Tuesday, October 29, 2013
|Here is a picture of myself at a booth where the animals were made of minky|
What an incredible weekend. I will remember it as long as I live.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I absolutely love to crochet. That is essentially what got me started with loving hand made items. Both my Grannies, Vera and Shelagh, taught me to crochet when I was very young. They were so patient and taught me so much. I will forever be grateful for the wonderful gift they gave me. My Mom taught me knitting and how to read a pattern. She did beautiful knitting and used to make jerseys for us.Anyway, I digress. I have a work colleague who is expecting a baby. So naturally out came the baby yarn and I have started on a baby blanket for her.
|A small glimpse at the beginning!|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I have an inability to throw away fabric! No matter how small the pieces. This particular insanity started by cutting triangles off the spools. Just look at this!
|These are the triangles cut off the top of the spool section! So pretty and so precise!|
|Hmmm! What can I do with these?|
|Make squares of course!|
|Completed 1.5" squares! Not sure what I am going to do with them, but there they are!|
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Moda Bake Shop has an awesome pattern at the moment for a spools quilt. The spools are made from a charm square! So they are nice and big. I chose Aspen Frost for my charm pack and am so excited by how they are turning out. I only have ten left to make and then I can start with the sashing and cornerstone blocks.
|See! They are so much fun!|
|He always likes to help a little bit!|
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
We took delivery of Scrumptious Fabric last week. I made up a shop sample using a Villa Rosa pattern called Hide and Seek! It makes up really quickly and it is a good pattern to show off beautiful fabric using a charm pack.
|Sorry about the toes in the bottom of the picture.|
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I started making this chicken quilt in 2011! I finished the top and then it somehow landed in the UFO pile. My husband had to work on the weekend so I prepared myself for some alone time. On Friday I basted the quilt and got it ready for quilting. I started on Friday night and finished on Saturday night. I am so pleased with how it turned out. The quilting was a pain as I had to change colors soooooo many times. It was worth it though. The quilt is hanging up in my kitchen now.
|Finished at last.|
Sunday, October 6, 2013
There are a few different ways to do fussy cutting. You can eyeball your pieces and place the papers down over a design. Then there is a kaleidoscope method. Using one piece of fabric you can get many different patterns just from placing your template in a different area of the fabric. This is a super fun method and is a bit like the stack and whack process! Try it out, you will enjoy it.
|What is extremely useful is a mirror which you place around your template to see what kind of pattern you will be getting.|
|For this you need to cut out six identical pieces of fabric from six pattern repeats using the same fabric.|
|Cut from the same fabric as the previous hexie! Just in a different position.|