Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mug Rugs

It was Brenda's 65th birthday December 31st so I decided to make her some mugrugs.  Had the embroidery patterns from Jacquelynne Steves for Cozy Afternoon Quilt (which I have not yet made, & may not…).  So I used these two patterns and fabric leftover from United Stitches.  Jacquelynne was also having a contest using these patterns - I entered and received 3rd place.

I also gave 2 white mugs to go with the mugrugs.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SnowPeople Runner

Snow came & decided to finally finish the SnowPeople Table Runner - from Bird Designs.  Machine sewn, hand embroidered & big stitching quilting around the edge, using Presencia #8 thread.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Postcard Swap

I've have now finished and mailed all the postcards that I was assigned for the Postmark'd Art group.

The first theme was Sunset/Sunrise

I sewed think strips of material - was a little tricky to get the oranges to sew in correctly!  I only had to create and exchange 3 & they were well received!

(pictures will not upload - will try later…_

The next theme I entered was Dragonfly (my favourite theme…)

These are two of the cards I created - I did 12 - 6 for the postcard exchange and 6 to hopefully sell at the art gallery.

I thread painted the wings one afternoon - water soluble stabilizer & tulle.

Another day I finished the postcards - I sewed bullion knots for the dragonfly body and 2 green beads for the eyes.  I must say they are very cute!  I had to mail them using clear cello envelopes to protect the wings.

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


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".