Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pink Patchwork

One of my good friends had a little baby girl last week, and we decided to throw a last minute baby shower for her this weekend. So of course, I had to make her a quilt. And since she already has a little boy, I thought that the quilt had to be pretty girly
Don't you think moms of sweet, brand, new baby girls want to embrace pink? I know I did. So I made a quick patchwork quilt in shades of pink and grey.
 And I made a couple of zig-zags, a la Denyse Schmidt, for the back. Then I just quilted a 1/4 from each seam.
 Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

It is a bit loose though - my last minute basting left a bit to be desired. Note to self: Must work on my hasty basting technique in the future.

Hope you had a great weekend! Things here are a changing...moving truck arrives Tuesday!

Friday, April 23, 2010


It pays to root through the discount FQ bin.
I LOVE what I found!

Now I just have to find some time to sew. But with just a week left in our house, I think that packing/organizing takes priority. It might be a good time to take my machine in for a tune-up.

Happy Friday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quilt Along, Quilt Along...

Why do you tempt me so???

I just can't resist a good quilt along! So when Julie posted her instructions for the Hexagon Quilt Along, I just had to jump in. A perfect project for my red & aqua stash.

The only problem is that I realized that in my earnest to collect aqua prints, my red stash has really dwindled. And I love did this happen? Does that mean more fabric shopping??? (Must resist, must resist, must resist...)

And, no, I haven't even started my Paint Box Quilt Along yet. But I will. When I get the nerve to open up my Kona Jelly Roll!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilting Bee Blocks

Isn't life crazy? Busy crazy? It is here anyway...

We are moving at the end of the month to a new city about 490 km (that's about 300 miles!) north. I'm very excited because it will be a much bigger city (we don't even have a stop light in the town we live in now) and there will be so many more opportunities for my kids and me. Oh and three bathrooms (right now we only have one)! That means ballet for my daughter, and of course, a quilt shop for me! But it is crazy moving from 13 acres to a town lot...what will I do with all of the farm stuff? Thankfully, the new owners want my chickens and the tractor is sold....How am I going to resist all of the 'stuff' in a big city? I'm used to everything being closed on Sundays, only one grocery store and no fabric store!

Okay, enough of that, here is an update on all of my Quilting Bee Blocks:

First up,
I finally got caught up in bee inspired. I finished two spiderweb blocks for Lynn...I'm not sure why I was so hesitant to make these because they turned out beautifully. Thanks Lynn for pushing me to try something new.Lynn included some selvages too and I added one from one of my favourite fabric lines.
Also for bee inspired, Deb asked for squares and rectangles. She sent a beautiful mix of fabrics. I added in a bit of Amy Butler Love and some Heather Ross dots.

And, then my first attempt at paper piecing in a long time. Catherine from The Maple Leaf Bee sent gorgeous grey and pink fabric to make a crossed canoe block. I wasn't careful enough with the print so I added in my own pink Kaufman polka dot. I think this quilt will be stunning. And have I mentioned how much I adore my Canadian Quilting Bee...I adore not having to fill out customs slips every time I send a block back!

Now that my blocks are caught up (for March anyway) I'm working on two baby quilts...more on those soon!

Happy Sewing.