|These Spicy Snowflake Sachets should deliver some seasonal cheer to the recipients!|
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
|Several of my current WIPS seem to have the colour red in them. Ribbon embroidery, anyone? ;o)|
I'm loving the simplicity of red ribbon with linen!
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
|My hope is to strengthen my "swirling" leaves design with my quilting. Good thing I have time to think about how I will accomplish that. ;o)|
Thank you for each and every one.
sponsored by Sew Sisters...
P.S. Click here to shop their Christmas fabrics section... oh and did you know that some Christmas fabrics have been recently added to the shop's sale section?...
Friday, November 22, 2013
|Made from fabrics in my stash in the happy colours I love. Any surprise there's a dotted binding? ;o)|
|Finished size is 18.5" x 18.5" (measured to outside of binding). I free-motioned quilted "holly" leaves onto the 4-Patch blocks and outline quilted around the appliques.|
|Machine appliqued with 40wt. Rayon thread.|
|Machine applique with 40wt Rayon thread and Silver Metallic thread (for added sparkle on the letters).|
|I may have an addiction... ;o)|
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hello and welcome!
I've been sewing since I was a girl, however I didn't wander into quilting until after I became a Mom. Until that time I sewed mostly clothing, along with toys and as many home décor items as possible (I'm a trained drapery seamstress). I grew up with quilts though, and two of my most treasured possessions are handmade quilts I received from my maternal grandmother. As much as I admired quilts, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy making them. Turns out, I do. After my first quilt, (a twin sized quilt I made for our youngest son from his babyhood flannel receiving blankets), I was hooked.
These days, when I'm not helping my husband with his custom kitchen business, you will find me in my sewing room... dreaming, designing and likely working on a quilt (or two... or three...) amongst my other sewing/crafting projects.
Want to see a few of my favourites?
The pillow above is my own design - the "Triple Hex Reading Pillow" and I made it into a pattern.
|"Sparkle Snowflake" remains one of my all-time favourites and it graces our living room every winter.|
|I love the freedom of scrap piecing and the joy it brings to make leftovers into something useful.|
I look for any opportunity to make something useful from them - like the oven mitts above,
|Each notecard finishes at 3" - so these are great for using up tiny scraps.|
What about the giveaway?
As I browsed through Sew Sisters lovely shop, to select your giveaway prize, I found my creative juices were stirred. I could not help thinking that I would like to design a project for you to make from the fabrics I chose.
Wondering if my idea was too crazy,
I asked Carol if that would be alright and not only did she say, "Yes!" - she sent me the materials to make up my design idea. Yipee!
Here's the fabrics I selected...
and here is what I designed to use them.
Presenting the Oh, Joy! Patchwork Pillow...
Can't you just picture making one of these for a gift?
The pattern is written as a PDF file, so even if you don't win today's bundle of fabrics, you can still make your own version.
Entries close at midnight EST Nov. 23rd.
Sadly, if I can't contact the winner, I will have to re-draw for a new winner.
Just look at all the talent this province has to offer...
I feel honoured to have been a part of Blogathon Canada and I'm really looking forward to finding new blogs to visit throughout this week and making friends!
(Friendships are what blogging is all about).
Sunday, November 17, 2013
|Monday, November 18||BC||Holly||Holly's Red Bike|
|Monday, November 18||BC||Heather||Winding Bobbins|
|Tuesday, November 19||Maritimes||Adrienne||Chezzetcook Modern Quilts|
|Tuesday, November 19||Maritimes||Marjorie||Marjorie's Busy Corner|
|Wednesday, November 20||AB||Katherine||Sew Me Something Good|
|Wednesday, November 20||AB||Andrea||Urban Quilt Works|
|Thursday, November 21||SK||Flo||Butterfly Quilting|
|Thursday, November 21||MB||Kathy||Tamarack Shack|
|Friday, November 22||QC||Izzy||Dizzy Quilts|
|Friday, November 22||Territories||Danielle||A Geeky Crafty Life|
|Saturday, November 23||ON||Jackie||Jackie's Art Quilts|
|Saturday, November 23||ON||Krista||Krista Quilts|
Friday, November 15, 2013
|I used a queen sized flat sheet with some masking tape to mark out a grid for block placement.|
|Not all those blank squares in the layout will be background fabric only... I see I need a few more of the smallest sized blocks to add to my design (the full design isn't visible - my sewing table blocks your view).|
Monday, November 11, 2013
My money has been donated and my little poppy stayed pinned. A lovely little handmade reminder to honor those who gave their lives for the freedom I enjoy.
Lest we forget!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
|40wt Rayon (Splendor) for machine embroidery|
|8wt Rayon (Razzle) - for hand embroidery|