Kassandra asked me to make a quilt for her Mom's birthday - Happy Birthday Mama Bear!
I really love making memory quilts, and this one even added a few songs to my playlist history! Take a closer look at Lee's t-shirt quilt.
A queen-sized memory quilt from baby outfits saved by a sentimental Mom.
A quilt sewn by local elementary students that has been donated to the local parish church.
Elementary quilting part 3: quilting with the students of a local elementary school using a panel and flying geese!
fREADom wall hanging pattern by Soma Acharya of Whims and Fancies. Gifted to my local public library December 2016.
Prize ribbons turned into a beautiful wall hanging
I took a challenge to restore a handmade quilt from the 60's.
I wanted an item to show how I can sew sentimental items into useful decorative things for the house, so here's my newest pillow!
I designed my first paper pieced pattern: the hummingbird from my website logo!
After several years on a shelf, I helped a friend finish this baby quilt by machine quilting an all-over design.
Memory quilt made from many different fabrics: corduroy, fleece, wool sweaters, t-shirts, polyester and lace...
I made this anniversary quilt with the help of my Mom (Roxanne) and aunt (Giselle). We each had a part in the design: I wanted Dresdens, Mom wanted photos, my aunt wanted diamonds (set on point and with large cornerstones) and we spent a very busy weekend assembling it.
I really love the design of this mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. I'm not too keen on the mustard yellow, but it does give a good pop to the quilt. I stayed true to most of her colour scheme, but traded brown and orange for her turquoise and pink.
I made this Irish Stars quilt for a customer. I stayed true to the designers choices in fabric and I really like the small Ohio stars.
I helped the staff and students at my son's school to make this rail fence signature quilt for a school fundraising raffle. A simple project, and great success!
My son loves this fire themed quilt I made for him. I started making the red/white/black blocks and alternated with the dalmation/firetruck print. The fire hydrants were very easy to piece, and I'm very pleased with the result.
I've made a lot of string tote bags from either strings (2 inch or smaller strips) or selvedges. I've also made an attempt with ribbon - but it didn't turn out as well :(
One of my first attempts at paper piecing, I found designs by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs, and made a simple tote bag.
I used a marker dying technique to teach the students at my son's school to make a quilt. Each student later "quilted" their blocks with embroidery floss by tying knots or trying to sew. Some very talented students embroidered words onto the sashing or blocks as well!
I loved this kit when it was released, and was super excited when it was re-released so I could get one! I made this quilt for my niece and added the red plaid centre squares and increased the sashing width to make this a twin-sized quilt rather than throw sized. I wrote here about how I chose the pattern for her.
Looking for a great gift for a classmate? I made this pillowcase for a birthday party and the recipient still loves it!
I'd seen a lot of disappearing 9-patch, and 4-patch quilts, but I wanted a bit more variety in sizes...so I tried a disappearing 16-patch for my niece. Read how I chose the pattern and fabrics here.
I made two versions of Deckade the Halls: one with bright reds and greens in happy Christmas prints, and this one in poinsettia prints with feed sack as the background.
I saw a clip on Quilty about this simple block and how it would make the houndstooth design. Wow. One block. Just 2 squares and 2 HSTs. Simple yet striking! Made for my teenaged nephew.
Table runner, pattern from the Row by Row Experience shop hop: Threads That bind in Maxwell, Ontario. I picked up the kit from the store, and I made it into a runner as a gift. I plan to make another for my own table :)
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…
Sometimes the best way to use a panel is to cut it up! Mary used the classic attic window block to liven up a pastoral panel.