Do you remember that song from Sesame Street? lol Anyways, I have been super productive this year and have completed NINE quiltie projects. All but two have been quilted. I have gone back a three day work week which gives me(has given me lol) a full day at home to be creative. Right now it's working well and I'm hoping to get to keep my two days off.

As a result, I have this pile of quilts that need their binding finished.

Some of these I have blogged, some I haven't ;)

I made two of these; one has been quilted and is already living at it's new home.

I finished this quilt top.

pattern is Mazed and can be found here

And this little quilt made for Valentine's Day.

pattern from Quilts and More, winter 2013 by Camille

What have you been working on?

quilt monday

I was on Pinterest the other night(thanks DK for convincing me to join that addiction lol). I was looking at Valentine's Day projects when I saw a quilt that I loved. So I popped on over to the blog to get the details when I noticed a comment on the post.

The sister of some school friends is fighting cancer right now. She has been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks; things haven't been good. And when I saw that she had commented on the blog post about wanting to make the quilt, I knew I had to do it for her.

So simple and yet so striking. I had just enough of the red print so I started cutting. It didn't take longer than  a hockey game to put it together.

I wanted to keep the quilting simple so I went with a meander. I didn't want anything to take away from the simplicity.

Last Monday I meet my friends at the hospital and delivered the quilt for their sister. They were allowed to hang it in their sister's room for her to look at.

Knowing that I brought a smile to her face make; I would have made her a hundred more.

snack saturday

Breakfast Casserole 

  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • Paprika

  • In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, bacon, 1/2 cup cheese and
  • salt. Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In another
  • large bowl, beat eggs and milk until blended; pour over hash brown
  • mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
  • client quilts

    Here's a few recent client finishes.

    Dalle made this stunning quilt for her granddaughter's wedding.


    Love the fabrics and how she arranged them.

    quilted with Wrought Iron

    Delores sampler quilt.

    quilted with Floral Meander

     Elaine's Frolic quilt. Still adore this fabric line!
    quilted with Daisies Galore

    And her snuggly flannel quilt.

    quilted with Falling Leaves
    quilted with Floral Meander
    Love the pattern in the blocks made.

    Grainne's lovely black and white quilt.

    I quilted a fun new pattern on it called Splat.

    Lastly, this stunning log cabin made by Lori for her daughter in law Donna. Sadly, Lori had a massive stroke just before I finished the quilt and she wasn't able to see it finished.

    I quilted the pattern Watercourse in the body of the quilt and piano keyed the borders.

    Now time to get to work and finish some more!

    quilt monday

    I got a free pattern years ago, I think it was from Hoffman but I can't find it on their website. Anyways, I had a few Bali pops, an afternoon with nothing to do and figured why not?

    I started this way back in September and planned on giving it to my mom for Christmas. It was a good thing I started in September with going away for most of November. Plus there as a mistake in the pattern; half the blocks ended up backwards so I had to pick them apart and carefully sew them back together. Thankfully it worked out and you wouldn't know if I hadn't told you ;)

    I didn't know what to quilt it so I asked one of my boys and they picked the pattern Star Swirl. Think it was a pretty good choice.

    And it looks fabulous hanging in mom's living room.

    odds and ends

    I got this block keeper from a friend for Christmas.

    It's currently holding my Birdie Stitchery blocks that maybe this year I'll get into a quilt.

    And I started a little something new.

    I won a copy of Mazed a few years ago and think it will be perfect for this. Think I should have chosen a different background colour but we'll see.

    quilt monday

    Our piano teacher is very special to us. Shannon is a young adult at our church; does a lot with the youth and the music ministry. I had wanted to make her something for Christmas but didn't have a lot of time and didn't really have an idea of what. Until I asked her what her favorite colour was(teal blue) and I had a light bulb moment remembering some leftover blocks from the graduation quilt in the summer. 

    I had made two lap quilts from the leftovers so all I had to do was sew the two quilts together. I pulled off one row and sewed it down the side to make it more square and tada!

    I had some leftover blocks(still!) so I pieced some backing together and worked those into the middle.

    quilted with Bright and Breezy

    It lined up almost perfectly. I love how the quilting shows up on the backing.

    I bound it with a lovely teal Bella solid.

     We gave it to her on Christmas Eve and she actually waited until Christmas to open it(I was dying). I got a very excited text from her that afternoon; she was thrilled and she absolutely loves it. Maybe as much as we love her.

    snack saturday

    Brownie Pudding

    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ cup cocoa powder
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup milk
    • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup boiling water
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk ½ cup sugar with ¼ cup cocoa powder and set aside.
    2. Whisk the flour, remaining ½ cup sugar, remaining ¼ cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla in medium bowl until smooth. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips (the batter will be stiff).
    3. Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and spread into corners. Sprinkle reserved cocoa and sugar mixture evenly over the top. Gently pour boiling water over cocoa. Do not stir.
    4. Bake until the top of the cake is cracked, sauce is bubbling and a toothpick inserted into cake area comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 22-24 minutes. Cool on rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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    card friday

    first 2014 finish

    I actually had this quilt finished on Saturday. It took a while for me to decide on the binding and get it finished before taking pictures of it.

    From Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro, the large block quilt.

    sorry for the crappy picture. it's been monsooning here and so hard to take pictures!

    I absolutely love how this turned out! Fabrics are Wrens and Friends; how have I not noticed this line?? The prints are fantastic and the colours... a little shot of spring in winter.

    I have been on a baptist fan kick lately so I just had to quilt that on this. And the binding is some leftover batik; I wanted it to pop a little bit.

    Love it, love it, love it!!


    I have been on a fabric spree since the beginning of the year and all this fabric has followed me home.

    The interesting plaid second from the bottom on the right was a steal at $3/m and will work nicely as quilt backing. The bottom right piece is 10m of kona snow(my favorite). Bottom left is 2m of Vintage Modern I got for $5/m. I felt like I was stealing it all!

    The pieces on the top left have already been turned into finishes 2 and 3 for 2014. 

    And some from the stack on the right have been turned into my first finish of the year. I even got it quilted! 
    I also picked up a bolt of my favorite flannel for quilt backings.

    Since I've already used it up; I should have bought 2 bolts lol.

    Lastly, a roll of upholstery fabric came home with me.

    Can't wait to play with that!

    quilt monday

    It was a spur of a moment purchase buying a fat quarter of A Merry Little Christmas. I actually had no idea what I was going to do with it when I thought of doing a small Christmas themed Swoon

    I have loved baptist fan quilting on these so I had to go with it as well.

    It was annoying working with directional fabric but I'm trying to not let it bother me ;)

    And with the lovely Swoon leftovers, I made these two minis.

    The pinwheel is quilted with straight lines and the other in a continuous spiral(love).

    And because I only used 8FQs from the stack I was able to create both of these.

    I bought some yardage for the borders and ended up with two lovely Christmas quilts.
    I fussy cut the borders; so annoying lol.

    I wasn't too found of the next colours in the beginning but now I really like them.

    I was short a FQ so I added in the solid teal that I had in my stash.
    I love these snowmen.

    Now maybe I'll manage to get these quilted before Christmas 2014!

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