Wednesday, 28 January 2015

WIP Wednesday - 01/28/2015

Today's WIP Wednesday post is simply a photo to show you where I am at with hand quilting my medallion quilt.

Modern medallion
Modern Medallion

I am loving it so far.

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network

 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap, Round 3

I am slowly becoming addicted to swaps, specifically Instagram swaps. I love everything about it: making something for my partner, stalking their IG feeds and Pinterest boards, trying to figure out who is sending me something... It is all just too much fun!

My partner for round 3 of the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap received her mini yesterday so I thought I would share with you what I made her and a few of the steps I took to get there. First you should know that her favourite colour at the moment is teal and by checking out her pinterest boards, I saw that she liked geometric quilts, more specifically triangles.

So I went with flying geese and came up with my own little design.

flying geese design
flying geese design

I love making flying geese!

blue flying geese
blue flying geese

I really wanted to add in a little pop of colour so I went with pink.

I loved every part of making this quilt, even figuring out how to quilt it without having any knots in the middle of the quilt. I managed to do it by starting and stopping off on the sides... I love it when a plan comes together!

 

Swap package
Swap package

So this is what Gretchen received. That adorable little mini, a thread catcher and a little zipper pouch.

I am still patiently waiting for my mini to arrive but in the meantime, I have 2 other swaps I have signed up for! I told you I was slowly getting addicted to these things! The next one is a rainbow swap. I already have my partner's info and I know what I am making for her. Looking forward to sharing it with you!

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tutorials

I have decided to post some tutorials this year. I do have some ideas of what I would like to post but I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions? Is there a method, or a tool you would like to learn how to use? Or maybe there is a traditional quilt block you would like to learn how to make? Have you seen something on my blog that you would like more detail about?

Please leave me a comment, here or even on Facebook or Instagram and let me know what you are wanting to learn!

Thanks!

 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Some new goals for a New Year

Happy New Year! I know we are almost 3 weeks in to 2015 but since this is my first post of the year, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all health, happiness and a lot of creativity! I have some goals and wishes for 2015 and most of them have to do with my quilting, my blog, and my Etsy shop. I started doing some homework and research this morning and then went ahead and started making some changes here on the blog. I hope you like what you see and look forward to more!

In other news, I went on a retreat with my quilt group this past weekend. I had a lot of fun with my friends and got quite a bit of sewing done.

To start, I finished the top of my Hexie Garden.

Hexie garden
Hexie Garden

I am really looking forward to quilting this one. I want to practice some new free-motion quilting on the longarm this year and this will be a great quilt to start!

Then I made some pillowcases for my girls using fabric from Aneela Hoey's Hello Petal line.

Pillowcase
Pillowcases

I also finished the top of my "modern" medallion. Some of you will remember me working on this quilt in 2013. It is from Rachel Hauser from Stitched in Color's class Handstitched. Every section of this quilt, from the center medallion to the outside border has a different hand stitching technique.

Modern Medallion
Modern Medallion

I went to my mom's on Monday and basted my medallion quilt so that I can start the quilting. I will be using pearl cotton to hand quilt this one. Hopefully I will be able to show you some progress photos on that soon.

 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I apologize. It's not because I haven't been sewing, just that I haven't been well enough to keep up with everything and unfortunately blogging took a back seat. I hope to be blogging a lot more in 2015 and I even have some plans for some tutorials! I am really excited about that!

 

So I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful Holiday. I hope you get to enjoy some quality time with loved ones and maybe a little "me time" as well.

 

And since it isn't a blog post without some pictures, here are the mini quilts I made for the teachers this Christmas.

See you in 2015!