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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Library Project

I have fallen behind on my Library Project link ups

But it is summer

too much to do outside!!

I will be honest, I have made 4 blocks for my Blossom quilt
which is from 
With Fabric & Thread
by Joanna Figueroa

but in my defence
like I said it is summer in Saskatchewan, 
where we get more winter than we do summer

I have recently move my sewing room
and spent today catching up on a few quick unfinished projects
(today is +44 with the humidity, good day to be inside)

I signed up for a mini quilt swap
and decided to finish up my Firework block as my mini to exchange

and then I went out and watered my plants
and my youngest son decided to check on our raspberries

Our first crop, we only planted the bushes last spring!!

then it was time for dinner, 
I thought I would try something different for dessert

blueberry crisp, to use up the blueberries I had in the fridge.

back down to my cool sewing room
where I finished up the quilt baby quilt I made
after being asked by my hubby to make one for a friend

and last but not least, 
I cleared one last Swoon block off the Unfinished Pile
this one will be a mini quilt wall hanging

So that is some of my summer in a nut shell

After being so hot today
it is supposed to storm tomorrow,
maybe I'll get a few more Blossom blocks put together!!!

Happy Thursday
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Color Framed (36)

The Story of a quilt

First you find a book that you LOVE
then you try to decide on one pattern from that book
The is Framed from Camille Roskelly's Simply Retro book

Then you pick fabric
Love this mix of colour!!

and you get to work
cutting all that wonderful fabric up......
just so you can sew it back together again

(makes no sense, I know)

Then you find a good show to watch (listen to in the background)
 while you piece yourself a quilt top

Then you fold up that wonderful quilt top and you put it away for 6 or so months
while you start and finish some other quilt.....;)

Then one day you decide
"I think I will finally finish that quilt)
and you pull it out of the closet and remember that you liked 
the colours and patterns of that quilt top and wonder "why did I not finish this before now??"


When I was auditioning fabric for the binding
my hubby walked by and said "you need some green"
he was SO right, I love the lime green binding

I had a beautiful sunny day
and my boys were willing to help me out!

(im SO happy I have grass and a yard to take pictures in)

I free motion quilt this quilt on my home machine
the third one I have done

I had great issues with this one, 
my Aurifil thread kept breaking, and was pulling the bobbin thread to the front,
my Wonderfil thread had the same issues, 
and yes I was trying all kinds of things with my machine as well

Switched to my Superior thread and the rest went like a dream, guess my machine 
just likes the Superior thread!!

I love the brightness of this quilt, at 63x63 it is the perfect cuddle size
(and my youngest son has already decided it is his quilt)

and one just for fun
the wind was not really cooperating with us

Happy Monday
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(See that row of little trees in the background
there are over 700 Lilcas, Willows and Spruce trees,
we planted then for a wind break last year, 
I am off to go weed them now, so I can enjoy a week at the lake next week!!!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chance of Flowers for Alexis (35)

I whipped up a quilt for a friends daughter a little while back
Super quick too

I used a couple or 3 charm packs
of Chance of Flowers

Added a couple of borders and called it good
super fast and easy, 2 days!

I had a little fun with the quilting on the wider border,
I used teal, pink and yellow threads, in 3 different sewing patterns,
kind of to mimic the fabric!!

And the best part of all
I now have a beautiful front lawn of nice green grass to take my quilt pictures!!!

Happy Wednesday
Thanks for stopping by!!


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