Thursday, 27 October 2016
Sunday, 23 October 2016
When my friend saw the Princess quilt I made last year, she put in an order for me to make one for her new grand daughter. So we talked earlier this year and she said she wanted it for the baby's first birthday.
Her birthday is today and she is having a tea party with her friends and I hope she will love her Princess Quilt!
When I laid out the blocks to assemble the top, my 8 year old was quick to point out that Tinkerbell is NOT a Princess! But I just had to include her in the quilt because my daughters were big Tink fans and this little girl is only 1, so we don't yet know who her favourite will be! Right?
This quilt is the size of a lap quilt. So she will be able to use it on her bed when she graduates to a toddler bed. That's what Grandma wanted.
I bought the patterns for the blocks from the Etsy shop called Chi Town Stitching.
The hardest part was picking the fabrics.
I am sure she will love her quilt for a long time.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
I went on a quilt retreat last weekend! Oh it felt good to get together with some Quilty friends to share patterns, tips and tricks, recipes, but it felt especially good to get some work done on some WIPS.
First I finished the Vintage Quilt I've been working on for the king size bed we got last Spring.
I used fat quarters from the Nordika fabric line by Jeni Baker for the blocks. The background is a solid white, and the border is a grey Modern Background Essentials by Zen Chic. I'm looking forward to quilting it!
I also started putting my In From The Cold quilt blocks together and got the first borders on too. But I didn't get a picture so I will keep you in suspense until the top is finished.
Here are a couple of the quilts my friends finished while we were there.
|Betty's Tablecloth Quilt|
|Elaine's Ribbon Box Quilt|
There were many more great projects but these were the only ones I got pictures of.
It's always good to have a little vacation from home and get to work on some sewing for me. It was just a great pick me up. And I got some great inspiration from my friends as well!
Friday, 23 September 2016
Fall has finally arrived so I thought I would share this table runner I finally got out of the WIP pile.
|Fall table runner|
I made this runner with scraps a few years ago and had brought to my moms for her to quilt. For some reason it never got quilted and she found it a few weeks ago when she cleaned out one of the closets in her studio.
I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice doing some custom work with the computer designs on the Statler.
|Close-up of quilting|
I picked a feather block design for the blocks, a leaf design for the sashing, my favourite orange peel for the corner stones and some beautiful maple leaves for the border.
It took me all day to quilt this little table runner. The longest part I think is picking the designs but then trying to get them to fit inside the spaces takes a lot of time and patience as well.
I am really happy with the end result. It was great practice and I have a nice new table runner for the fall.
I am linking up to TGIFF over at Crazydutchbirdquilts
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
|Alison's "Aviatrix Medallion"|
|Kaaren's "Stopped Me In My Tracks" Quilt|