Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter patterns

Red Boot Quilts has a bunch of bunny patterns and flower patterns that are on sale until Sunday for only $4.00.

 I took this photo from the Red Boot Quilts newsletter.

****Note: I have no affiliation with the company whatsoever.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finishing and beginning

The ends are all tucked in and the buttons sewn on. Done.

Since I did finish one knitting project, I can start another one with a clear mind. I found a pattern that calls for those little Lion Brand Bonbons. Michael's craft store is where I found them and printing a 40% off coupon helped. I can't show you the pattern but once it's all done, you can see it.

Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and also with Esther's blog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Fools

It appears as if Mother Nature thinks that today is April 1st. Yesterday's high was about 22C and today's high? -1C was what I just saw on the news.

This little guy was the only one out this morning looking for some peanuts.

I know it's spring but...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rouge Valley Quilt Show - part 3

Here's the rest of the photos I took while at the quilt show.

I think this is a great quilt and that the yellow, white and gray are just right. This past week I was at a guild meeting where the guest speaker spoke about colour. She said that yellow should only take up one quarter of the quilt (or maybe it was that there should be 4 times more of some other colour.) Either way, looking at this quilt, I disagree.

It takes a lot of planning to get this quilt done.

I am sorry. I can't believe that I didn't take a photo of the whole quilt. It had appliqued buildings and trees.

Another great old pattern.

This maple leaf is a great pattern and I get a few requests for it because people pin the photo. I have to tell them that it isn't my quilt and then I direct them to the pattern. There are a couple out there in the world wide web.

I found this to be a very clean, clear quilt. Don't ask me what I mean - that's the only way I can describe my feeling towards it.

This one is always fun to look at. I have the pattern and I am hoping to do it one day.

Some of the challenge entries.

This is my last quilt photo.

Until next time. I hope you enjoyed the armchair quilt show.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rouge Valley Quilt Show - Part two

Continuing on with more photos of the show.

This is a very simple pattern but the colours were quite nice.

I wish now that I had stood back a bit more to get a better photo of the quilt but there were quite a few people at the show.

 Marg liked this quilt. I liked the applique pandas.

This quilt was so very pretty in person. They were my colours.

The surprise for me was that it was machine appliqued.

A classic pattern.

Nice to know that the blocks were finally used.

I really liked this quilt because even though the pattern looks very modern...

there was a lot of hand quilting on it.

One of my all time favourites - the lowly nine patch.

This horse took Marg's fancy.

Just something different that took my fancy.

 I hope you can see how pretty this quilt was. It was simply gorgeous in person.

Made by Hetty of Crafts and Stuff blog. Pop on over to her blog since her photo is better than mine. One day we will meet in person.

Another French braid but in very dark colours this time.

That's it for today. I will post the rest of the photos tomorrow.