Monday, December 29, 2014

My Mum is a weaver...

Mum weaves rag rugs.  And she does it really well.  She made this Pendleton wool beauty for us for Christmas.  Of course it is far to gorgeous to go on the floor so I will lay it across the top of the couch once the Christmas rag rug is put away.  Oh my word.  Soft, muted but with that wonderful soft red. Thanks, Mum!  Maybe I will just wear it!

Mum also brought me a grey and yellow rug.  It matches my sewing room perfectly... except for the 70s flooring.  You can tell it is my sewing room because of the piles of fabric and that lovely cone of Aurifil on the counter.  We have rugs from Mum allover the house.  You can see the progression from simple stripes to these complicated patterns.  Clever Mum.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Last Minute Makes

Pillows are a quick last minute Christmas make and I made a couple just last weekend.  Christmas blue nested stars and then a green plus cushion with texty fabric.  Just fun with zippered backs.  All wrapped up and ready for giving.  The count down is on!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Just a little snowman

I made this last weekend for a guild ornament swap.  So much fun.  Little paper pieced snowman with little tiny stippled quilting in the grey dots.  I used snaps for the eyes.  I think he is a little cross-eyed!

Friday, December 12, 2014


and the winner is...  according to random number generator.... 160

and that is Nicole who lives in Victoria!  Congratulations Nicole, I will send you an email!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Finish: Plaid Baby Michael Miller

   Name:  Plaid Baby 
Design:  Scot's Plaid  Block
Size:  36"" by 46""
Fabric: Michael Miller Cotton Couture including the back and scrappy binding
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in wite in straight lines 

I finished this baby quilt on the weekend.  I used the Micheal Miller Cotton Couture Modern Quilt Guild bundle with a bunch of brighter additions.  The block is a traditional block called Scot's Plaid and I tried to have a nice mix of the colours throughout the quilt but I allowed a fair amount of randomness.  Some same colours do touch and at first I was a bit fussed about that and then decided it was just fine.  I had fun with the back.  The colours are really lovely.  And a scrappy binding just for fun.  I have not used these solids much before and they are very lightweight and soft.  Almost drapey.  Lovely colours.   I especially love the darker orange/red.  I think it is called geranium.  Nice!  

The quilting is simple.  I followed the seam lines about 1/4" away and used my favourite Aurifil 50 wt in white.  The quilting resembles the plaid in a away.  Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday.

Don't forget my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!  One more day!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day: December 2014

Oh my goodness!  Welcome to my stop on the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  I have a Cotton and Steel Mustang Maple Squares Charm Pack to giveaway.  Available on in Canada, apparently!  Who knew?  And a lovely spool of Aurifil 50 wt in a very versatile grey to add to the giveaway fun.

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1) leave a comment telling me where you are in the world and
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I will pick a winner on Friday, December 12, 2014 after 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time.  Good luck!

Edited:  The giveaway is now closed.  Thanks everyone!!!!  

Monday, December 1, 2014

Already December?????

How did that happen?  It was summer time just yesterday and now it is December!  I spent Saturday with a bunch of my guild at a curved piecing workshop.  It was great!  And I did pick up a few tricks and that is a good thing.

I made these oven mitts last weekend for Husband.  His oven mitts were looking a little sad and he asked me to mend them.  And I did that but noticed that the batting was starting to be thin and they were definitely worse for wear.  My grey scrap container was overflowing so I made some slab blocks big enough to cut out the oven mitts.  Added some batting and some insulbrite. Quilted it.  Binding and we were good to go.  They have been test driven and he has not burned himself with them so they have passed the test.    Officially, scrap project #3.

Linking up with Leanne for Scraptastic Tuesday!  Don't forget to enter the Sew Mama Sew giveaways!