Saturday, January 29, 2011

5th block for CWA quilt

Got the 2 blocks done scrappy and the blue & brown

Spatzel and sausages for supper and I rented Secretariat for this evening, thinking Monday I might go out of town to get some solid white fabric for the jelly roll sprip quilt I'm making up.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Playing with new project

Yesterday I looked high and low for the star in a star block couldn't"t find it in EQ or Blockbase, was looking for it as I seen a quilt on the cover of the Connecting Thread catalog and figured I could figure out the pattern, well last night when sitting in my chair in the l/r there was Shakespear in the Park quilt hanging on the quilt rack and there was the block, so I got 5 done and need another 15 will cut fabric tomorrow and I have ran out of the bg fabric and had to order it on line, it really ticks me that we don't have a LQS here, it takes almost 2 weeks to get an order. I will be able to get the lg star points done then I'll be on hold. Tomorrow the next block for the CWA quilt will be released so I will work on those 2 blocks(1 scrappy and 1 blue & brown)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Perogy day

Well today I made a dutch oven pot of potato mixture for perogies, going to have some for supper, they are alot of work but so worth it.


2 eggs beaten
2 tsps. salt
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 cup oil
3 cups warm water
9 cups flour (no more no less)
Combine all and kneed for about 3-4 mins and let rest for 10 mins.

Potato Mixture:
potatoes to fill dutch oven pot cooked
3/4 of a large jar of cheese whiz
1/2 cup marg
3 med graded onions
Usually cook this day before I make the perogies.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

4th block done for CW Anniversary top

Got the 4th block done and decided yesterday to make a blue and brown quilt top so I will be doing 1 scrappy and 1 blue and brown, I have always wanted to do a blue and brown it's been on my list to do.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ritz Cracker is now complete

Finished my 1st quilt for 2011 feels good I like how it turned out nice and bright for a winter day

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ritz Cracker update

Well I finished quilting it this afternoon, will check my stash and decide colour for binding tomorrow, I smell a 1st finish for 2011.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Large blocks done for CWChronicles

Just finished the last 4 - 13.5" blocks all I have left now are 16- 7.25" unfinished blocks 8 for 1 block and 8 for the second.I hope my batting comes today as I need to stop playing with this top as I wanted this project for the retreat. The roads have been closed due to avalanches and it's raining so wiill probably be more but will check mail when I go grocery shopping.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Block 3 Seven Sister

Well the 3rd block for the CW Anniversary quilt has been released and I did it but I know that I will never make a whole quilt with this block. I'm not a perfectionist so my points on the stars are not pointy. Hope the 4th block will not be appliqued as this is not my favorite.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Not feeling so great

Got the start of a cold yesterday my throat was scratchy and head feeling like a ballon and a runny nose today it's here for sure.
Yesterday the plan was to cut and bag fabric and make a couple Pumpkin/cranberry loafs well that didn't turn out that way----did get all the fabric cut and bagged, will be hard not to make some blocks seeing they are ready to start. but it took me all morning til afternoon doing that so never got the loafs made so this morning after Sadie and I went for a walk I made 4 of them. Then had to snowblow as be got another dump of snow overnight and still snowing. The rest of the day will be layed back.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Large pieced triangles attached to centre

Well attaching these lg pieced triangles sure made this quilt top grow, this will be on point, I have to stop working on this as I need something to work on if I decide to go to the spring retreat. I did cut and bag fabric for the next group of 3 sets of 4 blocks still need 3 more sets and some are sets of 8 blocks.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2nd block for 150 anniversary CW

The second block was released today and it was a quick one to make I'm ready for the next one already, then I played with the pieced triangles for CW Chronicals
Shawn and Deanne left for home this morning seeing it stopped snowing, so it was strip and wash sheets vacumn etc. and get the house back to normal.

Friday, January 7, 2011

150 year anniversary of the Civil War

Finished the 1 st block just in time for the 2nd release tomorrow will enjoy this quilt as I like quilts that have a story or history to them check this site

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Plugging away

Working on CW Chronicles quilt got part of the centre attached and made the next 4- 12" blocks, next are 16 pieced triangles and I think I better hold off for awhile as if I decide to go to the retreat in March I need something to work on. I don't have anything else in projects on my list which is strange for me but nothing has got my attention yet though this has happened before and I ended up with 4. Need to start surfing quilter's blogs for ideas.

Saturday, January 1, 2011



Well I got to play in my sewing room and got 5 blocks done on the CW Chronicals top and cut fabric for the next 4 blocks.
Shawn and Deanne left for Red Deer this morning to see Brandon for a couple of day.
Talked to my bil and my sister who is the quad is in the hospital again with infections, so I was thinking that I might catch a ride with them when they go back home to see Anna then catch a bus home.