Monday, October 30, 2017

Another quilt done

I've been remiss in showing some of my newest quilts.  Here is my 'A Garden of Kites'.
Details of this quilt:
Quilt size:  92-3/4" x 99" (top size:  94-1/2" x 102")
Started in November 2014
Top finished:  December 2015
Quilt finished August 2017.  It sat on a shelf for a while ....
Machine quilted by Tella in Scarborough, Ontario.  Thank you, Tella for doing a wonderful job!

Here is a closer look at the fabrics used.  When Debra came up in July with my finished quilts, Debra's chi-chi "Teddy" plopped himself onto the quilt as soon as I took it out of the bag.  It has been doggie approved.  LOL
In fact, both her doggies gave their doggie approval on my quilts.  Forget about their doggie beds, my quilts will do, thank you very much!
So, that is one of my latest quilts.  More to come.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A bit more decorating .... and some hand quilting

It was time to do a bit more decorating in the bedroom off my studio.  A good start was made with the painted quilt rack, but there was room to do more.
 Namely, this wall
 and this wall.  Sadly, the exercise machine has to stay there ..... so ..... work around it is my motto.
Out came all the mini quilts that were gifted to me or swapped with me over the years.  A few were made by me too.  These mini quilts were originally on another wall, but it was too busy and this wall is the perfect spot for them.
There is still room for more minis.
So, what a difference to this room now.  It makes me smile whenever I walk in there.
On the end of a bookcase is where more minis are displayed.  There are still a few more mini quilts, but they are Xmas ones and will be displayed at Xmas time.  So if you gifted/swapped with me a Xmas quilt, that is why they are not up there.  Have you noticed the mess to the right of the bookcase?  Yes, it is time to do a bit of a clean-up in my studio.
 I have been doing a bit of hand quilting on this wall hanging.
 A closer look of the hand quilting.  Gosh, I do love those circles in the big leaves!
So, that is what I've been up to lately.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall decor

Finally, I got those 'pumpkins' letters painted and glued onto a plank of wood.  It feels so good to get those DONE.  They were bought five years ago before we moved from Toronto to North Bay.  Yes, time and a little bit of 'geterdone' attitude and now we can enjoy our display.
Something else got painted too.   This quilt rack was given to me by my friend Debra and has been hung and used since we moved here.  I've wanted to change the look from wood to white and now it also is done and we are enjoying it.  This rack sits above my ironing station.  Perfect!
Not too much has been going on here lately quilting wise.  My heart has been heavy with the loss of our last cat.  I will talk about her later, but not now.

Anyway, have a great day!