Monday, April 21, 2014

Little finishes and continuing on...

Continuing on with one of my BOMs (blocks of the month.)

Seven stars have been completed for the April installment of the BOM at Quilt Doodle Doodles.

This is how it fits in with the two previous month's blocks.

 This little guy is a Cheeky Raven from Regina Grewe's  paper piecing site. He was all finished except for the bottom strip, his eye and his nostril. Now he is all complete but I won't quilt him just yet. He may just make it into a much bigger quilt.

I have finally gotten to the part where I am using the little Lion Brand Bonbons. This is actually a nice purple.

And lastly, I am going to finish this sweater for little Patric. I made sure that I started with the biggest size so I know that it will fit him. Since I have other things that I would like to start, this needs to get finished.

I'm linking up with What a Hoot! BOMs Away, The Needle and Thread Network and Esther's blog. Pop on over to see how other people are progressing on their projects.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter patterns

Red Boot Quilts has a bunch of bunny patterns and flower patterns that are on sale until Sunday for only $4.00.

 I took this photo from the Red Boot Quilts newsletter.

****Note: I have no affiliation with the company whatsoever.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finishing and beginning

The ends are all tucked in and the buttons sewn on. Done.

Since I did finish one knitting project, I can start another one with a clear mind. I found a pattern that calls for those little Lion Brand Bonbons. Michael's craft store is where I found them and printing a 40% off coupon helped. I can't show you the pattern but once it's all done, you can see it.

Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and also with Esther's blog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Fools

It appears as if Mother Nature thinks that today is April 1st. Yesterday's high was about 22C and today's high? -1C was what I just saw on the news.

This little guy was the only one out this morning looking for some peanuts.

I know it's spring but...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rouge Valley Quilt Show - part 3

Here's the rest of the photos I took while at the quilt show.

I think this is a great quilt and that the yellow, white and gray are just right. This past week I was at a guild meeting where the guest speaker spoke about colour. She said that yellow should only take up one quarter of the quilt (or maybe it was that there should be 4 times more of some other colour.) Either way, looking at this quilt, I disagree.

It takes a lot of planning to get this quilt done.

I am sorry. I can't believe that I didn't take a photo of the whole quilt. It had appliqued buildings and trees.

Another great old pattern.

This maple leaf is a great pattern and I get a few requests for it because people pin the photo. I have to tell them that it isn't my quilt and then I direct them to the pattern. There are a couple out there in the world wide web.

I found this to be a very clean, clear quilt. Don't ask me what I mean - that's the only way I can describe my feeling towards it.

This one is always fun to look at. I have the pattern and I am hoping to do it one day.

Some of the challenge entries.

This is my last quilt photo.

Until next time. I hope you enjoyed the armchair quilt show.