Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sharing and Sharing

Such a difference a season makes!
You can already see how much less I've been able to post, which has everything to do with having less electricity at this time of year - as the days get shorter and shorter and then there are the autumn storms.
I do need to clarify, that if I could have my turbine fixed it wouldn't be an issue, as the winds are good and strong, and along with my solar panels, I'd have enough power.
Also - it is my choice not to use a generator to charge the system's batteries.
The propane one I have, I'm not able to start myself - it's just got too strong a pull.
And I refuse to go down the gasoline key start generator path again -
I'm still not over being ripped off by Sears for the last one!

So I live by what nature brings me, and I'll post when I can!

I do have a few things to share today...

I've added the instructions/calculations for the Backing a Quilt Idea #8 - Frame Up.
Working out these ideas for any size quilt, to make them super easy!!
See more of these and get your copies here.

I get to play in My Happy Place today!
Sewing some books for 'A Novel Idea' block of the month quilt.
Tutorial coming soon...

Off to poke the woodstove - it's time for another coffee. :)

Happy Weekend Stitching!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Gift of Inspiration

A good day here today - being topped off with a wonderful gift in the mail!
Jean R. sent me a package that includes fabrics to play with, a lovely note book that I already have a plan for, pictures from the Sisters Quilt Show and a scrubbie she made for my dishes.
Thanks so much, Jean - your letter and gift made my week!

I've some Quilt Pattern progress news, too - Watch for a newsletter tomorrow!!

Happy Stitching!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Good Sunny Sunday Morning!

It's been a bunch of days since I've had enough power....
I've gotten a bunch of things 'ready' for the next sunny day - and that's today!
These are fabrics I've gathered for the books of my A Novel Idea quilt.

Off I go...

Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Heads Up...

I'm letting you know in advance that I'll be raising some prices.

#1: The price of upgrading Current and Past Memberships to the NEW Non-expiring Membership.
Did You Know...
Join the Friends of Victoriana Quilt Designs now & get the most value for your money!
See the details for yourself here.

Discover or Rediscover the huge collection of quilt patterns that are already available.
Then collect ALL of the new upcoming patterns - Free with your membership.
Simply Awesome!

#2: The Membership pattern prices will also be increasing slightly.
If you were wanting to add some of them to your pattern collection - you will save the most by buying them now.
Members can see the whole list here.

I've 'sew' many new quilt designs spinning in my head - stay tuned and you won't miss a thing!!

Thanks for your continued interest!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Friends of Victoriana Quilt Designs

A few fun ways to connect with other friends of Victoriana Quilt Designs -
Get a Pen Pal or Swap some Charm squares here.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Autumn Jewels

Autumn Jewels Quilt Pattern
When the leaves of the trees turn into glorious colours we get to enjoy Autumn Jewels!
I designed this seasonal celebration quilt pattern in 2004.
I was living in Northern British Columbia, where it's mostly just yellows in the fall, and was missing the deep reds of the Maple trees.

Thankfully the forest where I live now has the complete range of fall colours! :)

You can see more details about the Autumn Jewels quilt pattern here.

You can see some of the Autumn Jewels quilts made from my pattern here.

Autumn Jewels Barn Quilt painted by Sue Michael
  This Autumn Jewels Barn Quilt was painted by Sue Michael (from my original Autumn Jewels design), for the Lawrence County Conservation District's office.
It's part of the "Quilt Trail" in Kentucky.

That's a wonderful version!

Inspiring a Nature Walk...

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Canadian Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving weekend, here in Canada.
I'm enjoying family phone calls, stitching and time outside in the forest!

However you're spending your day...


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