|My Halloween Quilt.|
|Toy elephants I made for my son and my daughter's friend. (Pattern, by Retromama, can be purchased here.)|
Thank you for clicking over to visit my blog and thank you for clicking in from your reader if you're already one of my followers. I am so happy that you came by to see me that I am giving away a little something from my stash to one of you at the bottom of this post. If you don't win this one, don't worry, come back on Dec. 8th when it's Sew Mama Sew giveaway day because I'll be giving away another of the same prize.
|My first truly modern quilt. Bloom Bloom Pow designed by Lee of Freshly Pieced.|
Okay, so for those of you who haven't been here before, Welcome! I am Anita. I am a military wife living in Wainwright, Alberta. My husband is a soldier in the Canadian army. I have been quilting since 1997 when he went on his second (my first as spouse) tour of duty to Bosnia. I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I have three children: a son (age 9) and two daughters (age 6 - today! and a two month old baby). You can learn more about me and where I live in my Around The World Blog Hop post.
|My three kids and I on November 11, 2014.|
I enjoy traditional and modern quilting but I am strongly inclined towards modern now. I am in a birthday club on Instagram with nine other Canadian women. Each month there is a different birthday girl and we all make gifts for that person.
|This is a pillow/cushion that I designed and sewed for the November Canuck Birthday Club girl. She loves flying geese.|
|This is a drawstring project bag that I made for the November birthay girl also. I embroidered the centre panel with a pattern from the book "Little Stitches" by Aneela Hoey.|
I am also in many other swaps on Instagram. It's kind of a new addiction. The great thing about swaps and birthday clubs as they challenge you so sew for someone else and to do your very best work.
|This is a Strawberry mini that I made for the Strawberry Swap on Instagram this summer.|
|This is a sneak peek I just posted on Instagram of my IGmini Swap quilt. It's ready to be quilted.|
I also have sewn quilts of valour for three Canadian soldiers suffering with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
|My first Quilt of Valour. I posted about it here. "Diamond Tread" pattern by Lee of Freshly Pieced.|
|My second Quilt of Valour. Pattern designed by Cheryl Arkinson. I posted about this quilt here.|
|My third Quilt of Valour. My own layout using a panel and Swoon blocks. Swoon block pattern by Camille Roskelley.|
I posted about this quilt here.
|If you don't win this time come back on Dec. 8th because I'll be giving away another four fat quarters that week for Sew Mama Sew giveaway day (which is actually a week long).|
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