Wordless Wednesday – Mmmm Yogurt

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The ‘kids’ love licking the empty yogurt containers. I used to buy 500ml containers so they got to ‘clean’ one every 3 days. When I switched to the 1 litre containers they had to wait a whole week. They still join me in the kitchen every morning hoping that today is the day that the container is ready for their pre-wash cycle.

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Finally Summer

It’s the 20th of July and I can finally say that summer has arrived.  We had a week of hot temperatures and then rain and drizzle for several days.  I had a real shock when I stepped out into the garden this morning and saw how much everything has grown and matured.  It’s amazing what a little bit of mother natures moisture does for the garden.  Our sour cherry tree is just loaded with fruit.  I don’t mind sharing with the birds but it ticks me off when they just take a bite out of one and then move on to another, and another.

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 Last year I bought a small Meyer Lemon bush.  It had tons of blooms and even produced a dozen or so small lemons .  I brought it into the house in September and kept it in a south facing window all winter.   I was thrilled to see that the little fruit continued to grow slowly over the winter.  I moved it back outside in mid June and now the fruit are big, beautiful and starting to turn yellow.   It is producing new leaves and it looks like it may have a few flowers soon.  Hopefully it will have enough time to set some fruit again.

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It seems like all the summer flowering perennials have burst into bloom and the annuals are really showing off to try and compete.

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Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

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July 16, 2014 · 08:37

Dusty Farrell and WIP

I had the pleasure of taking 8 longarm classes with Dusty Farrell.  He is a very talented, down-to-earth guy who is well known for his glow-in-the-dark quilts.  He generously allowed us to take some pictures of his quilts and samples.  Aren’t they wonderful?  The butterflies on the white quilt were all created freehand with thread painting on his longarm.  I really enjoyed that class.

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I did manage to get a little more work done on Leftovers III.

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Linking up to:

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say 

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Show & Tell Wednesday @SNAP

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby

 

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FAL Quarter 3 Wish List

It is time to commit to my list of quilts that I hope to complete in the 3rd quarter of the 2014 Finish-a-long hosted by The Littest Thistle.  There are only 4 on my list so I should have no excuses for not finishing them.

I am embarassed to admit that I still have one that was on my 1st and 2nd quarter lists that still isn’t done. I think I started this one block wonder back in 2010 and it just sat for years because I didn’t know how to finish the top to get it to a useable size.   It became a finished quilt top in the 1st quarter and I did the FMQ in the 2nd…..it just needs to have the binding cut and sewn on.   Let’s hope that 3 times on the list is the charm.

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Shoji screen was on my 2nd quarter list.  It had been a finished quilt top for years but I was reluctant to tackle the FMQ on my domestic machine.  It is about 50% quilted (I had to take it off the frame to finish Jana’s Wedding Quilt).

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I started Leftovers III last month.   I WAY over bought fabric for my Blue Odyssey Quilt and this is the 3rd quilt that I am making with the excess fabric.

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And my final quilt for the 3rd quarter is Urban Window .  I’ve been wanting to play with the quick curve ruler since it came out.  More than a year ago I bought the ruler, pattern and this fabric and it has sat staring at me ever since.

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Final FAL and Quarter 2 Wrap Up

Back on April 8th I posted my list of the 6 quilts that I wanted to finish in the 2nd quarter of this year’s finish-a-long hosted by the Littlest Thistle (link here).  My list had 3 from the first quarter that never got finished on time and 3 new ones.  I managed to finish four of the six:

Jana’s Wedding House Quilt

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Triangle Quilt-a-long

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Charm Square Crib #2

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And this one is my final FAL for the quarter.  It is Charm Square Crib Quilt #3.  I didn’t have enough charm squares left to finish the quilt so I raided my stash and added some green sashing and wider borders at the top and bottom.  It gave me more room to add some FMQ.  I did a free hand swirl and pebble design all over and then feathers in the top and bottom borders.  I took these pictures in the sun because they really showed off the texture that the quilting added.  Unfortunately it fades out the colours a bit.

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Linking up to:

Finish it up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

TGIFF @Quokka Quilts

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WIP and FAL #3

Recognize these fabrics.  Yes I have started working on Leftovers III.  This time I am tackling the pile of 1-1/4 strips.   This is what I’ve got so far.  Each little piece is only a 3/4 of an inch finished square and it takes 64 to make a 6×6 block.

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I’ve also got my 3rd finish for the 2nd quarter of this year’s FAL hosted by  The Littlest Thistle.  It is a crib size quilt made from charm squares that I did a free hand flower swirl design all over it (FAL wish list for the 2nd quarter).

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Linking up to

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have To Say

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

 Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby

 

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