Quilting fun for family and friends!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

WIP's x two

I love Plus Quilts. This is my second one. And I can see many more in my quilting future. They are perfect for those days you just want to sit and sew. No cutting just mindless sewing. I used 5 charm packs for this and just laid out the squares til I ran out.
I made this quilt from the castle block. I saw it somewhere on line and fell in love. I did not know it was on Moda Bake Shop until I read the Cuddle Quilters blog post today. Super fun easy block. I used one charm pack to make this baby size flimsy. And the best part is I only have one or two blocks left! Bonus! I hate having blocks left over.
Three baby quilts almost done. Castle, Hourglass and Heart Quilts.

Yeah! Three more or so to go!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Gifted, as in given away

I love weddings! The setting up, the taking down, the ceremony, meeting new people and especially catching up with old friends.
Bri and Kristian were married September 19, 2015. I used to babysit Bri when she was 3, we go way back. So fun to see the little toddler a beautiful, competent and accomplished woman.
They loved their name in the binding! I am so pleased with my new way to label my quilts. I love it. I have decided all my quilts will have a label in the binding. Is there a reason we don't do this? It doesn't hold up or wash well or...?

I loved making this quilt from start to finish. From the fabric, to the design, to cutting and sewing. All of it. I am hopeful all the love in this quilt will wrap Bri and Kristian in love all their days together.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Charley 1 and 2, a Finish

Charley Harper 1 and 2 are complete. I sewed down the last bit of binding the day they were to be gifted. The quilts were requested to be long and narrow, the perfect size to sit on the couch and watch tv.
I commute on weekends so do quite a bit of hand sewing on the ferry. The panel quilt received more comments than the patchwork. Go figure!

I used the Greek Keys pattern by Kaffe Fassett. The fabric is Charley Harper by Birch Fabrics. I used straight line quilting on both quilts. Outlining the squares on the panel quilt looks very effective. Almost like a real quilt, lol.
I never knew who he was until this fabric line came out but I am now a big fan of Charley Harper. I just love his saucy looking birds. Now to finish my Charley Harper quilt!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

My Love Affair

I am still in love.  However, my Love Affair is almost over. I have so enjoyed making this quilt and it will soon be making its way to a new home. Sigh! 
 For the back this fabulous camouflage. Love it and it goes so perfectly.

Now I just have to get the binding on. The wedding is next week! Nothing like a deadline to move projects along.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


We just came back from vacation and it was wonderful, smokey but wonderful. There were two forest fires we could see from our resort in Oliver. The babies learned all about helicopters as they kept flying over refilling their buckets. Fabulous entertainment.

I made a table runner for my cousin for her birthday. French General material to match her existing quilts. Quilted with almost straight line quilting.

 Cutest bugs ever!
Bug Check is finished and delivered. I hope it is acceptable to a 5 year old girl. It is not after all Anna or Elsa.

Bee Blocks June

Bee Blocks July

Bee Blocks August

Boy that feels good to be caught up.