Thursday, October 30, 2014

Be the Good…

Today it’s Glynis’ day to shine…and SHINE SHE DOES!!  Glynis has been busy stitching Primitive Gatherings’ Sunflower Summer BOM…Now, when you order the Summer BOM, part of the package deal is you get another FREE project kit!  This year the FREE kit was called “Believe”.

I mean, really, does it get much cuter? 

I think not…

Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gathering out did herself and Glynis, with her bits of wool and thread, did an amazing job!

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The background and snowball blocks are made of soft PG flannels…the daisies and the basket are made from the softest PG wool…what a combination!  BAM!  For such a small mat it packs a whopping punch! 

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Glynis changed the pattern a bit.  Instead of stitched daisies around the quilt, she stitched wee coloured circles of wool daisies for more of a colour impact!  They REALLY do POP now!

And the sentence stitched at the bottom of the quilt…

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… “Believe there is good in the World”…with BE THE GOOD in red…sending out a subtle message.  LOVE IT!!

Yup, I BELIEVE Glynis outdid herself once again!  Love my talented, woolie friends!  Thanks for sharing, Glynis!

If you want your own kit then go HERE…I’m sending you to Primitive Gatherings’ Shop…it’s up to you to find it!  Yikes…I can never find what I am looking for when I go there!!  Maybe it’s not offered for sale yet?  IT’S BEEN FOUND…GO HERE!!  Would you BELIEVE that the kit is ONLY $22.50!!

WINTER SOLSTICE QUILT ALONG…our big reveal is TOMORROW so make sure you come back for a look-see!  You will be amazed…you will be impressed…you will be inspired…you will ready for Winter Solstice!!  Will I see you tomorrow….? 

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!~P

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Wedding Quilt…

With the rainy weather finally here, I can be found huddled up in my sewing room… attacking ‘The Wedding Signature Quilt’!  TbMgW-0419e-X2 

You may remembered that my daughter got married this summer. 

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Instead of signing a guest book, we asked the guests to sign scraps of fabric which would be added to the quilt blocks…

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Maggie and Toby picked Kate Spain’s new line of fabric called “Horizon”…gorgeous fabric..It had all of the wedding colours in it plus a dash of the mountain views…greens, blues.  This fabric was so ‘hot off the racks’ that it wasn’t even out yet…so we pre-ordered it and it arrived last month…and let me tell you it was PERFECT!

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So let me burst that wedding bubble and take you to mama sewing in the sweat shop…:o) where I formed the blocks…Maggie chose a simple pattern…

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…and we let the fabric sing!  I absolute LOVE the fabrics…they are light and airy and happy!  (Could there be a modern quilter hiding in my soul??)

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I have more rows to go but it is taking shape…and I think the newly weds are going to love it!!

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So back into the sweat shop for ME!  And bring back that wedding bubble…

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With lots of sweet, sweet memories…

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of a very beautiful day!

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Have a Wonderful Wednesday and Happy Stitching!~P

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Claire’s On a Roll…

You can tell that two things are happening here on the West Coast of Canada…Christmas and Winter are fast approaching and our weather has been rainy and cold keeping Claire inside where she has been stitching her heart out!

Just LOOK at her latest creation!

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Is this not the cutest!!  (And NO that is not a question…it’s a FACT!)

Would you believe that Claire used a needle punch pattern to make this sweet mat?   Shawn Williams is the designer of ‘Frosty Flakes’.  Claire took a green piece of Valdani thread and strung wee seed beads on for her illusion of lights!  Genius!

Here’s what it looks like as a needle punch…a totally different look!

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Dang cute…but as Claire says, one hobby is enough for this lifetime!  Having said that…THIS IS stinking cute!  SEW…just in case YOU could use another hobby…or would like to make the wool applique version, you can find the pattern HERE!! :o)

It’s so nice to have talented, crafty friends!  They keep this ol’blog hopping!  I say, bring it on!  :o)

Have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stitching!~P