Friday, March 28, 2014

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

As part of my Drop and Give Me Twenty for February, I got this quilt top done. I had the sections done last year but had not put them together. As always I really like this. I liked the pattern when I first saw it but I was not sure about the white, since I have never liked making quilts with lots of white in them. I think all of the colours really help. I am calling it Reading Rainbow because it reminds me of books on a shelve and my local library's logo.This is a quilt that I will happily be keeping with me when it is all finished.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

FNSI - Pinky Owl

It was fun to spend some time on a Friday Night Sew In. The Pinky Owl is starting to come together. I am finding I am enjoying scrappy quilts more and more as I continue to quilt. I ended up being a bit of a Night Owl to work on it. There are times when I find quilting to be so frustrating, and times when I find it so zen. This quilt has been one of the zen times, and it is helping me to remember to relax and just enjoy the sewing. Sometimes there needs to be no grand scheme, just a good time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Pinky Owl

Pinky Owl

I hope everyone had a great International Quilting Day. I spent some time this weekend working on this quilt. It is Hootenanny by Boo Davis. It is a great scrap quilt. I had more than enough pinks in my stash, and the brown background I bought on sale. I really enjoyed making the Hot Dog quilt I made using her pattern and this one is just as fun.

Check out what others have on their Design Walls.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cable Socks - Off My Needles

Cable Socks

 Cable Socks

I am so thrilled! My cable socks are finished! They were very easy to make and I love how they look. They are quite warm, and luckly or not so luckly, there is still lots of time to wear them with the winter we are having. I have to say I have become quite addicted to making socks. They are so easy to take anywhere, fast to do and feel great to wear. I have a couple more skeins of yarns ready to go and I am eager to find my next pattern.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy 5th Blogiversary!

Today is my 5th blogging anniversary! I can't believe it has been 5 years! I have learned so much and been inspired so much. I have done so many swaps, quiltalongs, giveaways, joined UFO challenges, made quilts, tried new sewing items and learned to knit socks. At some point I should add it all up. It has been an amazing time and I am so happy to have you with me on my journey.

My Three of Hearts

Every year I try new challenges and for the month of February I joined Drop and Give Me Twenty! I committed to quilting 20 minutes a day for the month of February. It was very motivating to me and I got 3 quilt tops done that been hanging around for a long time. One of them was my My Three of Hearts quilt. I took it to my quilting retreat last November and it is so nice to know that I will have it done for the next retreat.

I am looking forward to the next 5 years and all it will bring!