14 February 2018

Let's Bee Social #216

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

What have I been working on? I have been working on some quilting that I will have to show you later. Because I am getting ready to move!!! More details next week. And thank you for your prayers, thoughts and all your hugs and good wishes!


Today I am pleased to share these photos from Mary...



Mary wrote, "My niece and her husband are having twins in April. These are their two dogs. Your pattern couldn’t have been more perfect (we won’t talk about how busy they’re going to be with two dogs and two babies!) Thank you.




Those dogs are all so adorable. And it is just too cute how she made the ears on the Dog Gone Cute quilt to match the actual dog! Mary also shared her finished Black Birds quilt. I love this one too!




Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful quilts with us, Mary! I sure appreciate being able to show them off here at the Let's Bee Social!

If you would like to make your own, the Dog Gone Cute pattern can be found here and the Black Birds pattern can be found here.





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Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!


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9 February 2018

Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks



These little piggies didn't go to the market. They stayed home in bed!

There is a series of different ideas for the Pigs in a Blanket. This one is with Hen and Chicks.




Although I was highly tempted to go with solids for this quilt, I used prints for everything except the white sheet behind the pillows and for the grey background on the quilt.





The backing is Novella Finnelopy in Aqua by Valori Wells for Free Spirit. I found this in the bottom drawer of my stash. It was the perfect size and it feels good to use it up. Plus it's a great match to the binding and it looks so cute! 





The quilting was performed using a plain white thread on top and in the bobbin. The binding is Alison Glass Sun Print Link Yonder from Clinton Modern Fabrics.







The "Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks" quilt finished at 35" x 40"
and was the 70th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.




Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks 34" x 40"

Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks 34" x 34"



The Pigs in a Blanket with Hen and Chicks pattern provides instructions for two sizes: 34" square and 34" x 40".

Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.










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7 February 2018

Let's Bee Social #215

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What have I been working on? I had a custom order for 5 Forest Friends blocks. Some are from the Forest Friends 1 pattern and some are from the Forest Friends 2 pattern. These all finish at 8" square. 









I don't normally take on custom order work... But how could I resist?!!!






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31 January 2018

Let's Bee Social #214

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

How exciting!!!!

Did you know that Cheryl and Paige have a beautiful new book coming out?



The book is Modern Plus Sign Quilts and it is packed with so many awesome designs that you will have a hard time choosing just what to make first!




You may already be familiar with these talented quilting bloggers.... But if you are not.... 












What have I been working on? I've been working on writing patterns for the Pigs in a Blanket.











And I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Since sharing my Plans for 2018 post, I've been put through the wringer. When discussing why a woman would stay in a domestic situation, you often hear the phrase, "Why didn't she just leave?" This solution sounds simple enough. Yes, that's right... You just pack a suitcase and walk out the door.... But to where?

I am so grateful that there are shelters and support groups that have been put in place in most major areas to accommodate anyone who finds themselves in the position where they feel they need to get out of their domestic situation. But I don't want to have to do that. I want to hang onto my independence. I want to do this on my own without public assistance. I want to do this with dignity. 


So I have been.... Trying to find a new home. Trying to find something within my budget. Trying to convince the people in the lending industry that I do have a "real job". Trying to arrange for insurance and all the other changes that need to happen. Trying to be there for my mom. Trying to build a new life. Trying to hang on and keep on keeping on.

By now, I had hoped to be sharing a photo of that new home. Sharing news of the place where my kids and I would finally know what a weekend was supposed to be like. A place of peace.

I don't share a lot of personal stuff on here. I want this to be a happy place. But when I recently posted on Instagram about how it had been a rough week and that Thursday had been particularly tough.... I was so amazed at the outpouring of love and encouragement shared by everyone who commented on that post. And I am so thankful. Your support and prayers and friendship are keeping me going. And helping me to realize that I am not alone. I can make it!

Thank you ALL for all of your good wishes!

And while you are working away at your home and in your sewing room...
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


My original profile picture from back in 2012


Looking for motivation to finish a UFO? Do you ever find yourself wondering to what charity you could donate any quilts you have hanging around, waiting for a recipient? Please consider donating to your local women's shelter. There are so many women and children who really need our support and a quilty hug.





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26 January 2018

Vintage Wedding Quilt



The Vintage Wedding Quilt is done and is now listed for sale in my shop here!




The backing is from the Urban Artifacts collection by RJR Fabrics, which you can view here.  I am simply in LOVE with this print! The colours, the dots, the flowers and the text. It is just such a fun print!

Unfortunately... It is also all gone. I used the last pieces from my stash, along with a strip of Kona Coal to join the pieces along the vertical.




I wish I had used a dark grey print for the jacket to provide a greater contrast with the suit pants. But I love that fun rain drop print and do appreciate the subtle difference.

The same fabric from the suit pants was used for the binding.





The quilting was performed using a light grey on top and plain white thread in the bobbin








The "Vintage Wedding" quilt finished at 60" x 73"
and was the 69th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.





















What I really like about this pattern is that you can choose the same feature colour used by the Bride to make your memory quilt gift for the happy couple! 

The Vintage Wedding Quilt finishes at 60" x 73".

Want to make your own?

You can find the pattern here.










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