Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Top finished and it is sandwiched and on the floor waiting quilting maybe next week. We are being invaded by our daughter, son in law and grandson next weekend for a long visit so quilting may take a backseat to chasing a 10 month old. So much fun!!!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Man. Darn. And crap. I knew that something was up when I was piecing this last quilt top. It seemed squeaky. And as I was almost finished putting the quilt top together, This happened. I did have a back up but now I need a back up for my back up.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
I started another one of these. I have this never ending battle with scrap control. I felt most elated to have given a bunch of scraps to a friend but scraps breed like rabbits. So here we go, Just like the one I finished last July and pictured below. Big honking 18.5" blocks using up tons of strings in a limited colour palette. I am thinking 9 blocks will do it and I will use up a bunch of scraps in the process. I can hope anyway! Just like I can hope the sun is going to appear today after a day of incredible rain!
Sunday, April 23, 2017
No sewing for two weekends in a row! What is the world coming to? Last weekend we traveled to my Mum's for Easter and the kids joined us there to. It was just so much fun to have everyone altogether. Mum is turning 80 this month so we had a pre-birthday celebration. And we had 4 whole days of baby squishes with our wee little buddy.
This weekend Husband and I were busy with flower beds. We overhauled some much needed beds, obliterated gazillions of buttercups and spread landscaping fabric and mulch. I can hardly move but it looks great! Quilting next weekend for sure.
|son in law, daughter with grandboy, daughter in law with baby to be, and son|
|Son, daughter with grandboy and my lovely Mum|
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Name: Baby A and Baby B
Design: wonky stars, 3" squares
Size: 38 " by "46
Fabric: Stash fabrics, Kona White, Apricot and Persimmon by Carinna Gardener for Riley Blake
Quilted: by me with Aurifil white 50 w straight line grid
I finished these 2 baby girl quilts on the weekend and was happy to deliver them this week to a wonderful Mom at my school who just so happened to have beautiful twin baby girls about a month ago. Oh my goodness! Two wee dolly babies. How about that? She is now Mom to 4 lovely daughters and quilts were definitely in order.
I made them the same but different. One for Baby A and one for Baby B. Little wonky star blocks made with 3 " squares. One quilt had low volume whites for the background while the other has Kona White, Kona Flesh and some other soft hued peach and green fabrics. The focus fabrics and binding is the feature floral print from Riley Blake, Apricot and Persimmon by Carinna Gardener. It is a lovely vibrant floral. I used this for the binding on each quilt as well and backed them in a soft green gingham sheeting. Super simple and just girly enough.
The quilting is simple straight line grid work on either side of each small square in Aurifil 50 wt in white.
There is just something wonderful about gifting quilts for babies. I hope that these will be thrown on the floor for tummy time, used for fort building, snuggling and dragged around by these sweet little girls. Made to be used and loved.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Our son and our lovely daughter in law are expecting a baby girl in May. We are so delighted and I started her wee wardrobe yesterday. Some little pants but then I added a peplum to the Brindille and Twig basic tee in the 0-3 months size. I put my rotary cutter there for scale. This is a little tee shirt in the softest Art Gallery knit. Pinkness! I have to credit Husband for doing the circle math. I made the peplum as a circle and had to figure out how big to make the inner circle to fit on the bottom of the t-shirt. I did cut an inch off the bottom of the tee before adding the peplum. And in perfect capsule wardrobe fashion. The pink tee is mix and max with all three of the pants. Woo hoo!
I also made soft mint green one as well. The Art Gallery solids and the Amy Sinbaldi knit from her Paperie line is all from Hawthorne Threads. The grey dot is a Riley Blake knit also from Hawthorne Threads. The centre floral print is from Spoonflower. To whine a bit, it is really tough to find lovely knits for baby clothes in Canada. I can find the basics but not the good quality designer knits.
The hem on the circle peplum was a bit of a puzzle. Then I decided to serge the edge first. This allowed me to easily turn up the serged edge and press lightly before doing the twin needle hem with the woolly nylon thread in the bobbin. And that she said is that. Cannot wait to hug the little girly bundle. She will be here before you know it.