It's a Good Day to Stitch!

Can you tell there's a storm coming????  12+ inches of snow starting this afternoon. Storms bring out all my "domestic urges".  It must be a bad one;  I even dusted this morning!  And The Critter's a little freaky, too. All not good signs.

- Maggie

The Octopus Project - Step 2

Step 2 of creating an octopus was to make a copy of the original pattern - in case things go terribly wrong.  Next, I cut out the basic shape, traced it onto the red FQ using a chalk pencil, applied MistyFuse to the back of the red fabric, cut, and fused. 

About those Friendship Stars

The daily walk looks a wee bit different than last week, doesn't it?  This is a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, that The Critter and I walk nearly every day.

And remember these? 

 Well, they  became a border for this:

And My Day Went From . . . . .

This . . . . . an early morning walk with the sun coming up over the mountain.  (The construction equipment is there to work on the new school.)

The Best Things in Life

It was a cold and windy day along the Bay of Fundy yesterday.  Last weekend, we had almost 2 feet of snow, but then the warm temperatures came, and the snow left.  (No, I'm not complaining!) 

The Critter found himself one of the last bits of snow for a good back scratch:

A New Design

This new design is what I was working on this weekend.  Its a table topper or table runner.  I've been wanting to experiment with overlapping blocks;  turns out its easier than I'd thought!  I'm working on quilting this one now, and oddly enough the thing that's worrying me most is binding those "V" shaped intersections. 

Happy Quilting

- Maggie

6 Weeks of Play - The Good, The Bad, and The Very Ugly

So my 6 weeks of play experiment is over.  Six weeks ago, I promised to spend the next weeks experimenting, playing, researching, planning, and generally enjoying my options.  I also promised not to make a New York Beauty quilt block (my favorites) during those 6 weeks.  Well . . . . .

Happy Winter!


Did anyone see Cheryl Arkison on The Quilt Show?  I've been playing with her quilt slab concept for the past couple of days, and they are just plain addictive and such an incredibly good way to use up scraps - of which I have a small mountain worth.  You can see Cheryl's work here:

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