Sunday’s Backyard Safari

Backyard Safari

Backyard Safari

No hike this weekend, the flu bug that’s going around has really been zapping energy, hopefully next weekend it will have taken a hike 🙂

I finished the borders on the baby quilt I worked on last week and hopefully I’ll squeeze this little quilt in soon and send it off to its new owner. I’m still trying to decide how I want to secure the eyes and mouth on the bugs, the pattern used buttons but I want it safe for a child so I fused fabric on but it will need to be secured.

I’m looking for a book that I used to read to my girls to send off with it. The ladybugs in the border reminded me of a story my girls used to have me read over and over, each page had a ladybug hiding and the last line would say ladybug lady bug where are you and the girls would all race to find it 🙂 sometimes I sure miss those cuddly fun days.


I also have fabric leftover so I think I’ll put a little bookbag together too.

I also put put the binding on a valentines quilt thats been waiting, I knew I’d have it ready for Feb 14th eventually and looks like this years the year!


I’ll share a picture of the whole quilt when its finished.  This quilt was one of the Moda University quilts that I did for a while when I first had my longarm and before I went back to work full time. I wanted quilts that I could practice my quilting on and my plan was that I would try to sell them after I used them as sample of my work. But with 4 daughters who all love quilts they have all found loving owners. I’m thinking I’ll keep this one though.

One of the Moda kits that I haven’t done yet (I have 2) used Aunt Purdy’s Parlor collection. I just didn’t care for the pattern and I’ve been trying to decide how to use it. I really like the collection, any ideas? It will have to be a scrappy quilt but those are my favorites. The fabric reminds me of aprons.


Although I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions, I have set a few goals for myself. One is that I work harder on my fitness goals, so far so good I’ve been using my eliptical trainer all month only missing two days because I was ill. Another goal is to finish up some of my UFO’s (true quilter goal I know) I also want to make a few new quilts as gifts this year along with keeping up with my customer quilting so……another of my goals is to oraganize my time more efficiently since I really can’t give up sleep or my day job.

Oh and one last goal, I’m hoping to stay on top of my blogging entries 🙂


About wendysquilting

Professional Longarm Machine Quilter in Thunder Bay Ontario.
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4 Responses to Sunday’s Backyard Safari

  1. AllenQuilts says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of that Valentine’s quilt. Very pretty! Hope you are feeling better soon. It will be nice to hear from you more. 🙂


  2. Sharon says:

    That fabric would be wonderful in any quilt that you make. I love your Valentine quilt.


  3. I love the Valentine quilt, Wendy! I look forward to seeing more pictures of it when you get it finished! Although I know that it’s way too cold up there, the snow looks so beautiful! It was sunny here today, and not nearly as chilly as where you are. I think you should just winter in California, and I could summer in Ontario! Miss chatting with you, my friend.


  4. Nicole says:

    The Aunt Purdy’s fabric would be incredible made up in the Gypsy Rose pattern I made recently. From the Fat Quarter Five book. Love your blog Wendy!


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