Rita on September 19th, 2012

This is my favourite client quilt yet!!  It’s going to be entered in the local fair in a couple of weeks and I am featured as the machine quilter.  I’m hoping it will do well.  I think it deserves to do well.  It’s very square, measuring perfectly: 78.5″ x 100″.  I love rainbow quilts!  The [...]

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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 July 5th, 2012

I may have mentioned that I joined a quilting block bee in January.  We all take turns deciding what all of us are making.  We send the block to the leader and she makes a quilt with the blocks.  August is my month and I thought I’d publish a tutorial on how to make a [...]

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Rita on June 26th, 2012

Back on May 4th, I started this flimsy in a flurry of excitement at finding the feature fabric at Ikea.  The next day the blocks were together and a few days later the flimsy was completed.  And there it sat, waiting for me to assemble the back and the batting.  I did that on Friday [...]

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Rita on May 9th, 2012

Back on April 5th, Katie at Salt Marsh Path was offering to send people postage stamp pieces.   I replied and she sent me this lovely bunch of stamp pieces for me to start my collection.  There’s a lot of swapping going on because you need a LOT of them to make a whole quilt.  This [...]

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Rita on May 8th, 2012

My friend gave me 7 flimsies to machine quilt over the last while and here’s the second last one done.  It’s another girlfriend quilt like the last one, somewhat different.  It’s also quilted with ‘hearts’.  Here are the pics: Next on the list is a couple of community quilts for the Common Threads Quilt Guild.

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Rita on May 4th, 2012

Barbara at CatPatches is making a similar quilt.  That’s where my inspiration came from.  She doesn’t say how big her blocks are so I worked out my own sizes.  I haven’t exactly decided that this will be the quilt for the baby but I was intrigued enough with this design to go ahead and make [...]

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Rita on May 3rd, 2012

My friend went on a piecing frenzy over the winter.  I think she gave me 7 quilts to machine quilt.  Here’s the third last one.  (This one and the next one are very similar)   It’s quilted with hearts because it’s a girlfriend quilt.  Here are pics:

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Rita on April 20th, 2012

I had something totally different planned for this baby but then my Ikea fabric find changed things.  Instead of working on one of the quilts I should be machine quilting or sashing the quilt course quilt that I talked about yesterday…. ya.  Instead of those things, I’ve spent the day working out a possible design.  [...]

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