Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Fabric of MY Life


Another fabulous year of 'LIVING'!!

I met all my goals...

I didn't have any!!

I think life is for living so take every opportunity 
Enjoy every moment!!

The year started with happy times.....
a brand new grandson, Braydon

Sad times with the loss of Arnold's dad, Roger

A whole lot of adventures...

A cruise in the Carribean

Pretty sure that's why I love blue so much!!

A summer vacation to Osoyoos, BC spent with our second family

Family reunion at Ghost Town Blues in Maple Creek,Sk

A week at the Artisan cabins in Kenosee,Sk

A weekend in Deadwood,South Dakota

Houston Quilt Market and Festival in November

 Calving season was blessed with a warm winter

There were two litters of pigs

 A litter of puppies

The heat was on this summer...

The baler burned up... 

Justin's farm nearly burned down...

(Thanks to all the family and neighbours who came to the rescue!)

As I looked back on this past year,

I was amazed at all the quilting I did.... in between 'living'

 A second Farmers wife quilt

Green Bali star

Brady's baby quilt

 Toni Whitney Barn scene

Crabapple Hill Flowers

Hoffman challenge butterfly

Bunny Hill's 'Rabbits Love Embroidery'

McKenna Ryan's 'From the Coast'

Country Chic with Quick Curved Ruler

Eric and Heidi's wedding quilt

Cherry sprinkles

Stripology's Quadrants

Maple leaf flag

Tula Pink Butterfly quilt


Tim  Holtz Expedition Bag

Chantel's Weekender bag

Anita's weekender bag

2 small Storms at Sea

Arrow quilt

Arrow table runner

3 Betsy bags

Early bird quilt 

With a bonus of meeting Kate Spain in person!!

Our quilt show was very memorable 

Especially when you start it off with my very first quilt
(or what's left of it)

I was so sure Irene Roy could restore it
(just kidding, Irene..I wouldn't do that to you!!)

My only regret for the year was that we did not video our show. 

It was sooooo good!!

Thank you to all who danced in and out of our lives in 2016

I hope our stitches cross somewhere in the New Year!!!

Thank you for reading!!

 I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to live a little more!!

(Insert Margarita Here)


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Infinity Quilt

I have loved this quilt since we went to Houston Quilt Festival in 2014
Infinity by Jacqueline de Jonge
I have done a lot of paper piecing
I felt like I couldn't do it justice colorwise 
It was the first booth I hit this year in Houston!! 
I am doing it in Kate Spains Latitude 
It seemed a little daunting so I started with the simplest star...
It actually whips up pretty fast when you chain piece it 

The secondary star points came together quite nicely...

I was impressed 

I am also incorporating some Thicket fabric

(The b/w stripe)

This is the biggest star in the pattern 

It was a great way to spend a blizzard day!  

I am hooked and can't wait to get to the next star!!