December 31, 2013

Modern Hexagon

Finished! A modern hexagon wall hanging. One day before the year end and the Canadian postal rates go up. It was a challenge.

December 23, 2013

How much time is left?

Just one more quilt! OK quilt top! What are you doing on the day before Christmas?

December 17, 2013

Holiday Season

Only 7 more days till Christmas, so don't forget to turn back your scale 10 lbs at midnight.


December 16, 2013


These boots and cowboy hat are for a friend that is now past president. I was to make something representative of Calgary Alberta, where she lives. This was way too fun to make.

December 10, 2013

UFO Holiday Train

The extra, yes a little extra, time has been spent on ufo's.
Depending on the layout of the blocks, I either need another 40 - 3" quarter square triangle blocks or there is 40  - 3" quarter square triangle blocks too many.
This is the 15th year that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has travelled across Canada. At each stop, they collect food for the food bank, have things to do for the kids and a concert going on. This year it stopped at a light rail station on the outskirts of Calgary. Even though it was -17C or 0 F what fun!!!


December 3, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Drifting

Hey everyone, Quiltmaker is giving away a set of all eight volumes of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on Quiltmaker's website.

Last post I was complaining about shovelling. Well not now! This house is in Langdon, 20 minutes east of Calgary.

Snow Day Sew Day

Snow day yesterday; sew day yesterday. If your Canadian you can definitely relate to Bob and Doug McKenzie of the Great White North.

Yesterday, not once, nor twice but thrice, the driveway looked like this, then this. Blizzard!

This morning, back at it again. Hopefully this is done for the rest of the year. In past few years, I've threatened to only shovel the sidewalk and a path up to the front door. Well, this year I'm not shovelling the bay closest to the front door. Now, the threat is to switch the car to the last bay and move the van to the middle bay and only shovel the last bay because the van will easily drive through the snow.
As for sew day, voila.

December 1, 2013

#799 Which Way Chinook

Is it true! Pinch, pinch, ouch!
It's almost last but not least - they saved the best for almost last! Well, that's what I'm going with. :o)
799 that is a great number. It's lucky number 7 + Gretsky 99, for those hockey fans out there.
'Which Way' #799, volume 8, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

See page 14 for the Which Way quilt and page 86 Brownstone where Quiltmaker tested the block.

Some postings have mentioned 'Chinook'. On last Tuesday's hike, there was a Chinook arch coming in from over the Rocky Mountains. This arch eventually moves east bring very warm weather. For Calgarians, it raises the temperature so it feels like spring and melts much of the snow. Sometimes there can be a very dramatic rise in temperature, i.e. from 30 below F to 30 above F. But, as all good things must come to an end, winter will be back on Monday. How wonderful!