Rosa's World

Monday, November 21, 2011

Orca Bay - Take 1

Hi There!

As usual, I like to share my quilting adventures with you.


Orca Bay Mystery 2011

Bonnie Hunter suggested that we purchase 2 rulers:

The Easy Angle and the Companion Angle rulers.

I've ordered them from our local quilt store but one of them isn't in, yet.

Anyhow, for the first part, she said that we could do regular 1/2 square triangles, smack 'em together to make the "Hour Glass" block... or.... if you prefer, a Quarter Square Block.

She gave us a couple links but I found THIS video, to help me make my blocks.

Unfortunately, I wasn't too sure on what size I should cut my fabric....

Some didn't make it - they were too small.

I ended up with 24 blocks.... so far.

My incredibly warm and kind and generous friend, Frummie, gave me my early Christmas gift!

She got me the Half and Quarter square triangle pattern, from Inklingo!!!

Printed out a sheet of whitish fabric and a sheet of blackish fabric this evening. Will play with these, right after work tomorrow!!!!

Have a Marvelous Monday!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

James' Graduation

Hi There!

I took yesterday off from work,
as my youngest son, James,
graduated from College!

Let me introduce to you, James...
(pleased as punch, with his diploma)

My two boys - James and Adam.

Me in the middle.

I often wonder how, short me,
could have produced 2 giants!


Today, we've got our Saturday morning errands to do,
hurry back home and "bind" a quilt for a quilty friend
and then, work on Bonnie Hunter's new Mystery Quilt -
Orca Bay Mystery 2011.

First time I've EVER made a Mystery Quilt...

Should be fun!
Care to join me?

This Mystery Quilt is almost
guaranteed to use up all your scraps...

Bonnie Hunter is, in MY opinion,
the Queen of Scraps!


Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two Weeks - That's All !!!

Hi There!

I have a secret to share...

We've had our home on the market, to sell since September or October.

At the beginning of November, we had an offer on our home - which we joyfully accepted - and everything was supposed to close on the 25th of November!

Talk about panicking and starting to pack, seriously!!!

Unfortunately, after many, MANY boxes were packed and down to the last minute on the deadline, the deal fell through.


I had even packed all my fabric and sewing machine, thinking that I would only be 3 weeks of non-quilting.

This past Tuesday, I flipped!

Who KNOWS when our home would sell!??!?!

I needed to start sewing, once again!!!!

Since all of packed boxes were numbered and itemized on our note pad, I knew EXACTLY which boxes I needed!!!

I had only lasted 2 weeks without any sewing!!!

Gosh, but I'm addicted!!!


I pulled out April Cornell's "Victorian Decadence", that my friend Elaine had sent me a while back.

And, I decided to do the "Easy Peasy" pattern, from Gerri Richards!
(strips are cut and waiting for the next step in her directions)

(see the packed boxes?!?!?)

And tonight, I started to sew some of the blocks.... I'm always too curious to finish each step completely!


It's gonna look GORGEOUS!

And, of course, I'll be adding more to that pattern - stay tuned...

Don't all quilters do that? Follow a pattern but somehow or somewhere, they need to add their own little touch.

Hope you have a nice Friday!

I have tomorrow off.

My youngest son is graduating from College and I will be there, taking pictures!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Making Friends... Easy Peasy!

Hi there!

Gilbert and I went out to our local Quilt Shop
and picked up a cone of
variegated thread, called "Sea Moss".

And I decided to treat myself to 2 patterns
from a local quilt designer,
Gerri Richards, of Cool Cat Designs!

Gerri also has an Etsy Shop, as well...

"Making Friends"
This pattern finishes at 13-1/2 X 15-1/2 inches
but I have a plan.
*tapping the side of her head with her forefinger*

Remember the Snow People swap that I'm doing?
Well, these 2 will be right smack dab in the center!

How cool is that, eh?

And the title that Gerri put on her pattern?
Well, that's just what I call Karma!

It was meant to be!

Gerri Richards ALSO teaches
quilting and sewing(?) classes,
in my city.

"Easy Peasy"

And since this spring, we've had
at least 5 quilty friends
bring their "Easy Peasy" quilts to us.

I just LOVE quilts that look complicated
but are really easy to make.
I can't WAIT to make this quilt!!!

This quilt can be made in various sizes -
from Baby to King size!

How neat is that, eh?

Well, these evening, Gilbert and I
got a WHOLE bunch of my quilts ready and packed.
We're going to a local fair, called:

"Holiday Extravaganza"

Hopefully, we'll get to sell a couple quilts, eh?

Have a great weekend!


Teddy Bears

Hi There!

Got this from Face Book...

And I just LOVE Teddy Bears!

Now I know why...


Friday, November 11, 2011

We Remember

Hi There!

Sometimes a picture just says it all....

Gilbert and I designed and painted this sign.
We usually hang it up, outside,
for the whole month of November.

Picture taken on this wet and windy
11th of November '11.