Friday, June 25, 2010

On my Design Wall

I'm working on this little baby quilt for the childrens hospital silent auction.
I just need to sew on the top and bottom border and it will be ready for quilting.

Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. I think the frog is my favorite.

I'm looking forward to quilting this one, should be tons of fun.

I'll post another picture of it when its all quilted and bound, hopefully in the next few weeks, assuming I remember to update my blog lol

homespun blocks for heartstrings

I'm not a fan of homespuns, so when the heartstrings group made this their new project I didnt think I would prolly participate.
But, a friend had given me a bag of fabrics and in it were a few homespuns but they had been cut into squares already. I wasn't able to get a lot of longer length strips from them but made as many blocks as I could.

These are being sent to Sue who will add them to other peoples blocks to make donation quilts.

Bright and Happy

I made this lil wallhanging from a free pattern at All People Quilt.
Part way thru I began to wonder if I'd lost my mind...soooo much applique!! tracing and cutting out all those bits...yikes.

Still, its so bright and cheery I do like it, I just freehand, no plan quilted it and that was fun.

Eight Year Old UFO

yup, really. not only that, all it needed was trimming and binding! but, somehow over that time I stopped liking the quilt. I don't like the colours or all the flowers, so I guess I just really dislike the fabrics, I like the overall pattern and I like the embroidered pansies and butterflies I did way back then, just not the fabric, which heck is the biggest part lol

I quilted this before I had a longarm, its freehand something but I'm not really sure what exactly =)

Anyway, its done, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, I thought about donating it but really I dislike donating anything I myself don't like so I have a feeling this may end up in the trash.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Something different aka not a quilt

I've had the sewing bug lately, making some clothes and this diaper bag from an Amy Butler pattern. I am definitely not a seamstress, so I was really pleased with this patterns directions, very easy that even I was able to do it! I am happy with how it turned out.

There are tons of pockets inside, even for baby bottles, and the change mat fits into the drawstring case which all fits nicely into the bag. There is even a cell phone pocket on the lower part of the handle.

Pretty cool I thought anyway.

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Quilts!

I finished another donation quilt the other day, from some leftover blocks that Sarah B sent me.

This went to the Womens Community Shelter along with 7 others on Wednesday.

Now I'm working on a purple 'thing', lots of scrappy in it but controlled with thin black strips and of course lots of purple.

Picked out some fabrics today out of my stash for a neat diaper bag (Amy Butler pattern), will start on that prolly next week.

I received a lovely email from Alex at piecinghope, they received John's quilt and it will get sent to him soon I think, I hope that he likes it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

String Top

Heres a lil string top that Sue's Mum sent that I quilted and bound the other day.
this one will go to the womens shelter along with 7 others I completed over the last month or so.

not a great pic but your used to that by now, right? lol the blue center fabric is Harry Potter, I think this one is perfect for a lil boy to cuddle under while reading or watching TV.

piecing hope

Here is the quilt I made for John, a lil boy in Africa. I sent this by UPS over a week ago to the central location collecting quilts for the 40 children. Hopefully it made it there ok, the website etc isnt great about communication, but apparently neither am I since its been months since I updated this blog lol

Anyway, some info was given about each child, John likes playing with cars and playing soccer, his fav colour is purple. I tried to incorporate all these things into this quilt I designed for him. The applique patterns are from fatcat patterns, the embroidery designs from I quilted Caution, Stop, Go into the yellow, red, green borders, freehand cars into the outer black borders, a soccer game in one of the grassy areas (ok my drawing skills suck so my soccer players look almost alien) but E for effort? lol

Trying again...

Well...I see my last post was in August 2009..really?! where the heck did the time go inbetween? heck idk. but I have been quilting...lots and lots!

Heres some pics of the inner peace quilt, these are of the center medallion area.

Getting there!