Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas is Just around the Corner!!

Well truly the count down to Christmas is well on its way... and I know I am not alone when it comes to 'Burning the Midnight Candle" in order to get all those quilting projects completed in time for Christmas Morning!

And for those of you who have wanted to make that perfect quilt for the Young at Heart ... well I may have the perfect fabric for you!

Arriving today into the studio was  10 bolts of Dr Seuss's .."the Lorax" fabric!  The Panel of Squares and supporting fabrics will surely tickle both the young and old when made into that perfect quilt to put under the tree!

Also want to make a candy quilt for the sweet tooth in the family? Well a bolt of  smarties fabric arrived along with ..chocolate chip cookies... think about whipping up the supper fast 2 hour place mats featuring one of these two fabrics for the "Cookie Monster" or "Sweet Tooth" in the family!

Also for those of you wanting to purchase the "Piping/Binding Tools" arrived today also! Along with several more Quilting Notions that will make your quilting experience more exciting and fun!

So come check and out the new products!!

I am here from 1:00 until 5:00 --- Tuesday to Sat. (That being said I will be closed this Sat. as I will be attending the "Cut Loose Quilters" Christmas Party!  I will be back on schedule next week

Happy Quilting one and all!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

UFO Wed winner.

Winners of the UFO Wed. Draw this week are  Karen & Mary!!

Karen was busy working on a lovely bag on Wed.!

Mary brought up a table runner to assemble and worked on a table topper.

 IT was a lovely sunny day and cookies and tea were enjoyed as we worked away on our projects!

 It is always so much more fun to share sewing time with others and seems to help advance the completion of those items.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

UFO Wed.

Another busy day! sewers,shoppers, and visitors!

One visitor dropped by and her home town is Squamish! It was great fun meeting Grace!...Grace visits Houston on occasion as she has family living here so we hope she will beable to join us for a UFO Wed. And a Quilters Day Out at the Library!..Grace is a member of a Quilting group in Squamish and brought in two exciting and beautiful Quilted items.

Betty visited the little shop for the first time also! Welcome!! I hope she visits again some time on a UFO Wed.

Karen was busy working on a lovely Quilted Bag, and Airiyel stopped by and did some sewing also! Granddaughter Mettea hung out and enjoyed the cookies and juice!

Everyone who dropped in were eligible to put their name into the UFO Wed. Draw,...

The winner of the draw this week was Mattea...and Ena!(Mattea who is only 2 was happy to share this weeks prize!)

The draw prize was .25 meters of fabric from the discount fabric table! congratulations Ena!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Tomorrow from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm!, Bring your projects to works on, or just stop by to visit and have a cup of tea! ..and Put your name in the UFO Wed. Draw just because you came!
Hope to see you tomorrow!  Pamela

Thursday, October 6, 2011


UFO Wed saw 6 people attending today! Karen was busy sewing on a new project for herself on her Brand New Sewing Machine! With the guidance of Deb and myself she was soon becoming familiar with all the new features of her modern new sewing machine! Ya Hoo! Go Girl go!

Kim dropped by and showed us her beautiful Horse Wall hanging she has made for a was gorgeous! The Horse was leaping out of the frame of the wall hanging...very effective!!  She also showed us the next two projects she was going to begin and we had fun helping her select her fabrics! 

Deb dropped by and helped Pamela arrange the next quilt that Pamela will be working on. Deb did an excellent job of arranging the feature blocks on the design wall and we picked out the border and slashing fabrics so I should be able to begin sewing the quilt blocks tomorrow!

Coralee and Susanne dropped in and  visited with us all. Susanne selected some blue flannel for backing on her next project! ..We hope she will be able to find her sewing machine soon as due to reno's in her home.. her house is pretty Topsy Tervey! Soon! Soon! it will all be finished and she will have her sewing space back!

Airieyl stopped by and sewed up a awesome cute little Trick or Treat bag for Mattea to take with her trick or treating this year.  Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson, she had the fabric bag cut out and sewn pattern was used! 

And to top it all off the Delivery Man brought 10 boxes of new fabrics!  Wow!

A jammed packed fun afternoon of  chatting, sewing and sharing of ideas and pearls of wisdom were had by all! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Colours are Here!

The brisk fall air lingers late into the day now, and the night time air has a sharp bite to it.

The Squirrels are scampering to fill each nook and cranny with cone seeds, and building a nice soft nest to rest in during the long winter months!

From my little studio window the signs of fall are evident !

Time to choose and plan my Christmas Quilting Projects! ...and YES...Finish some from last year!!

The new line of  Christmas Fabrics both in prints and batiks along with the Santa Panels have my imagination whirling with excitement!

UFO Wed. should be a busy and hopefully productive day!

Drop in and see what we are doing if you wish!

Supper King in "Black and White!"

This Awesome Quilt was made by Kim! ...she asked me to quilt it for her as  it would have been quite a task quilting it on her home sewing machine as the finished top measured out as a Supper King size ...measuring a 13.50 ft. in width, and aprox. 14.5 ft. in length!

Kim had a quilting design picked out and I just had to follow the ideas and go with it!

 On the wide "black on black" print that bordered the quilt top,bottom and sides, I chose a free motion geometric style design that was both fun and quite effective!

It was a real pleasure to have the experience of quilting this quilt!

Kim with her completed quilted top!

All Quilted!

Free motion Geometric design on the wide borders top,bottom and sides.

A Beautiful Butterfly stopped to take a closer look and have a little rest!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

UFO Wed. Starts again!

Bring your machine , your ideas, or just come up for a visit and tea!

Cozy up to the fire and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quilting Season just Around the Corner!?

Wow! What a beautiful fall day it was today! The Fall Colours are out in full splendour! and the sound of the geese and cranes are clear in the evening sky!

Time to once again think about dusting off the sewing machine and start planning those quilting projects!

Over the Summer Bolts and Bolts of fabric have been marching into my little studio, in hope of inspiring many exciting new quilts, table runners, wall hangings  (some great Santa Panels to make the season more merry!) and lap quilts or anything else that might come to mind!

Check out the side bar to view some of the fabrics that have arrived!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wow! How Time does Fly!

So much has happened since my last posting! The Cut Loose Quilters have hosted the Spring Quilting Retreat where 36 awesome ladies gathered together to share ideas, laughs and trade idea, fabric and good times!
I am no longer working in the woods so I am spending lots of time in the Studio! Yay!

Coralee a Cut Loose Quilter member found out about a "Quilts for Japan" event and in no time at all she had made contact with Quilters throughout the Northwest and she collected and has delivered today over 200 Quilts to Calgary were they will be boxed, and placed in a container for a long journey to Japan where they will be distributed to families and individuals living in shelters in Japan!

To follow the process and see photo's of all the quilts collect ..(over 1000 as of today Coralee tells me with the addition of the quilts she delivered this evening!!) please go to: //

The Fabric Man came, and I have Fabric more fabric arriving each day!! Flannels, batiks, and prints! Also many bolts of double wide backing fabrics! And more to come from now until October!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

UFO Day Produces Results!!

Several ladies gathered together in the Studio Wed. last..some staying to visit and enjoy tea or coffee, some to plan their next projects.. or how to complete others!

It was defiantly Karen's production day as after several years of not quilting, she came in, sewing machine in hand ..UFO tote in tow and by the end of day had finished piecing, then sandwiched..and quilted her table runner!!

She will return home she tells me and put together the remaining 6 placemats that go with it, and come back on the 20th. of January to quilt  them and perhaps put the binding on her table runner!

Way to go Karen!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Looking for a way to Use up your fabric stash?

Consider joining the "Mama's Block of the Month Club!" by Atkinson Designs.

This Block of the month sampler quilt is designed with the advanced beginner to intermediate quilter in mind!

Each monthly pattern sheet has clear instructions for rotary cutting and machine piecing..along with "Mamas" shortcut methods.

Each block pattern includes extra background so it can be trimmed for a perfect fit when the quilt top is assembled!

Each month receive the pattern for a block.

Some of the  Monthly Pattern  sheets include a yummy the the recipe for Mama's Fudge! Mmmm yummy and oooo so easy and good!

You can either purchase the pattern sheet each month..or purchase all the pattern sheets at one time!

This quilt will look great made with any fabrics! Vintage prints...Batiks..Asian..Cozy Country..what ever is your personal preference!

If you want you can come and work on it on UFO Wed. at the Studio! You can then have help if you are not sure of a certain step..(We can all help each other to complete a block each month!)

The block you will make will give you lots of experience making some of the frequently used block techniques you will experience as you advance through your quilt making experience.

Here are a couple photo's of fabric ideas...just remember any fabric will work!

Come check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

UFO Wed.!

UFO WED. Saw 6 ladies dropping in to share their ideas, inspirations, and knowledge with each other. Several ladies were busy preparing for the Mini Workshop that Jocelyn is leading on the 22nd. Of this month at the CLQDO. There are definitely going to be some really interesting and attractive outcomes!

One quilter brought her sewing machine and broke into her UFO bin!....She quickly chose a project and started working on it. By the end of the day she had her table runner sandwiched,..and quilted! Yah! Now she just needs to work on her 6 place mats and a long awaiting project will find it's way to the table!!

Deb brought her nearly completed quilt top she is making for her grand daughter and selected 2 border fabrics and as soon as she has these sew on she will be ready to quilt!

I worked on the binding for a community quilt.

Everyone appeared to enjoy their afternoon, and are looking forward to next Wed. Several people indicating that they will bring their sewing machines next time. I have extra tables that I set up in the studio so that there is ample room for everyone!

So in the mean time...happy quilting everyone! It definitely looks like a good week to sew! It is really nippy outside! I will keep the wood fire if you want to drop up and
see me...come on up! Bring your machine!...the fire will be warm, the kettle on the stove and yes there are some muffins left over ready to be enjoyed!

Stay warm!...happy Quilting! Pamela.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ahh! to have a Studio!!

A most enjoyed space!..not to mention the newest addition to my home the new Avante' Quilting machine and frame! 

At last room for everything..and a little place to make a quick cup of tea too!

On a cold winters day nothing like a warm fire to cuddle up to!

This is a beautiful Quilt that I quilted on my new Quilting machine for a friend. I wish the photo's would better show you the detailed quilting.  

It is a "Block of the Month Sampler Quilt" so I quilted each of the 12 block differently as I felt they spoke to me...

The diagonal log cabin blocks and the outer borders were quilted in a large feather design.

As the fabric for this quilt was somewhat a heritage type fabric with large roses and soft but rich colours I felt that the feathers added to the classic feeling...

the back of the quilt showing the detail of one of the blocks. The ultra fine micro stippling helped to create a three D effect to help emphasize the blocks character.

Looking forward to putting the next quilt on the frame!!

Fabric! More Fabric!

Willow and I had a delightful day on Friday as she helped me put onto the shelves 11 more bolts of beautiful new Batiks!!

After carefully selecting the "perfect place" to put each bolt it was decided that we should count the bolts of batiks....149 bolts of a rainbow of delightful and gorgeous time we will count the Asian fabrics, the flannels, the blenders, and all the rest she tells me!