Pies and Tarts (328)

So Remember Pies and Tarts from last year? I’ve been thinking about laying mine out differently since my Mum was here showing off her completed top with all of the amazing colour and beauty – the dupioni silks sure add shimmer and texture to this top of many colours…wouldn’t you say?

This close up here just doesn’t do it justice…the full size pic is so stunning in person, what a nice job she’s done. We picked the border and binding a couple of weeks ago – she’s going with purple and a scalloped edge…I can’t wait to see it finished.

Funny how the spot where this picture was taken is now full of a jolly jumper, exer saucer, quilts on the floor and a million toys – then London chooses a piece of string to play with – isn’t that always the way? 

I love how my house is changing all the time to accomodate this little addition…she’s just a delight!

Anyway – not to get side tracked – here’s my blocks, I’ve decided to give mine a sashing…I have a sleigh bed so I didn’t want the pies and tarts to go to waste at the bottom of the quilt So my plan is to have 
it plain at the bottom, then a nice wide band of pies and tarts with white tonal fabric separating them…then where our pillows go

this will be plain too…we will see how it turns out. In my head, it works lol.

I’m not sure if I’m going to have them be completely scrappy or if I’m going to have all the same background colour in a row…row after row? Thoughts? Have you gotten yours done yet? If so, send me a pic.

I don’t know why I’m leaning towards white tonal but I just feel like it will freshen up these colours and it’s in all of the fabrics.

I’ll keep you posted 😉

Finished blocks for the last few months (269)

Sorry ladies, taken me a while to get to this post – hopefully I haven’t missed anyones pics. So what I’m going to do is post all of the blocks for the last few months and so if you’ve sent pics into me you’ll go in for the draw for as many pics as you sent.

Isobel with her Pies and Tarts

Kathy S with her Pies and Tarts too!

Kathy S with another round of Pies and Tarts

Robyn with her Crazy Christmas

Shannon M with her Crazy Christmas blocks

Shannon M again

Shannon M again

The winner is Shannon M

She wins the latest copy of Quilters Connection Magazine – congrats Shannon!!

Entries for August (261)

Never fails Kathy S get’s her blocks completed on time each and every month even if she’s travelling – how perfect!

Kathy B has decided to change her Life is Beautiful to a blue and cream colourway AND she’s all caught up – nice job Kathy!

Candace C and her beautiful Pies and Tarts

Robyn Y Crazy Christmas

So 3 entries for August…looking good ladies hmm now what should the prize be?

Entries for July (249)

So the Summer seems to be getting in the way of some people’s quilting time I think 🙂 including Mine just a little. Thus my next few posts are being written an uploaded using my iPhone as we’ve been cramming in our favorite Summer activity: Camping. Yep us Moss’ love to camp.
Here’s the entries for July
Danielle with her ever adorable Truly Scrumptious block and Kathy S with her Pies and Tarts blocks.

Nice job ladies!!
The winner this month is Kathy, hmmmm what should the prize be??? Let me look in my studio for something she’d love

Entries for June Blocks (246)

Only 2 entries for June so that must mean Summer is in full swing…I know I can attest to that since I didn’t quite get all of my own blocks completed either…such is life of a quilter in the Summer, right?

Danielle R her super cute Truly Scrumptious Block

Kathy S, finished Pies and Tarts while she was vacationing in Croatia – nicely done Kathy…and super cute little doilies in the corners 🙂

 

Winner for June is….Danielle R. I always try to post the entries in the order they are sent to me…

Congrats Danielle, nice job getting your entry in on time before leaving for your trip to Winnipeg..hope it was a fun time, contact me for your prize:)

Entries for April Blocks (227)

Jen – Life is Beautiful Blocks

Jen – Crazy Christmas Blocks

Jen E – HocusPocusVille Blocks

Karen – HocusPocus

Danielle with Truly Scrumptious

Kathy S – Pies and Tart Blocks

Heather – Life is Beautiful 

Heather D – Truly Scrumptious Block

Charlsey – Crazy Christmas 

Shannon – Crazy Christmas Blocks. She has a bit of a disaster this month with her blocks – which I’m sure we can all relate with…She ended up sewing both of her finished blocks together, when she went to do the decorative stitching on them…she ended up sewing the two of them together 🙁 not just once but 3 separate times…aww Shannon, what a pain but your blocks look great and they’re finished on time!!

Beth  – just under the wire. Beth’s an accountant and during tax season it’s hard for her to find time for herself – but she did get her blocks finished, nice going Beth!!

 

And the winner is…{drum roll please}

Heather D – Congrats Heather!!

You win a pair of Machine Quilting Gloves by Fons and Porter let me know if you’re sized small (red) medium (blue) or large (yellow) and I’ll drop those in the mail to you 🙂

 

Entries for March blocks (219)

Okay we have some great buy-in to our block of the months this year – check out these entries…

Elke D HocusPocus Ville Month 3 (sorry Elke not sure why this photo won’t go the right way it’s weird)

 

Isobel C Pies and Tarts

 

Jen E Crazy Christmas

 

Kathy B Life is Beautiful

 

Jen E HocusPocus Ville

 

Jen E Life is Beautiful

 

Kathy B HocusPocus Ville

 

Kathy S Pies and Tarts (cute layout Kathy)

 

Robyn Y Crazy Christmas

 

 

Shannon M Crazy Christmas

 


Kathy B Crazy Christmas

 

Danielle R Truly Scrumptious

Beth S Pies and Tarts

 and the winner is….

Shannon – she wins this quarters edition of Quilters Connection Magazine.

Entries for Month two and Prize!! (213)

Holy Schmolly – do we have some great entries this month and a GREAT PRIZE!!

Jen E – HocusPocusVille

Karen C – HocusPocusVille

Heather D – Life is Beautiful

Heather D – Truly Scrumptious

Kathy B – Life is Beautiful

Robyn Y – Crazy Christmas pic 1

 

Danielle R – Truly Scrumptious

Beth S – Pies and Tarts

Viv B – Truly Scrumptious

Prize for Month 2 {drum roll please} goes to lucky number 10 which is Danielle R – congrats to you my friend!!

these fantabulous scissors…super sharp point, spring loaded perfect for all of our stitching and embroidery…enjoy!!

BOM’s Month Two – (203)

Sew here’s the month 2’s that we’re working on now…

There is still room to sign up for some of these if you’re interested just email me or leave a comment and I’ll be in touch!

First: Life is Beautiful, an awesome applique technique, adorable stitchery and a journal about life

Next: HocusPocusVille – easy patchwork, and amazing stitchery…with some beading if you feel so inclined 😉

Truly Scrumptious – simply the cutest stitchery I’ve ever seen 

Pies and Tarts, English Paper Piecing with foundation papers, easy applique and stunning results

cute little plastic storage for the tarts

Crazy Christmas this month we will be completing 3 blocks instead of 2 – how cute are these penguins?

Have I inspired you to maybe try one if you arn’t already? Come on board, lots of good fun and many techniques to help you along:)

Until next time, stay warm, happy and creative!