quilt monday

I've had a cupcake quilt kit for a few years now. I wanted to make the quilt for myself and display it during the month as my birthday quilt. I finally decided that this year I was getting it made. I got it all cut out and there was a lot of extra fabric. Enough to make a wall hanging for a bestie's 35th birthday.

quilted with a meander

Isn't cute? The center block is supposed to be an appliqued purse. What a purse has to do with cake and cupcakes is beyond me so I left it out.

I doubled up the batting on this and love how it's puffy. I am convinced I took a quilted close up picture of the cupcake block but I couldn't find it to pop it into this post.

So because we can't just have one picture, here's a picture from Cherie Lynn's surprise party that I hosted on the weekend.

Happy Monday!!

snack saturday

Pumpkin Roll

3/4 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
1tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1tsp lemon juice
2tbsps icing sugar
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/4cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 375*. Grease and flour a 9x13 jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in puree, eggs and lemon juice. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 15minutes.

Lay a damp towel on the counter, sprinkle with the 2 tbsp icing sugar and turn the cake onto the towel. Carefully roll the towel up lengthwise with the cake in it. Place on a cooling rack and let cook for 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl blend cream cheese, butter, vanilla and the icing sugar.

When the cake has cooled, unroll it and spread the icing. Immediately re-roll(not in the towel) and wrap in plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated or freeze for up to two weeks in foil. Cut into slices before serving.

this and that

I have a few special birthdays coming up in the next month or so. I picked up some quilt kits from Connecting Threads earlier this year with these birthdays in mind. I started cutting them out on the weekend and was thrilled to discover that I was able to cut 2 kits out of 1 kit worth of fabric. So I made another little something for another birthday.

Isn't it adorable? Can't wait to finish them up. 

The Christmas rush is picking up at work. I had a wee open window one afternoon and thought I could sneak in a pumpkin wall hanging of mine. 
I got it all loaded up on my machine when I discovered something.

I had totally forgotten to machine stitch down my applique. Guess what I did yesterday on my day off? 

quilt monday

I bought this jelly roll on a whim. Once I got it home, I wasn't sure what to do with it.

Than a month or so ago, a friend told me she had been diagnosed with cancer and was to have surgery asap. She had admired the jelly roll and I knew it was the perfect gift for her.

quilted with Fascination
I absolutely love this quilting pattern! Why have not used it before? 

I used some yardage from my stash as the backing and the scraps of the green for the binding.

Look at how it looks from the back; love it.

And the best part? My friend received word last week that her surgery was successful and she is cancer free.

quilt shows

If you are in the Vancouver area, one of our guilds is having their quilt show this weekend.

PieceMaking in the Valley
Oct 19th 5 to 9 pm October 20th 9 am to 4pm
Chiiliwack Alliance Church
8700 Young Rd Chwk
Admission $5, husbands and children under 12 free.We have 2 feature quilters
with diverse styles.
There is a merchants mall, tearoom, guild sales table, demos.

Have a great weekend!

card friday


I love Wednesdays. It's my standard day off and I had a list of goodies I wanted to finish off yesterday.

I got the binding finished on my fall wallhanging. I got it hung up on the wall and discovered this,

Can you see what the issue is?
 I always, always square up my quilts after quilting and this one I apparently did not lol. Now I need to decide if I am going to take the binding off and straighten it or just leave it. 

Next up, a bento box quilt. 
I got the blocks finished on Sunday and was ready to start sewing the rows. When I was assembling the blocks, something looked off but I could put my finger on it. As soon as I sewed a few blocks together, I figured it out.

I didn't match the pieces lol! So I am actually going to take it apart and re-do it.

I have a special birthday coming up and need figured I could get the cutting finished. 
Except I had two small problems.

At this point I decided it was time to give up on the sewing and start a new embroidery project.

It was a pretty good day.

Quilt Monday

I love how this quilt turned out(I say that a lot don't I? lol). It's entirely from stashed fabrics which makes me extra happy. I don't remember why or when I bought the Moda marbles charm squares that I used but I was bored one day and started making some HSTs with some Kona and had some pinwheels. Of course that's when I realized I had used up all my Kona and went searching for something to use as sashings and found a pastel fossil fern fabric that I think works perfectly.

quilted with Daisies Galore
The border is leftover from the last pinwheel baby quilt that I made. What I find funny is that when I was quilting this quilt, I had a client of mine say that it was an incredibly boring and ugly quilt. Huh?? I know it's not all that exciting but boring and ugly? I don't think so.

snack saturday

Apple Crisp

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 3 pounds apples, such as Empire, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Cut butter into flour, using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is the texture of coarse meal. Add oats, and use your hands to toss and squeeze mixture until large, moist clumps form. Transfer to freezer to chill while you prepare apples.
  • In another large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish, and sprinkle with topping mixture. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until golden and bubbling, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
  • fall

    Fall is my favoritest season. Fall this year has been a weird one. We are still experiencing summer-like weather; the pool stayed up almost until the end of September. I still haven't done any back to school clothing shopping because the boys are all still wearing shorts and loving it.

    I finally dragged out my fall quilts on the weekend. I figured even though it didn't feel like fall, since it was Thanksgiving, the house better look like fall lol. 

    A few weeks ago I discovered a fall wall hanging quilt that I had forgotten I had.

    I spent just under 2 hours on Friday cutting it out(seriously, TWO hours?? it's not even big!) Between church and company arriving Sunday, I got all the appliquing finished and yesterday

    I need to embroider the mouths on the gourds and give the birds some legs. Now I hope I can get it quilted before it's time to pull out the Christmas decorations.

    winner, winner turkey dinner

    I have eaten more food in the past two days than I care to think about; turkey, turkey and more turkey! I have a pot of turkey soup ready and that is it. The rest of the turkey is being frozen. No more turkey! Whose idea was it to cook two turkeys anyway? lol.

    Onto the giveaway.

     I posted this quiltie as a gift to my followers;

    And the winner never got back to me :( So I posted it again and the winner is:

    If you want to make one of these for yourself, go here.

    I've made another of these as well. The perfect gift for my favorite Chef  :)

    gobble gobble

    It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.
    I'll be spending the weekend with friends and family and will be back Monday to finally pick a winner for my quiltie giveaway(enter here or here).

    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Be thankful.


    Civil War quilts have gazillions and gazillions of pieces. So many pieces that sometimes mistakes happen.

    I loaded a quilt on to my machine Tuesday but something was off. I pulled the quilt off, laid it out and really looked at it.

    And then I noticed it.

    So off came the quilt and the seam ripper came out. We pulled the block out and put it in the right way.

    how the block is supposed to look.

    And tomorrow I'll deliver it and the client will be thrilled that their mistake was caught and fixed.

    Have your entered my giveaway yet? Comment on this post and I'll add you to the entries to win this.


    I love how a quilt can make a special event so much more special. I've done some special quilts in the last few weeks all celebrating wonderful events.

    Anne pieced this quilt for her brother in laws 65th birthday.

    quilted with a simple meander

    She made it reversible and I'm very pleased that I lined the front and the back up absolutely perfectly.

    Isabel made this beautiful quilt for her daughter's graduation. I love the brightness of the fabrics Isabel picked.

    quilted with Floral Meander
    Lucy made this gorgeous quilt for her son's wedding.

    quilted with Bright and Breezy
    I love this quilt. It was/is absolutely stunning. And the fabrics? Fabulous.
    Look how the pattern shows so subtly on the quilt.

    Kimberly and I have been friends for a few years now. Kim had a quilt she was finishing up for Moda Bake Shop when her sewing machine broke down so I got to quilt her project for her.

    I love it just says summer.

    quilted with a simple meander

    It literally celebrates summer. Check out the link here to see the rest of the poem Kim embroidered on the quilt.

    Lastly, Shirley made this hexagon quilt for her grandson's wedding. 

    quilted with Floral Meander
    She hand pieced the quilt and I will admit, I didn't want to longarm over it! Shirley had originally planned to handquilt the quilt but she didn't have time to finish it before the big day.

    Today is our school's pie fundraiser. I think I know what's for dinner tonight!

    quilt monday

    A very dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday in the summer.I knew the perfect gift for her.

    A Swoon block of her very own.

    Andrea loves my Swoon quilt. And it just so happened that I had a few fat quarters left over; enough to make another block.

    Absolutely lovely. If I may say so.

    Just can't get enough Swoon!

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...