Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Stash

I ordered some Christmas fabrics a while ago from Sew Deerly Loved, and they came at just the right time on my anniversary. I thanked my dh for being so thoughtful. They are Christmas Candy collection by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake. I have a pattern picked out for them and would love to get started on them right away. My daughter and I are in discussions on how to share the fabric between us.

I was also happy to find as well some Bubblegum Basics fabric that I had been looking for for a while and I really like the Dandelion fabric. Lately, the quilting ideas have been clicking for me, I just have not had time to do anything about it. Hopefully soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have been playing with my half log cabins today. Eventually, they will become a king size quilt.

This is the first layout I played with. I like the ripple effect of the colours.

This is the second option I played around with. Some of the lights I can tell show up much darker, so if I go with this option I will need to rethink the lights I use.

Check out what others are doing on their design walls at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This is the first time I have put up my Dresden Plates from my Bee Beautiful group. I knew if I took them all out I would want to do it right away. I have one more block to make and then I am going to add some colourful sashing. I really hope to have this done by the end of summer.  Check out what others are working on at Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sewing for Children

Lately, I have been doing a lot of sewing for children. It has been fun to branch from the same old, same old but I love it so much, quilting.

My friend recently became a grandmother and I made her a bib based on the tutorial by Sew She Sews.

I showed my daughter the Sewing with Kids classes that Amy was doing on her blog. My daughter was very interested and we made the pincushion together. She decided that it makes a great pillow for her dolls so now we are going to be making a quilt for them as well. We stuffed the pillow with fabric scraps and she thought that was really neat.

My daughter also decided on Friday night that I needed to make her a tool belt for some recently acquired Handy Manny tools. I designed the tool belt myself and her and I were both happy with the results. My daughter told me that it was good that I knew how to quilt otherwise, I would never have known how to make the tool belt. I am happy to keep making her things, if it gets me quilting time too.

Don't despair about the quilting though. I finally figured out yesterday what to do with some fabric I have had for years.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I started working on my UFO #2 on the weekend. I making the Wandering Star quilt pattern by Quilter's Cache.I made the half square triangles using Triangles on a Roll. Now I need to cut them apart and take the paper off. I think that will be a good movie watching project. This will be a quilt for my nephew, hopefully for Christmas. Check out what others are making on their design walls at Patchwork Times.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Canada!


Happy Birthday Canada! The True North, Strong and Free. I wish all of my Canadian friends a wonderful time with family and friends wherever you may be in the world.