Saturday, July 25, 2009

Finally Finished

I finally finished this quilt. It sat around forever with the binding waiting to be sewn down. Hand-sewing the binding is my least favourite part of quilting.I love the back almost as much as the front.Have a great weekend and happy sewing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Double Wedding Ring

I took an amazing full-day quilt course yesterday in a little shop a couple of hours from my house. The pattern was Double Wedding Ring and it was my first attempt at curved piecing. I spent the entire day making this one circle. Wow, I'm slow. I think it will end up a wall hanging for my kitchen. I'm pretty happy with the way it is turning out - it has some of my favourite fabrics in it. But it was also much harder than anything I've sewn before.
My mom watched my kids for me too. Could you ask for a better day? Quilting and free babysitting! It was also the first day I've left my son (he is 14 months) for a whole day and he did amazing. Of course, spending 4 hours at the water park is a good distraction.
And I've decided to join in the Fat Quarter Give-away on the Old Red Barn Quilt Along Flickr group. Here is my offering:

No more sewing for me for the next couple of days as I am expecting 16 kiddos and their parents tomorrow night for my daughter's 3rd Birthday!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My First Quilt

So I thought I'd jump on the "My First Quilt" bandwagon. Here it is:I made this quilt in a course about 7 years ago. I thought all quilts should look traditional then. The backing fabric was the inspiration for the colours. (You may recognize this fabric from my Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap). My teacher wanted us to free-motion quilt straight lines. I was less than successful. And to be honest, I never actually finished quilting it. I bought a walking foot immediately after that course. Have you ever tried to free motion quilt straight lines? It now resides on the wall of my quilting room - and I often use it as my design wall! I have to say I don't love this quilt, but taking it outside the other day to take pictures made me appreciate it a little more.And now my most recent finish...although I it took me a year and a half to finish. My daughter's 'big girl' quilt. She picked out the fabric when she was 18 months old. I used a pattern from Blue Meadow Designs. Simple and effective...the best combination!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July is MY month!

July is my month for bee inspired. Okay, I'm sharing it with Quilt Dad but could I ask for a cooler person to share a month with???

I sent out my fabrics last week and some of my group members have already received their packages. Sometimes Canada Post is pretty amazing!

I fell in love with this Heather Bailey print when I was in Saskatoon in February. I used it for the colour scheme for my quilt.
I asked for wonky quarter log cabins so that I can make a wonky bento box quilt. This is my inspiration.

Here are some pictures of the fabrics I sent out:

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!