Saturday, April 14, 2018

Have Backpack, Will Travel


You know me.... I love to travel.....

I hope every one had a great Easter!

We spent it with all our families so there was not much travel needed!!

As you can see,

 it took a toll on the bunny population at our house...


Arnold doned an apron 
and
 cooked breakfast for us on Sunday morning!


With this cold snap, 
(who am I kidding...it is still cold!!)

it has been no guilt sewing weather.....

I have nearly completed all my projects acquired from the Minot Quilt Show!!

This door prize of Bags by Annie were in our registration.

I loved the little purse/back pack.


I purchased this Duck fabric before seeing these patterns.

I thought it would make a cute backpack...


I had enough for two packs...

This was number one....





And Number Two...



I think I know a little girl who this will be perfect for!
Don't you love when all the fabric is used up for that project...

One project left to go from Minot...

Come on Spring!!

Christa






Thursday, April 12, 2018

Where Do The Years Go...

I am sure that is what my dad is thinking today!!


He is 70 years young!

Dad's favorite thing to do it dirt bike in the desert!

With Spring quickly approaching you need to watch this....



70 is not what it used to be that's for sure. 


There are not a lot of guys out biking at 70!!

It's the new 50.


He worked a hard life 
as
 a drywaller, 



store owner x 3
(Torquay, Halbrite and Chermanius)

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a truck driver 

and many other jobs!!

He has thoroughly been enjoying retirement and being a snow bird now!



He`s been dabbling in new hobbies like kayaking


We nearly lost him in October 2017


But with a new valve in his heart, 


He`s good to go for another 70!!

The job he has been the best at....

 is being our dad!!


Now to get that cake made...

What was that again...

Chocolate with jam in between the layers??

Happy birthday, Dad!!

We love you!!




Monday, April 2, 2018

How to Build A Log Cabin.....

.....Quilt that is!!

You take one door prize of fabric from a friend...

Thank you to Pineapple Fabrics for this door prize from Minot!!


Use the ruler and book from Marti Mitchell
 that
 you have owned for 1 1/2 years now....


And start chopping this wood up.....


I wanted to use all the fabric from this grouping.

I used the yardage  to make the log cabins...


The charm squares for the offset flying geese...


I added random browns from my stash
 to
 make 2 REALLY large Log cabin blocks


Which I cut in half for each corner....

There was no pattern...

just building as I went...


Trying new techniques.....

That included when it came to the quilting...

I recently watched some videos by Angela Walter
and
 how to use her rulers by Creative Grids

This is Slim....


and Archie!!


Keep in mind I do not have the right foot for using these...YET!

But I used them as a guide line for now...


Tried some pebbling...


Templates...


Stippling...


You name it....


I tried it all as this is the only way a person learns....


I am definitely in Kindergarten!!

D- ....there is always room for improvement...

Christa

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Love From Above

I purchased this pattern some time ago...

In Houston.

'Love from Above' is a Charlie Harper Design.


I don't know about you....

But I have cut my patterns before so I thought this stand was an awesome idea!!


Up and off the cutting mat!


It was some mighty large pieces...


which made for a fast and fun quilt....


This one is definitely going to the longarmer...


This minke is the perfect backing for this one!!


Can't wait to see it quilted!!

Christa 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Minot Quilt Show Treasures

We have been talking about these wool pressing pads...

Guess what we found at the show!!

Got to love Grubers Quilt Shop


 from Minnesota



Lucy thinks it's pretty sweet...


Stocked up on some pinks.....

2 FQ for 2$!!!



I have had my eye on Ice Castles by Quiltworx for awhile now....


Yup....had to buy it!!

Got me some HomeGrown fabric....

 I see a new rug in it's future!!


These needle threaders were a super find!!

The nose is a threader with a tiny hook and the neck is a cutter...


My industrial machine does not have a needle threader and this worked fabulous!!

We hit up Joann's Fabrics

That was a mistake!!

My dear friend, Trudi introduced me to the possibilities in Duck cloth


Like I needed to fall in love with more inspiration!!!

We got some free patterns in our gift bags from the show.

I think the back pack will be cute in this Mandela fabric!!


It was Minot's 25th Anniversary Quilt Show.

These girls work so hard!!!

Every time we sat down to eat we were given a gift....

This little doll was on a water bottle....


  A folded star...


An Oil pen for our machines....


A mouse pin cushion...


A mason jar solar light....



There were 600 door prizes 
which
 our gang was very lucky in winning a ton of things!!

(This GANG is something to fear....You WILL be sewing if you hang with us)

Like this thread...


Coordinating fabric from Pineapple Fabrics


A set of panels for Halloween bags....


which I whipped up yesterday....


Didn't need these sitting in the pile!!!

Fat quarters...


They always have a flea market 
where
 I seem to be attracted to random ribbon and elastics!!


If you have never experienced this show...it is so worth the effort!!

They have a meal package for 80$ which is supper on Friday to lunch on Sunday!!

Next year will be The Man Sewer - Rob Appell


Our rooms are booked!!

Who needs a therapist when you have this kind of fun...


Christa