Sunday, December 3, 2017

A return to Flowerville

It's been such a busy couple of weeks. I haven't been able to find any time to prep some applique work.

I have completed all four bunnies on the two borders of Down the Rabbit Hole...

....and completed the embroidery on this Life is Beautiful block, which just so happens to be read Life is Beautiful...

Life is Beautiful happens to be my go-to project when I have no applique ready to work on. 

My secondary go-to is the Flowerville blocks, so that is what I worked on this morning for my slow stitching...

I had an exasperating time at my local Canadian Tire store this week while I was getting an oil change, emission test and winter tires put on my car. As I sat fuming in the waiting room I was distracted by the tile work on the floor and thought it would make a great quilt border...

...but I can't even begin to figure how to do the math on it!!! Maybe I'll have to sit with a piece of graph paper one day and figure it out.

We had an errand to run this week and decided to check out the RetroFestive shop in Oakville. It was a blast...if you can, check it out!

My goal this month is to finish the applique on the bunny borders for Down the Rabbit Hole. Each of the two borders gets a tulip in the middle and some random flowers around the bunnies. So, not too much for December when life is so busy with Christmas coming up very soon!

I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching and with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.

I'm going to take this opportunity to direct you to Yvonne's blog post for today at Quilting Jetgirl, entitled Why I Quilt. I found it quite thought provoking and hope you do, too :)

If I wasn't already in the Christmas mood, I would be this week. I have my two guild will have a catered turkey dinner and the other a huge potluck lunch! Bring it on!!!

Have a wonderful day...hopefully with some slow stitching of your own.


  1. All of your projects are looking really pretty. I checked out that store and am feeling quite nostalgic and somewhat old as I either have or had several of the items.

  2. Oh I agree that tile border is a great idea for a quilt border. You have some nice projects going! Happy Stitching

  3. That is a fabulous quilt border idea! The math would be challenging for sure!
    Love the bunnies!
    Hopping over to read Yvonne's post...

  4. Looking forward to seeing your quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  5. It would make a neat border! I find myself looking at carpeting, and flooring all the time. I bought the Life is Beautiful and was so disappointed that I spent $91.00 for this and the pattern is just not worth the money.