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 :)
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
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…