sewing

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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patchwork sew WIP

Holy Cow,it’s WIP Again! Yay!

Okay so I’m almost caught up…um, sorta….heh. Here’s my updates for WIP Wednesday:   This quilt is a custom order; just awaiting FMQ and binding, to be done tonite after work. Yay! Circus Animal Quilt   This is a custom memory quilt made from baby clothes and blankets. A bit of a challenge, but it is awating quilting and binding.. Baby Clothes Memory Quilt   A custom order, new this week, so needs to be sandwiched, basted and quilted. A custom order Rail Fence with creams and browns.   This…

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WIP

Febby-yarry WIP Wednesday! Whee!

Whoa. Wasn’t it Christmas, like, yesterday?????? I certainly had a big list of stuff to finish, and I’m proud to say, I *did* get nearly everything done. I know, insane. The King Size quilt nearly killed me. It certainly finished off my old machine. BUT … there was nothing more warm & fuzzy than opening my email inbox on the 26th and reading thank yous from recipients of my quilts, and seeing the faces of the folks that I was with that day who got quilts. And other projects. Laugh.…

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sewing

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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sewing

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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Nine patch pattern sew

Quilt for Fred’s Mom

I love my friend Fred. He is one terrific guy. And even though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, his Mom is also one terrific lady, and MAN can she cook. So; my first finished (almost) commissioned quilt is for Mrs. F; and I hope she likes it. I wanted something homey but bright, so I chose yellows and browns and pinks for the main colours. Assembling the Springtime Blocks Piles of completed blocks The finished blocks assembled and laid out; on grass so yes it’s wobbly looking…

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