Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas Through The Year - July




I got my Christmas Through The Year gift for July done in the nick of time. I have been hoarding this snake fabric which I love for a while, and decided it was time to make something with it.This cute container will have some things added to it, and then be given to my nephew. Check out what others have made at Christmas Through The Year.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Chopsticks


I have all of the blocks finished now, and now need to figure out where I am going to put them. This has been such a fun project. I have been enjoying the Olympics. There has been so much drama and excitement and it has only the third day! Check out what others have made for Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday




I am having so much fun with my Chopsticks pattern. I love triangles and how easily they come together. I was very impressed with my daughter. When she saw it, she told me you have two patterns diamonds and hourglasses. I had not seen that. She is amazing. I could definitely see make this pattern again, in bright and bolds or in girly colours for a baby. Julie has great patterns. Check out what others are doing for WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Adrift



I have been adrift for a while now. After my quilt show in June, I took a break, and was not sure what to do next. I usually pick one or two summer projects and I thought this year, I might work on my UFOs. Then this week, when I started to get things organized, I read about a quilt along organized by Nicole of Sister's Choice Qults, Thelma of Cupcakes 'n' Daisies and Lisa of Stashmaster  for the Spools pattern by Camille of Thimble Blossoms. I love that it is a go along at your own pace, do what you want quilt along. What was also great was the fact that the pattern was available in PDF.  I bought it yesterday, but have yet to decide what fabrics I will use to make with it.






I also had been playing around with some fabrics, and realized they would be perfect for the Chopsticks pattern that I had won from Julie of Jaybird Quilts. I went to my LQS yesterday, picked up a triangle ruler, which turned out to be a bit smaller than I needed, so I adjusted the pattern and today I started cutting out fabrics. It is fast and easy, and a great way to showcase those big, bold prints. I ended up eating really late because I was so involved in the project, and now I need to run some errands, though I have no interest in doing so. Ironically my horoscope says "At some point during the day you might find yourself involved in a project that piques your interest far more than usual. You could throw yourself more deeply into it than is necessary now. Take care that it doesn't distract you from what needs to be done."















It is great to be anchored again!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day!




Happy 145th Birthday Canada! May you remain strong and free!