Saturday, November 29, 2014

Chevron Snowflake (40)

Seems like it has been so long since I finished a quilt
right now as I type there are 2 tops hanging on the design wall waiting for backing

I will start with an apology
I live in Saskatchewan Canada
It looks great out my window, all beautiful and white,
snow sparkling in the sunshine,
a slight wind blowing
making the temperature -32

which in my language is too darn cold for outdoor pictures!!!

I posted about making this Chevron Snowflake quilt
from the Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine

well its all finished!!!

This was my first time working with diamond pieces
I think it turned out great

I quilted it on my home machine with squiggly lines (is that a word??)

I used a rainbow thread in my bobbin, for a bit of colour on the white fleece backing

And then used the left over pieces for a rainbow scrappy binding

For now it lives in the living room,
I am not sure if it will become a seasonal quilt or not

again sorry for the poor pictures

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Saturday!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Little Blue House


A few weeks ago I painted a few of the wall in my living room,
the wall behind our couch where our family pictures hang
and the wall where the fireplace is

while I was redecorating
I came across this picture on Instagram

I loved what she had done with one of the little mini houses
from Camille Roskelly's Mini Dwell pattern.

I asked for permission to copy her idea,
and she said "go ahead"

I searched through my scraps, wanting navy blue in there because 
our house is navy blue

Didn't take long, and I had this little cutie

I sent a picture to my friend
who commented that they would make cute little red barns

I set out to make a cute set of little red barn coasters

aren't they cute??

After a run to the city I was able to frame my Little Blue House
which now sits of the end table in my living room
and I love it!!

Just thought I would share a picture of my fireplace wall too
Love the shade of blue, and don't my quilts look great there too

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Cards

It is that time of the year again
Time to make Christmas cards for my sister in law
and I made a few for my daughter this year as well

The Santa was colours with Stampin Up Blendabilites markers
great markers and so easy to use, fun too

This one is hard to tell, but the white background layer is simmer paper

and a fun box made with the Stampin Up gift box punch board

all of these cards were made using Stampin Up products 

I made 4 of each variety, and then mixed them up for both the girls
to have a good mix of cards

Now I still have to make my own

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chevron Snowflake IN Process

Hello and Welcome to my farm in Saskatchewan
I'm Conni

A wife to an amazing man, a mother to 3 amazing children, 
we farm on a 5th generation farm, both grain and cattle

I love to read, quilt and paper craft

I like to spend some time each night
browsing Pinterest

Usually Quilts
all kinds of quilts
or cards, right now its Christmas Cards

I came across this quilt 
in the Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
(I just let my subscription go to this magazine of course)
because it is from the UK I get it digitally on the iPad

I showed the picture to my hubby
he said "now that is an awesome quilt" 
he has never said anything besides "nice" or "cool"

So I figured I had better make this quilt

I made a trip through Saskatoon last week and stopped at Periwinkle Quilting
they have a great selection of fat quarters!!

So I picked up the colours I needed

Sunday I was able to get to the craft room

 add up craft room + Christmas Music= very happy me!!

I was able to get all my white fabric cut ready to go

Then I paused to take a road trip with my hubby to haul some cows to the auction
Monday I was back in the craft room!!

I won't bore you with all the pictures I took, lol

end result!!

I love it!!
This was my first time sewing with 45 degree diamonds
like the ones for a Lonestar quilt

I have it all sandwiched up and ready to be quilted

I have a few other project I will be posting in the next few days so be sure to stop back

Happy Thursday
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Colorful Hugs and Kisses

It is that time of year again
the sky seems to always be grey
the clouds are always present
the days are shorter
:( :( :(

Makes it SO hard to take a good picture

I also have to confess...
I have been dealing with a lot of personal issues
making it very hard to be creative.
I have gone into my craft room and simply sat for hours, doing nothing
not wanting to make anything.
Feeling "why bother, nobody would care if I did or not"

I am working on getting better
I am having good days and bad


A while back I seen this amazing pattern from Fig Tree and Co
I have had it on top of the pile since I bought it
I even have the very fabric that they used for the pattern pictures
but like I said, my heart wasn't it in

Then I happened to have a thought,
"what if I use different fabric" 
and I ran with it

Cut all my fabric and set out chain piecing...

Using Simply Style fabric by V & Co

I sewed

and sewed

and sewed

and ended up with a great little piles of X's

the race was on, which would run out first, my thread or my pile of fabric
the pile was gone, and I still had a little thread, phew

The end result

This amazing top!!

I have to admit though, it is still up on the design wall
I am trying to decide weather to add a border or not...

Happy Sunday


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