Friday, April 27, 2012

Finish Up Friday April 6 (3 weeks late)

This is what I finished up after 9 months exactly!!  Grant William Sigurdur 9 pounds 7 oz 22 inches long- great work would't you say?

I have so many sewing projects I did to prepare for him.  I just need to take the pictures!!  Picture taking is my biggest blogging obstacle...

I've been practicing my picture taking skills on this beautiful model!!

All pictures were taken with home made quilts.
Here are some cushions I made reght before he was born-

Love Joel Dewberry's line.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Valentine Finish Up

I am so happy with this one.  When I take all the Christmas decorations down the house feels so empty- here is the quilt that will always go out- for Valentines.

 I took these pictures out in Fergus, Ontario after I finished doing some family history at the archives there.  It was so nice to drive out in the country.
Here is the next project...  I am going to visit my old APQS and so some quilting on it next week- can't wait.  I used Amanda Jean's no triangle tutorial for this- it worked a lot better the second time.  The first time I attempted this quilt it was a total disaster.  This quilt will be for my almost three year old who will be sharing his room with the new baby who is due to arrive 7 weeks from today!!  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Finish It Friday

My second commissioned piece.  My sweet friend Marla's mother was a quilter and she passed away before she could finish this quilt.  I quilted and bound it.  It is such a lovely quilt, I did not want to give it back!!
Cute little blanket.

A little Densye Schmidt action for the inside.

A little nesting going on... the two bottom quilts were made from minkee scraps and some cute flannel.

Still not sure if I love the dark backing but I sure love the softness of it.  I do like the gingham binding.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Linking Up to Quilt Finish Up's

My husband's co-worker's wife just had a sweet baby girl and we had them over for supper.  He asked me to make her a quilt- here it is.

I didn't have a lot of time for it so I decided to make the piecing simple and then embellish it with the flower- love how it turned out.  The main floral print was a new crib sheet I found and the co-ordinating green was some fabric I bought at Jo-Ann's two years ago.  The backing (not shown) was from my stash that I bought 7 years ago!!

I have wonderful news!!  I am the proud owner of a brand new brother Nouvelle 1500s (very similar to the Juki 98 Q).  It is a dream- here are some of the quilts I quilted this week-

I've had this car fabric for at least 9 years- yikes.  I love the way the co-ordinating fabric  goes.  I have a red and white polka dot fabric for the bindng.  I am keeping one for the new baby and the other one will go in the shop .
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I won this fabric (only time I ever won any quilt give away anything).  I love the swirls.

I love this sweet fabric and decided to use this minkee that I have had in my stash for 6 years.  I  am a little worried that it my be a little to dark for the front of the quilt but I have really got to use from my stash and I think once the binding is on it'll tie it all together.
These aren't techincally finished but the speed that I can go now- they will be bound and completed in no time.  It really is amazing what great tools/equipment can make in the process.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Beginnings

Ta Da- My New Shop

Here are some goodies that you will see:
I have A LOT of these and need to get them into the hands and mouths of sweet little babes,

This I-Spy quilt has over 200 different pieces- hours of fun for a child.

I find that there is always a need for more boy quilts- this bug plaid quilt is sweet and super soft- flannel on both sides.

This is twin size- super cute and colourful.

Classic girly quilt crib size.

One of my favorites- is backed with a green and white gingham dragonfly piece.

Super soft- flannel on both sides.  A beautiful collection of sweet girly prints.

Fabulous boy quilt with a great variety of fabrics and the quilting is so fun!
Pretty warm and cozy post!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's with family and friends.  I love homemade Christmas's and this year was no exception.  Here are some of the 20 caramel popcorn jars I made for family and friends. The popcorn was delicious and the vinyl turned out pretty cute!  

Here are the cute bags that I wrapped the jars in.  I really love multiples of things.

After all my long arm quilting I did back at the beginning of the year, I had an entire garbage bag FULL of cotton batting scraps so I had this great idea to make the kids rag quilts.  I cut just over 350 squares!!  I thought I had more flannel than I did- I had to buy more fabric!!  It kind of defeated the purpose of using up all that I had, but I really do love the end results.
 What a happy girl on Christmas morning!!  The front...
 The back is with minkee, all I can say is that it is really like cashmere but washable the best of both worlds.  I love the weight of this quilt.
 I made this mini dool sized quilt for my daughter's new "Our Generation Doll".  I actually ended up making 3 others for a friend of mine who has three girls.  She came over a few nights and helped put the quilt together- it was so much fun (especially because we are both 6 months pregnant bending on the floor mix and matching fabrics).
 This is the back of my sons- love the cow print!!  The funny thing about the other two brown minkee fabric is that the kids found the fabric a while ago and have been using the fabric as blankets to watch movies with- talk about the shoemakers children not having shoes- the quilters children didn't have their own quilt for snuggling with (the horror).
 I made another one for another son but haven't got a picture- it has lots of frogs- he's 5.  I decided to wait to make one for my other son until he gets a little older since the baby/crib quilts still work for him.
This quilt is for Brianna, a cousin who is going in for major surgery in two weeks.  When she was over for Christmas dinner she wrapped herself in my daughter's quilt and couldn't get over how comfortable and cozy she felt and asked for one.  I knew I had to do it.  She has had health trouble for the bast 15 years.  When she first went to the hospital at 15 she received a blanket from Project Linus.  She has kept it ever since.  I was so happy to make it for her.  When I asked about her favourite colours she said navy and gold- I'd say it fits the bill.

I opened an esty shop today to sell some of the quilts that I have been making.  I do not want to be on Hoarders so I figure I'll try my luck.  That is one new beginning I am curious about starting.

This year will be full of adventure and excitment as we anticpate the arrival of baby # 5 in early April and possibly a cross Canada move in the summer... much to prepare and look forward to.

Friday, November 11, 2011

I Love Christmas


I am one of 'those' people who put up their tree before December.  I start playing Christmas music about now.  When I saw this I was thrilled.  I love to give and feel that I am spreading the real meaning of Christmas to all.  So if you see this consider taking this challenge yourself.  If you feel that you are not super crafty than perhaps you stretch yourself by trying something new- there are TONNES of great ideas and tutorials out there- just do it.