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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Long Time No Talk To

What have I been up to for the last month?

Well, I had a birthday - I turned fifty mumble.  My lovely daughter, who has been experimenting with cake decorating, made me a quilty birthday cake.

Those are pretty accurate sawtooth stars for a non-quilter!

November and December are always really stressful times at work.  I work in the family law area, and, unfortunately, many separated families are not able to work things out well around the holiday season.  Makes me come home and give Mr. CQT an extra squeeze.  I'm so thankful for our happy, peaceful family!

To add to the stress, we've been doing some renovations.  First, Mr. CQT cut a bunch of holes in the ceiling and walls.

The middle picture is in my sewing room.   Boo hoo!  We had some plumbing and electrical work done.  Then, we called in the drywallers.

For an entire week, the whole house was plastic covered, while they fixed the holes, scraped off the popcorn stipple from the ceiling and replaced it with gorgeous "knockdown" stipple.  (I was going to take a picture of the new ceiling, but it turned out that was a really boring photo!  It's much more exciting in real life.  Well, to us it is.)

The plastic is gone, so it's sort of back to normal.  But, right after New Years, we are having the fireplace replaced and the master bathroom re-done.  Then, the carpets will be replaced throughout the house.  So, it will be February before we're really back to normal - new normal!  We've been in this house 22 years, and this is the first work we've done other than painting, so it needed it!

I have managed to get a small bit of sewing done, even in the mess.  I joined up with Sandy at Quilting for the Rest of Us to do the Scrapitude Mystery Quilt.  My scrap bin is overflowing, and we did an exchange of 2.5 inch squares at the Guild last fall, so I really needed a great scrap project.  Amazingly enough, after I cut all the pieces, my scrap bin didn't seem to have gone down all that much!

I'm doing it completely scrappy.  I figured that was best for a Mystery Quilt - that way, I don't have to think at all about where the various pieces might end up.

First, a bunch of 4 patches - coloured and white:
Scrapitude 1

Then 4 patches, dark and medium prints:

Scrapitude 2

Those mediums are not as light as some of them look in the photo.

Now, a half - quarter square triangles, white and coloured:

Scrapitude 3

Now, I have to sew a larger coloured half square triangle to the ones above, and I'm all caught up!

I'm linking to the last Scrapitude progress report linkup.

We had a very nice Christmas - it's much quieter after your children move out, that's for sure.  But they both came over and we opened gifts, then had Christmas Dinner with some friends.

Today, I'm doing a little sewing for the Boxing Day Sew In.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

We Have a Winner (Two of Them Actually)

Holy schmolly, that was a lot of comments!  Thank you to everyone who visited during the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop -- and thanks to all of the other bloggers who participated with giveaways.  I loved visiting all of their blogs and entering for their prizes.

Now... drum roll please!

The winner of the first set of fat quarters is:

The 13th entry was Mary, who said:

Mary wins the 5 black and white fat quarters.

The winner of the second set of fat quarters is:

Number 160 was Kathy, who said:

Kathy wins the five colourful fat quarters.

I loved reading your comments.  Many are working on Christmas gifts, of course.  Some are just starting to plan a project - others listed 5 or 6 projects!  A couple told me there were so many projects in the works that they couldn't name just one!

I hope all of the winners on the blog hop enjoy their prizes.  And thanks so much to the Quilting Gallery for organizing this blog hop once again!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's Blog Hop Party Time!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

I just love the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party - I always find such great blogs, and love the chances for a giveaway!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time, a bit about me.  I've been quilting for... oh about 14 years now.  That seems like a long time, especially when you look at my output.  However, I have decided that even though I am usually competitive in everything I do, I will not be competitive with my quilting.  I'm a slow quilter, and I like it that way.  I'm not a designer or in any way a professional - this is simply my fun hobby!

I have a wonderful husband and two grown children, but this blog is not about them.  I work in the legal field, but the blog is not about that either - it's about quilting!

So far, my quilts have been pretty traditional, but I am drawn to modern quilting.  In fact, I joined the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild last spring.  So, you may see more of a modern twist in the future.

But enough about me -- you came for the prize, I know!  I have two sets of fat quarters to give away to two lucky readers.

Five colourful fat quarters:

Or five black and white fat quarters:

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what project you are working on right now, or, if you're not working on one, what you're planning on working on.  If you have a preference for one of the sets of fat quarters, say so.  Make sure your name links to a profile with your e mail address, or include your e mail address in your comment, so I can contact you if you win.

I'll use the random number generator to pick my two winners. If they both want the same set, then the first one that I draw will have their choice.  I will ship internationally.

The giveaway closes midnight MST November 26th.

Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lest We Forget

It is Remembrance Day here in Canada - not a statutory holiday, but a holiday for government workers (of which I am one).  I won't be going to any of the ceremonies, but I will have my own moment of silence at 11:00, thinking about all the mothers who sent their boys to their death for our freedom.

I haven't been getting a lot of any quilting done lately.  We have decided to do some major renovations to our house, and that is taking up all our time.  So, I will share a table runner that I made several years ago.

This was a kit from Sugar Pine Quilt Company in Canmore.  (If you ever visit Banff, you have to take a side trip here - it is only a half hour away, and is a fabulous shop!)  I liked how the swirly background suggested the leaves blowing in the wind, and copied that in my quilting.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian quilty friends!

We had our big turkey dinner on Saturday. It was also my daughter's birthday (she was born on Thanksgiving).  So, instead of pumpkin pie, we had birthday cake.  Today, Mr CGT and I will eat leftovers, and I'm making pumpkin pie (what can I say - it's my favourite kind of pie!)

Monday, October 07, 2013

As The Sun Slowly Sinks in the West

I frantically worked to finish and photograph this quilt:

Yes, this is my one and only finish for this quarter's Finish-A-Long.  And, it's finished just under the wire!  Good thing I live in the same time zone as Leanne.  I rushed home from work tonight, to finish sewing on the binding before the sun set.

So, this is a baby quilt for Jack, my nephew's son.  He was born last November, so I'm a tad late.  But, I'm sure he won't mind.  It's an I spy quilt, made with charm squares I collected in a swap several years ago. One of them is a saw and hammer - his daddy is a carpenter.  The sashing is actually a sage green - the colour didn't come out all that well, probably because it was twilight!

I'm linking up with the 2013 Finish-A-Long and A Stitch in Time Linky Party.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013


You'll remember that High River, Alberta, was the town that was almost completely submerged in the flood last June.  Townspeople were not allowed back into their homes for a couple weeks, and came back to find severe damage.

Mr. CQT and I were happy to hear that the town was holding its annual Car Show last weekend, and made a trip down to see them. While we were wandering around, I looked for Chinook Fabrics, and found it in a tiny temporary location in an office building.

Well, I did a little shopping, and the clerk invited me to enter a contest.  I'm always happy to do that, and got a phone call this week to tell me that I had won!

So, it was back to High River today, to pick up my winnings - this fun apron!

It's made out of denim, and is embroidered with "River City Classics Car Club  High River, AB" and a picture of -- what else -- a classic car.  As soon as I got home, Mr. CQT claimed it for his "bacon apron".  I guess we both won with that prize!

I did a little more shopping.  I needed backing for my Maple Sugar quilt, and the wonderful ladies at Chinook Fabrics helped me find the perfect fabric.

The colours match the top perfectly - and it was even 25% off!

On the way home, I stopped in to buy this "goddess gift".

Several of us at work turned 50 in the same year - a few years ago.  We decided to celebrate together, and called ourselves goddesses.   We all wore tiaras and went out to dinner after work one night.  We had a fabulous time finding out how much we had in common.  We've since introduced others to our goddess club, as they reach that magic age.  I just found out that we are gaining a new member, as of this weekend, so went tiara shopping for her!

PS - my kids give me that "Mom's gone nuts" look when they hear about us going to dinner in tiaras.  But, when you're a goddess, you have to put up with a little ridicule from the younger generation!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Listening While I Quilt - Part Deux

Here is a continuation of the list of quilty podcasts that I started yesterday.

Jackie's Quilting Chronicles:  Jackie is a former longarmer who now runs a quilting studio, where she teaches classes and runs day long retreats.  She also has an online store.  She has chatted about all kinds of topics.  She is a friend of the author Marie Bostwick, so you can count on an interview whenever Marie releases a new book.

Katie's Quilting Corner:  Katie is a younger quilter - she just turned 30.  She talks about quilting, machine embroidery, her vacations, and her corgis.  She has shared many techniques as she learned them. She's now starting to teach at her LQS, so talks about that too.

Katie's Quiet Quilting Place:  Another Katie - this one a mom to three (soon to be four) young girls.  She only posted 10 episodes as she learned to quilt, but I encourage you to give them a listen.  She waxes philosophical - and I found her to be very interesting.

Lazy Daisy Quilts: "Because I am and I do"  That has to be the greatest tag line ever.  Daisy is anything but lazy, as she creates gorgeous quilts, mostly from scraps.  She also sings on occasion - she has a beautiful voice.

Nonnie's Quilting Dreams:  Nonnie (pronounced No-knee) has her daughter and 5 year old grandson living with her.  She works full time.  I wonder how she gets any time to quilt.  But she does squeeze it in and tells us what she has been up to.  She did take a break when she was doing renovations to her house that prevented her from sewing, but I think she's back.

Patchwork and Pacifiers:  This is another podcast that has ended, but the episodes that were done are worth a listen.  Jennifer was very funny and entertaining.  She had one baby when she started, and we went through her second pregnancy.  Unfortunately two kiddos were taking all her time, so she stopped podcasting.

Quilt Cabana Corner:  Sandi is a quilter, a mom and a book and pattern publisher!  She talks about her quilts, trips to different places and her family.

Quilter in the Gap:  Rhonda is hilarious!  She has taken a different approach - she often interviews other bloggers, in writing.  She reads out the questions and their answers, then makes comments.  Her contacts seem mostly to be with the UK bloggers, so her podcast opened up a new group of quilters for me to visit in blogland.

Quilting for the Rest of Us:  Sandy's intro talks about how she is not a professional quilter.  She does tell us about her "goofs and mess-ups", but also her successes.  She is game to try almost any technique and will tell us what she has learned about it.

Scientific Quilter:  Darla is no longer podcasting, but her episodes are still available.  Darla's first episodes discussed various scientific topics, and related them to quilting.  You would be surprised how she could make connections!  Later, she just talked about her quilting, and ran "March a Long", when she encouraged us to quilt daily in March.

Sew Stitch Create:  Brye Lynn has also stopped podcasting, but her episodes are still available.  She was a newish quilter, and researched various topics, then talked about what she had learned.  One bonus to this podcast - Brye podcasted while her family was sleeping, so in all but the last couple episodes, she speaks very softly.  If you can't sleep in the middle of the night, her soothing tones will do the trick!  (But listen again when you're awake, because it IS interesting!)

The History Quilter:  Susan has another unique product.  She is a history teacher, and almost every episode includes a discussion of some aspect of quilting in the past.  She also loves to cook, so we hear about some mouth watering meals and currently, her kitchen renovation.

The Off Kilter Quilt:  To be honest, I could listen to Frances read the phone book - her voice is that lovely. But her podcast topics are much more interesting than that.  She was a new quilter when she started her podcast, and we have listened to her learn various techniques.  She uses "Quilt Diaries", where she does an intro, then goes back and plays bits she has recorded through the week.

The Quiltcast:  Amy from Amy's Creative Side and April from The Studio Blog chat about their lives as moms and pattern designers.  They have, so far, talked about their favourite tools and their sources of inspiration.

The Quilted Cupcake:  Jean doesn't podcast anymore, but her episodes are still there.  She specializes in creating wonderful items from thrift store finds.  She also talks about trips she has taken to Amish country and to New York.

The Quilting Pot:  AJ hasn't put out a new episode in awhile - I hope she hasn't given up the microphone!  She has a great voice - very calming.  She tells us about her quilting and her mischevious dogs.  She has gone through a couple moves lately, and has bought a long arm, so she has lots to keep her busy!

Within a Quarter Inch:  Allison was, I believe, the first non-professional quilter to start a podcast.  She did that when her twins were babies, so her quilting news was interspersed with family updates.  We followed her through moves across the country, trips back to Montreal with toddlers, and as she bought lots of fabric an notions.  In the last couple years, she had pursued other ventures, but now she's back!

Edited in April 2014 to add:

Sewing Mom Podcast:  Laura is a mom to six kids and two foster kids and still finds time to sew!  Most of what she has talked about so far is quilting, but she does garment and craft sewing too.  She also talks about her family, other things she is doing, what she has bought lately, her wish list and websites she likes.  She has a nice friendly voice and he podcast is nicely organized.

The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady:  Charlotte is from New Zealand!  It's nice to have a podcast from down under and I love her accent!  She talks about her life and her quilting - she has just started teaching a beginner class and shares her thoughts on that.  She had one episode where she took her microphone to a quilting session with her friends, and chatted with them, which was very interesting.

Whew!  That's all of them! There are also some video podcasts, but I haven't actually tuned into them.  I can't watch them on my iphone and quilt at the same time.

If you do decide to tune in, I'd suggest you follow the podcasters blogs and also follow them on twitter  Many of them have an ongoing conversation through all three platforms.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Listening While I Quilt

I haven't been quilting a whole lot lately.  It is too nice outdoors to be in the basement.  Even though I don't spend a lot of time outdoors, at least I can see it when I'm on the main floor of the house.  In my sewing room, I look up at those small basement windows, and maybe catch a glimpse of sky.

So I'll talk about podcasts.  I love podcasts!  I actually bought my Ipod back in 2006 because I heard that Alex Anderson was starting a podcast.  I missed Simply Quilts - so even though I had no idea what a podcast was, I decided I wanted to listen to hers.

And so, I discovered the wonderful world of podcasts.  If you haven't discovered them yet, I'll tell you about them.  A podcast is like a radio show that is recorded.

In fact, many radio shows ARE recorded as podcasts.  But many are done by amateurs, sitting at their home computers.  You can listen to podcasts on your computer, but it is easiest to download them to ITunes and then transfer them to your MP3 player or smartphone.  You can often go back to episode 1 of the podcast, then just listen to them one by one until you are caught up.

And, best of all, they are all FREE!

I think I've listened to every quilty podcast ever recorded.  You might wonder what a quilter would have to talk about, given that it is a visual medium and this is a non-visual production.  You would be surprised!  Most tell you a bit about what is going on in their lives, but are also able to gab on about quilting for quite a long time.  I have still not become bored!

If you think you might give some a listen, here is some advice.  Listen to 2 or 3 episodes of each before you make a decision whether or not you want to continue.  For the most part, these are done by amateurs, and they don't have professional voices, or scripts.  They might cough, talk to their pets or family members or wander off topic.   When I first listened to podcasts, I could not figure out why anyone would be interested. But, as I continued to listen, I got hooked!  It's like sitting at their kitchen table, having a chat.

Here is the first part of my list.  I've included a link to the podcast website, but if you search the name of the podcast on ITunes, you will find it.

Alex Anderson's Quilt Connection:  Alex started in 2006, as I said, and was quite consistent for a long time.  Then, she started The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims, and stopped 2010.  But, there are still a lot of episodes to listen to.  Alex is professional and her podcasts are scripted and polished.

American Patchwork and Quilting Radio:  This is Pat Sloan's podcast, hosted by the magazine folks.  Pat interviews many of the big names in quilting, often when they have a new book or fabric out.  She is bright and cheerful, and always interested in her guests.  The one beef I have with this podcasts is that it has commercials (for the magazine and for Moda) and the volume on the commercials is way higher than the podcast itself.  I guess that's two beefs.

Annie Smith's Quilting Stash:  This was the first quilting podcast, starting, I believe, in early 2006. Annie has a completely different style from Alex - unscripted and sometimes rambling.  (I happen to like rambling.)  When I first started to listen, I had about 40 episodes to get caught up on, and most lasted about an hour.  I listened to Annie on the way to work and on the way home for several weeks.  Then, all of a sudden, I as all caught up, and had to go through Annie withdrawl!  Annie talks a lot about her family, and sometimes has her family on the show with her.  Her best casts are the ones where she interviews other quilters, sometimes famous quilters.  She is a very natural interviewer and her subjects relax and share all kinds of good information.  Annie has put out only a few episodes in the last couple years, but she keeps promising to do more.  I hope she does.

Bashful British Quilter:  Her podcast is listed on Itunes as BBQ, so might be harder to find.  Only two episodes so far - I'm hoping she does more!

Black Isle Crafts:  Sheila lives in Scotland and is married to a farmer.  She talks about farming, knitting, spinning and quilting.  She has that lovely Scots accent that I can listen to forever.  I wish she would talk more about quilting and less about knitting, but there must be a few out there who listen in for the knitting talk.  (I'm joking - knitters are more fanatical podcast / podcast listeners than quilters, by a long shot!)

Blessed 2 Quilt:  Stephanie is... well, she is a character!  She tells a story, and laughs, with that big laugh of hers, and I just have to laugh too. She is an experienced quilter, but a new longarm owner, so she tells us we will learn along with her on the longarm.

Canadian Quilt Talk:  Brandy Lynn runs a fast paced podcast, in which she interviews well known quilters, reads a quilty story sent in by a listener, provides insight from a quilt judge and offers her comment on a quilty topic.

Crafty Garden Mom:  Tanesha is a quilter, a knitter, a mom and a book buyer.  She talks about all of that.  Strangely enough, despite the title, she doesn't talk about gardening.  I especially enjoy her book reviews - her taste in novels seems to mirror my own.

Fiber and Fabric:  This podcast is mostly about knitting (and now a bit of pottery-making), but Glen does quilt and usually spends some time talking about her latest quilting projects.  She also makes some philosophical comments about crafting that are quite interesting.

Hip to Be a Square:  Pam is a self-professed nerd (an engineer) and a quilter. And can she ever quilt!  She completes one a week - I am not kidding!  So, she always has new projects to talk about.  She also talks about her life and her family - she might make you cry on occasion.  But she'll also make you laugh, and she'll inspire you to get going on your own projects!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back From Vacation

My daughter and I had a wonderful vacation in London and Paris!  It was the first time either of us had ever been there, so it was a grand adventure!  Here are the two of us at the Eiffel Tower.  (I'm the one on the left, LOL)

The weather was fantastic - it only rained for one morning.  We were on a tour, so spent some time on buses with a guide pointing out all of the sites while we clicked our cameras out the window.  When I came home and started sorting through my 500 photos, I found that I couldn't remember what many of them were!  "Here's an old building."   "Here's another old building."  DD and I will just have to go back again for a refresher!

We managed to see many of the tourist sites - Windsor Castle, The Tower of London. Westminster Abbey, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. We mastered the Tube.  We saw a show. Unfortunately, Kate and William must have missed the memo that we were coming, as they were not in residence in Kensington Castle when we arrived.

But now back to reality and back to work!  And, just a little bit - back to quilting.  I finished my July Craftsy BOM block, and that's about all that I did in the last month!

Another first for me - I've never made tumbling blocks before.  These ones had an easy trick - you can see the seam in the lightest blocks - this allowed them to be all sewn together in strips, instead of sewing with Y seams.  Pretty slick!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


A couple days ago, I was delighted to receive a squishy package in the mail.

On Canada Day, The Needle and Thread Network held a giveaway.  First prize was this great Canadian fat quarter pack and panel, from Northcott's O Canada line - donated by Sew Sisters!  It's a lovely fabric, with a rustic red, white and black colourway.

Guess who won?  (Well, I guess that wasn't too hard to figure out.)

It's all washed, ironed and fondled.  I have no idea what I'll do with it yet, but both of my kids love Canadiana, so it will probably be for one of them.

I'm off on a long awaited vacation for the next week or so - to London and Paris!  I'm sure Kate is expecting me, even though I'm not bringing her a baby quilt.  I'll report back upon my return.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Potholder Exchange

Our most recent challenge at the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild was to make a potholder for an exchange.

Being the Type A personality that I am, I couldn't just throw something together.  I spent most of the month looking on the internet for inspiration, coming up with one idea after another, then dismissing them, and panicking as the time ticked by.

Finally I had a brainwave!  I have been saving 2 inch squares as leaders and enders.  AND, I have been interested in making a granny square block (but not interested enough to make a granny square quilt), so why not make a granny square potholder!

So, here's what I came up with:

Turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself!  The square turned out to be 7 inches, which I thought was a bit small, so I added on an extra strip around the outside to make it 8 inches. A layer of thermal plus a layer of regular batting, a quick stitch in the ditch and a machine sewn binding, and it was done in about 3 hours!

We had our guild meeting last week, but we had SO many new members that it was decided to hold the exchange over for one more month, in case the newbies wanted to join in.  So, I haven't received my exchanged potholder yet - I'll report back next month with a photo.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Just Two Slabs

I haven't been able to do a lot of quilting lately.  Work used to slow down a LOT during Stampede.  Not any more!  My theory is that in the past, Calgarians as a whole tended to forget about their troubles and just enjoy the party week that is Stampede. Not so much in the last few years.  At least, they don't leave off the legal disputes.  We even had people coming in during the parade - and it goes right past our building, so they would have had to cut through throngs of happy people in order to come and see us!

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Our numbers of clients were way down during the flood, and for the week after, so the week of Stampede was super busy as everyone got caught up.  It seems to have settled down a bit now, which is good because I'm getting ready to go on a little vacation!!  One more week!

So that's a big, long explanation as to why I haven't been churning out the quilts for flood relief like some of my fellow Calgarians.  Not that I have ever been able to churn out quilts, but that's another issue.

I did, however, complete two 15 1/2 inch slabs for Cheryl Arkison, who will be putting these with the dozens more that she has received to make quilts for those affected by the floods.

I tried to use my most cheerful fabric, and hopefully these, along with all the others, will help some people who have lost their homes know that they have not been forgotten.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Finish A Long Q3 is Here Already

I have been strangely quiet about my Finish A Long (FAL) finishes for Q2.  Well, maybe not so strange.  I did not finish one thing on my list!  For goodness sake, this quilters ADD has got to me!

But, hope springs eternal, so here are my goals for the third quarter:

freebie fifteen all together
/Sand and Sea Glass

Yes, this baby is on the list again!  I do have the sashing and borders quilted, but that's the easy part.  I am procrastinating meticulously planning the rest of the quilting.

The little Eye Spy baby quilt has yet to be quilted, trimmed and bound.

These are going to be 4 placemats and a table runner. I've actually got borders sewn on them to make them the right shapes, but no photos of that.  You can use your imagination.

You've seen this one before. I think I did put the border on this quarter, so that's progress. It needs to be quilted too.

And this next one, you haven't seen before.

This is called "Maple Sugar".  It has one more border to go.  I took the picture in really poor light - the colours are much more luminous than they appear here!  It is a pattern by Toadusew, and it has gone together SO nicely!

So, there you go - 5 goals.  In for a penny, in for a pound, right?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Interested in Helping Flood Victims in Southern Alberta?

You have probably all heard about the devastating flooding in southern Alberta.  The 13,000 residents of High River have only started to be allowed back in as of yesterday to see what has happened to their homes and begin cleanup.  Parts of the town are still under water.  Many people in Calgary have lost their homes, or have had to empty them of mud soaked possessions.

If you are wondering what you can do, here are some options:

Finished quilts or quilt tops can be sent to My Sewing Room.  They are also accepting donations of scraps, batting and backing fabric.

Finished quilts or quilt tops can also be sent to Traditional Pastimes.

If you are in BC, you can deliver finished quilts to Quilter's Connection magazine.  Heather will be travelling to Calgary later this summer.

There are a couple of Facebook pages set up - search Quilting for Calgary or Quilts for Calgary.

Cheryl Arkison, author of Sunday Morning Quilts, has asked for "slab" blocks.  She describes how to do them on her blog and you can contact her through her blog for her address.

If you are in the US, you can send any donations to Westfreight Systems in Houston, who have agreed to deliver them to Calgary.  You can contact:
Westfreight Systems
16855 Crosby Freeway
Houston, Texas  77049
Phone 281-456-7332
Attention Kathy or Randy

You can also donate to the Red Cross.

Happy Canada Day

Enjoy and celebrate this wonderful country that we have!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Why am I Quilting When I Should be Building an Ark?

It has been raining and raining here.  Rivers are flooding.  Roads are being washed out.  It's not as bad in Calgary as in some of the surrounding towns.  We're so close to the mountains that when there is a big rain, the effect is multiplied by the run-off.

But we're high and dry here, just watching it come down.  The biggest tragedy for me is that the guild meeting tonight was cancelled!

I've been working on my Craftsy Block of the Month blocks. As I mentioned in my last post, the June block had Y seams, which I have never done before.  Well, I have to tell you  - Laura's instructions were so complete, that I had no problem at all.  The seams met up exactly where they should!

Here are May's:

craftsy may

and here is June:

craftsy june

Well, off I go to the basement quilt studio.