Friday, July 13, 2018

Scrappy Bow Tie Baby 2


Name:  Scrappy Bow Tie Baby 2
Design:  Inspired by Blue Elephant Stitches
Size:  39" by 39", blocks are 6"
Fabric: Stash fabrics and scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white beside each square

Totally trying to catch up on my blogging.  I finished this one awhile ago as I sold the first one in my etsy shop.    So this is number two on the barn wall.  Simple patchwork, using up scraps and lots of gentle solid squares.  Simple quilting too.  Aurifil 50 wt in white.  Backed with a fun print from Rashida Coleman Hale before she was with Cotton and Steel and bound in a pink and white stripe.  Also available on here. 



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Brocket

   Name:  Brocket
Design:  8.5" squares, inspiration from @janebrocket
Size:  85" by 85"
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner, AMy Butler, Snow Leopard Designs
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in off white, 1/4" from each seam
Backing:  classic stash fabrics in small florals

So I was totally impressed with Jane Brocket's carefully curated botanical fabric choices in a quilt she was putting together.  I found it after Anna Maria Horner shared the picture in her feed earlier this year.  I knew I had many of the fabrics already including a 1/2 metre of the a rose print from Snow Leopard designs for Free Spirit fabrics that I had found at a thrift store last summer for 50 cents.  I almost destashed it in January but pulled it back out and held on to it.  Inspiration hit!  I collected a few more prints, found many in my stash already and started cutting up all these flowers into 8.5" squares.  I tried as much as possible to capitalize on the flowers when I cut it all up.  Then I had to place it all on the design wall for maximum impact.  And this is a biggie, people.  And it is on the bed.  It sleeps well and is a burst of colour for summer. Super simple quilting in Aurifil 50 wt, off white.  Happiness.





Friday, March 30, 2018

I Spy for Harrison


  Name: I Spy for Harrison
Design:  4" squares
Size:  56" by 63"
Fabric: Stash fabrics, Kona Medium Grey and Timeless Treasures Clown Stripe In black
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in dove i
Backing:  Hoarded Little Golden Books fabric

So our wee grand boy is growing up fast and it was time to make him an I Spy quilt.  I have made a lot of these over the years but this is the first time I am making one for family and I have been saving some special 4" squares just for this purpose.  There are some hoarded Heather Ross fabrics and even some Pima cotton llamas from yardage I bought in Lima almost 29 years ago.  It is beautiful beautiful cotton and this was the first time that I cut into it!  I loaded this one with all sorts of stuff that our little guy is interested in.  Lots of owls and apples.  So much fun! 

Quilted in Aurifil 50 wt in dove and bound with Clown Stripe.  I used Golden Book fabric for the back.  I have been saving that for several years.  I stumbled upon it on a discount rack and bought the rest of the bolt.  Yep. 

This one is done and tied with a bow.  We will see him for Easter.  I cannot wait. 



Thursday, March 29, 2018

Urban planning... Sewing a Village

  Name:  Village
Design:  Village, Jumble, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co by Moda
Size:  70" by 80"
Fabric: Stash scraps fabric, Kona White
Binding:  Clown Stripe in black and white by Timeless Treasures
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in a 3" grid more or less
Backing:  A crazy black on white quilting village that was just waiting for the right quilt



I had a lot of fun with this one.  Sewing a Village is quite the thing on Instagram but I am never one to follow a schedule and started making it and could not stop!  Big shout out to my buddy Cynthia for her lovely scrap donation that rounded out the last 20 or so houses.

This pattern is a Moda one and easily available.  It is just a whole pile of fun and I am sure I will end up making another one of these just because.  I was telling my husband that I was working on siding or roofing.  I totally went for it with the scraps and used up a ton of white and low volume fabrics.  The backing is a great but crazy print that I bought awhile ago to stash for backing and this was totally the one.  It is a quilter's village for sure.  I quilted this in a 3" irregular grid in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  The binding is a favourite.  Clown stripe in black from Timeless Treasures. This is a big quilt and I think it will live on the guest room bed.  Look at all the clothes pins!

I took these pictures on a dull early spring day a few weeks ago.  We are already looking a lot more springy but man, spring is late this year by a few weeks!




Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sewing a Village



And the village is growing!  I jumped on the bandwagon.  I have to say it is fun.  I keep talking about siding and roofing.  Pattern is called Jumble and I purchased it from Stitch Supply Co.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

For Modern Babies

      Name:  For Modern Babies
Design:  4" squares
Size:  35" by 42"
Fabric: Stash fabrics in yellow and grey
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in cross hatch
Backing:  by Alison Glass

I finished this yesterday and stomped outside to take pictures on the barn wall.  The snow was over my boots but this baby quilt was nice and sunny.  And yes, it is late February and yes, this is the west coast.  But we got hammered with about a foot of snow on Friday night.    Anyway, this is my standard baby quilt in 4" squares.  I used a selection of yellow and grey fabrics and it could be for either a girl or a boy.  Quilted in Aurifil 50 weight in white on the diagonal.  I backed it with an awesome Alison Glass print, in black on white so the quilt is reversible as well. 

This is available for sale in my etsy shop because the other yellow and grey quilt sold.  Happy dance!







Friday, February 23, 2018

Zippees



Daughter and family are off to Montreal in a few weeks to visit family.  She asked me to make her some zippee pouches to store some toddler snacks and small books for the trip.  I asked her if she wanted them to look nice for her or for the little guy.  She thought that since they would be in her handbag, they should be nice for her.  Clean and modern, she said.  You know, she said.  So here they are for her.  But I couldn't resist making one just for the little guy.  He is currently obsessed with owls.  The way he says it, the word owl has about 4 syllables.  Hilarious.  Anyway, the bonus zippee has lots of "owwwwwulllls".  And I may have just found some little itty books to tuck into the pouch for him.  And these are in the mail.  So fun!