Tuesday, 14 October 2014

"for Family"

Okay so this one is a whim creation. I'm desperately seeking ideas to make money for our family photos we had done recently. I know there isn't a budget for these photos, and they are so very important to me. We've never had them done with our newest additions E&E - and they are now 2! Honestly, I fear that this may be our last opportunity to have them done as a family! With my oldest making grown up plans to leave the nest next year, surely we have to have something meaningful for our family to treasure together. So in spite of our lack of funds for our photo memories, here it is.. I created a blanket to sell in hopes of raising a little money "for Family"...

Here's the beginning...

I chose these bold colours because, much like my family, they are alive, bright and fun! And it seems as though they worked out together beautifully! 

Then after I got all my strips together, it was time to piece them for the star points. I need 8 star points. I still wasn't sure which yellow I wanted as the centre of my star and I knew I could go either way. Piecing all of the points together wasn't much of a battle; a little time here, a little time there, and sure enough they were done. I even managed some cooperation with the wee ones, E&E, while I was trying to get sew time in! 

It is coming along beautifully! Here's a peek of the star all together... 

Stay tuned! I'll show you what I come up with for the background.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Babas quilt top revival

This is what I love. I love old things. My great grandma made this quilt cover. I took the back off long ago and saved the top. I want to redo it in some way to preserve the fabric and for safe keeping. I'm keeping it in my WIP pile to contemplate some possibilities.

Monday, 11 August 2014

My Pretty Complete!

Here she is, My Pretty! I had initially anticipated a three month commitment to hand quilting this project. To my amazement though, I think I am in love with hand quilting and the simplicity of it. I think this allowed me to commit more time throughout the day... a few minutes here, a few minutes there and WALA! 

My Pretty has already found a home. Miss E has been eyeing her up throughout the whole quilting process saying, "Mom, pretty blanket.". I couldn't resist gifting the quilt to Miss E after hearing her sweetly say, "My pretty blanket." I know she will treasure it forever. 

Now off to tackle another WIP. Have a wonderful day! :)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Pretty

I've been determined to learn how to hand quilt for some time. I started on this pretty in July. The quilt pattern I'm working on is called Easy Does It by Darlene Zimmerman. The fabrics were from an assorted bag of precut fabrics I found at my local fabric shop. I machine pieced the top and the underside is a basic white flannel.

I've been learning how to hand quilt on my own and really quite pleased with the simplicity of the task! I enjoy how easy it is to sit anywhere I like and with few supplies (needle, thread and quilting hoop) to be able to continue the process of completing another quilted creation! I love not having to be restricted to my sewing machine, limited to one room/space, and not having to rely on a power source is a double joy! The greatest challenge for me while quilting has been committing to the sewing machine to piece my projects. Once I drag my things out, then I get E&E on my side needing to inspect all the tools and pieces... just not a safe place to be for curious little fingers! 

I can't wait for you to see the finished quilt! I will have an update soon as I have finished the quilt, just having to find time to post again! 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, 29 March 2014


I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm new to the blogging world, so bear with me as I learn and grow. I'll be posting about my creations of quilting, photography, and any other passions I tune into. Feel free to stop in from time to time.