January and Possibilities

Ok time really is getting away from me, ESP when it comes to blogging!
Just a quick recap from the last few months, I have been very busy with customer quilts as well as working as a respite worker for Wesway. Christmas as always seems to show up before we are ready though as always it was a wonderful time with family, oh and for those who don’t know…Erik and I became engaged!!!!
My oldest was home from with her family (I guess I should acknowledge that Texas is her home) Jerry really enjoyed his visit! At 3 1/2 he sees snow as fun and didn’t care that it was cold out either. His Dad really had fun fort building as well, his Mom while being a great sport has really grown used to the Texas weather.

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Jerry and Liam had fun getting reacquainted, and Jerry informed his Mama that Liam isn’t Baby Liam anymore cause he is big now!

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On the quilting front I have really enjoyed a new book by Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts called Quilting Wide Open Spaces, such an inspiring to me book. She and her husband also run an online fabric store that I have ordered from numerous times with great satisfaction. So I am always happy to recommend them to others, their prices are awesome to as is there integrity!

Speaking of quilt shops I heard that there is a new shop in town! Super exciting news!!

I attended our Possibilities club tonight, I have missed too many of these meetings due to work this year. (I haven’t even made it out to a guild meeting this year though it looks good for next month!) anyways tonight’s meeting was fun, casual and full of fun and exciting ideas!

And yes I am and have been busy quilting customer quilts for the most part. I will share a glimpse of one as the customer hasn’t seen it yet…lots of fun with freehand and inspired by Judi’s book.

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Proud to be Canadian Quilt

Another beautiful quilt by my customer Jeannette. (Last year I quilted her Texas Quilt)

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Her piecing is so precise and her applique again was perfect. For the Mounties she used Ultra suede which really brought them forward (and was no trouble to quilt through) I used Superior’s Monopoly thread to quilt the details in the Mounties.

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For the Maple Leaf and the cream background I quilted a Pantograph called Ground Cover by Keryn Emmerson, changing thread colours between Red and Cream. The trees were all freehand quilted with Superiors Rainbow in a variegated green.

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It’s always so much fun when I take a quilt off the Machine to see the back, I used Superiors Bottom Line in my Bobbin and I love how the colour changes on the Top are not reflected on the back.

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