Monday, November 17, 2014

Sew Sisters Blogathon!!

The Sew Sisters Blogathon is back for another year!!  Tomorrow features Nova Scotia bloggers-one of them being a personal friend of mine-Linda from Scrapmaster.  Find all the details on the Sew Sisters Blog here.


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Friday, October 3, 2014

A Semi-Random pattern (a first for me!!)



Ok, so my quilts are usually very geometrically planned, or I follow a pattern etc.  I don't do much in random, or wonky-it's just now how my brain works.  So, I tried to go outside my usual and just started cutting up fabric and making hst blocks.  But, once I started laying out the top, I just wasn't feeling it-so if you look closely, you can see some pinwheels, flying geese, diamonds, etc.  Random, but not too random so that my brain is happy too!!


Super cute backing from Canadian designer Kate & Birdie Paper Co.


Look at that binding!!  It's from the Annali line- I purchased mine from Warp & Weft, but I think I got the last of the bold.  I wish I had more of it!!




And since it is Friday, I'll link up to Finish it up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Have a great weekend all!!



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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sorbet Plus Quilt

These colors remind me of orange and strawberry sorbet.  Fitting, that it is the first day of Fall, and so our sorbet days are coming to an end!



And for the back, I used the Kona's in a horizontal gradient from lightest to darkest. 











 I made this  quilt because I fell in love with the coral Kona fabric, so I
picked up others colors that co-ordinated and made a plus quilt.  I'm very happy with the end result-also, this is one of the first times I straight line quilt and don't have any puckers at the cross sections!!  Not sure what I did differently, maybe because I pin basted and spray basted.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rainbow squares quilt finish!

I have the newest edition of Quilty magazine, and when I saw the pattern inside named Sparkle, I knew I had to make it.  I made mine slightly smaller, one less row, but I love how it turned out, and I love the binding.  I think I may adjust my Library Project List-I did, after all, make the list back in January and my how project ideas can change in the blink of an eye!



I'll be sharing this tonight at our Maritime Modern Quilt Guild meeting-we are meeting at a new modern fabric shop in Halifax called Patch.  7-9 pm, Sept. 11th, and all ar
e welcome to join us.



I'm linking this up today to The Needle and Thread Network, a great place to find other Canadian bloggers who are fiber artists.





It's Friday, so that means the linky party is up over at Crazy Mom Quilts!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Firefly Quilt Finish

I've been wanting to make a chevron quilt forever, and finally just set aside the time to do it.  I used some wee wander for the back and the fireflies/bees for the binding.  I may have to make this pattern again-it was on my list for Adrienne's Library Project (see side bar for link) so I am happy to say that I have 3/5 quilts finished that I planned to do back in January when the library project started.





I quilted on only the white, 1/4 inch on each side of that chevron.



Linking up this finish to the Library Project, and since it's Friday, to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nautical Quilt

I can finally post about this cute nautical inspired navy and grey quilt that I finished up a month ago.  It is now with it's rightful owner, and I don't have to worry about spoiling her surprise!






I love the anchor print-so crisp.

And here is the entire quilt, it matches her nursery so well, and I'm so pleased for her.  Looking forward to her little boy being born!
Linking to Quiltstory today for fabric Tuesday.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Blendabilities markers

Today is a weird weather day-a bit rainy, very muggy; I feel like a thunderstorm is necessary to clear the air.  So, I figured it would be the perfect time to make a few cards in my basement studio where it is nice and cool.
This one if for my Mom who turns 80 later this month!!!



This cute bird and leaf stamp is from Purple Onion Designs-the Stacey Yacula collection.  Love these stamps.


These stamps are both Stampin Up!  The hardwood stamp is new, and I love how it looks like barn board (which I am currently obsessed with).


These lollipop flowers are also from Purple Onion Designs.  
I first started this blog to share my love of stamping and scrapbooking, and it slowly morphed into a sewing blog.  I have to admit, it felt great to be using my stamps again-maybe I'll be inspired to make a few more cards later this evening.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Double finish!

Just finished the second of the set of quilts for cute twin girls.  I'll deliver these to their owners next week.  I used the same fabrics but different patterns for the quilts.  The 16 patch is from Allison Harris's book Growing up Modern, and the Framed quilt is by Camilla Roskelly's book Simply Retro.


Both of these quilts were on my Library Project list, so it feels good to have 2 of them finished!











Linking up to Finish it up Friday today too!



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gray and Coral patchwork

I made this custom quilt for a lady who painted her nursery in gray with a coral/gray chevron on one wall.  It looks really cool.  So, stuck with mainly gray patches but wanted to put a coral square in most of the rows.  I'm happy with this one, I think it's pretty cute-and I broke from my routine and used medium gray from Kona instead of my usual Ash. 





I opted for a narrow white border around the patchwork before the medium gray border-I think it needed that little bit of white in there to break up the grey.  Anyhow, this will be off to it's new owner soon-I hope her little girls enjoys it!  
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network today and Finish it up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts.




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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A nautical blankie

I had an order for a nautical themed blanket.  I tried to find the aqua and red whales/sailboats that I had used before, but sadly, my local quilt shop were sold out.  But, I did find these cute whales and anchors and just took the blanket in a different color scheme.  I've read that navy and darker shades of blue are becoming more popular, and I have to say, I'm liking the darker shades after using aqua and teal for so long.









 Anyhow, a week ago, we brought home a new puppy named Ben and I took him for a walk around the neighborhood today-he did so well on his leash.  But that explains the lack of sewing projects around here!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Twin quilt finish!

Pin ItI just put the last stitch in the binding last night, and washed and dried this quilt today.  It likely looks familiar from my WIP posts, but I'm so happy to have this done-I have the top of the matching twin quilt done, just need to quilt and bind it.  I can't wait to give this to the little girls Mom who ordered them-so cute. 



I used pale pink Kona cotton for the back, a pale pink with white polka dots for the binding, and I used Aurafil Thread for the first time to quilt with and I loved it.  My stitches were even, sharp and the best I've ever seen my Pfaff work.  Definitely using it from now on.


Joining Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts today!
and to Quiltstory.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Plus Quilt and The Library Challenge

Pin ItI missed the April link up for the Library Challenge-totally slipped my mind with the fair prep and all.  I finished another quilt top for the challenge, and I finished a toddler sized one today.  The plus quilt I made today was supposed to be a chevron quilt that I had down as part of the challenge, however, I felt that the fabric design would not look good as a chevron, and chose to do a plus instead.  I'm really happy with the design, super cute.  I found the pattern on the blog For the Love of George.






Twin size quilt tops for twin girls!! 




So, not doing too badly on the quilting front.  I'll be linking up today with Adrienne for the Library Challenge and also Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday.  Hope everyone has a great long weekend!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sweets quilt top finished

This pattern is from the Simply Retro book-I love how it displays the beautiful fabric so well.  It's part of a set of 2 quilts that will adorn the twin beds of a set of twin girls!!  Now, just to figure out how to quilt it-and of course piece the back, baste, quilt and bind.  So, as good as it feels to have the top done, I'm far from finished yet!





I'm sharing this WIP today with The Needle and Thread Network and Lee over at Freshly Pieced.



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Monday, April 28, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Craft Fair production....

Pin ItI'll be participating in my 5th Momma Collective fair on April 26th, a little more than 2 weeks away!  I've been working hard on the items I'm bringing-here's a quick peek.


A tray full of crayon wallets.


A crate full of list takers (also great for passport storage for travel).







Some patchwork zippered pouches.  I'm not certain why the above photo looks so blurry, the linen is a beautiful Putty color from Essex linen (found at Warp & Weft, a Canadian online fabric shop).


Well, that's all for now.  I'm sure there will be more to add by the end of next week.  Tonight is the April meeting for our Modern Quilt Guild, so I'm looking forward to that-and our sew in is this Saturday.  I have a quilt top all cut and ready to be started-hooray!

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