quilt monday

I have a two for one for you today.

I made this table runner a few weeks ago with some of the remnants from my Bundle Up quiltie. I just love these fabrics!

I just cut a piece of fabric the size I wanted and added a border. The snowflakes are from an old Quilts and More magazine(I think Winter 2008?).

Don't you love the wavy quilt hanging above? lol
quilted with Winter White.

The second is from some more leftovers and is a little hostess gift for Kim. Kim is hosting our stitchery day today. I had planned on making her a Valentine's Day quiltie but the pattern didn't come in with the rest of my order :(

Sorry for the picture quality; I'm doing this post Sunday night. I should have taken a picture of this little one when it was still daytime.

Tomorrow I'll show how much progress I made with my Birdie blocks. Have a great Monday!

weekend sewing

It's been a great weekend here. The sun came out today(we've had weeks of rain. The sun is most welcome!) I've done lots of baking, lots of laundry and lots of sewing.

I got the quiltie I had mentioned yesterday finished last night.

I had seen this tutorial on Natalia's blog last January. I loved it. When I was at Quilts Canada last spring, I found the panel; I was so excited. And I'll admit that I had forgotten about the panel until I went digging through my quilt kit bin looking for something lol.

It went together really quick. The only trouble I had was getting the panel cut down. It wasn't cut square so I left it bigger than it was supposed to be. As a result, two corners of my pieced squares don't line up right. But I'm okay with that.

I didn't add the wording to the quilt. I prefer it without. Now to get this quilted before Valentine's Day!


I stopped off at Hamels yesterday to drop off a quilt and ended up leaving with these.

I have 6 baby quilts to make between April and June; these layer cakes are perfect!

I also brought these home.

And are currently cut up and waiting to sew into a cute Valentine's Day quiltie.

Stay tuned.

snack saturday

Key Lime Parfaits

2 cups (500 mL) Cheerios* Cereal
3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) water
2 tsp (10 mL) butter, melted
1 cup (250 mL) frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice
2 containers (each 175 g) low fat lemon or lime yogurt

Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray baking sheet and 12x12-inch sheet of foil with nonstick cooking spray. In food processor, place cereal and sugar; process with on-and-off motions until fine crumbs form. Add water and melted butter; process until thoroughly mixed.

Spread cereal mixture evenly in centre of baking sheet. Use foil, sprayed side down, to press cereal mixture slightly; roll with rolling pin into 12x8-inch rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick. With sharp knife, score mixture into 1-inch squares.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until squares are golden brown. Cool completely, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, place whipped topping; fold in lime juice until blended.

Break cereal mixture apart at scored lines. Reserve 4 cereal squares; crumble remaining squares into small pieces. In each dessert bowl or 12-oz parfait glass, layer 1/4 cup crumbled cereal squares, half container of yogurt and scant 1/4 cup whipped topping mixture. Repeat layers. Top each parfait with 2 reserved cereal squares.

I couldn't resist

When I saw Little Miss Shabby post details on a free embroidery of the month block. Just tooooo cute! Even though I am painfully slow at embroidery and it may take me a few months to do just one month's stitching, I signed up.

My jelly roll arrived Tuesday from Green Fairy Quilts(she has fantastic prices and the shipping was pretty quick up here to Canada).

Yesterday I got everything traced out(for January) and am ready to go. I am not going to add the borders to my blocks until I'm done with the stitchery part; it might take me long enough that the pieced border gets warped waiting for me to finish lol.

Monday a few of us are getting together and going to stitch the day away. But I have a feeling some people are already finished this block ;)

Interested in starting? Cick on the button in my sidebar for more info. Next block isn't posted until next week! Come join us!

i can not

Get enough of this penguin! Isn't he cute?

Just a note, I'm getting close to 2000 blog posts(wow!). I may just have a little something in it for you!

snack saturday

Cranberry Hootycreeks


5/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.


How cute is this?

Donna found the cute RV print fabric and made this lap quilt for her husband for their anniversary.

Love how the Frolic fabric matches just perfectly.

Quilted with Bubbles.

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quilt monday

Pieced on the weekend and quilted in less than 30 minutes this morning. And oh so very very cute if I may say so.

The mittens, snowflakes and letters are all flannel. I love the texture difference.

another weekend finish

Remembrance Jelly Roll by Moda
pattern here-Moda Bake Shop

I'm thinking of straight-line quilting this one. Thoughts?

the snow

Might be almost gone outside but I found some inside to play with today.

and I just noticed the wee piece of selvage stuck on the front of the quilt. and I'm too lazy to go take another picture so let's just pretend it's not there okay? thanx.

I was going to work another winter quilt today but when I made a quick stop at the quilt store, these called my name and ended up coming home with. And one is currently cut and ready to go for something new.

A side note; if you commented on my blog this week, I apologize for not replying back to you in an email. I had turned off the blog setting that had comments emailed to me. So I have replied to any questions/comments in the comment sections of my posts from this week :)

snack saturday

Black Magic Cake

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.
Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack. Fill and frost as desired.

back to work

This is my first week back to work after the holidays and after Monday, the last few spots for January quilting were filled.

I love this Vintage Christmas quilt for Hamels quilt store.

The quilt begged to be custom quilted but as most of Hamels quilts are store/class displays, most of the time we are asked to put pantographs on them.

quilted with Folk Heart.

So cute!

My favorite block.

snow day!

Very rarely do we get enough snow in our part of the world to shut things down. We went to bed with the snow falling, all of us dreaming of a snow day.

And our dreams become reality when we woke up. Our little city had the most snowfall in 14yrs(34cm which is just shy of 13.5inches)

Lots of snow!

After playing with the snow outside, I played with some snowflakes inside.

Now we have yucky freezing rain. Tomorrow it's going to be a mess outside!

wordless wednesday

quilt monday

My final quilt from 2010.

quilted with Bush Berries.

And right after I took this picture, I ripped off the binding and redid it. For some reason I sewed it on with a 1/8th seam? Huh? Must have been tired when I did that one lol!

This is my 54th finished quilt for 2010. That doesn't count the non-quilting things I made(2 fabric wreaths; recorder bags for school). It was a VERY productive year!

snack saturday

Lemon Cheesecake Bars


4 eggs
1-1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) finely grated lemon rind
1/2 cup (125 mL) lemon juice
1/4 cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) icing sugar

Cheesecake Layer:
1 pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
1 egg

30 lemon social tea cookies
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, melted

Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper or grease.

Base: In food processor, crush cookies to make 2 cups (500 mL); pulse in butter until moistened. Press into prepared pan. Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until firm, about 12 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Cheesecake Layer: In bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth; beat in egg. Spread over base. Set aside.

In bowl, beat eggs with sugar until thickened. Beat in lemon rind and juice, flour and baking powder until smooth; pour over cheese layer. Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until edges are set and brown, 35 minutes. Let cool on rack


A few years ago, Jim and I were introduced to a couple at our church. To say it was the most awkward introduction ever would be an understatement. I figured we would never ever make it as friends.

Than a simple comment about a book to Kathy, and our friendship took off. Our two families spent lots of time together; we all just hit it right off.

In June, I got a phone call from Kathy with the news that they were moving a province away. My heartbroke. Kathy is like my soul-sister; I miss her every single day.

As they got ready to move; I tossed around the idea of making Kathy and Jeremiah a quilt. I hummed and hah'd. I was digging through my fabric stash in the summer and found the perfect fabric to make them something. A few extra pieces of fabric and I was ready to go.

Kathy and Jeremiah had no idea; I wish I could have been there when the quilt arrived.

It matches their room perfectly; it was truly made with love.

quilted with Bountiful Feathers.

card friday

it's still today

But barely!

Had a great day; kids all back at school. Jim is on a business trip and I took the week off. It was a fabulous day of quilting; too bad it took me almost the entire time I spent quilting appliquing snowflakes on a spontaneous table runner lol.

Onto the last few Christmas projects I made.

For my sister in law Erica, this adorable owl pillow. This literally took 30minutes from start to finish. In fact, I believe it took longer to pick the fabrics for the owl than it did to actually put the pillow together.

Next, 3 primitive Christmas wallhangings.

I quilted these right after I did Cindy's pear quilt as you can see lol. These two I gave away and kept a third for myself.

All three are the same and were quilted with a loopy meander in the red border, a stipple around the appliques and a continuous curve in the 9-patches.

For tomorrow? More playtime with these,

happiness is

A crooked rooster card :p

welcome 2011

Obviously I never got back here to post the Christmas quilties I had made. We had a small party New Years Eve(too much fun!) and than Saturday was spent recovering(we didn't even get out of bed until almost noon lol). Put away all the Christmas decorations and had my parents over for dinner; it was a lovely way to start the new year.

I didn't get as many things made this year as I had hoped but I did get everything completed.

My mom has always admired my fabric wreath, I had planned to have the boys do one for her for Christmas. Until I discovered that she made one. I quickly went to plan B and had the boys do one with a Christmas theme.

I can't tell you what fabric line was used; the fabrics are from a sample scrap bag. We used all the cream prints on the inside ring and than alternated red and green through the middle two. The outer ring is the darker cream/tan prints. I love how it turned out.

My favoritest quiltie I made this Christmas was for Cindy. Cindy loves pears and she has always admired a pear quilt that I have. In November I discovered a beautiful pear fabric that matched Cindy's kitchen; it was perfect!

I didn't think this would get finished in time. Monday of Christmas week, J got sick. The next day it hit B, than Wednesday morning was my turn, than Jim. That night A came down with it. Thankfully we were all better by Christmas Eve and I ran off to work to get Cindy's quilt quilted.

I stippled in the middle around the pears and did a continuous curve in the 9patch blocks. The black border got a loopy meander. Now I think I need to make a new one for myself.

Tomorrow, I'll show you a few more.
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