Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sewing a Village

And the village is growing!  I jumped on the bandwagon.  I have to say it is fun.  I keep talking about siding and roofing.  Pattern is called Jumble and I purchased it from Stitch Supply Co.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

For Modern Babies

      Name:  For Modern Babies
Design:  4" squares
Size:  35" by 42"
Fabric: Stash fabrics in yellow and grey
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in cross hatch
Backing:  by Alison Glass

I finished this yesterday and stomped outside to take pictures on the barn wall.  The snow was over my boots but this baby quilt was nice and sunny.  And yes, it is late February and yes, this is the west coast.  But we got hammered with about a foot of snow on Friday night.    Anyway, this is my standard baby quilt in 4" squares.  I used a selection of yellow and grey fabrics and it could be for either a girl or a boy.  Quilted in Aurifil 50 weight in white on the diagonal.  I backed it with an awesome Alison Glass print, in black on white so the quilt is reversible as well. 

This is available for sale in my etsy shop because the other yellow and grey quilt sold.  Happy dance!

Friday, February 23, 2018


Daughter and family are off to Montreal in a few weeks to visit family.  She asked me to make her some zippee pouches to store some toddler snacks and small books for the trip.  I asked her if she wanted them to look nice for her or for the little guy.  She thought that since they would be in her handbag, they should be nice for her.  Clean and modern, she said.  You know, she said.  So here they are for her.  But I couldn't resist making one just for the little guy.  He is currently obsessed with owls.  The way he says it, the word owl has about 4 syllables.  Hilarious.  Anyway, the bonus zippee has lots of "owwwwwulllls".  And I may have just found some little itty books to tuck into the pouch for him.  And these are in the mail.  So fun!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wow! Another Finish

 Name: Blue Ducks
Design:  Maryline Collioud-Robert
Size:  48" by 64""
Fabric: Stash solids, mostly Kona
Binding:  Kona Lagoon
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in variegated Blue and Raspberry, #4647, diagonally and on the block lines

This one was just fun.  A total explosion of colour with really great contrast between the warm and the cool tons.  The piecing was a bit of a nightmare.  Lots of bias edges and fiddling around but it is done.  I had no idea how to quilt it or what colour to use for thread but I found that I had a spool of variegated Aurifil 50 wt in shades of pink, bright raspberry, turquoise and white.  And you know, it totally worked.

It is brightening up the barn in the winter sun.  It is now living on the downstairs couch for snuggling. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018


 Name: Dimension
Design:  Nydia Kehnle
Size:  65"" by 78""
Fabric: Kona Cotton in Jade Green, Teal Blue, Pool, Windsor
Binding:  Jade Green  Backing:  New Bedford, Rising Sun Wallpaper by Denyse Schmidt
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in bright Turquoise, 5005 in an irregular grid

I finished this quilt a few weekends ago.  It sitting waiting for a sleeve as I will pop it into our guild show next month.  This is a fabulous design from Nydia Kehnle, called Dimension.  It is paper pieced and I biggie sized it with extra blocks to make it much larger.  The 3 D effect is quite the thing.  It is made entirely from Kona solids for the front and binding.  And I bought them all at Sew Sisters.  If you read this quick and pop over there, they may still have their Konas on sale for the weekend.  Quick!

It was a breezy day when I took these pictures.  The grass was so green even though it was mid winter.  It was just a tease though as we were hit with snowfall and cold this week and we look like we live in a winter wonderland today. 

I backed the quilt with a wonderful Denyse Schmidt print.  Mostly grey with a bit of a sheen and a small print.  Almost a bit masculine.  It was a perfect fit.  Quilted with a bright turquoise Aurifil, in an irregular grid.  Lots of clothespins for this one! 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

A New Year and A Work In Progress

I am quite taken with the designs of Nydia Kehnle.  This is one of her patterns called Dimension.  I used one of her 8 recommended colourways.  All Kona cottons from Sew Sisters.  Windsor, Pool, Teal Blue and Jade.  I biggie sized this with extra blocks.  I spent the morning sewing all the blocks together and wrestling all that paper piecing and then spent a good chunk of time picking papers off the back of the quilt.  Sandwiched and ready for quilting next weekend.  It feels pretty good to be making something bold and dramatic after sewing so many baby quilts of late. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Modern Baby

Name: Pinkness and Grey
Design: 4" squares
Size:  35" by 42"
Fabric: Kona solids
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in Dove grey
Binding: Clown strip in black by Timeless Treasures
Backing:  By Dear Stella

I have been on a baby quilt roll because I decided I needed to do something with all the quilts I keep making.  This one is for sale in my new Etsy shop, Baby By Blueberry Patch.  Just for fun.  Simple 4" squares in pinks with a splash of grey.  I used the clown stripe binding and a lovely black and white print from Dear Stella on the back.  Already to go.