Monday, April 14, 2014

So close

So close and yet so far!



I was eagerly getting a quilt ready to take to the quilter's. All that needed to be done was to cut done the sides to make it rectangular. As I started cutting, I realized that I had made a big mistake. Each row needed to be offset from one another, but I had put two in the same direction. If I cut through the end of the block, the one block would be completely gone. I did not have enough time to fix it, so I set it aside and took a different quilt instead to the quilter's. I will fix my mistake and then it will be ready to go. I am going to be making this quilt again, so I will remember to be extra careful about where I place the blocks!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hoot, Hoot!

Hoot Hoot

My owl quilt is coming along. I am at the point I dislike in these types of quilt; the scrappy but not completely scrappy layout. I have the blocks laid out on my quilting floor and trying to ensure it all turns out right. It is a slower process and once I get near the end I am always happier.



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

As part of my Drop and Give Me Twenty for February, I got this quilt top done. I had the sections done last year but had not put them together. As always I really like this. I liked the pattern when I first saw it but I was not sure about the white, since I have never liked making quilts with lots of white in them. I think all of the colours really help. I am calling it Reading Rainbow because it reminds me of books on a shelve and my local library's logo.This is a quilt that I will happily be keeping with me when it is all finished.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

FNSI - Pinky Owl




It was fun to spend some time on a Friday Night Sew In. The Pinky Owl is starting to come together. I am finding I am enjoying scrappy quilts more and more as I continue to quilt. I ended up being a bit of a Night Owl to work on it. There are times when I find quilting to be so frustrating, and times when I find it so zen. This quilt has been one of the zen times, and it is helping me to remember to relax and just enjoy the sewing. Sometimes there needs to be no grand scheme, just a good time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Pinky Owl

Pinky Owl


I hope everyone had a great International Quilting Day. I spent some time this weekend working on this quilt. It is Hootenanny by Boo Davis. It is a great scrap quilt. I had more than enough pinks in my stash, and the brown background I bought on sale. I really enjoyed making the Hot Dog quilt I made using her pattern and this one is just as fun.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Cable Socks - Off My Needles

Cable Socks



 Cable Socks



I am so thrilled! My cable socks are finished! They were very easy to make and I love how they look. They are quite warm, and luckly or not so luckly, there is still lots of time to wear them with the winter we are having. I have to say I have become quite addicted to making socks. They are so easy to take anywhere, fast to do and feel great to wear. I have a couple more skeins of yarns ready to go and I am eager to find my next pattern.

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