Thursday, 25 June 2009

A finish (Square Quilt)

Woo Hoo, I finally finished something. Well almost I still should put a label on it, but need to have a name for that, and I just can't seem to come up with one. But a lot of quilts don't have labels so I am calling it finished.

Yes that is LM helping her Dad hold up the quilt for me to take a photo. I didn't even realize that you could see here in the photo until I was loading them on the computer.

DH keeps asking me what I am planning on doing with this quilt, and when I say I have no plans, he seems happy, so I think we will be keeping it. I like it too and I it goes with the colours in the family room.

Had to laugh I knew that I had posted about this quilt before here, and when I looked it up it was in 2007 and I had it at the top of my list to quilt. So if this is how long it takes me to do things at the top of my list I don't think the things at the bottom have a chance.

If any one has a suggestion for the name for this quilt I would appreciate it.


Sunday, 21 June 2009


On Saturday I decided that I was going to go fabric shopping for a new project. I know I have plenty of UFO and project waiting to be started, but saw a pattern that I just wanted to do next. It is quite simple pattern which is good for me right now, so I should be able to get it done. I also though it would be good for the purple rose fabric that I kept looking at, and had been very good and not bought. So off I when I was thinking maybe green and purple, but could not find a green I wanted to use, but was very set on using purple. So here is what I picked up.
I think it will look nice. I didn't even realize that the store was having a sale so I lucked out, getting all the fabric for the top and binding for $40. So a good day shopping.
I also have done a little bit more on my bunnies and here is the next completed block. I find the bunnies don't take that long but it seems to take me forever to do the grass.

I also got the binding on the square quilt, which I really need a name for. I still need to finish hand sewing it down. Hopefully I will have it done to share for next time.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Quilting Done

When I was down in my sewing room, I was looking at what I had in progress, as I hadn't done anything for a while though I should see what I had on the go and where I was in the process. My square horse quilt was all sandwiched and ready for quilting. I think it would be at least a year that it had been in this state. I had planned on trying some fancy quilting, with curse to give the quilt a little more play. As I looked at it, I thought "in the ditched and finished is better than fancy and not started" so that is what I did. Then it took nearly an entire evening to find the safe place I had put the fabric for the binning. I am hoping to get that sew on tomorrow so I can stick it down this week. It felt great to make so much progress on a project that has sat for so long. I think I need to find a few more of these type of things that have been around for ages that are relative quick and simple to finish.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

A bit Bluer

My Bargello quilt is now bluer than it was before. I find this a bit frustrating as I did prewash all the fabric for this quilt, not something I normally do, and it is the only one that I have had issue with the color running. I normally brush down or vacuum this quilt, but decided it was time for a wash, I even used dye catchers, they were also very blue. You can see the difference in the photos, there is also a bit of a difference in the lighting, we have not painted the room so the wall should show as the same colour. I still love this quilt and as you can see so do the cats.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

More HP quilt show

Here are some general photos of the quilt show.
I love how simple this one is, yet it is very effective. I think I have the pattern for this, will have to check.
I really like the effect of curve piecing when in fact it just squares and triangles. I like how these two quilts looked together.
This quilt put a smile on my face, it was just so cheery.
And of course I had to include a cat quilt.
I think this bird quilt was my favorite. I just felt peaceful.

This photo was taken from the other side of the track, were I was looking for a spot to give LM a few quiet minutes, it was a lovely spot to look at the quilts in this beautiful setting.