Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quilt Show Countdown

Our local Quilt Guild is having a quilt show October 24th. I started this New York Beauty in 2004. Yes, you read that right 2-0-0-4. I think it is time to finish it.

So I decided I want to enter it into the quilt show. Which means finishing it NOW. I had one of my grandsons spend the night last night and he so kindly sorted my 3 bins of batik fabrics into color groups so it is easier for me to pick the colors I want to use.

I am working on the borders for the quilt. I've had the center finished for awhile now. I love how the colors flow.

Underneath this mess(all the bits are the leftovers from each border section. I wanted to keep them separate so I didn't end up putting any fabrics in twice) is the finished section. Anyone want to help clean up?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Addition

Here is the latest addition to our Quilted Cats family. Let me introduce you to Truffles! She is just 14 weeks old and only a couple of pounds. It's hard to get her to stay still for a picture as she is constantly racing up and down the hallway. What a tiny bundle of fluff and energy! She sure adds a lot of life and fun to our home & studio.

She is a Himalayan Persian.

Bag Making

We had my Father-in-law's funeral this week, so last week consisted of helping set up for the service, picking up family members for airports and just getting together as a family. In all that, we even had a birthday. Our oldest grandson turned 14.

The service was lovely. Thank you all for you kind words regarding my Father-in-law's passing. At 98yrs old, every year we had with him was a gift.

Saturday my daughter-in-law Erica, daughter Rhonda and cousin Melody decided we needed to make handbags. Before we started we went off for a quick fabric pick-up to Hamels!

Our pattern of the night, the Buttercup Bag. Erica decided to make her's the regular size with a fabric strap. The rest of us went with the larger bag and fashion handles.

Just over 3 hours later, we had 4 bags finished! I love how super easy this pattern is. We did change it a bit and added some pellon to the lining to stiffen the bag up a bit more. We also changed the pleats in the front of the bag and added an inverted pleat to the middle instead of having the pleats go all in the same direction.

Here's my completed bag.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall Quilting Special

At Quilted Cats Hideaway we are offering our valued customers a 20% discount on quilting for the month of September. This is our way of saying Thank You for your business. So, why not bring us your summer quilt tops to get quilted or get a head start on those Christmas quilts.

This special is for new quilts brought to us between now and September 30, 2009. We’ll be limiting it to 3 quilts per customer. Please call to make an appointment to drop off your quilt tops: 604-794-5922.

Did you know we now carry 3 different extra wide backings (120”) as well as reasonably priced batting?

The Fine Print: you will receive 20% off the quilting charge only, not the thread charge or batting cost.