Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Round and Round We Go..

Welcome......
 
 if you're new to my blog!!
Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is holding a Blogathon of Canadian Quilters!!

Sew Sisters Blog
 
Heather from Love,Peace,Quilt is hosting for Saskatchewan Quilters
 
Be sure to sneak over there and check out some of our province's amazing quilters!!
 
I hope you ENJOY!!
 
This project was off to a shaky start as many of you already know
 
I should refer to it as the Million Dollar Quilt!!
 
(To read about that..... click HERE)
 
 
But as I complete each month....
 
 
I am loving it more and more....
 
 
It is amazing to see a quilt come to life.....
 
 
one bite at a time.....
 
 
I am at the half way mark...
 
Month 6 - Applique
 
I have not mastered needle turn...
 
Not sure I ever will be able to!!

 
So I am going with fusible....


 
Soft Fuse is a product I purchased at Houston Quilt Festival
 
Much like Misty Fuse but with backing
 
It's really nice and light!

 
This is the first of 3 series of corners...

 
I think Dawson likes what she sees....

 

 
This quilt will come with quite a story by the time it's done!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
 
Christa



 


 

Monday, November 17, 2014

My New 'Horizon'

From Halloween to Fall,
 
 the days are really ticking away....
 
 
The first thing on my list for Houston Quilt Festival
 
was
 
 some Horizon Fabric by Kate Spain
 


 
 
 

 
 
I had all the girls on HIGH ALERT for this new line!!
 
Well..no luck...
 
BUT
 
Look what I found at Pleasant Pheasant Fabrics in CROSBY,ND on Saturday!!!

 
Tamra had every bolt but one
 
(which is on back order and I have my request in!!)
 
It is all hacked up and ready to go...

 
For Guild on Thursday!!

 
I am going to make a mini version of Cathedral Ceilings
 
I may have to get some more for this quilt pattern!!
 
 
So bright and sunny...
 
Just loving it!!
 
 
Christa




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best Way to Stay Warm



It has been so long since I have had time to sew...

But with -18C temps, I was super happy to spend some time in my sewing room today!



Month 5 of my Sedona Star.......

I gave needle turning a try on the centres of these stars...


There are a lot of Y seams in this quilt.... Next round is appliqué.....

I need to think about what technique I will use and color placement



As if I don't have enough started....I couldn't wait to chomp into my new purchase from Houston!!

From the Coast With Love by McKenna Ryan


McKenna's fabrics are incredibly beautiful......


I can't wait to work on this some more!!!



I think the weather is supposed to be cold tomorrow again....

A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do!!

 


You know what I'll be dreaming about tonight!!

Christa 

Ps Please forgive some of these posts....I am trying to use a new app for blogging...not sure if it's my poor skills or just a bad app!! Have patience....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget....

 
 
Take some time today to remember those who fought for our freedom
 
and
 
those who serve today.
 
Can't thank you enough...
 
Christa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Coming Home

 
We were gone for 7 days but it felt like 4...

 
We challenged our suitcases maxing them out at 50lbs
and
carrying the rest!!

 
Some things just wouldn't fit in our luggage...

 
There were so many more thing we wanted to buy....



Teasing us at every bend
 
 
 
I needed another hobby like a hole in the head.....

 
But I could not resist.....

 
And as if Market and Festival was not enough
 
 
we toured to local Stores!!
 
This vintage quilt was calling my name...
 
 
I had the kit in my hands 100 times...
 
 
But in the end I settled for the book and pattern!!

 
In Galveston, Tx we went to the seawall....

 
It was all we could do not to stay there for the day!!


 
Terry and Sharon waded into the surf....

 
Took a moment to write in the sand....

 
 
We ate like stuffed turkeys....


 

 
 At Festival Hill I loved this saying...
 
Why  Dream Ordinary


cvr cotidiana somnies - why dream ordinary

 
 Festival Hill at Roundtop
 
 
 was a work of art
 
 
 having been built in 1981

 
A modern day treasure!!

 

 
After the hurricanes, many big old trees were damaged


This dog was a tree at one time!!

but

The tinman
 
some talented people carved them into works of art...

A geisha girl



Dolphins and mermaids
 
 

 
The houses in Galveston were so beautiful...

 
Bishop's palace....

 
Fit for a king

 
I think we need to go back and tour these homes!!


 
The Catholic Church
 

 
The oldest house in Galveston...

 
Great verandas....

 
Row Houses....

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I felt like we were in New Orleans!!
 
 
Christa