sew sewing

Strippin’ in Black and White

Nope…it’s not what you think. Or…maybe it is! It was recently brought to my attention that my Etsy shop is overloaded with (ahem) ‘girly stuff’.  Vintage sheet Pink Rail fence I realized….. that’s very true.  There’s a lot of pinks and pastels and shall we say, more feminine quilts and things on there. Not so much for in the Manly Men department. So I am working on that discrepancy this week! Here’s a sneak peek: Strip Quilts come together quickly! I cut some of my fav black and white fabrics…

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pattern design patterns sew sewing

Which comes first – fabric or pattern?

I have a question to pose to all the quilters out there…. what   comes first for you? Do you find gorgeous fabrics INSPIRE you to create and then you grab the pattern? Or do intricate design patterns INSPIRE you to pull fabrics and then you create? I found this fabric and fell in love. I didn’t want to cut it at first. For me, I think that it’s the fabric that inspires the pattern. But wait…sometimes when I peruse blogs online I see patterns that just yell at me to…

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free motion quilt Janome strip quilt

One Day Wonderwoman Quilt

A very good friend of mine recently turned 40, and so of course, I knew exactly what to get her.  Wonder Woman is a shared hero of ours, and when I found this Wonder Woman fabric in Lens Mills, (despite the crazy high price) I decided WHAT THE HECK you only turn 40 once!!! I already had the perfect navy blue with white stars fabric kicking around, and added some bright red & gold cotton solids from my stash. So here is the trick for making A Quilt in a…

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Quick & Easy Summerweight Quilt

These pics were taken at sunset, and I didn’t notice the shadows until after.  And it IS actually a rectangular quilt, laugh. I am just working on my photography posing skills. This is a summer weight quilt I made for my Mom. She’s in a home and it’s so beige and institutional she asked me for something bright for the bed.  As you can see, this fits that bill!!  I used fabrics from my stash for the front; it’s a mix of Moda prints and other prints that I have…

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Nine patch sewing space vintage sheet WIP

Works in Progress

Black & White & Red all over Disappearing 9 Patch Baby quilt. Not quite finished, WIP! Summer Quilt for my Mama; layout stage. Muffin is a good helper. Ever have a moment when you see fabric and you OOOOH out loud?! Yeah. This one I might have to keep! Muffin approved. My sewing room; the cutting table is a fold up that goes away  so we can still use the room for guests.

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costumers life Nine patch pattern sewing

Update & Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

Lots going on here at The Quilt Cave. Christmas was lovely, gifts exchanged and everyone enjoyed the Big Turkey Dinner. (That I nearly dropped on the floor, but that’s another story a la Mr. Bean). I haven’t had much time for sewing, we are in the process of selling the house and so, must keep everything contained and neat and orderly. *Snort* I do have a few WIPS (of course) and plenty of UFOS…. A new favourite full sized WIP ! I did finish a whole bunch of Bloomers however…

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WIP

Checkerboard Top Finished!

Just a quick catchup on the progress of the Checkerboard Quilt.Not the best pic; sorry. It’s a bit rumply. The top is done; it is a bit bigger than I originally intended; it’s twin sized, and I was going to make it a lap quilt but;sometimes they have their own minds. I used a jellyroll of Moda 30’s solids and Kona Cotton in ash for the checks and some border and then Kona Coal for the darker grey border. I think I am in love with Kona Coal, yessiree.  I…

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WIP

Checkerboard QIP!

Hi there! I’ve been wanting to make this pattern by Molly Deschenes over at Apple Cyder for awhile now.  When I found the Moda 30’s solids jellyroll combined with Kona Ash; well… I knew it immediately;  THIS was the fabric! Isn’t it amazing when you find the fabric and have that AH HA! moment? When you know *exactly* what you’re going to make with it? I love that. And this pattern is super easy to follow; once I figured out the whole left/right things. Ha. Here is the QIP: (Quilt…

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rail fence vintage WIP

My first WIP Wednesday of 2012!

I Did It! I finished my Vintage-y Rail Fence queen sized quilt. I used several bits of Bunny Hill Designs mixed in with some fabrics I had and others whose names I don’t remember (sorry!). This is a custom order for a FABULOUS gal pal of mine for a gift for one of her equally fabulous gal pals. Work in progress; the layout process. Too bad these pics don’t do the colours justice These colours are gorgeous; pinks, browns, creams, golds and blues I FMQ’d in a big swirly pattern,…

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Nine patch sew

Mom’s Quilt is Finished!

Wellllllllllllll It’s all finished! All the threads trimmed, bound neatly and ready to go! It’s a bit too square than I had first planned but, I’m pretty happy with it.  ‘s favourite colours are coral and rust and coppery colours; I hope she likes this. She told me about the heavy quilts she slept under as a child; and I used a heavy blanket and batting for the fill. It’s nice and toasty warm; I tested it out watching TV last week and it worked really well. Nice and warm.…

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