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...

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mug Rug Swap 2015

The mug rugs I sent
This is the second round of Mug Rug Swap - through Quilting Gallery Swaps.  Mishka's Playground designed 6 mug rugs using the title 'Little Gems' to choose from - these are versions #4 & #5.  They are for my partner is Louisiana, USA.

They measure 6.5" x 10.5" and they are to be used as a placement for your coffee (or tea) mug.  She liked the colours red & yellow - so I hope she likes them.  I have to gather some goodies to send in the package & mail it on Monday.

I also sent Amy a yellow fat quarter, some Gimli postcards, a Canada wine identifier and a package of 'building a snowman' buttons I had - I put them in a Canada bag.


These two pictures show what Amy sent.








Postcard Swap






I became involved with Postmark'd Art - a postcard swapping group.  I enjoy doing fabric postcards - but I do not wish to sell them and my friends and relatives may be getting tired of receiving them - so I joined this group.  I signed up for 2 themed groups (there were a few choices) - Winter and Music.  These are my 5 fabric Winter themed postcards that I am mailing out in a few days - 4 go to the USA and 1 goes to Wales, UK.  The object is to get 5 Winter themed cards back.  This is Round 21 for this group.

They measure 4" x 6" - I embroidered the snow people.  It was fun & I hope they get to their destinations, unharmed, and on time.

I now have to create 4 Music themed postcards ...