Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Full Bloom

I worked on Sue Spargo's "in Full Bloom" Block of the Month quilt during 2014.  I loved working with the wool and learning and stitching all those lovely embroidery stitches.

We were not allowed to show our work until this May - we had to wait until Sue put the quilt package up for sale on her website.

Below is the drawing that we were given at the beginning of January 2014 - I have not finished the top quilting yet, but I have inserted the final top before quilting.  I have also put each of the months blocks as I finished them.  I think I may have to find a long arm quilter to quilt the top - I hate to do it, but I do not want to ruin my hundreds of hours of work!

I really enjoyed this BOM and I am now working on the 2015 BOM.

















Saturday, June 13, 2015

More Birthday cards

Andrea


Ashley
Jamie
Made quilted birthday cards for the girls this year.  Did lots of thread painted on two of them.  They appreciated them and they were fun to do - great to start & finish a quilt in a few hours!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gwen's Quilt


Christopher & Jamie finished Gwen's bedroom & she was able to sleep in her own room.  Jamie had picked the theme Owls for her room, so I was finally able to make a baby quilt for her.

The quilt finished at about 45" x 54".




 I also made a pillow to match the quilt.

It is 14" square.

I had wanted to try making & putting on piping & inserting a zipper for easier removal to wash the quilt.

Hearts & Stars Quilt



Finished this Hearts & Stars quilt in January.  It was a Craftsy course by Anne Petersen called Continuous Line Quilting.  I had gotten the course and material in 2014 and finally got around to getting it done.

The materials was Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton - different and I used various variegated threads on the front to complete the free motion quilting and just one variegated thread on the back.

It finished at 40" x 45".

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Candle Mat Swap

Quilting Group had another quilting swap this past quarter - this time it was a Friendship Candle Mat Swap.  Michele Foster provided the group with two designs & we were to choose one and send it.  I also made two coffee mats & two wine coaster to match - I had also included some candles & Canadian  souvenirs.  (I had forgotten to take a picture of the back this time…)


 Angela Torlop, from Tasmania, Australia was my swap partner & this is the mat & goodies she sent.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Butterfly Sampler Progress

Because I cannot post the finished picture of "In Bloom" - Sue Spargo's 2014 BOM (everyone who signed up for the BOM had to sign an agreement that we would not post any pictures of it until Sue has published the pattern - probably not until May 2015), I will definitely show my progress on Sue Spargo's "Butterfly Sampler" that I signed up for at Craftsy.

She goes over all the stitches in her lessons that a person could use & she provides the butterfly template - the rest is up to you.  I had to decide what colours, fabrics, felts, shapes for each butterfly.  I also had to decide which threads and embroidery stitches I wanted to use.  I drew and wrote down for each butterfly a 'master' plan.  So far I have appliquéd the felt and fabrics on each butterfly.  I had started to just do one butterfly from start to finish - but that was taking too long & getting too confusing.  So I decided to plan it out, appliqué all of them and then complete the embroidery work on each one.

So far I am pleased with the progress...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Postcard Swap













These are the 4 Music themed postcards I was to make for the swap.  Again they are 4" x 6" and they are all going to the USA.  I decided to use some of the foil I had to make the shapes - didn't turn out 'too' bad - I need to work on applying the foil glue straighter.

I will be mailing them early!  Yeah, one less thing left to do… Now just to wait for the ones I am to receive...