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!

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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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Stash

I had some left over gift certificates and got to spend them this summer. I decided to buy the Quick Curve Ruler and some of the patterns. I am looking forward to trying it out.

I also bought some beautiful aqua and indigo fabrics. My son had bought me some last year for Mother's Day and I have been collecting some more, to make a quilt for myself. I have a couple of patterns in mnd that I would like to try out.

A couple of weeks ago when I dropped off my spool quilt to be quilted I saw this beautiful fabric on clearance. I knew it would be perfect for my Catcus Wreath quilt so I buy it. I am anxious to see it all finished.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Owl Appreciation - Pinky Owl

Pinky Owl

My Pinky Owl quilt is now finished. It is to go to someone who had a big part in my daughter's life. All of the pinks were in my stash. I really enjoyed making this quilt. I have made two patterns now out of the Dare to Be Square book by Boo Davis and they have been fun to do. It is always nice to appreciate something that someone has done for you, and as usual while I would love to keep this quilt I am happy it is going to a good home. The quilting was done by my wonderful quilter Tammy. She does beautiful work, and helps my quilts come to life.

Pinky Owl

Monday, September 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Catcus Wreath

Catcus Wreath

The Friday Night Sew-In gave me the boost I needed to get some log cabin blocks finished. After I was done, there were a couple of them that I did not like but seeing them all laid out makes them look better. I have one more set of blocks to do and then I can start sewing them all together. I might finally have a quilt that doesn't have to sit around for a couple of years to be finished!

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