Quilting fun for family and friends!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

WIP Wednesday - Christmas is Coming

I love Christmas! Everything about it! The decorations with the lights making everything glow. The favourite movies that I never tire of watching. And of course the Spirit Singers Craft Fair. Last year we made Scandi Ornaments. This year angels and trees. Super cute!

 With the date!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Auntie Quilt - Finish #25

Yes! Yes! Yes! done and delivered. This is the last of the quilts that traveled with me to Niagara Falls. I completed the binding the morning I flew out. Needless to say, in the rush of last minuteness, I forgot all my clothes and had to go shopping. The good news is that I had a ton of room in my suitcase after transporting four quilts.
Love this Holiday Hustle pattern and kit from Sew Lux. This is my fifth quilt using this pattern and I still really love it. Turns out perfect every time.
I used High Street by Lily Ashbury so the fabrics match her daughters two Jacob's Ladder quilts. Auntie Annies quilt also has a the pink and green and the backing fabric for the backing. I really liked this touch.

The 60th Wedding Anniversary was so fun! Wonderful catching up with everyone during a happy occasion!!! And all the quilts were a big hit!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Pink Jacob's Ladder - Finish 24

Another cousin quilt. A pink Jacob's Ladder to compliment the green finish last week. Laura is the pink sister. It seemed only fitting to use the same material, High Street by Lily Ashbury, for both sisters.
I quilted through the middle of the block to emphasize the secondary pattern made by the squares. Love the offset square design.
I am very pleased with this finish. The quilt will be coming with me to Niagara Falls.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Green Jacob's Ladder - Finish 23

A cousin quilt. I am working my way through the cousins and it is great fun. I have made a green Jacob's Ladder for Jenny, as when I asked what colour quilt she answered green of course. Well I should have known.
I used High Street fabric by Lily Ashbury. I have used her material before and love it! The mix of bright colours is just so wonderful. And as a bonus she works right on top of my local quilt store. How fabulous is that!
I quilted through the middle of the block to accentuate the the secondary pattern and I love how it turned out. The backing is an Anna Maria Horner print that ties everything together. Perfect!
This quilt is also coming to Niagara Falls with me.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Finish #22

I love Kaffe Fassett. I love his bold use of colours and I love the weight of his fabrics. I always feel like I am quilting light.
This is my go to pattern for the men in my family. It is my fourth quilt using this pattern. There is something about squares that really does it for me.
This quilt is for Rob's dad and the backing was chosen especially for him. He has been a New York Times crossword guy for as long as I can remember. He also spent some time creating crosswords, which I am told is waaay harder than it looks.

I am thrilled to have this quilt ready to present in person. I will be gong to Niagara Falls for their 60th wedding anniversary. It makes me so happy to be part of their celebration.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Finish #21

It seems like you sew and sew and don't get anywhere and then all at once finish after finish. I must say it is quite satisfying.

I had planned a different quilt for this baby, Hannah, but did not get it together. This quilt was for my grandchild who should be born in December. Well that is a long way off, should be able to make another by then. Gulp!

I have long had the Hourglass quilt block on my bucket list. I love it made with 30'2 Playtime. Love! The traditional pattern and the traditional fabric, ahhh love! I must say my daughters were quite daunted by the industriousness of the Sunbonnet Sue. Everyday of the week!!!
The backing is in honor of my Aunt Sue. She made my daughter a quilt 30 odd years ago. And started my love of playing with fabric. Thank you Aunt Sue.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Finish #20

Baby quilt #20 was a fun quilt to make. I enjoyed making the HST's and planning out the blocks. Very satisfying project. I used Beach House by Kate Nelligan which was perfect. We live in Vancouver, the coast, and the baby lives in Calgary, so not coast.
I found this block searching the web. I found out after it is a Moda Bakeshop pattern. This baby quilt uses one charm pack and as a bonus I had enough HST's for the ends! This makes the quilt longer than it is wide. I much prefer a longer quilt.
Love those multi coloured popsicles!
And the fish, wonderful.
I used my favourite striped binding that just seems to go with everything.