutting and sewing blocks . Pretty simple construction which is really good when you don't have a lot of time . This has to be finished and off to Saskatoon  for Christmas , oh but I work well under pressure lol .

 Not much of a picture but I will share more once I get it quilted . The quilting like the quilt will be very simple just a simple x through the blocks .  Oh I know it isn't all that exciting but I know Isaac won't care and it will be very washable which is important .  I am now all caught up on the Splendid Sampler blocks ,  finished the latest one yesterday , whew , that felt good , didn't want to get behind as I tend to leave things once I get behind and after all this work is didn't want that to happen .  I will show you the latest ones I have done .
So as you see I had fallen behind . 
 Okay , break is over , time to tackle that quilt again , oops before I go I want to mention to those taking part in the postcard exchange to get those cards made and in the mail before December 1st , thanks so much . One of mine arrived yesterday,  yeah . 
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day , it is a wet cold one here but no snow yet 😉
Hugs Sheila  

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Improv piecing

I just had to share my little adventure today , our guild had an improv piecing class with Valerie Levy as the instructor .  It was awesome ,  so much fun and well I felt like a kid  again with no rules just cut and sew and if it wasn't straight then I got it right lol . Valerie was such a fabulous teacher , and it was so nice to meet her after following her blog for a while .
I had to leave before  I got to start my house but quickly got to my machine at home while it was fresh on my mind . My house should have  had a bigger roof but there you go it isn't perfect just like me . I  like it anyway .

 My letters are rather big I suppose , they were great fun , heck it was all fun . So that was my day filled with colour and play what more can a Girl ask for,  right . Thanks Valerie for this great class .
 Any more interest in the postcard swap ? I would like to assign names as quickly as possible so if you are on the fence hop off and join us , we would love to have you .
 Thanks in advance .
 That's it for me , thanks for stopping by and hope you also had a fun day .
 hugs Sheila 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Quilting is finished and who is ready for a postcard swap ?

Good morning from a dreary East Coast , grey skies are dominant today and it is a little cool but still a nice fall day . Before I start I want to say hello to my friend Joyce , hope you are reading today 😉
 I have been trying to find time to post a postcard swap , a Christmas themed swap this time since it is getting ever so close.  Our mail out date should be no later than December 1st but preferably sooner to avoid the Christmas rush especially if your partner is overseas . So who is interested ? You all know the drill by now but incase we have some new readers here , the postcards are to be 4"×6" , fabric on front and back with a stiffener such a timetex or similar product,  they should be fairly stiff . It is up to you if you would prefer to mail it in an envelope or clear plastic covering .  I hope we get lots of interest , it is always such fun to get a postcard in the mail and they make a nice decoration for the tree too. If you want to take part this is your next step , send me an email with your complete name ,  address  and email and if you have a blog please include  this as well .  I would realllllllly appreciate it if this is send so I can simply copy and paste to your partner , this saves me hours of work , thanks in advance .
 Now for some news , yesterday I traveled to Antigonish for an appointment but while there I picked up two of my quilts from Lynda Campbell of Fiddle Stitches who does a fantastic job on quilting . since I have only taken a picture of one of them I will share just one for now .

 I think you can guess this is for my granddaughter Elise , I already gifted one like this to Sophia .  Now to get the binding cut and sewn on as I need this for Christmas .  Thanks to Lynda for the quick job and a fantastic job too .
 Now I need to run and finish making lunch so thanks for taking the time to stop in and remember to send me those emails , I'd love to have you all join the swap .
 hugs Sheila