Sunday, February 25, 2007

Stack and Whack

This photo is of a Stack and Whack Quilt that I made (pattern by Bethany Reynolds). It hangs on the wall in our spare bedroom. It was the floral print that I was first drawn to. When I made this I wanted to pair it with a sage green. However when I took the class the instructor suggest something more bold, hence the dark blue. Good thing too, because it is really a much better contrast.

I have curtain rod that hangs behing the bed so that I can change the quilt I hang behind the bed to variety.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

New Quilt for bedroom

Here is the new quilt that I have just completed. It was a free pattern from Quilters Village, I found it on the McCalls site and loved it. It was very easy to put together. It was machine quilted by Colleen Dodd, of Elite Quilting in Bradford. Her work is beautiful and very reasonable too. I love it. I used one fabric as the main colour and then went through my stash to find other fabrics to help pull it all together. I used the main fabric to make table toppers for either side of our bed. I have enough left over to make a lap quilt. As I have my tv in the bedroom I always like to have a nice lap quilt to cuddle in while I watch tv.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sam's Quilt

A couple of years ago I completed this wallhanging for my husband as a tribute to our last fur baby. The technique was a combination of a class I took from Sharon Galna and a book that I had read on Photo Transfer by Ami Simms. My husband loves it and it hangs proudly in our entry way. There are pictures of our little fellow as a Puppy and through his old age. I used all dog theme fabrics and button bones and hearts. There is a large tree that is in our yard with flower buttons underneath and 3-D leaves and a butterfly. If anyone finds a skunk button let me know I have been searching for ages.

Sunny and Cold

Shadow in the Morning Snow

It is a lovely morning here, bright and sunny with the snow freshly covering everything and making it nice and white, Shadow is enjoying a romp in the back yard. I think I shall soon take her for a walk.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Here are 4 of the 24 Twisted Log Cabin Squares

Snowing and Sewing

We have had a great deal of snow here in the last couple of weeks. It seems as though it has snowed almost every day. A good time for sewing .

I have been inspired by the posts of some of my friends and begun pulling out some UFO's to work on. In that vein I have two projects on the top of my list to get a start on.
The first is a quilt pattern called Twisted Log Cabin and Wacky Stars by Pix Martin, I'll post 4 of the 24 squares that I have made.

The other is a reversible String quilt that I have had sitting a bag (all the squares made) since I started it in 2000.

I am going to spend this afternoon cutting out the sashing and stars for the Twisted log cabin.

As this is my first post of the New Year, (I am just learning how to Blog) I thought I would list some of my UFO's for reference throughout the year.

1. Twisted Log Cabin and Wacky Stars
2. Reversible String Quilt (Scrap Lattice)
3. Redwork- Sunbonnet Sue
4. Felt sewing purse
5. Embroidered Flowers
6. Baltimore Album
7. Tinners Quilt
8. Past President Executive Quilt
9. Hearts and Flowers - Renske Helmuth Pattern
10.Beaded Pear
11.Squares Won at Geneva Park Quilting Retreat 2003
12. Cuddle Quilt for our hospital Preemie Program
13.Victorian Bouquet- Renske Helmuth- Renske Helmuth
14. etc. etc. etc.

So stay with me this year as I work through some of my UFO's.