Friday, July 30, 2010

giveaway at...

1933.

Rachel at p.s i quilt is having a giveaway for this jelly roll...
I did all the steps in a hope to win...I have been drawn to 1930's fabric 
lately...maybe I can win this to start a collection...hoping!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

making me happy...



...butterfly garden quilt is in the hoop ready for
some more stitching


...it takes a while to get into the rhythm of hand quilting when
I haven't done any lately.
I decided on quilting around the shapes and then adding
more butterflies, hearts and flowers in quilting.

loving my new phone...it's a touch screen
can even see the numbers!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

progress at retreat...



...what I worked on at the quilt retreat!
I wanted to make a shaggy/raggy quilt for some time...
so I made the blue raggy quilt at the retreat.
It looked better once I clipped the seams...still have to wash it
to get the full effect.


...pinned together my butterfly garden quilt and began the quilting.


...stitched the centre blocks together and worked 
on the buttonhole stitched borders that I showed the other day.


...rose from my garden it seems to match the quilt top!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

quilt retreat weekend...



I spent the weekend at a quilt retreat...it's held in a wilderness area.
The water on the dam was so still it was like a mirror...



...the cabins were originally built for the rowers to stay in while training
prior to the Olympics.


...we have a cabin that has room for 10 and the conference room
to sew the day away in!!




...it's a very quiet place away from the busy world.

For some reason I didn't get to take photos of the quilts in progress...
everyone was busy achieving there own choice of work.
...or completing UFO's! 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

weekend stitching...

What I'm stitching this weekend..





...love these coloured threads together!!


I started this quilt last year...so am now keen to finish it!!
I have far too many projects on the go...


...loving my pot of violas this year!!
They are flowering so abundantly...


It's a lovely sunny, though cold winter's weekend...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

jelly roll quilt along...



Block 9 ...jelly roll quilt along
not sure about the purple print now I've taken
a photo...seems to dominate too much
...and is that bottom seam straight
I will have to fix that!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bearpaw blog giveaway!!



Jo at bearpaw is having a giveaway...to celebrate her new etsy shop and 1 year of 
fun blogging!!  So drop by and see her new etsy shop!!
Become a follower and leave a comment...

I haven't progressed much with stitching this week just gone...
Had a fun Sunday quilt get together...stitched, chatted, ate,
(everyone brings lots to eat), some show and lots of fun, as always!!




Thursday, July 1, 2010

winner of my giveaway...

Congratulations to Betty at LUV2SEW...
the winner of the pattern in my giveaway!!


I did the draw the old fashion way...wrote each entry
on a piece of paper!


...got my husband to choose one!


...and it was  Betty!!

Congratulations Betty...and thanks everyone for commenting and entering.
It was fun to have a giveaway...


The last of the fat quarter swap gifts arrived this week...


...inside was this lovely fabric!


...love the combination...love all the fabrics I received in the swap!!