Wednesday, 21 September 2011


I am always amazed at how long it has been since my last post. Time does really fly by.  How much I blog is not an indication of how much I think about quilting. I have read the new Sampler mag from cover to cover. It so much fun to get a look at quilt shops and see some of what is going on out there. Also I have recently bought fabric for a quilt I am making as a request from someone. I have favorite blogs that I visit often. Maybe because blogging is fairly new to me I have the "finished project as worthy blog stuff" stuck in my head even though my favorite blogs have a bit of "life" thrown in. I know that when I began blogging it was away to journal about what I am working on. I believe that the process is just as important as the finished project. That is the way life is. Process.

On that note, I am posting pics of a strip quilt I am working on. How I have loved this process. It is such a fun quilt to do. I had some fat quarters picked out in the begining and on the advice of a friend I started adding fabrics of diiferent colours from my stash, bought a few more that I thought would make it zing.

I have to say that these are not the colours I usually choose. But so much fun! I have three more rows left to sew on. Have all of the blocks made, 80 in total. Dont think I will add borders, just put on a binding made from left overs. How to quilt it mmmmm........dont know yet. Thinking, dreaming, imagining, all part of the process.

Watch out for todays blessings!!!!


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Look who's coming to dinner.......ah I mean breakfast.

Chester my brother's family cat! We thought he had disappeared. My brother and fam are traveling and after they left, the cat was not seen around their house. It has been 2 months! I opened the door this morning and there he was. So amazing. When I opened the door in he came. He is a bit thinner but looks in good shape. All I had to give him was a bit of left over steak, which he gobbled up I might add.

Makes me wonder where he was all this time. He never was a very affectionate cat to other than his family but boy he is cuddly now. Currently (as I type) he is curled up asleep on the mat he is sitting on in the picture.

Oh yes, want to post a picture of the little quilty that I fiished this week. It is 20" by 20". Small quilts are fun to do. I got to practise a bit of free motion which is my favorite thing. I love how the none quilted sections (green and small  lighter purple batik squares and triangles) kind of puffed out around the quilted sections. It gave a bit of dimension to the quilt. I usually try and quilt something in all of the sections but this works too.

Cats and quilting, a good combo for a blog dont you think?

Watch out for todays blessings!