November 27, 2017

Triple Geese

For those of you that preordered the 150 Canadian Women CD, they are in the mail. I hope you are as excited to get yours as I am to get mine. CDs are still available. 

Now for the Triple Geese block. (Papa goose, mama goose and baby goose) I've been experimenting with some blocks and think this block is so cute.

For those of you that know me, if there is a way to eliminate seams I will figure out a way to do it. And because I'm now in love with the smaller blocks this block is 6" square finished. It'll look great in multi colours or scrappy one colour. You could even use it as an extra block in your 150 Canadian Women quilt.
Here goes.

Purple: 1 - 3.25" x 6"
Orange: 1 - 2.5" x 4.5"
Yellow: 1 - 1.75" x 3"
2 - 3.25" x 3.75"
2 - 2.5" x 3.75"
2 - 1.75" x 3.75"

Step 1 - Layout each rectangle as shown. The background rectangle shorter measurement  should be at the top. 

November 20, 2017

150 CD Week

Here we are all ready to stuff the 300 envelopes with the 150 Canadian Women CD on Tuesday and mail them out this week. Thank you for your patience in waiting for them. All will be notified by email the day yours goes out. If you would like a CD they are available and you may purchase one or more here. We also have the background fabric available for a backing.

We have also been working on a couple designs for Northcott fabric in a couple new lines. One in Santa Fe colors and one in their basics. 

Happy Quilting

November 13, 2017

Being a Beginner

"All through your life you are a beginner in everything until you do that thing. To be adept at something you have to keep doing it until. Never give up." unknown

Three beginner words of the week.

Perseverance. Even though I've written many patterns and held many programs, the 150 Canadian Women has been the biggest and highest learning curve that I can remember. Putting this program on a CD is a fabulous and interesting experience. So many little things have to be completed to even get it to the stage of readiness. Doug of dat media, the media man, has been terrific, extremely helpful and even re-created the CD label.

CDs are to be shipped next week. Woohoo!

Health. This year I've been watching my mom grow older not by the years, nor by months, nor by days but instead by minutes. I've learned that growing old is not for sissies. 

Winter. Not much to say about it except that it's here and I'm still in denial.

Oh, one more sentence. Looking forward to the shortest day, December 21.

November 6, 2017

Bonus Blocks

Winter arrived a couple days after we got back from Quilt Market. From 70 degrees to -7 degrees.

This was my favourite non quilt. Bet you didn't know that you are a CEO.

T-shirt from Stitchin Tree Quilts from Woodbine Iowa

How many of you have fabric scraps remaining? I know I did. It seems I didn't cut as many mistakes as I usually do. Because of this you get a quick and dirty pattern for not one but two bonus quilts.