Wednesday, May 6, 2015

giveaway day

this giveaway is brought to you by sherry and darlene…i blog here at adventures in life and my friend Darlene works as a long arm quilter at Lilac Lane Quilting here in vanderhoof…Darlene's quilting is simply lovely…
an image of a Darlene Wiebe quilted customer quilt
several years ago when i was off work on stress leave Darlene lovingly took me in when i "pitched up" at her quilting shed…i have tried to repay her kindness by working in the shed, cleaning labelling quilt, trimming quilts…she refers to me as "my shop slave" which i find a term of endearment…during on of our cleaning jobs Darlene gave me these panels to use for a giveaway on my blog so here we are folks…panels and fabric to make 4 different christmas stockings…yes i know it is early but really you will be finished well head of the deadline of December 25th if you start now...

enough fabric to make 2 stocking in this panel

flip side of the panel

two stocking panels with backing fabric... love the cute little snowmen on this stocking panel….
i will ship internationally so this giveaway is open to everyone…just leave me a comment and tell me something, anything what ever crosses your mind
this draw is open until monday at 9pm PST
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this giveaway is closed
the winner is Pauline who had this to say
Great giveaway - I make Christmas stockings for my local women's shelter and these would be great! Thanks.

Monday, May 4, 2015

19 dolls and counting

19 dolls and counting!!!!!!!!!!!! getting ready to sew sashing between the blocks…loving these little dolls…a great mess of colour…just how i like it…colour everywhere…not sure how i ended up in northern canada when i love all the colours of the tropics…did some one make a mistake…
  i made little bias strips using clover bias tape makers in four different sizes
 rather then make each strip separately which would have meant sewing 2 inch strip across each sash…i make each strip 4 inches and then cut them in half…once placed in between blocks there is enough variation to make each sash look different
 using my open toe appliqué foot and moving my needle position to the right i am able to sew close to each edge...
 the little strips create a look of dolls floating on a background of coloured lines
 each doll is so different but has common elements to tie her to the grouping
bring on this great "mess of colour"