Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Another finish!

With the cooler weather, binding is going on.  My queue of quilts waiting for binding is starting to dwindle down.

This quilt was started way back in November 2005 from a pattern called "Liz's Super Star" from Fons & Porter magazine but with a change.  

Well as per usual, only two blocks were made and the project got shelved and stayed shelved for 15 years.  Lots of the big and small HST's were made back then, so all I had to do was start assembling more blocks once the bin got pulled and dusted off in January 2020.  Again, I got bored and decided to change things up by making crazy blocks and doing a sweet charm square borders to make the quilt bed size.

Nowadays, it is very hard for me to follow a pattern from someone's else design.  I just have to create my own version.  That is so much more fun for me!

I can easily make another quilt like this one (I still have tons of HST's leftover), with changes already dancing around in my brain.

Quilt Details:

Started:  November 2005 

Top finished:  February, 2020

Quilt finished:  September 2020

Quilt size:  56-1/2" x 76-1/2" (top size before quilting, washing and drying:  60-1/2" x 80-1/2")

Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 polyester/cotton

Machine quilted by:  Kathy of Kat's Quilts

This quilt will be the perfect companion for this quilt:

These two quilts will be going out to our cottage for the bunk beds.  Perfect!

Another quilt has been pulled and binding fabric has been found in my stash.  Guess there will be another finish coming soon.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Bumper Crop

Leaves are turning colours in our neck of the woods here in Northern Ontario, Canada.  Temperatures are starting to dip and there is a nip in the air in the mornings.  Time to start pulling out warmer clothes.

So glad that this wall hanging is done and done in time for fall (even though fall is officially not here yet)!

I love fall quilts and pumpkin quilts and can add another one to the mix.

Here is a bit of eye candy!  Enjoy!

We have been getting frost advisories lately and we have been covering up some of the plants that are still blooming.  Soon, the garden will go to sleep until spring.
Back of the quilt.  There wasn't enough of the pumpkin fabric, so I made do with what was on hand with additions.  Use it all up!

Quilt Details:

Pattern Source:  "Bumper Crop" by The Quilt Patch pattern company

Started:  October 2010 (what 10 yrs. ago already????)

Top finished:  November 2014

Quilt finished:  September 2020

Size:  56-3/4" x 64-1/4"

Batting:  80/20 Hobbs polyester/cotton

Machine quilted by:  Kathy of Kat's Quilts

This weekend I will be pulling out my autumn quilts and hangings.  I do admit to having a lovely selection to chose from to display.   All my pumpkins can be brought out of storage too!   Can you tell that I'm a happy camper?  LOL

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


The trees around town and on our hill are starting to change colours.  It is that time of year.

I have a pumpkin quilt that needs binding and with the nights and days starting to cool down, this is the perfect time to tackle that mountain of quilts waiting for binding.

As I was sewing on binding, I was thinking and looking at what was left to do.  Will I have enough or does it need another strip of fabric to be cut.

How close is this?

After careful measuring and sewing the two ends together, this is what was left.  1-3/4" left.  That was close.  The angels were looking over me on that note!
Soon, I will have another quilt to show you.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!