Showing posts from November, 2010

Log Cabin Love Finale

Here is my finished Log Cabin quilt. I am so thrilled with it and the quilting that Tammy did. It was a hard one to give away, but I reminded myself that I am only its surrogate owner. I have been under some stress lately, both internal and external so I decided to give the quilt to my friend now, as a family quilt rather than making his daughters' each individual quilts. I still might do that, but the pressure is off me now. I gave it to him this week and he was very happy and surprised by it.  He has an appreciation and understanding of how much work goes into a quilt and I always like giving quilts to people who do. Now, back to those half square triangles for my brother!

Presenting ...

Here is the finished quilt top for my sister. I will be busy doing a lot of binding in December. I am happy with out it turned out after taking so long to decide what pattern to use. I have a quilt to bind this week and a week and a half to finish my brother's which I just started on Friday. Wish me luck!

Friday Night Sew-In

Well Friday Night Sew-In ended up being a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

First, I started working on one of my Love Is redwork blocks.

Then I worked with my son on his Halloween quilt. He is designing how he would like the borders to be.

Lastly, I got started on all of the half square triangles I need for my brother's quilt (336 to be exact).

It needs to be done in 2 weeks, so I am going to be a busy Canadian beaver for the next little while!

Sew Cal Gal's Christmas Quilt Show

Here is my entry for Sew Cal Gal's Christmas Quilt Show.

I pieced the blocks this summer as part of the Star Sampler Quilt Along by Bradie Sparrow of QuiltCetera. I had gotten some of the fabric as a fat quarter bundle of corals and aquas from the Have a Very Sheri Berry Holiday last year for my birthday. I was unsure what to do with it, until I find out that line also had some really cute Christmas/Winter fabric with it. This is going to be my Christmas gift to myself. Right now, it is at the quilter's. I am tempted to put it away until Christmas when it comes back, but I don't know if I can wait that long.  There are many incredible quilts in the show, so go have a look and there is still time to enter one of your own.

"BEE" dancing

I am so excited that I am doing the happy dance! I got my very first bee block ever back from my Bee Beautiful group in the mail.  It is so beautiful and so perfect for me. Thank you so much Stephanie

I am still working on my bee blocks for my Sew Modern Bee. I have had to take the one out a couple times, but I am sure that the third time is a charm. I also need to start thinking about what I would like them to do for me. My month is February, and I know that it will come up faster than I think.

Visions of sugar plums dancing in my head ...

I am sure I will have visions of sugar plums dancing in my head once I am done and cuddled under this quilt.  This was my summer project. It was the Star Sampler Quilt Along by Bradie Sparrow of QuiltCetera. It was a fun quilt to do and came together so quickly. There was a medallion star in the middle in the original pattern but I changed it because I wanted to showcase some of the novelty fabrics. I love this quilt so much. I was unsure at first with the colours but I am very happy with how it has turned out and my decision to make myself a quilt for Christmas. Now, I just need to add the borders and it will be ready for the quilter's. Getting it back will be like Christmas morning for me!

What the heart wants ...

What I was really hoping this year was to get four quilts done for Christmas for my family. I got sidetracked in the summer by a couple of great quilt alongs. Then I also decided to make some quilts for my friend's daughters. Last weekend with the fast process of my sister's quilt in my head, I decided to start working on my niece's quilt.  All the pieces were already cut out which made it faster and I was making butterfly's for her, so I was not going to be changing my mind a million times like I normally do. This is the first time ever that I completely chain pieced all the sections of a quilt. It was neat and pretty fast. Usually I make a few blocks at a time so I don't lose any pieces.

Here are a few of the blocks as they are progressing along. I have also never used a black background before. I really like it and my points are turning out really well.

At the end of the day, I realized that I was not going to get all of it done that I wanted. I already pretty mu…

When you're not looking

Life is what happens when you are not looking. For some reason, I have had this thought in my head that I am a slow quilter. Three weekends ago, my children went and played with their cousin, and I had a day to sew. I managed to get all of the blocks done for my sister's quilt. Two weekends ago I had a bit more time, and I was able to get them sewn into a quilt top.

Now, I just have to put the borders on it. After all this I realized the only thing lacking in me is time. Most of my PHDs hanging around are for me. The quilts for others I do get done, so I guess I am not doing too badly after all.