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

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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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Colorful Hugs and Kisses

It is that time of year again
the sky seems to always be grey
the clouds are always present
the days are shorter
:( :( :(

Makes it SO hard to take a good picture

I also have to confess...
I have been dealing with a lot of personal issues
making it very hard to be creative.
I have gone into my craft room and simply sat for hours, doing nothing
not wanting to make anything.
Feeling "why bother, nobody would care if I did or not"

I am working on getting better
I am having good days and bad


A while back I seen this amazing pattern from Fig Tree and Co
I have had it on top of the pile since I bought it
I even have the very fabric that they used for the pattern pictures
but like I said, my heart wasn't it in

Then I happened to have a thought,
"what if I use different fabric" 
and I ran with it

Cut all my fabric and set out chain piecing...

Using Simply Style fabric by V & Co

I sewed

and sewed

and sewed

and ended up with a great little piles of X's

the race was on, which would run out first, my thread or my pile of fabric
the pile was gone, and I still had a little thread, phew

The end result

This amazing top!!

I have to admit though, it is still up on the design wall
I am trying to decide weather to add a border or not...

Happy Sunday

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swirling Medalion

I haven't been sewing too much as of late, too much other schtuff going on in my life right now.

I did decide to do something beside just sit and stare in my sewing room a few weeks ago

I pulled out the Quilting Modern book I received last Christmas

I really love the Supernova Quilt in the book, but was intimidated by it

So I decided to make the mini version, Swirling Medalion

It was actually much easier than I thought it would be, it was also my first time at lining half square triangles in a diamonds shape like so

Sadly it is still just up on the design wall, again going to blame the schtuff going on in my head!!

This is my share for the October Library Project Report

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Thursday!!

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

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Friday


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