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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching.

I’ve been hand stitching all week, little bits at a time in the evenings. The more I do of this EPPing, the more I love it. I finished up the teal star I was working on last week but didn’t get pictures of it finished. We took a short trip out to Joan’s shop in Mt Brydges, Sew Creative, and she is carrying some of our “Little Bits”. I left her the purple star and the teal star to use as samples. It looks like it will be the end of March before we have a web site up and running for selling these. In the meantime, if anyone is interested, email me at, or leave a comment here on the blog. If you do leave a comment, make sure you aren’t a no reply blogger and that I can reach you. If you’re not sure, it would be better if you emailed me directly. I can do custom sizes, or any of the regular popular sizes. We are also doing up acrylic templates for the EPPing shapes. I am discovering that it is fun, and also dangerous to have ready access to all kinds of shapes and sizes. To someone with quilter’s A.D.D it’s like letting a kid loose in a candy shop. But I’m having tons of fun!!
I’m continuing to work on the fussy cut jewels that will eventually end up being Creme Brûlée, a design by Willyne Hammerstein in her second book. I have 4 done and a fifth one started.

We’re having all the family over for the afternoon and for dinner this evening. So the stitching time today might be a bit limited. I’m going to try to at least get the blue edging onto the partially finished jewel. And maybe some more pieces fussy cut and prepared for stitching. In the meantime, I’ll link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Slow Sunday Rainbow Stitching

Well, these past two weeks have been a bust when it comes to health. In fact, this whole year, as in the past six weeks clarify as a bust. It’s been cold after cold after cold circulating around between my husband and myself and our grand daughter. Mine ended up in a sinus infection and antibiotics. I’m finally feeling better, but my poor husband is still coughing and sneezing. I really hope it isn’t a new one that he’s going to pass on........ Consequently, there hasn’t been a lot of sewing or stitching or much else of anything else happening in our home here. And certainly nothing worth blogging about. As of yesterday, I began to remedy that. February is the colour aquamarine over at Angela’s SoScrappy. So yesterday, I cut up a bunch of aqua scraps into tiny triangles, along with some pale pink, and started sewing them together. By the end of the day I had the one inch triangles sewn into three inch triangles. Today I’ve been working on the centre of the star, and have almost all of that done. The pieces are all one inch sides, so it sews together really quickly. All of these papers have been cut on our laser cutter that will be providing us with papers to sell to the English Paper Piecing Canadian market. All that is remaining to finish is the web site, and we’ll be ready to go. Very exciting!!! I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Angela’s SoScrappy. After that, I hope to finish this star off.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Scrappy Purple slow Sunday stitching.

I had planned to write this up yesterday, to post along with all the Saturday scrappers. However, as usual in my life, other things got in the way. Our darling grand daughter passed another cold bug to us, and there’s a sinus infection brewing in my head. Not too terribly pleasant. So, instead of writing up a post yesterday, I crashed. However, I still managed to get some hand stitching in. Somehow, I had it in my head that this was going to end up bigger.
Obviously, my arithmetic skills were a bit challenged, when I was figuring out that 9 one inch triangles would measure more than 9 inches across. If this is going to end up being a quilt of any size, there might have to be some re-figuring out done. I really like the way it looks, though, so I’ll keep at it, since it also has the bonus of using up the tiniest of scraps. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and also to yesterday’s Scrappy Saturday

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Scrappy Purple saturday

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I told myself I wouldn’t and that I couldn’t because I have way too many projects already on the go. But I’ve gone and done it anyway. Joined the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This month’s colour is purple. I’m making purple scrappy 1 inch equilateral triangle, which are getting put together into 3 inch triangles.
I have tons of 1 1/2 inch strips in my scrap bins, which are perfect for these. This is kinda what I’m aiming for.
The triangles in the middle may turn out to be fussy cut diamonds, if I can find some fabric with purple in it for fussy cutting, or maybe yellow for fussy cutting. And the one colour triangles around that centre star will probably be hexagons. However, considering I’ve just started this today, and I still have five of the star points to do, there is time to decide exactly where this will go. In the meantime, I’ll have some fun, bust some tiny scraps, and join up with Scrap Happy Saturday.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Friday night sew-in

I was reading Kathy's blog post today, and she mentioned that it was Friday night sew-in day. I have not participated in one of these in years! But my plans today were to spend most of the day sewing. I have a commission quilt I need to work on, so today was a day I set aside to work on it. It’s a free design called Bravo Indigo. I’m making it from Kona cottons. Here’s what I have so far.
There are 12 of the gold/snow triangle squares, which is all I need of those. And I have 23 pepper/snow triangle squares. I need a total of 78. That’s my goal for today. If I get more than that done, fabulous, but I’ll be content with that. I’ll update this post at the end of the evening with what was actually accomplished. So, I’ll sigh up to the Friday Night Sew In and then get to work.

Edit: As of 7pm, I have all 78 of the large pepper/snow triangles done. These finish at 6 inches.
I’m going to keep going and get started at least cutting for the next unit.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Slow Sunday stitching

I’ve been working a bit more on my 1 inch jewel flowers. I have two more done.
Considering the interruptions of my slow stitching occurring today, that’s not too bad. Most of the interruptions involved our little grand daughter, so they were’t bad.
We’ve been working with our new laser cutter this past week, and one of the things we did was to design and cut an acrylic ruler to use with these one inch jewels. It is my new favourite tool for fussy cutting! This is what it looks like. Once we get our web site up and running, these will be available for sale, along with the papers for EPPing. We’re starting to get an inventory built up, and we’re also working out the nitty gritty things such as package sizing, how many pieces will be in each package and the pricing. We will be the Canadian source for all these things, in Canadian dollars, and Canadian priced shipping. All of which will be a huge savings from having to buy and ship from the States. In the meantime, I continue to enjoy the whole hand stitching quilting process while making these lovely rosettes. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching. After that, We’re going to watch a new series starting tonight about Queen Victoria.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday Finish

I started out the year really well, three posts in three days. I knew it couldn’t last..... We’ve been so busy around here, trying to get things ready for the business expansion, producing English Paper Piecing papers for the Canadian market, that most other activities have been severely cut back. But, I do have a finish to show. It’s been done for a while now, but it took a long time to get a day that was nice enough for outdoor photos.

This is my quilt, Geese Around The Tulip Patch. I designed it in Electric Quilt 7 software.

 Once the business section of my PayPal account is finished, there will be a pattern available for this, both in print and also as a PDF download. I followed the diagonal lines of the piecing for the quilting design, and then put a feathered wreath into alternate tulip patches.

 I finished it off with my favourite faux-piped bias striped binding.

 I’m linking this first official finish of the year to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.