Life has been busy around here. We often comment on how quickly each day seems to have passed. Erik has been retired for almost 5 months, like many say…he really doesn’t know how he had the time to go to work!
Eriks Mom is doing really well. Her heart valve replacement has been a total success thankfully!
Liam is happy to be back to in class learning, though reports that he misses the food and time with us. It is as it should be though and we are very happy to have him here for visits.
More exciting family news has been shared 🥰 being grandparent truly is the best!
I finally finished freezing apples yesterday so some fall cleaning is in order.
Happily my customers are keeping me very busy with their quilts. Life is busy and full but oh so good!
I have had so much fun piecing blocks for my Long Time Gone quilt! It is very scrappy and very bright. I think starting it before finishing my Moda blockheads might have been a mistake because these brighter blocks really drew me in.
A lot of the fabrics are from my stash but many friends have enhanced my scrap collection along the way which will make this quilt so much more special to me. This will be my 2021 quilt and I plan to have the top completed before I allow myself to begin the first Color Collective project…starting November 1st (more on that soon).
Longtime Gone quilt is a pattern by Jen Kingwell that really caught my attention early in the year. I love the variety in piecing and fabrics that are in the quilt.
With the weather being wet and gloomy and being a long weekend weekend I decided to treat myself to some just for me sewing days.
I began the Moda blockhead 3 quilt at the beginning of 2020 and kept up for the most part and enjoyed the challenge of piecing a few new to me blocks. I used fabrics from a few designers and a colour palette that was different than I had been using lately.
These blocks were on my wall far too long to the point of being tired of looking at them, especially with another project getting well under way and needing the design wall space!
Not all blocks made it into the top and now I am at the point of deciding on the border, that may take a little time as I am going to ponder that for a while. Any suggestions?
The pantograph leaf pile has been in my collection from my early days of Long-arm quilting and has been a favourite of both mine and many customers. It has such a nice flow to quilt and adds such a nice autumn look.
Millie made this bed quilt as requested by a family member and after discussing the quilting we both agreed that leaf pile was a perfect fit.
As a child we lived in Winnipeg and had oak trees in our yard, I always loved the leaves (especially this time of year) I suspect that is why I love this pantograph so much.