Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fast Foward

Sometimes it feels as though life is in fast forward. It feels as though it was only yesterday that my friends were talking about their children getting through high school and university and now many of my friends are becoming grandparents. I saw my friend last week, who just had a her first grandchild - a boy. Of course my first thought was a quilt. I was at one of my favourite quilt stores last week and they had this really cute bundle of 2 1/2 strips by Riley Blake called On The Go.






I loved the fabric and then went home to find a pattern. Finding a pattern went quicker then I thought. I found the pattern Fast Forward by one of my favourite quilt designers - Jaybird Quilts. I started on the blocks last week and then used the Friday night Sew-In to finish the blocks and now need to add the background fabric to them.





This pattern has gone together so quickly and has been lots of fun. It reminds me of my children who are growing up so fast. I swear I just bought them new clothes but when I turn around the clothes are too small, or they've gotten too tall to wear them. Yesterday we went to a quilt show and had a wonderful time. Then we went and did our annual Spring clothing shop day. It was a wonderful day, and though I know things have to move forward, I hope they don't have to move fast forward!




Linking to Design Wall Monday.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Sunshine has been knitted!

Sunshine Socks

My sunshine socks have been knitted. They are much needed for the gloomy week we have had here. My daughter tried them on last night. They are a touch big for her but she is growing so fast, that it feels as though it will only be a couple of weeks and they will fit her perfectly.






I started on my next pair of socks already. Another pair for my daughter. I had started these socks in another pattern, but then noticed that Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle was using the same yarn (Lemon Drop) to make socks. I liked the pattern she used so I decided to be a copycat and make the same ones. I like the pattern it is making, and like she said it is easy to follow.

Linking to On the Needles, Finish it Up Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Briar Rose - WIP Wednesday






I have most of my blocks done for my Briar Rose quilt by England Street Quilts and now need to start to organize them in a pleasing manner. The first border will complete the design of the blocks. It was a nice quilt to work on this weekend. We had lots of sunshine. I have an idea of using this pattern again for a different quilt. I like how the blocks frame each other so nicely.I have been working on a few scrap quilts at the same time, and I feel as though there is an infestation in my quilting room. Scraps of all sizes are all over the place. It is a good feeling to be quilting.





 


My mother-in-law gave me a quilting gift certificate for Christmas. The shop was closed for the holidays so when we stopped to see her at Easter I also stopped in the shop. I aIready had the Nancy Drew fabric and was looking for other fabric to go with it. I really want to start on it but I would like to get a couple of other quilts done first. 


Linking up to WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Trying to Knit Sunshine





We've had had a lot of gloomy days lately, so I have been spending more time lately working on these socks. The colours are so bright and beautiful, that it makes one hope that Spring will soon be here. After these one are done, I think I will go back to something with more of a pattern. Sock knitting can be very addictive and I am glad I have that addiction!

Linking to On the Needles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Snowballs keep things rolling - WIP Wednesday








These snowballs seem to be addictive. They are fast to make, look prettier and aren't as cold as the real thing. I like the fact that finally the quilt seems to be moving along, and how all the work I put into the nine patches is now paying off.









The snowballs have also gotten me rolling on some other projects. I started on me Be attitudes quilt. I have the first background block done. When I was looking for the fabric for it, I found this spring time quilt kit that I had completey forgotten about.



I made the first block in it as well, and it is definitely one of the smaller blocks I have done. I am back to having lots of projects on the go, and I must say I am enjoying it.











Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ready for Spring! - Star Garden

Star Garden


Yes, we still have snow on the ground, but I am ready for Spring, even though I am still making snowballs.  This quilt is for a friend who recently became a grandmother for the second time with her first granddaughter. My friend has the biggest green thumb I know. The plants and flowers she grows are amazing! It is definitely a talent I wish I had. This was so fun and fast to make, the pattern is Moda Love. I love tried something different as a background colour. That's the great thing about quilting. You can always keep it fresh! I had a hard time deciding what to name it and ended up deciding to call it Star Garden.