July 22, 2020

Paper Sky Block 1

  Block 1 is uploaded and ready for you. Editor said that the paper piecing demo will be available Thursday. In the meantime, I'm demonstrating paperless paper piecing on the Quiltnasium Quilt Along by Kat facebook page.


July 20, 2020

Another Monday

   Another Monday and what are we doing? Playing solitaire! Yep, that's it. Was to go hiking for the first time this summer. Nope, that didn't happen. Electricians came to replace the ceiling fan, that hasn't worked for 2 years and changed out 12 lights to LED lights. It'll be much brighter and cooler for the quilting classes that are still on hold.

   I want to make Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife quilt soooo bad. How many of you would like to quilt along with me? We have the pattern instock.

   Also, how many would like to start or get back to the 150 Canadian Women blocks? How about quilting along as well? This time I'm going to have a dark background and different colours of blocks and may or may not make 2 quilts instead of one large one. Must have the pattern that you either downloaded 2-3 years ago or purchase the CD.
   One more week until Paper Sky kick off. See you on facebook Quiltnasium Quilt Along by Kat group page.

  Oh Meow! Not good. I heard mom talking to a pest control sales man yesterday. He wanted to eliminate the voles and mice in the yard. He said he's going to work on the neighbour's vole problem. I've managed to eliminate all but one in my yard but the fence is in the way to the neighbour's yard. I know, I know, there's never just one. But, that gives me a reason to get up and at it in the morning. Geesh, what's going to happen. There will be no watching, listening, staring down or daring those varmints to come on over to my side of the fence. 
Here mousy mousy. Come to mama.

July 13, 2020

Colouring Page, Hail, Breakfast

   Who is ready? We have posted a colouring page for the Paper Sky program here. There is a video on Next Step Quiltnasium's facebook page and a link on Quiltnasium's home page explaining fabric values and showing the fabrics I am working with. Remember to sign up for Quiltnasium's Quilt Along by Kat facebook page as well.

  Tis the season. In Calgary, as we say in regards to weather, we get winter and Calgary Stampede. Winter was like yesteryear, so, why wouldn't Stampede be any different. Very nasty. I don't think Mother Nature got the memo about the Stampede being partially cancelled because she let it rip.
No this isn't snow. Hail.
I'm touching wood while I write this, we are situated in Calgary's banana belt where we get 100 times less the extreme weather. During this storm we only had rain. Whew! 

   The Breakfast Caravan did happen 4 mornings. Instead of people lining up, cars were lining up. We wore face masks and gloves and handed out pancake, sausage and orange juice take out. I was a traffic controller. Now I know how the police feel when controlling traffic. Sometimes you wonder how they got their driver's license. Here are some of Livewire Calgary's pics of the fun we had. Enjoy!

July 7, 2020

Stampede Paper Piecing

   This week is so uneventful. No Calgary Stampede. I should be down at the grounds walking through the barns, eating mini donuts and wandering through the Arts section. Covid really has put a damper on activities. Summer is here and I just want to get out and do summer things other than sit on my deck and watch Mother Nature.

   Only a couple more weeks away. Are you ready to start Paper Sky? Here are some notion things you may need for the project.
(from top left clockwise) Flower head or flat pins, ***glue stick if doing paperless paper piecing with a velum type paper, seam roller if no hera marker, seam ripper, hera marker if no seam roller, rotary cutter, add-a-quarter ruler, plastic with a straight or you can use a post card thickness narrow cardboard. Lastly, 1/4" graph paper if you want to create your own layout.  ***Glue sticks will not work if using any other paper type paper.

(from left) Any of these papers will do. Butcher paper paperless paper piecing, velum type paper for either regular paper piecing or paperless paper piecing, or opaque paper piecing paper for regular paper piecing.