Thursday, 5 November 2015

BOM - October

I've joined an online BOM over at Upstairshobbyroom.

Runner in the making as well as two place mats or another runner.  The two blocks are made from the cut-off HSTs.  I like the look of these.  Need to add a small border, of white, and maybe some of the HSTs.  Have not decided yet.

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Hope this works.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

From ugly to beautiful

After my kaleidoscope quilt was finished I ended up with a lot of left overs.  I usually just pitch these in my scrap bin and forget about them.  But not this time!  Why not make something.  There was a lot of triangles shapes so I went to work.

This is what I started with.  A mess!!!!

 I cut out a triangle and used left over backing for the borders.

Next I squared up the triangle, added more borders and quilted it.  I quilted it using WonderFil 40 wt Rayon.

This is how the mess looks when finished.

Orange seems to be my go to colour lately. 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Baby Quilt

I went for coffee this morning with the neighbourhood ladies.  We meet the last Wednesday of each month.

One of the ladies is a Grandmother for the first time, so I made her this baby quilt.  She was very pleased and had tears in her eyes.  What a wonderful thing for me to do she said.

Here is the back.
The pattern is called You're A Rock Star from my LQS Earthly Goods Quilting

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kool Kaleidoscope

Here is my finished top.  Need to piece the back and have it quilted.  This will be quilted by my friend on her long arm.  I am very pleased with how this turned out.  I love how it all came together in the end.  I was a little worried about my colour choices but I listened to my teacher (Kim Caskey) and believed in the process.  Kim is a wonderful teacher and the things she can do with her long arm are amazing.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kool Kaleidoscope - Ricky Tims

I started a class on Saturday - Kool Kaleidoscope by Ricky Tims.

1st strata
This is my first strata. (strip set)

2nd strata  

This is my 2nd strata. (strip set)

The pattern calls for 10 strip sets - two of each.  I have 3 done.  Next class is not until July so I have lots of time and am thankful for that.

This class is lots of fun and a bit of a challenge.  Hope my colour scheme works out in the end.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Lets Eat Cake

Best Birthday Cake Ever
My birthday was yesterday so my son and his girlfriend made me this cake with a beautiful quilt on the top.  As you can see I am a cat person so they had to put cats around it.  Best birthday cake ever.

Besides the cake, they cooked a wonderful meal and I got a gift card from my favourite quilt shop.

Life is good no make that great.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all.

UFO Finish

Mystery Quilt - 2014
This is the front of the 2014 xmas mystery quilt I did over 4 days.  I posted a picture with the blocks not sewn just up on my design wall back in January.  It is now quilted and ready to be used.

This is the back.  I didn't have enough of the one fabric so I used some of the left over strips used in the front.  Wish I had a better picture of the quilting.  Quilting was done by my friend Gwen and it was done using  King Tut # 994 variegated quilting thread.  The variegated thread shows up so well on the dark back.