A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Woo Hoo!!!

My 2011 BOM for Quilting Canadians on Quilt With Us is done!  Well, the flimsy is done – it will be added to my pile of quilts waiting to get onto Big Bertha.

I have more to say about BB, but first:001

I combined several of the ideas you all shared with me – and here it is!!!  I’m really pleased!

Now about BB – I finished off my practice piece and released it from the bars.002

Here’s a close-up of the last little bit:



When I pulled it off and turned it over – I discovered this in one area.  This is where the machine was ‘making funny noises’ when some friends came over to play.  We changed the bobbin thread and rethreaded the top, and all went smoothly after that.  Lesson learned – when the machine sounds funny, things may look funny!



In the next day or so, I’ll put on the first of my scrap flimsies – and keep on practicing!   This is fun!  And so much easier than wrestling with a quilt on my domestic machine!

Happy quilting!               Blessings, Peg


  1. It turned out fabulous! Merry Christmas to you.

  2. The map of Canada flimsy looks great! I had similar issues the first time I used my machine and frame too. I did two smaller practice bits and then I just jumped in and I have quilted two quilts with it so far. I do still need lots of practice and I will certainly get it as I go.

  3. Your quilt top looks wonderful Peg!! You did a wonderful job of it!

    Looks like you've been having fun with BB!! Hate when that mess happens on the back, but it does happen!! We learn from it! ;)

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I'd be terrified to put a quilt on BB. I'd cry if that snagging happened so close to being done. Then again, I don't quilt, so it's mostly just speculation on my part. You'll get 'er all figured out. Of that, I have no fear!