Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flower Pin & Rail Fences

Recently I was out shopping for a new outfit to wear to a summer wedding.  The sales clerk wanted to sell me a fabric flower to pin on.   No thank you, I can make one for myself!  Here’s the result and the great tutorial from Julie at Gone to Earth if you’d like to try one.

Fabric Flower 

Another project I have on the go is a table topper for my sister’s birthday, it’s late of course.   She picked out the fabrics and left me to figure out what to do with them.


Here’s where I’m at so far.  I was stuck for a long time but decided this Rail Fence block would work.  I used five 1 1/2” strips to make a 5” finished block.  I varied the pattern fabrics but put a black strip in each block and plan to bind it with black.    I really want to try some FMQ on this.  Will let you know how it turns out – now back to making more blocks.


Here’s a blast from the past. I made this charity quilt using the Rail Fence block.


Oh, and these Christmas placemats.


Thearica over at Pigtales and Quilts is having a Fat Quarter Shop sponsored giveaway to celebrate the 4th of July.  We’ve got Canada Day this Friday so whatever day you’d like to celebrate entering for some of this Dottie fabric and other great goodies is a fantastic way to do it. 

However you spend the upcoming weekend I hope it’s a safe and happy one,


Monday, June 20, 2011

Pickin’ & Stitchin’

This past weekend we spent a lovely day at the 28th Annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival.


Located at the beautiful Tottenham Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada.




  The headliners for the three day show were J.D.Crowe & The New South a renowned bluegrass band from Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.



While the bands were pickin’ this is what I was doing –


and a good time was had by all!


Our Jake has a favourite toy, his duck.  Well, duck squeaks soooo loud that he’s not allowed in the house but it’s very hard to resist this face when your confronted with -

“Please can duck come in the house?”100_4947

Wishing you all a wonderful week,



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