Thursday, August 21, 2014


This is Cheri's Hopstoch quilt that she made for her daughter's graduation.  We decided on a new panto in my collection called "Lithe".  It has a nice even texture and the design complimented the fabrics Cheri used really well.

Lithe by Lorien Quilting

Cheri made this quilt a little bigger than her original plan which meant she had to get a little creative to increase the size of the backing as well.  I love the added interest on the back!

When I was recently at Road 17N in Winkler I found some fabric that I just couldn't leave behind.

 I have had a bare window in my studio forever and thought it was time I fixed that problem!  Simple but I love my Night Owl curtains!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer is Flying By!

I have been pretty quiet here on the blog, but I have been doing a little bit of quilting.  The cute baby quilt was made by Bev for her grandson Joel.

The pattern Bev used for this pattern is called  Star Fling, and it is a great fat quarter pattern.

 She provided a lovely minkee dot for the backing.  I used Quilter's Dream Puff batting, which is my favorite with a minkee backing.

Bev always asks me to personalize the quilts for her grandchildren, so I channeled my junior high self and added Joel's name in bubble letters inside one of the stars.

Bev and Joel's big sister Taylor chose the Baby Bauhaus panto pattern as they thought it looked like square wheels.  It was the perfect scale for the piecing too.

We have been trying to enjoy some of the joys of summer - time spent with friends and family and each other.  Here are some of the highlights so far.

My handsome hubby all ready for the parade.

Some daddy and daughter bonding time on a construction project for her room.

My catch of the year - so far!

Happy times on Lake Athapap!

Spending some great time with friends at their cabin.