sewing

Cozy Cottage Quilt….in progress!

======================================================================== Last week Mr. J. brought up a very good point. All my quilts are, well, girly. So, maybe there IS a lot of…pink. But what’s wrong with that?? Well this week I have thought about what would make a quilt more Should it be pine-scented? Flannel? Vintage Car themed?  Sewn whilst wearing a white t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up covered in grease? Ain’t he a cutie!! But…I digress.  So I did some research; and while I generally don’t like gender-specific roles/colour palettes….I noticed that ‘masculine’ in the colour…

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Rainbow Starflower Quilt

Back in 2010, when I had just discovered the amazing Blogging world; I stumbled upon all these wonderful Quilting Blogs. Several I read daily, some I read weekly. But one has helped me with detailed and patient tutorials….  and that site is Ellison Lane, by Jennifer Mathis. As a beginner; her tutorials are so clearly written, and easy to understand, I was inspired and encouraged.  And THIS block, in particular, caught my attention. I love bright colours. I love rainbows, I love stars. I love it all!! And so I…

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It’s Wednesday…AGAIN!

Oh dear. Where did the week go???? Well I sorta know where it went; my days were spent working on Freds’ Mom’s Quilt; or (FMQ) and nights were rehearsing the Haunted Hayride show over at the Pioneer Village in the Big City nearby. (I have mentioned that I’m a performer, yes?)The show opened last weekend; and the rehearsals were pretty hectic. The show itself takes place at various stages around the village and it’s of course, all outdoors. Mostly the weather co-operated but we did have one absolutely miserable night…

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sewing WIP

I almost forgot…WIP Wednesdays

A few other quilting blogs I read (okay stop laughing) that are pretty great reads and fab inspiration – they do this thing called “Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesdays”. And I think it’s a great idea. So here’s my list of WIPS:Finish Fred’s Mom’s Quilt – finish stippling, neaten and bind. Finish cutting and start to sew D’s quilt.Decide on a pattern and cut K’s quilt.Finish cutting L’s quilt. Pattern is decided.*Actually I’m doing two of L’s quilt as they are both awesome patterns and I know two ppl who…

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Quilt for Fred’s Mom … PT 2

Or, A Frustrating Day of Sewing GRRRRRRRRR….. Is there ANYTHING more frustrating than the simplest of things that will NOT work right?? GRRRRR. The last two days were a sewing trial….a nightmare. The completed quilt top had ‘bubbles’ in it. So…….I wanted to fix them, of course. 6 HOURS LATER….after ripping and reripping and resetting and resetting and ironing and re ironing and( GRRRR A TEMPER TANTRUM which involved jumping up and down and much flailing) having to rebuilt two blocks and reposition…the simplest of simple layouts was done. Sort…

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