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Baby it’s Cold Outside…

This past week has the been the coldest yet this winter with temperatures as low as -20 celsius, not sure what that is in farenheit, but I do know it’s cold!

When I was in Barbados I was trying to explain to a couple of Bajan ladies how cold our winters get and that you need hats and gloves, boots, heavy coats, and even though they kept nodding their heads and saying ‘okay’.  I not sure they really got it. I don’t blame them, why worry about how cold it gets in Toronto when I’m in Barbados with 30 celsius weather morning , noon, and night.  Geez, I wish I was there now.

The cold weather has kept me inside.  I have been busy putting together 3 quilt tops that were stashed away. One is a baby quilt, I love the fabric designs and bright colours, perfect for boy or girl.  I finally got around to making the ‘Disappearing Nine Patch’. I now understand why it’s called disappearing. Sew 9 squares together in a block, cut them this way and that, turn them around and sew back together and you would never know that you had started off with a block of 9, huh, love it! I also finished machine quilting a diamond patterned quilt put together with  HSTs. I used to have a love-hate relationship with HSTs, but I’m starting to really enjoy working with them, oh btw HST stands for Half Square Triangle for all you non-quilters 🙂

Here are some pics of what they look like and again please excuse the photography.

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Feeding Time

 

What fun I had working on this little cute, sweet bibs. How perfect the Mama bird, feeding the baby birdie! These are hand embroidered on cotton fabric and I love the coordinating fabrics.

What more can I say, love them. I’ll now put them up on my Etsy Shop

         

 

Bird in the hand…

I decided to call this quilt Bird in the Hand, why you ask. When I first started to put together this quilt, my 2nd one ever, I decided that I would try to quilt this baby by hand. I machined stitched the pieces and the blocks together, but I needed a challenge and boy did I get one. It looks so easy in the YouTube videos I was watching. After many finger pricks and 2 calloused middle fingers I finally got it finished, it only took 3 months, and not any fancy pattern here. Please don’t judge my stitches, I’ve been told by pro quilters that it takes many, many quilts to master the hand quilting stitch.

BTW: It was very, very relaxing, I think I’ll give it another try.