Thursday, 31 December 2015

December block

Hubby and I were sick for the last two weeks so I only managed to get one block done.  I have more strips cut but no energy to sew them together.  Hopefully I will get them sewn up in the New Year.

Happy New Year to all and all the best in 2016.

I had planned on using some Jinny Beyer fabric that I purchased 2 years ago but when I put them side by side they didn't do this pattern justice. 

I love this Basic Grey Grunge by Moda.  Hope I can purchase some more in 2016. 

Have a safe and Happy New Year.

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Monday, 30 November 2015

BOM November

Here is my November block.  I chose Xmas fabric for my table topper.

The white - Ramblings by P&B Textiles
Red - Holiday Flourish II by Peggy Toote for Robert Kaufman
Green - Heavy Metal by Ro Gregg for Northcott

Topper measures 30 x 30.

I need to chose backing, quilting needs to be done and binding.  Hope to have it finished so I can give to my neighbour as a thank you for hosting the monthly coffee get to gathers.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

BOM - October

I've joined an online BOM over at Upstairshobbyroom.

Runner in the making as well as two place mats or another runner.  The two blocks are made from the cut-off HSTs.  I like the look of these.  Need to add a small border, of white, and maybe some of the HSTs.  Have not decided yet.

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Hope this works.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

From ugly to beautiful

After my kaleidoscope quilt was finished I ended up with a lot of left overs.  I usually just pitch these in my scrap bin and forget about them.  But not this time!  Why not make something.  There was a lot of triangles shapes so I went to work.

This is what I started with.  A mess!!!!

 I cut out a triangle and used left over backing for the borders.

Next I squared up the triangle, added more borders and quilted it.  I quilted it using WonderFil 40 wt Rayon.

This is how the mess looks when finished.

Orange seems to be my go to colour lately. 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Baby Quilt

I went for coffee this morning with the neighbourhood ladies.  We meet the last Wednesday of each month.

One of the ladies is a Grandmother for the first time, so I made her this baby quilt.  She was very pleased and had tears in her eyes.  What a wonderful thing for me to do she said.

Here is the back.
The pattern is called You're A Rock Star from my LQS Earthly Goods Quilting

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kool Kaleidoscope

Here is my finished top.  Need to piece the back and have it quilted.  This will be quilted by my friend on her long arm.  I am very pleased with how this turned out.  I love how it all came together in the end.  I was a little worried about my colour choices but I listened to my teacher (Kim Caskey) and believed in the process.  Kim is a wonderful teacher and the things she can do with her long arm are amazing.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kool Kaleidoscope - Ricky Tims

I started a class on Saturday - Kool Kaleidoscope by Ricky Tims.

1st strata
This is my first strata. (strip set)

2nd strata  

This is my 2nd strata. (strip set)

The pattern calls for 10 strip sets - two of each.  I have 3 done.  Next class is not until July so I have lots of time and am thankful for that.

This class is lots of fun and a bit of a challenge.  Hope my colour scheme works out in the end.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Lets Eat Cake

Best Birthday Cake Ever
My birthday was yesterday so my son and his girlfriend made me this cake with a beautiful quilt on the top.  As you can see I am a cat person so they had to put cats around it.  Best birthday cake ever.

Besides the cake, they cooked a wonderful meal and I got a gift card from my favourite quilt shop.

Life is good no make that great.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all.

UFO Finish

Mystery Quilt - 2014
This is the front of the 2014 xmas mystery quilt I did over 4 days.  I posted a picture with the blocks not sewn just up on my design wall back in January.  It is now quilted and ready to be used.

This is the back.  I didn't have enough of the one fabric so I used some of the left over strips used in the front.  Wish I had a better picture of the quilting.  Quilting was done by my friend Gwen and it was done using  King Tut # 994 variegated quilting thread.  The variegated thread shows up so well on the dark back.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt - 2014

This is what I have finished so far.  I have decided not to use the sashing that were made because when I put the greens up against the blocks --- well they just looked terrible.

I would like to know if I should use a medium to light grey to sash these blocks.  I'm thinking that if I do use grey it will made this quilt less busy.  What do you think?

Blocks finish 12" and I'm planning on 4 across and 5 down.with grey sashing and a boarder this should be a nice sized quilt to cuddle with.

Elephant Parade Top - Finished

Just finished this top today.  Love how it looks.  It took me awhile to complete with all the small pieces but I am very happy with the outcome.

Sorry the colours are not as bright as they are in person.

I'm hoping my friend will quilt this on her longarm because my quilting is still a work in progress.  One day!!!

Will be showing this off at my guild meeting.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Elephant Parade - getting there!!

Elephant Parade is nearing the finish line.  Six more babies, a bird, stitch down the eyes, quilting and binding to do. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

This is 1 of 25 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion
a quiltville mystery - 2014

I used a lot of scraps but controlled the double diamond units.

Quilt will finish around 88 x 88.  

This is for my sister who lives in Oshawa and she doesn't know it's coming.

Hope she likes it.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Friday, 20 March 2015

More Elephant Parade

I call this the blue bird of happiness.

 Purple flower.

 First row of the Elephant Parade over at Sew Fresh Quilts and extra blocks.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Elephant Parade

Elephant Parade by Sew Fresh Quilts

Work in Progress

This is one of the baby elephants that I've made for the Elephant Parade quilt by Sew Fresh Quilts

 The large elephant.

 The frog - love the eyes.

The turtle.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

I attended a four day mystery quilt at my local fabric shop. The blocks are not sewn up as yet.
I am working on that today and tomorrow will do the rows.  This was a fun filling 4 days with a great group of ladies.  May do it again this year.

Love the colours.