Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Burn Camp pillowcases


One of our quilt guild members has a fire fighter for a husband.  We were easily convinced last year to make buckets of pillowcases, 130 of them, for the children who go to burn camp each summer.  We made so many that they were able to donate them to the Burn Fund Centre which is a temporary residence for young burn victims.  So here we are making them again for Burn Camp and because they never seem to have enough boy pillowcases, I made two shockingly bright dinosaur pillowcases.  Done like dinner.  But I might still have to make a girly one too.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Grandbaby quilt number two



 Name: Number Two
Design: Inspired by a quilt that I pinned
Size: 36" by 45"
Fabric:  Medium grey Free 
spirit solid and Kona white
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white, 2 rows either side of the vertical block seams
Binding and Backing:  Kona buttercup for the binding, and an Alexander Henry Owl print, with Deer from Moda..


 I finished this one last night.  It is for our grand boy to be.  I was inspired by a quilt I found on pinterest some time ago.  Simple simple HST construction.  I used the magic 8 method of making 8 HSTs at a time and I trimmed them to 5".  Pretty much that easy.  The yellow binding finishes it so perfectly.  I quilted it with Aurifil 50 wt in white, double row, on either side of the vertical block seams, playing up the vertical nature of the design.  Backed with owls and deer for fun.  Ready for snuggles.




Friday, April 29, 2016

Triple Zipping



I cannot remember how many triple zip pouches I have made over the years since Deb at A Quilter's Table wrote the tutorial but here is another one.  I used some of Cynthia's Sewing Studio fabric for Robert Kaufman.  The yellow scissors.  Cute!  And a needle book using the Nana and Company tutorial.  Just so fun!  Have a look!   Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday. 






Thursday, April 14, 2016

Donation Quilt finish




   Name: Denyse Schmidt-y
Design: St. Louis 16 Patch (tutorial at Sew with Sass)
Size: 56" by 68"
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white on either side of each square
Binding and Backing:  Blue and white print from the stash and backed with an Ikea sheeting
My guild has been working away at making quilts for Syrian refugees that have arrived in our community.  I think we are up to 36 or 37 quilts with this one.  I started piecing it at a sew in and finished it during spring break.  I called it Denyse-Schmidt-y because I used a fat quarter of a Denyse Schmidt original Katie Jump Rope print that someone donated for the refugee quilts.  My quilting buddy Darling and recognized it right away as being "Denyse Schmidt-y."  And it was. So the wee brown print with green and blue dots, third block down on the left side.  Yep.

This quilt was made with the intention of working for a guy.  Greens, browns and blues.  Quilted following the squares in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  All ready to wrap someone in warmth.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

On the design wall


I started this very simple baby quilt for grand boy last weekend when I was sewing at Cynthia's with some of the FVMQG buddies. Just grey and white for the front but I am planning a zowie print for the back.  Not quite sure what yet but it needs to be zowie.  Yellow for the binding.  I used a Free Spirit Medium Grey and Kona white.  Big batch HSTs made this go fast.  The HSTs are 5" once trimmed.  So much fun!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Washi Tape

  Name: Washi Tape
Design: Inspired by Modern Stripes by Frozen Knickers
Size: 52" by 56"
Fabric:  Scraps people, just scraps, even the whites!
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white, lots of straight lines in both directions
Binding and Backing:  A print of Innocent Crush, Anna Maria Horner and a vintage sheet for the back

I started this one during spring break as a concentrated effort to use up some more scraps.  I had pinned a quilt called Modern Stripes by Frozen Knickers and I got the pattern and then didn't really follow it but the inspiration was there for sure.  Lots and lots of 1.5" strips.  I followed a controlled scrappy colour palette with a variety of white scraps.  And I kept going until I got tired of playing with 1.5" strips.  This is a throw quilt, people, not a big one.  That tells you I got tired of strips and decided not to go big! 

Backed with a vintage sheet and bound in Innocent Crush.  Quilted with lots of horizontal straight lines and a few vertical ones in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  Done.  Washi tape.  For obvious reasons.  
 


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hello spring!


Spring break came and went.  Lots of family and not as much sewing.  I now know a lot about strollers and car seats.  And let me just say that the options that exist for those essential baby gear items has certainly changed in the 31 years since our first baby arrived!  This Gramma had a lot of learning to do!  One of the things I did do over spring break was clean up my linen scrap box and when I did that, I found the gorgeous butterfly scrap and it needed to be made into something.  So here is a butterfly zippy completely made from scraps found in the linen scrap box.

Lots of lovely quilting with some Aurifil 40wt in a yellow-gold and on the back a 40wt Aurifil in linen. So much fun.