Friday, July 30, 2010


I had these 4 fabrics that I really wanted to use together and couldn't decide how to do it. I finished up a bunch of coasters on Wednesday and really wasn't in the mood to make more of them yesterday so I make what I think will be a neat set of placemats. They are smallish and square, but I think the right person will make them work. For some reason I see them with a sushi meal?!

The first cuts.

Second cuts.

Third cuts.

This is my box of 1.5 inch squares to use as leaders and enders. I don't think that I really explained it well to people, but it is a good way to keep the thread going all the time and avoids lots of long strings.

Here you can see a whole line of placemat pieces and leaders and enders. And I pile of leaders and enders sewn together at the bottom right, they just need to be pressed and you can see the 2 patches.

More of the production.

All finished. A set of four for dinner :) I might have enough of the backing fabric to make matching napkins!

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Inspiration

I had a great weekend away in Guelph at the Hillside music festival! Some rain, some sun and some new inspiration.

We all went to a paint your own button workshop. I really enjoyed it and plan to make some more of my own. Look for upcoming projects using this little gems. I am thinking mini art quilt accents!

While in Guelph we stayed with A's family and her mom, G, is a super master quilter. G showed my one technique for quilt as you go, which I think will drastically change my approach toward and fear of big quilts! She also told me about 'leaders and enders' look here for more for more info. This particular practice blew my mind and after learning about it and seeing G's beautiful postage stamp quilt I am going to get sorting my scraps and cutting 1.5" squares.

This is little peek at my stash of scraps. Postage stamps here I come!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Work Table

This is what I have been working on the past few days. Lots of little stuff for the WAF; coasters, book marks, and some mini art quilts. The coasters have been sewed and turned and are just waiting to be quilted.

The big stash just waiting to be used. I have quite a few people in my life expecting babies, so I think a lot of this might become baby quilts in the next few months.

Ironed and ready to go!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

You've Got Mail!

So, the doorbell rang around 9 this morning with my load of fabric from Pink Chalk! I showed great restraint and waited a few hours to open it while I finished some design work and went to the vet.

The package.

The package opened.

A stack of lovely fabric.

The spread!

In other news I took the 'process pledge' this morning and thought I should put a little something up in that vein. This is a little doodle that will become a small art quilt, but it was fun to play with some of the stitching settings on the machine I have. Check back for updates!

Now I need to get all of that fabric in the wash and cut the selvages off, so much to do!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Quilt

This little quilt is a baby shower gift for my cousin. It might just be one of my favourites so far!

Taped down and pinned.

Quilting and binding done! Front.


Close up.

Flip over.

Close up.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kaffe Broken Dishes Done

So this isn't quite broken dishes, but close. I do hope to may another 'real' broken dishes in the future, but I finished the binding last night and other than trimming of some loose threads, this one is ready to find a home. I'm not quite sure where yet. There a few options, but for now I might just look at it lovingly ;)



This is the first time I have used a pieced back and I think that it really turned out well! I just need to tape things down tighter before pinning things together next time!