15 December 2017

Sunny Happy Unicorn



Sunny. Happy. Rainbow Unicorn!




Yummy! I love it!




The bubbly blue background fabric was from stash. It's I Spy... In the Amazon by Northcott Fabrics. I was thinking a pink background would be best, but found this blue and went with it. 



The backing was a recent purchase from Fabric Snob during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. There was only one piece left and not enough to cover the whole backing. I made it work by pairing it up with a sunny piece from my stash.




Of course, this was finished using the organic wavy line quilting with my walking foot, using a plain white Gutermann Thread both on top and in the bobbin.




Some of my favourite pieces....

The script text print I made on Spoonflower a long, long time ago and finally used...




The dainty prancing hooves...




The rainbow array of modern prints used for the mane and tail...




Sunny. Bright. And Happy.








The backing is Wistful Winds by Riley Blake Designs, bordered top and bottom with Fancy by Lily Ashbury for Moda, which was also used for the binding. I am so happy with the way this worked out and the sunny frame the yellow/orange binding provides against the blue background on the front.




The "Rainbow Unicorn" quilt finished at 40" x 51"
and was the 62nd use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.



















Mini Horse version will be posted soon!




Horse or Rainbow Unicorn finished size is FULL 42" x 51" or HALF 21" x 19".

This quilt pattern comes with instructions for the both the horse and the unicorn and for making the block with or without the horn in both sizes.






Want to make your own horse or unicorn?

You can find the pattern here.




Sale ends soon!!!


In appreciation for all your support throughout the year, I want to thank each and every one of you. There is a sale going on in my shop. SALE30 will get you 30% off any purchase of $30 USD or more for the remainder of 2017.














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13 December 2017

Let's Bee Social #207

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

On the drawing board this week... an equestrian fantasy.

Unicorn of Horse Unicorn finishes at 39" x 51"

Horse of Horse Unicorn finishes at 39" x 51"



I previously shared a pattern for the Rainbow Unicorn here. But now you can have the whole body. There is also the option of making the block without the horn and just making the horse instead.

The Horse/Unicorn block itself finishes at 37” x 31” with horn or 35” x 31” without horn. But I am thinking of also offering this as a half size block which would be 18.5" x 15.5" or 17.5" x 15.5".






Hoping to share more photos of fabric versions soon!








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In appreciation for all your support throughout the year, I want to thank each and every one of you. There is a sale going on in my shop. SALE30 will get you 30% off any purchase of $30 USD or more for the remainder of 2017.









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10 December 2017

Fabric Additions

During 2017 I have been working hard to resist making new fabric purchases. I have made most of my quilts this year from stash. Not that I am low on fabric now.... but because it is hard to resist buying something new once in a while.... and because there are some things lacking, like backgrounds and black, I felt the need to do a little shopping this past month. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were also drawing me in.





The yardages of black were a necessity. I'm out of black prints and love to use them for binding. Those raindrops have me wishing I would have had this print back when I made one of those 4 Black Birds quilts!




Along with those black fabrics, these fat quarters of Nordic Holiday and the binding and background fabrics were from the Oakville Sewing Centre. I had a trunk show in nearby Ancaster in mid November, so I left early and took a slight detour to do a little in person shopping!


Nordic Holiday from Benartex


Nordic Holiday from Benartex


Binding and Background



And then when I was online shopping, I spotted this cute Christmas tree fabric for the backing. Not that I have a solid plan for all this fabric yet. But maybe the new sew along for 2018 will be another Christmas quilt?


Christmas Basic Tree in Blue, Bright Side Meadow in Yellow and Natural World Dots from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

The two yellows were purchased because I am also low on yellow prints and when you find something like these on sale - you buy yardage!





I may have gone a little wild with some more online shopping. It started out reserved.

Feeling the need to add to my newly started stash of modern prints... 


Sunprint Link in Hydrangea and Citrus from Fabric Spark



These next pieces were chosen for two reasons - firstly because they were on sale and secondly because they would make great backings or binding. 
Meadow Wildflowers in Mint, Veggies on Green, Petal Orange and Main White from Wistful Winds by Riley Blake from The Fabric Snob




Sky, Sapphire and Black Dress from Grunge Hits the Spot collection by MODA from The Fabric Snob


The Grunge pieces were all purchased for a plan. Remember the Buffalo Plaid quilt mock ups shared here? These have already been cut up and are starting to be pieced!


Sky and Sapphire from Grunge Hits the Spot and Cobalt Grunge by MODA from Mad About Patchwork


This next grouping are also going in a quilt using a Buffalo Plaid design.


Creekside Daydream in Stone, C+S Basics Add It Up in Taffy, Stay Gold Marigold in Blossom and Peony Grunge
from Mad About Patchwork


These next pieces are all flannels chosen to back the Buffalo Plaid quilts. I haven't used any flannel for a long time. But I love the look and feel of a quilt backed in super soft and cozy flannel. I think flannel makes a quilt more quilty!


Doe a Deer Flannel Trees in Grey, Local Color Flannel Tattersail in Light Blue and Local Color Flannel Window Pane in Light Blue from Mad About Patchwork


And these last pieces were chosen because the sale was on and the top three were calling my name. The Christmas tree fabric needed to join the first fabrics I shared in this post. And the bottom two pieces were needed - a bolt of Kona White and some Aqua wide backing fabric.


Mod Dot in Fuschia, Zenith Turquoise, Jingle Birds Trees in Red, Bolt of Kona White and Color Weave Wideback in Aqua from Mad About Patchwork


Other than the Christmas fabrics... 
I really do have quilts planned for these new additions!

Honest!
Did you take advantage of the recent sales?





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8 December 2017

Desert Donkeys



Here is Desert Donkeys - all quilted up. This quilt has an Arizona feel and those fat little burros sure make me smile!






The fabrics are all from stash. The background is from Northcott Fabrics Ambience collection. The cactus plants and donkey fabrics, also Northcott Fabrics, are from the Toscana collection.





The backing is Naturella by Art Gallery Fabrics. Those large luscious flowers compliment the flowers on the cactus plants from the front. And the dark brown binding makes the perfect frame. Of course, this was finished using the organic wavy line quilting with my walking foot, using a beige Superior Thread to match the background.








The "Desert Donkeys" quilt finished at 38" x 47"
and was the 61st use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
















Want to make your own herd of Desert Donkeys?

You can find the pattern here.







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