Friday, September 19, 2014

The Library Project September

September already
passed the middle of September even!!

I picked the Blossom quilt from
With Fabric and Thread
by Joanna Figeroa
after making the Mini Blossom

a fun easy pattern

I have the top finished, but I am unsure about the quilting,
not sure if I want to do it
and if I do, what do I do, straight line or free motion
or do I send it out to a Long Arm quilter...

So for now this top sits

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Heart Strings (39)

This quilt seriously pulls at my heart strings
and has since I first put it up on my design wall

This is a quilt for my daughter
She has moved out on her own this year
all grown up and off to college.

We bought her a new bedroom suite
and new duvet and cover
The cover has the navys and the teals
that are in this quilt

We started picking up fat quarters in those colours to make her a quilt
and I added a few neutrals to mix

I made the Turning Twenty pattern again,
same as my last quilt

Like I said last time, such a quick easy pattern

When I was a girls growing up my grandma made all kinds
of mixed up patchwork quilts

When I had all my blocks together and put them up on my design wall
my heart did a flip,  I had created a grandma quilt

(we were fighting a slight wind taking these pictures)

When I had the quilt top together I sent a picture
to my mom, and she said "wow, you made a grandma quilt!"

I sent a picture to my Sister in law
She said "that looks just like a grandma quilt"

SO I wasn't the only one who thought that

This is special, a quilt for my daughter, that has a special piece of my grandma

I even used a floral flannel backing, just like grandma used to!!

Now if I could just convince my daughter to let me keep this quilt!!

This quilt is 85x85
Free Motion Quilted by me!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wildside (38)

(been cloudy for days and I try to take a picture and the sun peaks out enough to make a shadow)

I went on a quilt shop tour about a month ago
Found my new favourite store
and in this store I found this awesome
fat quarter bundle, Waterfront Park by Violet Craft

I was an awesome mix of colours,
and I've had a pattern that I wanted to use for a while now
the Turning Twenty pattern

This is a SUPER EASY pattern
super fast and super easy

I think it took me about 30 minutes to cut the fabric out,
I chain pieced the blocks in the hour it took for the buns I was baking to rise
and about another hour to put the top together!

I plan to make this pattern again in navy and teal for my daughter

if you don't know this pattern, the blocks are about 16.5 square
and this finished quilt is 70 x 70.5

I backed it with black fleece, and quilted it on all the seams
and used a plain black "frame" binding

I think it looks pretty good in my living room!!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

SWOON (37)


I decided after taking forever to finish my first Swoon
I should make another!!

I used Sandy Gervais Soho Chic for another quilt
last Christmas and really liked the bright bold colours and prints
so I decided I would make another Swoon, a little bigger for my bed

I used the left over greens for the binding, love it!!

And I free Motion quilted this beast myself!!
(I have to admit, I am proud of myself)

The quilt got to go to the lake with us in the trailer even, made it more like home!!
but this is where it lives now
and one more just cause I love this quilt SO much!!

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Happy Monday!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Digs

When we built our house a few years back
5 bedrooms seems like more than enough...

I never planned a craft/Sewing room into the mix
after all the kids would all leave one day and 5 bedroom would be more than 
2 people would need!

So my scrapbooking and card making stuff have been down in the storage room,
which seemed like a good place to set up shop, until I decided I couldn't create in a windowless room away from the rest of the family, it did have it advantages though, 3 flight of stairs up and down, made it a good workout!!

My sewing area took over my spare room, which too worked, until we were getting company and then I had to clean everything up and put everything away.

Well our oldest child graduated last spring, and has moved out.
On about her second trip home after moving she said, "mom, please take my room, I'll even help you move your stuff in there, like right now today"

Well she didn't have to tell me twice!!
Behind my sewing table, an IKEA shelf to hold my paper and books.
My ink pad storage on top, and I am topping with the idea of making the top into some kind of ironing counter

The right side of the room, Sewing table, a vintage metal and arbourite table, 
my design wall and I did leave her bed in the so she can still sleep in there if she wants, or it make a nice place to take quilt pictures

the right side of the room, sorry for the bad picture.
My counters, for paper crafting and fabric cutting, as well as a I now have a tv in my room!!

at the Entrance to the room,
This beautiful antique shelf, I am thinking it used to be a radio, but had been made into shelves, I have another one of these up in our living room.
I have a few goodies on the shelves, that either I have made or have been given too me

The best part is what sit on top of the shelf,
my children found this in one of the old buildings on our farm, it belonged to my hubbys grandma
The fancy detailing on this machine is amazing

The whole shelf

I would like to paint, maybe that will happen later,
hubby said maybe we could even put the bed into a murphy bed, you know, one of those ones that fold up out of the way

So far since moving in, I have already made more cards than I did last year, 
and I have finished up a few little sewing projects

Happy Friday
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