Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Library Project Comes to an end

I am going to bring back my first post, so we can see how well I did
the original post will be in Red


I am joining Adrienne at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts

She is hosting a year long quilt along, to try and get us 
actually making quilts with the patterns in quilt books we buy.

I have many books, many patterns that are on my to-do list
or on my "maybe someday" list

This isn't all my books either


This quilt along has got me moving
I have already got a big jump on my Vintage quilt,
more about that in the next day or 2

First up

I will be making the Vintage quilt by Camille Roskelly

I did finish this quilt in February, not sure why I didn't link it up then
here is that post


From there, and in no particular order...


I am going to make Butterfly Kisses,
into a wall hanging for my summer entry way
ok, so I never did make the Butterfly Kissed quilt or the Strawberry Fields one below


This layer cake quilt for my sister
I did actually make a quilt for my sister, but she choose something different


The Plus quilt for a grad gift!
again I did make 3 quilts as grad gift, but not the Plus quilt

I did link up another quilt from Camilles Book

again from Simply Retro

The Dwell quilt, again I will be making this one into a wall hanging
for my entry way

I did make this one Dwell

I have seen this book ALL over the quilt blog land in the last few weeks,
Love the sampler quilt, going to attempt one this year!!


Sadly this book never even made it off the shelf.
I did link a few other projects though

I would like to Thank Adrienne for being a wonderful host, 
and for inspiring me to actually make some of the patterns in the books I buy

I still plan to keep using my books and the patterns in them
Happy Quilting

Happy Friday
Stay warm







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

Hi

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

SO.....
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


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