winner, winner, chicken dinner

One of our local quilt guilds had their bi-annual quilt show on the weekend. I went Friday night to  check out the quilts and see which ones I had quilted were on display.

Satutday evening I got a phone call from a very excited client. Her stunning quilt won first place and viewer's choice.

Congrats Joyce!

And in our country fair earlier this summer, Jeannie won a second place ribbon for her quilt.

quilted with Tendril
Congrats Jeannie!

quilt monday

How absolutely fabulous did this turn out??

I read a variety of tutorials online and the quilting was so much easier than I expected. I drew a swirl in the middle of the quilt to help get the quilting going and away I went.

Originally I bound with with a mottled orange but after asking on Instagram, I went with a fabulous teal diagonal stripe. Thanx again for the suggestion Dana!

happy thanksgiving

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. We did our big feast yesterday so today is the post-turkey hangover slack day lol. So because we are all slacking off, what a better time to show you some recent client quilts I have finished.

Bea pieced this quilt. It is huge! Couldn't even get it all laid out on the floor for the picture lol.

Love how the quilting shows up on the backing.

Quilted with Fay Feathers
Carol pieced this gorgeous Triple Irish Chain.

Love how the pattern shows up.

Quilted with Chevron Feather

Donna's pretty jelly roll quilt.

Quilted with Morning Glory

Edith made this one. I'll admit, I did not want to send it home with her lol.

Quilted with Floral Meander

Betty pieced this one. I love this fabric line.

Another large quilt!
The quilting pattern was a perfect match to the fabrics.

Quilted with Lorien Flower

Donna made this stunning 32 patch quilt. For whatever reason, my picture of the full quilt is wonky.

Quilted with Garden Trellis

Gail did this stunning Trip Around the World quilt.

Quilted with a simple meander

Rinda pieced this next one.
Quilted with Floral Meander
Paulina pieced this beautiful quilt for her grandson's wedding present.

Quilted with Flowers for Hailey

Shirley made this lovely one.
Quilted with Bright and Breezy

Last but not least,
Jackie took some panels, cut them all up and put them back together to make a stunning king-size quilt. And for some reason, I did not get a full picture of the quilt (sob).

Absolutely stunning!

Quilted with Flirtatious

snack saturday

Cranberry Upside Down Cake 

1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12 ounce) bag fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour cream

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9 inch springform pan. Wrap aluminum foil around the outside of the bottom to prevent leaking.
2.Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of white sugar, water and cinnamon until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and then add the cranberries. Stir to coat with the sauce, then pour into the prepared pan.
3.Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and sour cream. Mix in the dry ingredients. Pour the batter over the cranberries in the pan.
4.Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the outer edge. Invert onto serving plate and remove from springform pan.

quilt monday

This is the first of two baby quilts I made using this DS Collection and one of my favorite baby patterns(Little Man from Simplify

As much as I love this fabric line, I love the back more.


I quilted with another favorite, Laurie.

Just too cute!!

snack saturday

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 11oz bag chocolate chips
  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the wet ingredients. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir for about one minute.
  2. Add vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies on by the spoonful. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

is this thing on??

Finally back! Whew, that was just too stressful! Thankfully I still have my domain name and I didn't lose anything from my blog but yikes, that was crazy!

Anyways, back to the good stuff.  I bought a quilting magazine a few weeks ago; I can not remember the last time I had bought one. Flipping through it, I saw a quilt that I thought would be perfect for a jelly roll I bought on a whim.

Perfect for fall! 

The pattern called for more blocks but I liked it at this size so I put the extras together and made a little table runner.

Now to sneak in some quilting time so I can enjoy them before pulling out the Christmas decorations!


A BIG thank you to Enom who had my domain name still current. Everything will be back to normal in a few hours. What a relief!


My blog domain is about to expire. I've been trying to renew it and Google keeps telling me that I need a pin number to activitate my account. When I go to create a pin, it tells me I'm not allowed. eek!! HELP!!!


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