Thursday, July 23, 2015

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Construction Zone

 It seems as if all I have been doing lately is building houses. This is a lovely Mystery Quilt Along by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt. It should be a great stash buster. Step # 2 has already been posted and Step # 1 is far from complete :)


The first row in a Clothesline Village. This appears monthly on the DOD Mystery blog. 

 I now have to stitch tiny quilts to hang between the houses in my village. And maybe trees. And maybe fix the pink house cause it looks like it is buldging at the foundation. And whoever hung the door lives in a slanted world! How come you can look at something a zillion times, not see anything wrong and then suddenly see its imperfections. At least I caught this before it was quilted. 

The monthly QM Bitty Blocks from Quiltmaker for July are sailboats and at 3 inches they are tiny. 

I think I will add this to the Row X Row quilt. 

                       

And I stitched pillow cases.


Have a great day stitching ,

Frances






Saturday, July 18, 2015

ROW X ROW

Row X Row  

Wow !! Four months since my last post. Not that I have not thought about writing or been sewing... just was not in composing mode I guess.

I have been stitching and am currently working on rows featured in  Row By Row Experience 2015.  The theme for 2015 is water and there are such creative designs showing up in fabric stores in Canada and the United States. The patterns are free and fabric kits and license plates may be available for sale. Each store has an individual design personal to them.

My first row was from Atlantic Fabrics in New Glasgow. I'm loving the water theme. 



A kit and a fabric license plate arrived from Quilting B & More in Charlottetown PEI after a trip across the Northumberland Strait thanks to a kind brother.

This design so mirrows the island look.


There is no set layout for the rows and I am too impatient to wait until I get more so I am just going to sash them and see what happens. 


Row, Row, H-2-O let's go Sew Some Seams,

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily quilting is a dream !





Friday, March 20, 2015

TREE BIRD

TREE BIRD


  Welcome to the first day of spring and my day to share birdy creations. When I signed up weeks ago I thought SPRING and all the wonderful fresh beginnings it implied. In my little corner of the world  - Atlantic Canada - we have been treated by nature to weeks of major blizzards and snowstorms and Nor'easters.   

  Looked in my  stash and found lots of bird prints. 

 I took the quilt for a walk in my driveway this morning for pictures. I normally take pics on my clothesline but too much snow to reach it. These are taken in the banks beside the drive. They have reached 8 feet tall making it nearly impossible to shovel the snow. Lots of hours of shoveling to clear it this morning. But I did get the car out.

  A mixture of winter and summer birds means lots of color.   This was a real learning process because it is my first quilt-as -you-go. 

The fabric featured on this hop is so pretty. Could not resist it when it appeared at the local fabric store. 

 

First time I ever tried graphing letters.

Square in a square is a great way to feature pretty prints.


 These bright and perky birds cheered up the winter.  You always need something when Xmas disappears.

A special thank you to Lana and MdmSamm for the time and energy they devoted to the Tree Bird hop. It is always so enlightening to see how many creative and unique projects are stitched. If you visit today's hoppers you will be impressed. 


As I read Tree Bird blogs so many posters are dealing with illness and are hurting. I came across this beautiful picture and it spoke to me. Healing wishes for all.  May you have a good day



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WE SUPPORT YOU

We Support You


 Welcome to my day on the We Support You blog.  As it happens Feb.4  2015 is World Cancer Day.  I doubt if there are many whose lives have not been touched by this awful illness. In March I will be a 9 year Surivor.  As a survivor of Breast Cancer I entered a whole new world. 

Thank you to Mdm.SammMdm.Samm and Pat for being such great supporters. And please visit my fellow hoppers: 

I sew my way through so many things but it was difficult to choose a project for this. I had a basket of Breast Cancer fabrics picked up over the last years sitting on a shelf which has been calling me for a while.  


So a quilt it was to be.

Very simple square in a square pattern. The top is stitched and ready for the quilter. And a cozy flannel picked for the back.



I did not realize how many different prints I had accumulated.  Or how many had words.

Because when you are diagnosed your world seems to be fragmented into so many pieces I thought a crazy patchwork block was appropriate.

 

We have angels among us. I figured they needed their own memory block.


And for that special friend who so generously offered time, energy and especially emotional support a pillow. She has been my sounding board and always has a listening ear ready.


I belong to a support group for Breast Cancer Survivors.  At the start of each meeting you give your name and the number of years since diagnosis. It is so powerful to hear voices say 28 years ~ 16 years 5 months ~ 6 months etc.  There is so much hope offered in hearing these voices.  Especially for the newly diagnosed and those starting treatment. A whole world of friends sharing wisdom.  

At the end of each Women Alike support meeting we form a circle, join hands and recite: " We have the power to make this day a good one." I wish you all a good day because within ourselves we have so much power.

Frances




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If I was writing a letter this would be the P.S. moment. I spotted this on a Pink FB page and borrowed it. We all need a sweet moment.