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.