Monday, December 30, 2013

Double Double (25)

Now that Christmas is over
I can post my gift quilt



Earlier this year, 
on one of my parents visit to my house,
my mom commented how nice it would be to have 
a nice lap sized quilt

That statement set into motion
a special quilt




My daughter wanted to help too

We decided to use the same fabric line as moms other quilt
Double Chocolate by Moda


We picked an easy pattern
the Double slice

which is where the name Double Double comes from


My daughter pieced the quilt top, and I did the quilting and binding
for the backing we used cozy chocolate brown fireside fabric


it is -30 Celsius in my area of the world these day
perfect for cozying up under a nice quilt

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year

Happy Monday
Stay warm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quilt repair




My grandma used to make quilts
She used all kinds of scrap fabric, mostly old Polyester and Fortrell
those quilts are going to last forever!!

Sadly she also used cheap flannel for the backing

I was asked by my sister a few weeks ago,
to repair a grandma quilt, that had seen the inside of a washing
machine, one too many times

Once I got it taken apart, and got a good look at the quilt,
I decided the best way to repair it, would be to do it the same
as grandma had made it. 

Sewn right sides together, 
and then flipped outside in
and tied


I am very happy to be carrying on my grandmas quilting 


I did get a good laugh at her pattern
small squares, larger squares
and rectangles even

I have given my sister many more years with her quilt

Happy Sunday
Stay Warm
Merry Christmas


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Cards



I got a call one Thursday morning, from my sister in law
"Can you make me 12 Christmas cards...
for tomorrow?"

well of course I can!!


complete with hand colouring, embossing and fussy cutting
not to bad for 1 days notice!


Happy Saturday
Stay Warm
Merry Christmas



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Postage Stamp (24)

I finished up my 
Postage Stamp quilt!

Love it
Love the bold colours and the white!!

I have decided to give this quilt as a 
Christmas gift, so I guess I will have to make another one for me


One more quilt to finish up and my 
Christmas quilt giving will be wrapped up!!
(ha ha good one there) 

I used a SoHo Chic Jelly Roll and Kona Snow fabric





This time of year, it is SO hard to photograph
a quilt, the days are short, and the good light is gone
and then it also seems like if I don't have full sun, 
I have WIND!!!


Happy Tuesday
Stay warm!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Postage Stamp in Progress



I have wanted to make a Postage Stamp quilt for a while now

When I seen the Soho Chic jelly roll from Sandy Gervais,
I knew that was the fabric I wanted to use!!


first you sew a whole lots strips together, then you cut them all apart
just to sew them back together again!!!


but it sure beats sewing all that many 2 inch squares together
thats for sure

Happy Wednesday



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Little Drummer Boy....such a cool version

I just thought I would share, 

it is December 1st after all,

according to my husband
now I can listen to Christmas music



Little Drummer Boy....such a cool version | Britta

Happy Sunday!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Starry Night Giant Star Quilt (23)


23 quilts

I have made 23 quilts
and 
finally 1 will live on my bed!!

I finished up my 
Starry Night Giant Star quilt
last weekend,
but had to wait for a time where I had extra hands, 
and not bright sunlight to photograph it


4 corners on this quilt I have to pick the one that my quilting was NOT straight to photograph!!

I used Jeni Bakers'
Giant Star quilt tutorial, 
but made my squares bigger to begin with
so I ended up with a larger star
then I added 2 borders to make it queen sized


I used a mix of blue and grey fat quarters from my stash
and backed it with grey fleece

Straight line quilted it with 1.5 inch spacing
on my own home machine


Happy Friday!!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WIP Starry Night

I have pulled out another quilt top that has been on my to-do pile for way too long

I wanted to make myself a quilt

I pieced the top a while ago
........
like last June or July

I finally got what I wanted for the backing,
only to find out it really wasn't big enough
so I pieced the backing

and got to work on the quilting



 This is where I do my basting
I use 505 Spray Adhesive to baste, so the tile floor in the dining area
makes the most sense, and it is the easiest to clean up

It is a good thing we have a huge dining table
for a queen sized quilt

(I usually use painters tape to tape my backing to the floor during the basting step,
painters tape doesn't like to stick to fuzzy backing like minky, fireside or fleece. My helpful hubby suggested I use Tuck Tape, DO NOT DO THIS
I had THEE worst time getting it off of the fabric, and in some spots ended up cutting it off. 
That is what the red stuff on my quilt in the picture above)



I had a lot of fabric to deal with, and work through my machine

But in the end
it was all worth it, it turned out great


I will get some finished pics soon
the weather has to cooperate

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Wednesday

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Swoon in Progress

4 blocks down
I have no idea, how many to go, lol

I want to make this for in my living room
my furniture is chocolate brown, and my accents are blue


I have been mixing all shades of blue and brown
But can't decide if I want to make it 2x3 for a rectangle
or if I want it 3x3 for a bigger square

???????????????

Happy Sunday

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mini Starburst Table Topper


I finished my Mini Starburst Table topper!!

I wanted a few more table toppers, and runners for the holiday season

I have had my eye on the 

I plan on making one 
in pink, yellow, blue and grey,
the colours of my Impromtu quilt
to go in my spare room

But first wanted to make one in
holiday fabrics

See the snow flakes and swirls



This will sit on my radio stand for this year





In other news
it is very chilly this weekend -30 C
when we got up this morning!

More projects on the go
picked up some batting yesterday in the city
so I can get quilting a few of my other projects that are the waiting pile

Happy Saturday
Stay warm!!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blogathon Canada

I am very excited
I found a whole bunch of great Canadian quilt bloggers

The Sew Sisters are hosting the Blogathon Canada
to introduce us to more great Canadian bloggers

I would like to thank Flo at Butterfly Quilting
for adding me to her blog list

I will share a bit about myself

I grew up in a city
fell in love with a farm boy
married that farmer
we have 3 children

We live on the farm and honestly
there is no place I would rather be

We grain farm and raise cattle

I have always had a love for all things home-made
I am a scrapbooker, and a card maker
I am also a quilter

About a year ago now 
my husband said to me
"you should make quilts for the twin"

the other day I said to him
"look what you started"

These are the quilts that started it all





my Irish Chain quilt




my Darkside quilt


and last but not least

I have found the blog world is a great place for inspiration
I could spend hours looking on the internet

I am glad to be making my own place in this blog world

Thank you for stopping by, I would love if you stop back again
Happy Thursday








Swoon in Progress

Swoon quilts seem to be popping up all over the blog world again
Once again reminding me of my 2 lonely swoon blocks
hanging on the design wall, waiting to be finished

Just seems like other projects keep jumping to the front of the line

So the other night I pulled out my 
already cut
pieces, and got to work



and, yes that is my seam ripper sitting
be the pile that was sewn together wrong

and so it sits


another project
I have made another table topper, 
got it all sewn together
and then sandwiched with the batting and backing
just waiting to be quilted

As I mentioned in yesterday post, 
I have changed my blog name and address, so make sure you update 
your bloglovin

Happy Wednesday
Thanks for stopping by

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

a few changes

I have been wanting to make a few changes around here for a while
bear with me while they are in progress
as I am learning to do things myself, lol

Please note
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hockey Rink quilt (22)


Ok, New Favourite!!!

But don't we say that about each new quilt we make??

I asked a question on Facebook 
a few weeks ago
"would you buy one of my quilts"
I had lots of people say, YES they would

The cradle quilt in my last post was the first one

This is the second one

I was asked to make a quilt
for my friend and her little twin daughters to use
while they are at the cold hockey rinks, watching their bigger sister
at hockey

She said it was up to me what pattern and fabric I choose
she only asked that I used Red, Navy and White,
the teams colours

This idea popped in my head right away,
I wanted the navy to be the main fabric because of where it will be used,
and tried to use as little white as possible.



the backing is supper cozy grey Fireside fabric
if you have never used it, it compared to minky for softness


hard to capture "softness" in a picture, lol


and finished it all off with a scrappy red binding
I have sent her pictures and her response was
"I LOVE IT"

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and now to show you a new addition in my house


yup, I got a wooden ladder finally

My wonderful hubby made it for me!!!
We are at odds right now over finishing it though,
he wants to stain it, I want to antique paint it


Thanks for stopping by
Happy Thursday
Stay warm!!


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