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Friday, November 21, 2014

New Projects

This is what I worked on yesterday....book holders for little ones.  
Here they are closed like a book......
Here they are open....

Here is how they will hang from the bed to hold books....

sorry...poor lighting.
these are pockets on the bottom half....A friend saw a picture, and I thought they were so cute!





Monday, November 17, 2014

Blogathon Canada...And a Little about Me

Blogathong Canada

Not too long ago, I had a fellow blogger ask if I had a blog post about how I go about my hand quilting process. It took me by surprise because I had never thought about it...it is something I guess, that I take for granted.

It was Stacey who asked me about it, and I agreed to do just that, one of these days. So, I thought...why not now during Blogathon Canada????

This afternoon I decided to put one of my own quilts in to hand quilt so....here is my process. 
In this first pic I am showing you a homemade version of quilting frames.

They are rough looking,  but work like a charm! 

That groove you see here on the left is where my quilting bars rest. I have 4 sets of bars ...from crib to king size. All I need to do is move the 2 ends farther apart to fit the larger ones in.

This is how I stitch the back of my quilt in to the frames...wrong side facing up...ok?
Now the other side stitched in, and next I roll the backing around one of these bars. I work at about 3 feet of the quilt at a time.
Here it is...the side I start quilting at with the ends all tied in.
The side that is rolled....see the little lever thingy there on the right corner of the picture??  That fits against the wooden cog to keep the quilt tight. It's on the far left in the above picture too.
See...all nice and tight....
Now I stretch the quilt batt over that tight area, and the excess falls down behind the quilt.
Here you see the quilt top....stretched out the same as the batt.  It falls down over the back area with the quilt batt.  as I progress with the quilting I will roll in one side and roll out the other.
Next step is to pin baste the quilt top to the other 2 layers.

Now...this is the pattern that I am quilting on this quilt...
This is my favorite type of thimble and hand quilting needles.
As I finish this row across the quilt as far as I can reach, then I will roll this side under the quilt bar..and roll the opposite side out. Continuing in this manner through the whole quilt.

I will post more pics as it moves along. I hope you weren't too bored with my explanation.lol.
Make sure you visit our fellow Canadian bloggers this week...there will also be giveaways.


                                                       

Friday, November 14, 2014

Today....November 14th!!!!!

We all know winter is coming eventually, but now??????  Lol This is my back yard as of 10 minutes ago...wet snow.  I have to say though, it is pretty!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hey folks!  Today was a good day here...Remembrance service this morning was great, and the weather was good. It was nice to get outside in a t shirt...washed the car.

Now for WIPs....I've been sewing steady, but for Christmas and can't show you yet. I will be glad when I can get back to normal projects here!!!     Lol
I did finish the three casserole carriers that I had an order for....no laughing now, I forgot to take pictures before shipping them out yesterday!!!!!!! So, I have one picture....gosh!!!!

The other 2 were shades of brown and shades of rust...actually quite nice colors. This is not something I expected to get an order for, but not boring to make either...lol.

I did machine quilt a wall hanging for one of my daughter in laws yesterday to give to her little niece.

Hoping to teach her how to bind it...lol. 
I have a large quilt ready to pin baste for the Tiara...largest one yet. 
We've missed our sewing get together so for the past 2 weeks....everyone is just busy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

WIP Wednesday

It has been a cold week here so far....lots of snow in Northern New Brunswick, nothing here yet. Hoping it stays that way!!!!!
Lately I've been busy getting ready for this craft sale on Saturday.  I did finish hand quilting this little quilt for my sewing friend, Rose....

You can't see the quilting here because it is black on black, but it turned out very nice. Rose loves hot air balloons and added them here.

Here are a few things I've been putting together for the sale and orders.

The fabrics here are Robert Kauffman with metallics....very pretty fabrics.
A runner with the same fabrics...
A table topper....I have orders for these last 2 pieces besides what is here.
Did a couple of these...
This neat wall hanging...
Made this casserole carrier today...now it looks pretty flat here because it is....nothing in it...lol
I have 2 more of these to make as orders.
Besides doing this...I am going through everything I already have made to pack for the sale.
I am caught up with customer hand quilting for the first time in....I don't know how long.  So, if you are in need of hand quilting....now is the time...lol.
I also machine quilted another quilt that I can't show yet...sorry...soon.









Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival

Well, I am here to show you my second entry in the Quilt Festival this year.  Amy from http://amyscreativeside.com/  works hard hosting this for us.  So, make sure you visit all the entries and, please vote!!

This quilt is being entered in the Hand Quilted category.
It measures 88x108 inches.
I pieced and hand quilted this myself.
The background is Kona charcoal and the rings are a mix of cottons.
the pattern is Double Wedding Ring.


The back is medium gray...

Close up of the hand quilting...

a little better look at the quilting...

I will be visiting all of the entries and hope you will too.  I am hoping for your vote....but please vote for the ones you love.  Thank you.







Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hello folks, it is time for the fun quilt festival!!!! I want to thank Amy from http://amyscreativeside.com/
For hosting the festival again, and spreading the word for all of us.  This year I am entering 2 large quilts as we can do just that.  This one is my very favorite quilt that I have ever made to this date.


This is called"Remembrance Poppy", which I made for a friend's daughter.
It is made from cotton fabrics and measures 90x100 inches.
I added the extra outside border because the pattern wasn't quite big enough.
This outside border was cut from my ribbon die for the Go Baby from Accuquilt.
I hand quilted this myself as this is what I do with the majority of my time.
You can see the colors , but the gray/green color in the ribbon border and the leaves has a sheen to it, which I just love.

I am entering this quilt in the large quilt category.



These are just a few pictures to show you the hand quilting.


The back of the quilt, which is actually a dark green....poor lighting.