Archive for the ‘Quilted items’ Category

Starry Night

March 14, 2012
Starry Night

Starry Night

Progress continues on my $10 quilt at Country Concessions… I really should post a little more often but I’m afraid my negative attitude may be off-putting.

I’ve been watching as many of my friends move on with more “artsy” quilts… AND since I’m experiencing mega-boredom with the half-square triangles in this quilt I’m thinking that’s the way to go. Any way to get away from the half-square-triangle hell I’ve found myself in. Half-square triangles, month after month, are tedious! If the fabric wasn’t so energetic I would have abandoned the project months ago. Sigh…

Finished!

December 29, 2009

It was finished a few days ago … It was a gift so I didn’t want to post till after Christmas ūüôā

Bento Box

Bento Box

Did I mention that I backed it with ‘Fireside’? Really cozy and snuggly but tough to work with using the quilt as you go technique I used…. I quilted the centre box and added the borders which curled devilishly as I worked with it.

Tulips

June 6, 2009

This is a picture of my still life that I made from Marilyn Clarke’s workshop last Saturday. It was a great class and would recommend it to anyone. Lot’s of fun and learned a lot.

Tulips

Tulips

It didn’t hurt… too bad.

January 15, 2009

Okay, I’ll admit that it was NOT as bad as I had feared. After completing the test leaf (Thanks to Sheree!) and one other ‘practice’ I knew what to expect and it was kinda fun. Now, the only thing I’m worried about is the thread colour. I thought of doing red, like the border… but opted for shiny rayon.

Alder Leaf

Alder Leaf

Inspired by Leaf Magic Little Quilt, by Janet Rice-Bredin.

Alder Label

Alder Label

Alder

January 15, 2009

These are my final fabric choices. Even though the Alder leaf doesn’t really have an autumn colour I’ve seen yellow floating in a stream. Hopefully artistic license is allowed. So, here goes!

Alder

Alder

Also, I thought I’d share my test leaf since I’m not sure about this “thread art” thingy…

Test Block

Test Block

Don’t mind the puckering. The tension is fine for steam-a-seam leaf area. Might try a test stem with steam-a-seam.

Baby quilt for my niece

September 15, 2008

One of my summer projects almost finished.¬† Just need to decide on how I want to machine quilt it.¬† I am thinking of trying out the new¬†bamboo batting.¬† Has anyone tried it yet? The bias rectangles gave me some grief and I had to go out and buy new fabric because I was not happy with the results.¬† On a trip to Shakespeare I found a birangle ruler that made the job go a lot easier.¬† Now I’m looking for a way to make the bias rectangles with no seam in the middle to eliminate some of the bulk.¬† Some research and I have found that Elanore Burns has a ruler that¬†allows you to¬†make a triangle in the middle¬†and taking a rectangle and cutting it from one corner kitty corner to the other.¬† When put it together you can trim up the block to the size you need.¬†¬†I can’t believe I’m thinking of needing another ruler, but I have fabric to make this same pattern in a queen size!

I hope it's a boy!

I hope it

Ready for delivery

August 12, 2008

Yeah! I finished the quilt. . . Washed and dried to fluffy softness.

Rag-time

Rag-time

Rag-time Quilt

August 6, 2008

This is the final layout that I’ve decided to sew for my niece’s quilt. The colours don’t do it justice but this is kinda what it will look like…

I used Paint Shop Pro to play with the layout of 16 dragons (my limiting fabric), 23 frogs, and 24 hearts. Hopefully the fringes won’t ruin the sherbet coloured flannels.

In a day or two I hope to post a photo of the finished quilt. Now I’m wondering what to make, as a little something for the other niece… so she won’t feel left out. . . she received a quilt 10 years ago!).

Perhaps a quilted bag or maybe I’ll use the leftovers to make a pet mat (her cat may decide to sleep on her sister’s bed… we can’t have that!).

Flimsy

July 16, 2008

I was thinking what I might work on next when it hit me… I hadn’t posted my completed mystery quilt. Well, the ‘flimsy’ anyways. Mostly I’ve been occupied with city errands, gardening, and photography.

The mystery is solved

The mystery is solved!

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Busy Hands

April 23, 2008

My daughter finished making her bag last night…

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