Rita on September 9th, 2012

Our quilt guild had a summer challenge to keep us out of trouble during the summer.  “Here’s a bundle of fabric, ready to make modified snowball pattern flimsies with.  Please bring them back in October either as a flimsy or better yet as a finished quilt.  The prize is a draw: $15 for flimsy and [...]

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Rita on July 15th, 2012

We’re been declared to be in a level 2 drought situation here in south eastern Ontario. The grass crunches underfoot. The air is dusty when it blows. It’s also very hot. We have no A/C but we’re doing fine, if a bit uncomfortable. It cools off enough at night, although there was certainly a time [...]

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Rita on March 22nd, 2012

After nearly hitting the ’100 posts’ mark, I have this month-long gap without a word.  sigh.  Sorry to all 2 of my subscribers.  ha ha.  There are a couple more of you but that’s not a big exageration.  Anyhow, there was a lot of paid work to be done that doesn’t get reported on here.  [...]

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Rita on January 31st, 2012

I’m linking up to WIP Wednesdays again at The Needle and Thread Network this week.  There’s a button on the right that’ll take you there to see what a lot of Canadians are up to this week. Here’s why I had to shoot my WIP pictures indoors today.  On the left is the more illustrative [...]

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Rita on December 13th, 2011

Here are the community quilts I got quilted and bound, last week actually.  I really didn’t like this first one until it was quilted and the last one I like the best.  Although the piecing isn’t the best, the overall effect is just lovely, I think. The detail pictures are captioned with the name of [...]

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Rita on May 20th, 2011

Lots! to report today! Early this week, I made some oven mitts for a daughter.  They’re the puppet kind.  I made up my own pattern for them and having made a couple of pairs, I’ve modified the pattern to my satisfaction now.  I had made the fingers part too long relative to the thumb part.  [...]

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Rita on May 13th, 2011

I have another finish to report this week, besides this one.  Community quilts always come in 4′s.  One was a rush and was finished quickly. 3 have been languishing for a while.  I’m afraid to look back and see when they actually arrived, which makes me think that I should keep a real log, not [...]

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Rita on April 13th, 2011

So….anyone else interested in joining the effort to bring quilts to Romania with Judi of GreenFairy Quilts?  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is leading the charge.  That’s where you sign up.  Tomorrow is the last day, so don’t delay. My Trip Around the World quilt is still on the frame.  I don’t know [...]

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Rita on March 25th, 2011

I got the last two community quilts done and delivered to my quilting class last night! Yay!  It was quite a quilting frenzy to get it all done on time.  The first one is pretty bright and busy, more so than I like, but it grows on you.  Also, it has the most beautiful off [...]

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On Sunday I finished another community quilt.  I put together a new stitching pattern that I’m calling bebits in the wind.  Bebits, from French, are pieces of fluff or little bits.  I’m really loving this pattern. It’s quick, doesn’t need any tight precision and looks good.  On Monday, I did another community quilt and normally [...]

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