Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Interlocking Chains

I started on another quilt last week. This quilt is for someone special in my children's lives. Her favourite colours are black and white. I have never worked in just these colours before and I have to say that I love them. They have spark and vibrancy. My children are going to help me sew it, but I have to admit I got carried away and did a bunch more squares than planned. I love making quilts for others for this very reason. I never thought blue and orange were so beautiful until I made my niece's quilt and now I am in love with black and white. I would love to make this quilt for myself. Once again quilting has given me so much more than I give away.

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stars Can't Shine

Stars can't shine with without darkness is a quote my daughter recently introduced me too, and I am finding it true with this quilt. It is coming together quicker than I expected. I have all the nine patches done and have started working on the star blocks. The stars points are all light but I think my lights are lighter than the pattern so I may change them to something darker.

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

One Word

 In continuing the One Word Challenge I hope to have more peace this year. More peace in myself and with those around me. I hope to enjoy the quilting process more, where I have been, where I am going and to make peace with some items not yet finished.


When looking for images of Peace I found this quote by John Lennon. I found it to be so appropriate. I want to make peace, be peace and give peace to my loved ones this year. Hopefully my quilts and sewn items will bring that to others.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Year in Review

2016 was a quieter but a good year in terms of quilting. The projects I chose to start I decided to focus on and get done right away. I also spent quite a bit of time quilting with my children. My son got a quilt finished and my daughter completed two. I reorganized my sewing room now so that there is room for a second sewing table, and machine as well as all of their fabric. I also got a new ironing board. I am happy with what I got accomplished and I am looking forward to the quilts of 2017!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Out with the Old ...

 And In With The New!

One of my favourite gifts this year was a new ironing board. My husband had made me a large board that fit over my old one and the legs were starting to give out with all the weight on it. With some of my Christmas money I got a new oversized one with an iron rest yesterday. It also has a linen rack underneath (in other words a place to put my fabric to be ironed). Last night I started a new project so I could try it out and it was great! I did get my room cleaned up from the Christmas sewing before I got the new ironing board so it's full steam ahead for me!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Sewing

I had lots of fun making some smaller gifts this year for my Christmas Sewing.

A microwave pot holder

Christmas Table Runner

Pincushion for a friend's daughter who is going to start sewing

My first fabric postcard

Christmas wreath panel with lights

I have a quilt being quilted right now, and I already have a list of what needs to be done for next year. I better get quilting!