Saturday, April 17, 2021

Rainbow - Friday Night Sew In


I have now reached the point where I can start sewing my rows together.  I laid out the quilt earlier in the month and realized I did not like the layout. I ended up changing the layout which also meant changing some of the sashing as well. I got the blocks sewn together and yesterday for Friday Night Sew In I got the sashings sewn into rows. The finish line is getting closer and that makes me happy!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Rainbow - Friday Night Sew In



I spent my Friday Night Sew In finishing up the last of my sashing for my Rainbow Irish Chain quilt and now I am able to start laying it out so I can decide where I want everything to go. 

I bought backing fabric for this last week so hopefully, by the next Friday Night Sew In I will have most of it together.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Rainbow - Friday Night Sew In



 I spent my Friday Night Sew In organizing my Rainbow Irish Chain Squares and sashing, as well as finishing one of the last blocks I need before I can start sewing it all together. I now only have a blue block left to do. I am not sure why, but sometimes quilts speak loudly to me and this one is tell me it is time to get it finished this year. It was a Leaders and Enders project but now it is time to bring it front and center.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Pinwheels and Rails



I am so thrilled that the Pinwheels and Rails quilt is finished.  It is a bed size quilt for my daughter. She looked at some patterns and then designed this quilt. She decided to have the border of the pinwheels go the opposite way of the rail fences so that it mimicked a rail fence quilt which I really liked. She made the decisions on all of the borders. The outer border fabric was bought at our quilt guild. Someone was selling off metres of fabric and my daughter picked it out a few years ago. I was having a tough time deciding on the fabric for the last border and then she remembered this fabric and it fit perfectly. Our cats really like this quilt and have claimed it as theirs which my daughter does not mind since they share it with her!

Linking to Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Kitchen Sewing


One of my first projects for 2021 was completed on the weekend. My mother asked me to make her a cover for her Kitchenaid stand mixer. She wanted the same fabric that I had used as the backing for the tablerunner I had made for her in the Spring. I used a tutorial from Sew Can She.  I was able to get more of the fabric from my LQS. There were some difficulties with getting it done. I had some thread that kept constantly breaking as I was sewing it. This project I am very happy to have finished and I am hoping it is a good start to 2021.

Monday, January 4, 2021

One Word - 2021

Balance Word Art Vector Images (over 240) 


I have decided that my One Word for 2021 is going to be Balance. I know that this is going to be a difficult word for this year, and I have no expectations that the teeter-totter of life will be balanced everyday but I do want to be more aware of how much time I focus on things and other people versus focusing on things that will enable me to be better with my family, my work and my creative endeavours.


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Silver Lining



The Silver Lining quilt is complete and I am so thrilled. It was started in March just before everything shut down and it got caught up in all of the stress and anxiety of the year. This is a gift for my sister-in-law and brother-in law's 25th anniversary. They live far away so I need to organize a way to mail it to them. I hoped I would be able to give it them at Christmas but it was not to be. I have tried to find a silver lining for 2020 and for me it would be my remarkable husband and children. We all got along over our months at home alone together and supported each other throughout the good and bad days.   Here is hoping to a safe and healthy 2021 where we will be able to be together with friends and family again.