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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time Goes By So Quickly

March 7, 2011.

My apologies for a quiet blog for the last little while. I have been busy with Bill’s appointments, my sister and her son fighting cancer, and my two wonderful days at Maria and Karen’s quilt retreat. Maria and I signed up for Aunt Pitty Pat’s sewing accessories swap and 2 Easter Mug Rug swaps. Regretfully there has been no blogging time.
In December Nicole suggested I check out this site, > <, quote,
“Welcome to the first week of the first-ever Bloggers' Block-a-palooza quilt-along! I appreciate all of the excitement and enthusiasm that everyone has expressed over this project, and I know you're anxious to get started. I think much of this fun of this quilt-along will be seeing all of the different variations. One more thing: we'll be posting 2 blocks per week -- one each Monday and one each Thursday.” end of quote.
It started January 24, 2011. The fabrics he’s using are Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. Sunkissed has bright fun and springy fabrics, and they feel like silk. I immediately fell in love with them. For my birthday Nicole gave a year’s subscription for Fat Quarterly online. I used the 20% off coupon and bought 22 yards from ><
Free shipping was for the States only, so I went to the border, 50 miles away, to pick up my parcel. When I opened the package I was extremely pleased. I want to thank Nicole for all the fabrics and for finding great quilt sites for me. My next trip to the border will be with Maria, we need to send out our mug rug swaps.

Sunkissed Fabrics by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. New Spring 2011.

My car, The snow was cleaned off by a kind gentleman in our building, thanks Ralph.

My neighbours cars.

My two Easter mug rugs partners are named Carol, one in FL, the other in CT. I couldn't find their blog so I'm hoping they don't see this. lol.

As you can see, I love the mauve rabbit.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tom Finally Got His Quilt.

I'm pleased you like it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Read all about it.

An expression from before I was born. lol

Editor’s note: The following statements from industry leaders are more detailed explanations on the current pricing of cotton commodities and how this pricing is affecting our industry. American Quilt Retailer contacted 30 fabric companies for this story and we will publish more responses on our website if they are submitted. Thank you to everyone who responded! – Susan Fuquay

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Tote Bag.

At our quilt retreat last Friday and Saturday I made this tote bag.
For me it's a purse, I need the room for all of Bill and my STUFF.
I made this one from scraps to see what it would look like.
The next one will be a bit shorter.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Latest Finished Quilt.

The label

closeup of the quilt.

The Quilt.

Sport Quilt 

For as long as I can remember, our son Al has talked about his good friend Murray, a sports journalist who retired recently due to illness. Al has often kept me up to date on Murray's health issues.
In September 2010, Bill and I went to Calgary to visit Al and his family. I mention I had some quilt blocks left over from Joe Hawryluik’s quilt. Jeanne, Al's wife, suggested I use them to make a quilt for Murray. I was extremely happy to do that. 
The fabrics in this quilt came from Canada and the States. I bought the curling fabric off E-Bay, USA, the baseball fabric from our quilt shop, The Quilters Stash, the hockey fabric from Fabricland, basketball from Hancock, Duluth, Mn., with one border, binding and backing from WalMart.
Wendy Currie quilted footballs with a pantograph on her long arm. 
Al told me the Saskatchewan Roughriders are Murray's favourite football team so I made a label using their logo and stadium photo.
I want this quilt to be bright and cheerful in the hope it will keep Murray’s sprits up and so that he knows many people love him. 

Maria helped me applique the footballs in each corner