…here are a few photos of projects I’ve been working on. I love this cute little owl pillow!
I am definitely going to make more table toppers.
And finally, this quilt says ‘summer’. I’m thinking pink lemonade, watermelon, orange sorbet and lime grape Popsicles!! You get the picture right…
And with that, I have my fingers crossed that mother nature will get her act together and we see picnic weather real so.
I can’t believe how fast time goes by. I just realized I hadn’t posted anything in over a month.
I have kept busy though, and that keeps me out of trouble! I sandwiched up 2 quilts, made a lovely spring appliqué table topper, quilted a table topper and made a really cute owl pillow. I also made my mom and my sister table toppers as Easter gifts.
Here’s a photo of the appliqued table topper
I’ll post photos of the rest of my projects tomorrow. Hopefully it’ll be a nice sunny day and I’ll be able to take some great pictures.
I don’t know about you, but I’m done with winter. I can’t believe all the snow we’ve had the last few weeks. The only good thing is that it’s kept me inside finishing off a few projects.
Bring on the warm weather!
The trees look so pretty
Here’s another messenger bag. Love the red corduroy
Finally finished my Diamonds Quilt
These are available at my Etsy shop.
Enjoy the rest of the day and have a great week:)
Wow, can’t believe all the snow. Here’s a picture of George trying to get out to do his ‘business’.
Holy cow, holy jumping and I’m sure I could fit a few more in there. It took me 3 hours to put this quilt sandwich together! I can’t believe how big this is, for me anyway. I love how this turned out, love the pattern, love the fabric. I not so sure I’m going to love quilting it…
This past week has the been the coldest yet this winter with temperatures as low as -20 celsius, not sure what that is in farenheit, but I do know it’s cold!
When I was in Barbados I was trying to explain to a couple of Bajan ladies how cold our winters get and that you need hats and gloves, boots, heavy coats, and even though they kept nodding their heads and saying ‘okay’. I not sure they really got it. I don’t blame them, why worry about how cold it gets in Toronto when I’m in Barbados with 30 celsius weather morning , noon, and night. Geez, I wish I was there now.
The cold weather has kept me inside. I have been busy putting together 3 quilt tops that were stashed away. One is a baby quilt, I love the fabric designs and bright colours, perfect for boy or girl. I finally got around to making the ‘Disappearing Nine Patch’. I now understand why it’s called disappearing. Sew 9 squares together in a block, cut them this way and that, turn them around and sew back together and you would never know that you had started off with a block of 9, huh, love it! I also finished machine quilting a diamond patterned quilt put together with HSTs. I used to have a love-hate relationship with HSTs, but I’m starting to really enjoy working with them, oh btw HST stands for Half Square Triangle for all you non-quilters
Here are some pics of what they look like and again please excuse the photography.
Yes, I’m breaking out, leaving my house today! I have been out of the house a total of 3 times since December 19th. That is the day I got the flu which turned into a head and chest cold and now has decided that it likes me too much to leave. It likes me so much that it’s decided to visit my husband. Yes, we’re both at home sick with a cold, even the drug store can’t help us get rid of this. Husband went to our local drug store yesterday for some Neocitron, Nyquil and anything else to help us sleep, breath turn comatose and the shelves were empty, even their own store brand had been depleted. Good to know that we’re not the only ones in the neighborhood housing a cold and flu.
Anyway, I did get some knitting and sewing done during my shut in. I knit the Market Jacket in a recording breaking (my own record of course) 8 days! I also sewed up 2 quilt tops, how’s that for being productive.
I do have to say that the instructions in the pattern for the cardigan are not always clear on what you’re supposed to do. This pattern is not for a beginner or for someone who needs detailed pattern instructions. Let me just say “a picture is worth a thousands words” holds true for this pattern. I’m really happy with the end result, well almost the end, I still need to buy and sew on the buttons and weave in some ends.
The quilt tops, well they need a bit more energy to put together so they’ll have to wait. It also takes more energy to photograph, I’ll post pictures later.
While I was sewing the binding around this quilt I started thinking about all the squares within squares on this quilt and how they all connected to make something beautiful. So here’s my take on Connecting Squares. Have a look at the photos and maybe you’ll come up with your own meaning of Connecting Squares. Thanks for stopping by and have a very Merry Christmas.
We spend a lifetime connecting dots and squares. Squares that connect that help shape who we are and who we become. Squares filled with people that we meet. Squares filled with friends that lead us to more friends and squares that connect us to our families.
Squares shape our future and for some those squares connect early in the journey. For others it takes many squares to show us our future, and the beauty of this is that we end up with many squares filled with memories and hopes for the future. And finally all those square connect to make this beautiful quilt.
Okay, what happened to November! I feel like November was only 2 weeks long. One week filled with family and friends birthdays and the second was a great vacation with the best people in the world in Barbados.
It’s now December and I have still need to start my Christmas shopping, finish sewing and knitting gifts and decorate the house. Of course the weekends are filled with open houses, martini parties and laundry, I have to fit that in somewhere. Honey, by the time January rolls around I am definitely going to need another vacation.
Anyway, I did manage to get this lovely beret knit and felted, partially felted, I like the pattern so I didn’t want to fully felt, or full felt or…you know what I mean right!
I have a friend, yes even more than one, that loves black and white. She recently re-fashioned her living room and dining room in a black and white theme. Knowing that I sew and quilt she asked if I had anything in of course, black and white. I went through my stash, started cutting, piecing, sewing and here’s what came out of it, can you spot the mix up of squares! I hate when this happens, excitement overruled on this one. I like it despite the mix up of squares, it’s an original, ya that’s it, original. I’m betting she won’t even notice.
Black and White 45″ x 45″