Wednesday, 20 January 2021

My Beautiful Backyard Retreat


 2020 was a year of changes and challenges for us all!

All of my out of town teaching engagements were cancelled yet family who needed me kept my days full.

With all of the uncertainty my sweet husband decided to build me something extra special.

We had discussed a cold frame or possibly an enclosed garden and this beauty is what he came up with instead. 

I think it belongs on the cover of a magazine!      

Wood for construction was locally milled and delivered.                                                                         All other items needed were purchased by curbside pickup or mail order when not available locally.

Just a little taste of Summer to thank you for your patience while I catch this blog up to date.  

Finally ...just in case you were thinking that this has nothing to do with quilting, my new greenhouse is the most relaxing place ever to sit and hand stitch!       (Tutorials coming soon.)

What do you think I should plant this year?


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #180

 

This new Free Motion Quilting design has been named.

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday August 23, 2020.

This design is now called “Sputnik”. 
Such a fun name for a fun design!

Thank you and congratulations to Lily Kent from Erskine, Western Australia for suggesting this very winning name.

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Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #179


Inspired by a warm and beautiful sunny Summer day this new Free Motion Quilting design has been named.

The winner, chosen by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday August 16, 2020 is “Feelin’ Groovy”!

Thank you and congratulations to Jaynie Himsl of Regina Saskatchewan for suggesting this winning name.

Am I the only one who is singing this in my head now?

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Monday, 18 January 2021

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #178


A playful design that could easily be either a subtle background fill or the star of the show.

This new Free Motion Quilting design has been named!

The winner, chosen by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday Aug 9, 2020 is ... “Fantasy Forest”.

Thank you and congratulations to my very own Sweetheart, Roy Plotniko for suggesting this winning name.

Honestly... he comes up with these all on his own!
I really must try and get him on a sewing machine.

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Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #177




Inspired by one of my previous designs and the sound of the wind this is sure to become a favourite. 

This new Free Motion Quilting design was named by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday Aug 2, 2020.

It is now called “Daylily”.

Thank you and congratulations to Chrisanne Kotzian of Parksville BC for suggesting this lovely winning name.


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Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #176


This design has been on my mind for a while and it is so much fun to stitch.

I think it would be fabulous on a Modern Quilt!

After a careful tabulation of all votes this new free motion design has been named !

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday          July 26, 2020.

This design is now called “Tinker Toys”!

Thank you and congratulations to Jaynie Himsl of Regina Saskatchewan for suggesting this winning name!

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Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #175

So often one design will inspire another and this design came to me while stitching design #174.

This new Free Motion Quilting design has its name.

The winner was chosen by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) at 6:00 PM (Pacific) on Sunday July 19, 2020.

And the winner is ......“With Open Hearts”!

Thank you as congratulations to Sherri Mullin Dawes of Nanaimo B.C. for suggesting this winning name.

Sample stitched with Madeira Poly Neon colour 1907.

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