Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Monster Munchies

Monster Munchies pattern by Jean Anne Sharrai & Gayle Noyes (mccallsquilting.com)
Size:  14.5" x 48.25"

This is a UFO that I've finished just in time  for Halloween.  I can't decide which fabric is my favourite - the spiders, the eyes, or the skulls.

Here's a little mug rug I made last year using some appliqu├ęs from Patrick Lose's designs in the Quilting Celebrations magazine.

Happy Quilting & Happy Halloween!


Sew Uptown

Sew Uptown by This & That
Size:  4" x 6"

Inside there's a zippered pocket and a pleated pocket which closes with a snap (or you could use Velcro).  Next time I would use an extra layer of interfacing on the flap just to give it a little more body.

View of the back:

Here's a close up of the main fabric.  It's Paisley Peacock by Hoffman California & I'm already working on the scraps!

Happy Quilting!


Monday, 28 October 2013

Pooh's Umbrella Friends

Size:  46" x 52.5"

This quilt started as a panel.  I added the borders and cornerstones and quilted random sets of curved lines kind of repeating the pattern in the background.

On the back I used a cream flannelette with black polka dots.

With some of the extra fabric, I made this little tote:

Also, using 5" squares, I made some soft blocks:

Happy Quilting!


Celtic Crystals

Pattern:  Celtic Crystals by Jerry Stube & Maria Pate
Size:  84" x 84"
This is another quilt which Lainey Wilkins & I have completed together.  I pieced all the blocks and assembled it to the edge of the dark purple.  Lainey added the final border, quilted it on her longarm and did the binding.  Lainey's offering it as a block of the month at Galena Bay Novelty Fabrics (www.fabricandwoodideas.com). I think the biggest challenge was trying to get the quilt to hold still in the wind to get a good picture :)

Happy Quilting!


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Slices of Sunshine

Pattern:  Slices of Sunshine by Jessica Levitt from the book Set the Table
Size:  16.5" x 62.5"

This is my version of Slices of Sunshine and I love the way it turned out.  It was especially bright and cheerful after all the fog we've had recently.  I pieced it a little differently than the instructions called for because I already had a stack of 2.5" yellow strips which I wanted to use.  I used white thread and quilted in the ditch horizontally and then 1/2" on either side of each seam line as well.  It was a lot of stitching but well worth it.
On the back I used a yellow and white gingham print.

Happy Quilting!


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Fun Flowers Star

Size:  20.5" x 20.5"

I designed this wall hanging as my contribution as an associate member of the Timberlane Quilters' Guild.  They are collecting and donating cheerful wall hangings to a local transition house.

The fabrics were mainly from a panel by Lake House Dry Goods which contained the different sized florals and stripes and were intended for a tote bag of some sort.  I cut them all apart and made this.

Happy Quilting!


Colourwash Placemats

Size:  14" x 20.5"
Pattern:  Colourwash Placemats by A Cotton Treasure Design

I finished each placemat by stitching in the ditch using King Tut 903 & Metler 0749 (light blue - almost white) threads.

Happy Quilting!


Monday, 14 October 2013

Musical Dreams

Size:  50" x 72"
Pattern:  Catchanap, Tiny 59, by Pieced Tree Patterns

I added an extra section to the original pattern to add to the length so this quilt features fours different musical prints.  It is backed with a dark brown flannel.
Happy Quilting!



Size:  16.5" x 8.5"

This is the first of what I think will be a series of three.  It has been waiting to be finished for quite a while and, just by chance, the dragonfly brooch, which was my grandmother's, matches perfectly.
The others in the series are in the "unstarted" stage so I'm just going to hang this one and enjoy it on it's own for now.

Happy Quilting!


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Nanaimo Quilters' Guild - Nine Patch Swap

Even though I've already missed the first meeting of the year, I've decided to join the Nanaimo Quilters' Guild.  I've missed being a part of a guild the past two years.  I read their newsletter online and one of the monthly program events is a nine-patch swap where you make and submit 12 identical nine-patch blocks in a pre-determined colourway.  I got busy and made all my blocks for the whole year (dark blue, turquoise, purple, green, rose, & burgundy, all with cream).  Now all I have to to do is figure out what I'm going to make next year with all my swapped blocks!

Happy Quilting!