21 February 2020

Meet the Yippies


These google eyed guys are fun to make!


My Yippies quilt is finally quilted and bound....

And will begin it's journey across the pond come Monday.




I used solids pieced from any "full width of" that I could find in my stash.



I used 3" squares folded into triangles for hanging tabs on the corners.






And quilted in grey both on top and in the bobbin .



Organic wavy lines using my walking foot.




I adore the saturated text prints.
Little words can say a lot.

Like....

LOVE.



"Yippies" finished at 18" square.

This fun little mini quilt is going to a special friend I have made on Instagram. Her name is Alison @aash113 and you can follow her here. She has made me a mini too!!! Click here to seeeeeee!!!!! 





Wanna make your own "Yippies"?


WEE Block Finishes 5” x 14.5” 
and
BIG Block finishes 10” x 29”



3 WEE Block MINI Quilt is 18” x 18”
and
3 BIG Block BABY is 36” x 36”







12 WEE Block BABY Quilt is 39” x 39”
and
12 BIG Block FULL Quilt is 78” x 78”







You can find the pattern here.



















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4 February 2020

Fabric and Friends



Got to admit....

I have been really, really good, using up fabrics from my stache during the past two years. But every once in a while you need to freshen things up and acquire something new.

Back in January....

Christmas fabrics were on sale at Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford, Ontario.





Finish the bolt for an additional 10% off?

OKAY!







And then my sister and I recently went for a drive to nearby London, Ontario.
Picked up these sweet pieces of yardage at the Grand Re-Opening of Stache Fabrics & Notions.









Thank you for being such wonderful, amazing, generous, beautiful quilty friends!


I must say purchasing new fabric is AMAZING!

But what is even more amazing is YOU!!!!



This email from Julie Vogel arrived shortly after publishing my post:
Super Size - The Math - How to resize any traditionally pieced quilt block

"I recently saw your blog about enlarging some of your patterns, in particular the foxes. Turns out I had already done that and flipped them so as to make mirror images for my Mama Fox and Kits quilt. Here are some pictures of the finished project. I am so pleased with it and appreciated working with such a great fox pattern!

If you would like to share it in any way, you are welcome to. Thank you!"




Aren't they adorable?!!!

Julie, YOU are AMAZING! 


Thank you all so much for sharing your photos and stories with me!





UPDATE!

Thanks to all your AMAZING efforts in our fundraiser that continued until the end of January!

In addition to the original total of $1155USD, during 2019, that was split between the NSW Koala Hospital and Rural Fire Service Australia.....

WE ALSO RAISED AN ADDITIONAL WHOPPING $1370USD, for the NSW Koala Hospital in Australia.




Truly, I am AMAZED at how the entire quilting and crafting community has rallied together to help in Australia's time of need.


THANK YOU!!!!









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28 January 2020

Grumpy Cat & Pumpkin baby quilt



This was only in the unquilted pile for a short while.
And now I am proud to announce a Grumpy Cat finish!




I quilted this up quick with my usual wavy lines using my walking foot. I chose a soft grey thread for on top and a weird beige for the bobbin - both to blend in with the backgrounds.













Yet another fresh dusting of snow made for the perfect backdrop.
But somehow makes this quilt a little less spooky.







"Grumpy Cat & Pumpkin" finished at 40" x 45".






If you are interested in making your own Grumpy Cat, you can find the Grumpy Cat BLOCK pattern here, AND you can find the Grumpy Cat FULL HALLOWEEN pattern here.










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23 January 2020

Life in the POND



This was a fast and fun finish!




Say hello to my little froggy!




I had the most fun choosing fabrics for this quilt. I love the way these dots all play off of each other.






Another fresh dusting of snow made for the perfect backdrop.







The backing was pieced using a yard of Sticks & Twine by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.

And I had an extra lily pad, so I decided to piece it into the backing.





I quilted using my usual wavy lines from edge to edge using my walking foot on my domestic.

And finished the binding by machine.








"Life in the POND" finished at 40" x 45".









Quilt Finished Sizes are 40" x 45" or 80" x 90"
Includes 4 different quilt options, as shown above.

If you are interested in making your own, you can find the Life in the POND pattern here.










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18 January 2020

Good Old Hockey Game



She Shoots!!! She Scores!!!!

And the crowd goes wild! Yes, folks!

That's another finish for 2020!!!




The photo shoot didn't go too bad! A fresh dusting of snow is always welcomed as a backdrop.
















At times the wind actually cooperated nicely!





By far, my most favourite parts of the quilt are the 3D Gloves and Hockey Stick.

Complete with Hockey Tape!!!








You can personalize this pattern by choosing whatever two digit number you want on the Jersey.




This was my last piece of wideback hanging out in my stash. I do LOVE how well it matches with the black and white neutral feel from the front of the quilt, but also brightens things up - crisp and white, adorned with touching, meaningful text. The backing is from the URBANcollage collection by Urban Chiks for Moda.




I quilted using my usual wavy lines from edge to edge using my walking foot on my domestic.

And finished the binding by machine.





This quilt was made specifically for a very special guy. Brett, my daughter's boyfriend of many years now, an avid hockey player and sports fan. Although he has moved on and has a new number now, I personalized the jersey with 07, as this was his number when he was the captain of his hometown team during high school.






"Good Old Hockey Game" finished at 75" x 95".

The quilt center is 57" x 77", using 9" borders.



If you are interested in making your own, you can find the Good Old Hockey Game pattern here.










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