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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

A little break...

Well, it wasn't planned but I have enjoyed a little bit of time away from the blog. With school ending and the kids being home for the summer, things first got crazy, but for the past couple of weeks we have been enjoying some together time.

We have been doing some sewing and quilting. Today I thought I would share with you a few projects my daughter and I made as gifts.

My youngest's teacher saw the infinity scarves I made last year and had put in a request for one earlier in the year. So here is the scarf I made her. I used the pattern from Anna Maria Horner's website but I changed the measurements making it a little shorter. She loved it! Sorry about the quality of the photo. I remembered to take it just before wrapping it up at 9:00 the night before gifting it!

My eldest daughter wanted to make a pencil case for her teacher. She loves using the computer to make embroidery designs. She pretty much has the hang of using the computer program now so I am slowly teaching her how to use the embroidery machine. She also sewed the pouch together as well. Her first time sewing on a zipper! Her teacher was so happy and told her she would be using it for years to come!

The weekend after school was out, my eldest daughter went to her friend's birthday. Since this friend is in her gymnast group, she decided to make her a drawstring bag for her grips. Of course she had to design something to embroider onto the bag. She really wanted to use the watermelon fabric but we figured the embroidery wouldn't show up as well on that fabric so she picked the lime coloured oval elements fabric for the embroidered side. We used this tutorial from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade for the bag. I am looking forward to making more of these drawstring bags! This is a fantastic tutorial!


I also made these 2 little key fobs for my friends/co-workers.

I will be back soon to share some mini quilts!


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WIP Wednesday - 05/28/2014

I have finished the applique on block number 2 from my BOM.

Here are the first 2 blocks together.

I still need to add the embroidery stitches but I think I am going to do that when I have a few more blocks done.

And I started block number 3.

I am linking up to The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday! Go check out some other works in progress.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

WIP Wednesday - 05/21/2014

Just a little update on my BOM.

Only 5 more pieces to appliqué and then I'm on to the next block!

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network


Monday, 19 May 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - spring 2014 (Stars)

I love when it's Blogger's Quilt Festival time! I can go to a quilt show but stay in my pj's with a cup of tea!

This year I am entering my latest bed quilt, my Friendship Stars.

This quilt was 5 years in the making!
The pattern is from Quilt Sampler from fall/winter 2008.
It took so long to make because I needed breaks when it came to piecing the stars in the border and then adding the borders to the top.
My mom quilted it on her longarm machine. I asked her specifically for the feathers in the cream parts. I wanted it to look like they were weaving in and out. She had creative licence with the rest.

This quilt was definitely worth the wait.

I love the final product and it looks fantastic on our bed!
Be sure to go check out other quilts in the festival!



Friday, 16 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner!


The winner of the zipper pouch is:

Nupur 12 May 2014 11:09

Cute pouch! I'm loving Allison Cole's birds of a feather. Thanks for the giveaway!

Congratulations Nupur! I have sent you an email.

Thank you all for entering and for telling me what your fabric crushes are. I have a few "new to me" fabrics to check out!