Lake Superior

Lake Superior

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Charity quilt 2

Second Charity quilt off the frame. I had fun with this one. The back looks as good as the front.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Dear Jane

 Slow and steady wins the race. Two more blocks finished.

More 30's fabric!!!

B1 - reverse applique
B11 - challenging!

Charity Star quilt

I love the colours and floral fabric in this Star charity quilt. A fellow guild member pieced it, and I have quilted it.

Before it was quilted

Close up of background filler

I did bump over feathers with some swirls inside

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dear Jane

Finished up a few more blocks in the last couple of days.

A6 - so nice to have an easy block

B6 - This was a challenging one

B3 - I machine pieced this one instead of appliqué

Friday, 18 January 2013

Madelyn's quilt

I pieced this quilt a few months ago. It is for my youngest daughter. Her bedroom is purple and lime green. At first I was going to use a geometrical design to quilt it, but then changed my mind. I thought because the piecing was such simple straight lines, quilting circles would be fun. I used a polyester batting which gives it more loft than a cotton batting.

Mady's quilt

Almost finished
All done

Close up of the quilting

The back looks great!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Breaking the rules

This quilt I just finished up is breaking a few "quilters" rules. It has no batting and no binding. Hehe. Since the quilt is going to be a cuddle quilt, I put minke on the back and simply surged the edges. I have done this before with other quilts and it holds up well. I quilted it with a swirl edge to edge pantograph. I think it turned out well and I am sure my girls will love it.

Yellow Brick Road pattern made with a fat quarter bundle. I pieced this quilt a few years ago.

The quilting even shows on the back through the minke

Close up of the quilting. I went with a bright pink thread.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Embroidery Club at Life's a Stitch

I attended Embroidery Club at my local quilt store, Life's a Stitch, today. Along with a few other ladies, this is what I made. It is an evening clutch purse. I used my embroidery machine to do the quilting lines and then finished putting it together this afternoon. I used a black cotton/silk blend fabric.

Front - I also added a sparkly pearl broach

Back (still has chalk lines)

Inside - including a change pocket.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Heather feather 2

The centre design took way longer that I had anticipated! Here's a quick photo update.

Centre medallion

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Arts Group

Through my local quilters guild I have met some wonderful ladies. A few of us get together monthly to work together on projects and new fibre arts techniques. Here are some photos from our get together today. 

Marilyn stitching
A closer look at Marilyn's project

Nancy showing her first project

Nancy's second project

This is my finished project - just needs a binding

Sharon and Heddys working hard

Heddys's project on the left and Sharon's on the right
Heddys's project by the end of the day
Becky's collage

Monday, 7 January 2013

Machine embroidered Feathers!

I have had the idea of this next quilt in my head for weeks now. I purchased the designs "Heather Feather" by Sarah Vedeler and bought some Kona cotton solids fabrics for the project. Both items have been waiting for me to come up with my layout design. Well, I finally figured it out and started yesterday. It's been a while since I have used my brother sewing machine for embroidery but all seems to be going ok. Here are a few pictures. 

The appliqué shapes fused down awaiting the filling stitches

The design takes two hoopings, this picture shows the filler designs during the second hooping.

The finished design - 3 more to go to finish the centre.

Here is a short video showing the machine stitching.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Dear Jane

I found some time this morning / early afternoon to finish up the appliqué on B2 today. Here are two more blocks I have finished.

This red fabric proved a little challenging. When ironing, the red seems to be rubbing off on the white fabric, but when washed, it didn't bleed at all? I have not had that happen before.

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A New Year! Happy 2013

Happy New Year to everyone!

I am once again busy working on my Dear Jane quilt. December was a busy month and I had limited time in my sewing room. So with the New Year, I am back at it.

Here are the two flags I have finished up.

Flag 4 - I love the colour of this blue print.

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