Friday, November 14, 2014

Woodland Trails

My Woodland Trails quilt is finished and I love it. I was trying to create a bit of a camoflauge effect and I love how the fabrics blend in together. I have never made something before using these colours, but as always with the help of a wonderful pattern it looks great. The pattern is Northern Lights by Jaybird Quilts. Her patterns are always fantastic and go together so easily. This will be going to a special person in my son's life. Gratefulness is something that is very important to me, and I like to share my gratefulness with others. I would not consider myself a hugely emotional person but the people that are dear to me I hold very tightly.

Linking to TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Three Loves

My Three Loves

For the Blogger's Quilt Festival I am presenting My Three Loves quilt which I have just recently finished. I started it over four years ago. I would do a bit of it and then stop as I would realize I would not have enough red scraps and then buy some more. At my quilt retreat last year I brought it with me and got motivated to get it going again. It was quilted for me, and I love the feathers and hearts in the quilting design. It represents for me the love I have for my husband and children as well as my love for Family, Friends, and Faith. It has become one of my favourite quilts. I like for things to be neat and tidy and with this quilt I had to get over wanting to be perfect with every piece. It was the love that I have for the things that matter to me that carried me through.

 My Three Hearts

Quilt size:  34 X 50
Pattern: Heart Throb by Lydia Quigley
Pieced by me, Quilted by Tammy Spencer
Category: Small Quilt

Linking up to TGIFF, Finish it Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!

Fall 2014 BQF Button

Pinky Owl

Pinky Owl

For the Blogger's Quilt Festival I am entering My Pinky Owl quilt into the Scrappy Quilt category. All of the pinks for the quilt came for my stash. Pink is my favourite colour, but I must admit I still had more pinks than I thought. This is going to someone who had a big influence in my daughter's life. I had so much fun putting this together and seeing the Owl come to life.

Pinky Owl

Quilt size:  48 X 56
Pattern:     Hootenanny by Boo Davis
Pieced :     by me, Quilted by Tammy Spencer
Category:  Scrappy Quilts 

 Fall 2014 BQF Button

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Always room for Love

Moda Love

I participated in the Friday Night Sew In. It always motivates me to get something accomplished. My Moda Love is now a quilt top. I found a fabulous fabric at my LQS that I am going to use as a border to turn it into a sweet baby quilt. It is great to get things off of my to do list and I find it encourages to me to keep going. I also found out that the family I made this for is now going to have a second. I will be keeping busy!

Linking up to Design Wall Monday!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Getting My Loonies Worth

These two loonies represent something special to me. They mean I sold something I made. I am not sure if I have ever sold anything before. Selling my items has never been a huge inceptive to me to craft. I understand that I am never going to get the real value for what is made, so I have always preferred making things for the ones I love and care about. There can be exceptions to the rule, and my son's teacher from last year asked me to make her son a pencil case. I had made her one last year as a thank you gift. She said that her son liked navy blues or blacks, and I found some great fabric in my stash.

Star Pencil Case

I decided to charge her the $2.00 for the price of the zipper. I did not want to charge a lot as she has been a wonderful teacher to my son, but it did seem fair to charge something. In some ways the loonies represent the same as the $1 bills you see, or use to see in Canada at stores for their first dollar made. I am very proud that someone was willingly to buy my work but I definitely am not planning on making a habit of it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Just Wing It - Moda Love

I always enjoy reading your blogs for inspiration and ideas for new quilts to make.  On Friday, I saw a blog post from someone talking about a Moda Love pattern that was going around. I really liked her quilt and decided to check out the pattern. I had been looking for a quick but impressive looking baby quilt. When I saw it I knew I had some charm square packs that would be great for it.

 Moda Love

I pulled out this Just Wing It charm pack and then found a great Nature Elements to use as the background. Here is the result:

Moda Love

I really like it and have decided I am going to make the bigger version with a layer cake that I have.