Monday, April 14, 2014

Scrap Squad Block

 
Just had a second set of twins born......
 
Ten cows left to calve!!!
 
 
This month's recipient for BOM is Scrapper -Nicole Reynolds Brouillette
 
She requested something from
 
 
 Quiltmaker's  100 Blocks Magazine in teal
 
I flipped open my magazine
 and
 this is the block that it opened up to....
 

 
I pulled out my teals and started cutting....
 
 
 
This is what it looks like in Teal...

 
Here is Block 589, Codex by Colette Degroot

 
This one ..........

 

and this one were made by Anne Wiens

This one is called Sailors delight

 
This one is by Marti Dyer-Allison block#663
 
 
 
It will be great to see the finished quilts from each of our collections one day!!
 
Happy Monday....
 
It's a short week so make it count!!
 
Christa
 

 
 
 


Friday, April 11, 2014

A Busy Week...

Calving has been going well....
 
as you can tell by this little gang of trouble makers....
 
 
These are the last of the girls waiting for their day in the maternity pen
 
Doing what cows do best...eat!!
 
 
I have finally gotten this quilt finished for my cousin's baby....

 
Pretty ruffly with Minky fabric on the back

 
Her name is Genevieve
 
But they call her Genny

 
I got my row robin into the mail and on to it's first recipient
 


Can't wait till July to see what this comes home looking like!!
 
I included a little something~something for each quilter...

 
as a thank you
 
for the work they do on my row


Thank you for all the work you put into my row.
It will be a quilt I will have such great memories of!!
Christa

My favorite quilty gift of all time is tags and labels by BBD Creations
 
 
This is their last year of business. I am really going to miss their talent!!
 
Today my guild members  let me use them as guinnea pigs,
 
teaching them how to make my cathedral ceilings quilt.

 
I think my pattern is going to work!! 
 
Terry recently acquired a trunk of vintage linens
 
and
 
brought some to show up today!!
 
They were amazing workmanship!!
 
Pillowcases....

 
A quilt made of flannel flags
 
 that were collected through the purchase of boxes of cigars.
 
This was WAAAY before my day!!


Each flag was included in the box and someone made them into a quilt!!!

 
I am sure there were flags of countries that don't even exist any more!!

 
It took a lot of searching through...



To find the flag that represented Canada!!!
 
 

 
There was also this vintage quilt of stars....

 
And this INCREDIBLE crocheted table cloth....


 
It won first prize for Ethel Comstock of Moose Jaw.
 
No idea what year it was but the tag was still attached.
 
Ethel lived from 1889 to 1971
 and
was probably married to Roy Comstock(1880- 1935).
 
They are both buried at the Mitchelton Cemetary in the RM of Terrell near Spring Valley,Sk.

 
She was well deserving of winning...this was a stunning work of art!!
 
I love vintage history
and
really respect the talent our fore-quilters and crafters possessed.
 
These days everything comes from China...not from your grandma!!
 
Christa
 
Ps. How do you like that update, Terry!!
 
 
 


Monday, April 7, 2014

Road Trip to Glendive 2014

It's a 3 hour hike....
 
But feels more like a hop and skip with a load of fun girls!!
 
With a quick stop at Sidney,MT at Quilts and More....
 
 
This must be the more - Chickens and ducks of every kind....
 
It was off to Glendive,MT
 
We were anxious to see Laura's new store -
 
Enchanted Living

 
It is an Apostolic church revamped into a side line of Enchanted Room...
 
Right across the street!!

 
After a couple of hours at Enchanted Room...knee deep in fabric....

 
We were given a private tour of Laura's new business....

 
This little church would have been the cutest, cozy home!!

 
Every nook and cranny is filled with beautiful furnishings...

 
The detail in the decorating is stunning...

 
Laura demonstrated this new light which was adjustable by pulling the weights!!

 
We were in 'awe' as usual....
 
at the amazing taste
 
Laura and her business partner have in quilting and home furnishing!!

 
Outside was just as inspiring...
 
This space will become a landscaping business with great furnishings for the outdoors.
 
I am going to need to take a truck for our next trip!!

 
Downstairs was filled with great kitchen gadgets and cookware

 
It was a great day but I was saddened to hear that my friend,
 
 Pat Jones had recently had a stroke.
 
I had met Pat a few years ago at the Glendive show.

 
We both love doing Judy Neimeyer quilts
and
had decided we would make 'Cattails' last year.
 
Pat made hers into irises and I did cattails...


Pat won second and I won third at the show!!
 
We both challenged each other to make Mariner's Compass for 2014.

 
I was crushed to hear she had a stroke.
 
Pat had just purchased 'Feathered Peacock Star' the day before.
 
 
I offered to complete it for her if she would like me to.....
 
It's the least I can do in aiding in her recovery!!
 
Terry Whitman-1st prize,Christa Marcotte -3rd, Pat Jones- 2nd
 
You are in my thoughts and prayers, Pat!!
 
You are an incredible quilter and a strong woman!!
 
 
Christa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Border Creek Station Quilt

Well...
 
I think Spring is on it's way finally!!
 
The Rafferty Causeway is opening up....
 
 
And the geese are coming back....

 
Including my snowbird parents..with some major technical difficulties...
 
But they should arrive home today!!
 
Dawson has been 'skunking'....
 
Isn't this the face you want to see when you look over to the couch...
 
I really need to pay more attention when she comes in!!

 
Timber has discovered the patio and feels like part of the family watching in....
(if she could see through the windows...)

 
I have been working on a project that I dogearred in a magazine back in 2008...
 
It's a Border Creek Station and was soooo easy....
 
Quick block techniques...

 
These blocks turned out to be HUGE....

 
But it made for a fast quilt....

 
Now for the borders!!
 
Going shopping today...For a bull...
 
Hope it's cheap!!
 
Christa