Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Busy Busy

The new wave is quilt and squared up and the binding should be going on in the next few days!

I am hoping to get a couple of other quilts cut out in the next week or so while await the arrival of the sashing and backing for my sisters's Greatest Hits quilt. She was down over the holidays to choose some colours to finish it up. It will look great!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another New Wave Update

I got the top of the new wave quilt finished last night and two wedge strips that will be par of the back. I am hoping to finish the back today and get some batting and basting supplies to finish it tomorrow. In the mean time I have a little something to whip up for Thursday's crafty gift exchange!

Stay tuned.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Wave Quilt Update

A few weeks ago I posted about cutting pieces for a couple of quilts. While I wait for my sister to visit and choose the sashing colour for her Greatest Hits quilt I thought that I would start piecing the New Wave quilt.

I had to cut the sashing yesterday before I could start sewing, but I got nearly half of the top done.

Three of six strips that will make the top! I am hoping to get this top done before Christmas, but I have a few other items to make before then.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FQ Sale

Saturday I had a class at my local quilt shop in machine quilting and I took advantage of their buy 7 get 3 free fat quarters and I went for some batiks that I had been coveting.

I'm not sure what I might do with them, but I can't wait to put them into action!

Greatest Hits in the Works

Blocks pinned and ready for sewing.

Some of the greatest hits blocks.

The fabric selection for greatest hits.

Blocks all stacked up.

Now I just need to choose the sashing and get the top finished!

Robot's Done!

The robot in a box quilt has gone to it's temporary home until the little bundle of joy arrives. I need to get a few more pics to show the back, but it was a success!

Puppy Blanket

This is a small blanket/mat for a puppy. Made with reclaimed denim.

It will be a lovely Christmas gift for a well loved pup.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Commissions

I had requests for some limey green coasters and some patchy Christmas placemats. Here they are...



All quilted...

... and heading to their new homes.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Life on Close Knit

This is a pic of my mom and her little dog Miss Bridget, I had to share this since it's just so silly!

For some fun reading about life on a boat check out the blog of Mom and her partner Al here.

I have yet to visit, but am very much looking forward to it and her comical posts make it all the more enticing!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snow and Fabric

This is what Charlie usually gets up to while I'm quilting. This is him the a few nights ago while I was quilting the Robot in a Box quilt.

Yesterday was a great day to hunker down and be cozy. This is the view from my sewing/cutting table.

I have several quilts semi-planned and I needed to get some cutting done in preparation. This is a gift for my sister (she already knows because she is picky and had to be consulted on pattern and fabric).

The fabrics are all Patricia Bravo, most from 'Paradise' and some 'Oval Elements' and they will be going into a queen sized quilt using Elizabeth Hartman's 'Greatest Hits' pattern.

The other quilt I prepped yesterday is also using an Elizabeth Hartman pattern, 'New Wave'. It is a custom bundle that I ordered from Fabricworm and I think this one is actually for me!

Today I plan to cut this fabric into binding strips and get the machine portion of the binding onto the Robot quilt. Then I can curl up and hand sew the rest while I watch Lord of the Rings, an early December tradition!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Getting Comfortable with Colour

This is the product of my final 'Getting Comfortable with Colour' class. A and I signed up for a 3 evening class and our last class was spent constructing mini quilts with solids and no rotary cutter allowed.

It was so nice to just put my foot to the pedal without much planning. I do a fair bit of winging it, but it was great to be encouraged to do so!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Robot in a Box

This is a little crib quilt I started last week for some friends.

The cutting.

The blocks...



The finished top!

Now for a back and a binding.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Off to the Post Office

This little scarf was a commission and is off to Richmond Hill this afternoon via Canada Post. I hope it's a smooth trip! And even more, I hope it's a happily received gift!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Hop!

M helped me set up last night for the big Holiday Hop that runs from 10 - 5 today. Pictures of the set up to come :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Christmas Bidbits

A few more Christmas things for the sale :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Bits

The countdown is on - Friday is the opening of HP and the Deathly Hollows, Sunday is the Holiday hop. In preparation for both I have been listening to HP on iTunes, while I cut, press and sew!

Yesterday I finally got inspired to use the Christmas fabrics and put 10 sets of coasters, 4 square table mats and one small, scrappy table mat.

More to come!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Long Term Project

Several months ago I posted about leaders and enders. An invaluable lesson from GR, she also inspired me to make my own postage stamp quilt.

Below are 2 completed 10" x 10" blocks (that's 100 1.5" squares per block!), just a start of what I am sure will be a quilt several years in the making.

Up close...

... and personal.

2 complete blocks.

In theory there are no fabrics repeated within the blocks. Keep checking back for progress reports!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week's Offerings

I'm coming down to the wire just over a week until the big sale and I have a lot left to do. This week a few pillows and another scarf.



Crazy Hoots scarf.



Weekend plans: SEW!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Productive Weekend



Binding is done, just deciding on some embellishments.