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??"

TA-DA!!!

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
Thanks for stopping by

(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!!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Minis!!

Hello

Wow, I see it has been a while since I have posted!!

Life on a farm, May is seeding, June is spraying, and this year it was also my Dolly's high school graduation, which meant extra time being spent getting the flowers and yard looking good! 

And already we are passed the middle of July, I have just returned home from a trip to California!! My dolly won a scholarship to dance in Disneyland!! So her and I ventured off on our first far away trip. 

Anyway that is all other stories, for other times!

I wanted to share a few mini quilts I finished a while back! 



This is Blossom mini, pattern by Fig Tree and Co, so cute and fun to put together, fabric used is Tapestry also by Fig Tree and Co. I have a full sized Blossom quilt in progress as well.


I also made a Spools Mini, pattern by Camille Roskellys Thimbleblossoms, fabric is Vintage Modern also by Camille 


This pattern is Adorn, and can be found in Camille's book Simply Retro.  I played along with a mini quilt along on Instagram when I made this one. Fabric is Honeysweet, by Fig Tree and Co

Some day when I have a craft room these little minis will decorate my walls!!

I have a few other projects on the go as well! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thursday


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mini Blossom in Progress

I am in love with Mini Quilts

ok ok

I love big quilts too

Love making them, planning them, starting them and finishing them
Love gifting them, I feel a quilt makes such a special gift

I have my sights set on my own craft room
someday in the future, 
I am planning a mini quilt wall in my room too

I have a fee mini quilt patterns from Thimble Blossoms
and now Fig Tree and Co has made a few too


I pulled a few Tapestry Mini Charms
and went to work


Now isn't that the cutest!!!


they look so cute on my shelf


I have the top all finished up, and sandwiched ready for quilting

I have also started making the full sized version!!

Happy Wednesday

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Monday, May 19, 2014

A Quilt for ME (34)

I know many of us quilters
love to gift our quilts, love the joy of making others happy
But how many of us make a quilt for ourselves??


I picked up this bundle of goodness from The Quilt Patch
same place I got the purple and brown bundle and the Hopscotch pattern I used for Katies quilt

I like the pattern, and it was super easy and quick to make
but I decided I wanted my quilt a little bigger
So I did the math and figured out how many more fat quarters would be needs for a 
6 x 7 block pattern, then decided for a few pops of colour


(thanks again for holding up my quilt dad)

I love a scrappy binding!!!


this quilt front in entirely made of flannel, and I used a deep red Fireside fleece for the back,
this baby is warm!!



I have already had to keep my eye on it,
mom tired to sneak it home with her, and my youngest son
keeps telling me it might end up in his room

At the beginning of the year I had a few quilting goals
I wanted to make a Triangle Quilt
I wanted to actually make a few quilts from the books I had collected
and I wanted to try my hand at Free Motion quilting

This was the first time I had done a whole quilt
just a nice easy big meandering

I am very happy with what I have accomplished so far this year!!


I can't wait to try napping with this one

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Monday

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