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This weekend I managed to take a quick photo of all my blocks so far. I'm quite pleased with how my quilt is coming along (and that I'm more than halfway through the month).
Today is a surprise– Christmas in July!!! I am teaming up with a few awesome others to bring you some fantastic easy, quick, and super cute ornaments!
For my ornament, I thought I would use a previous felt ornament template….but with a new twist. Using the quilt as you go technique, you can sew these up with all your tiny little fabric scrap bits. No piece is too small for this. In fact, the ornaments will look scrappier if you use smaller pieces!
scrap fabric- little or big bits of co-ordinating fabric
batting- ...read more
Bottom row, from left to right: 4 July - Dinner with friends (we talked a lot), 5 July - Scaled down star (and liberty just because), 6 July - Hourglass block for a busy day.
This design has been stewing for a bit. I finally snuck in a few sewing minutes and put it together. Lately I have been having a lot of fun with the quilt as you go method.
After sketching a few things, I figured out how to make the flag layout work…… so happy with how it turned out!
I am not one to dec my whole house with holiday stuff, but it’s been awhile since I’ve had anything new for the 4th of July month. This project is perfect. It sews up pretty quick, and since it is ...read more
Recently I have become a major fan of the Quilt As You Go technique. I have tried it out on a few projects, but this is just me experimenting and not really knowing what I was doing….just giving a few stitches a try.
I knew that I wanted to finish the projects a little quicker, and that I loved having the projects look quilted, or more finished on the outside. To achieve this look I gave the quilt as you go method a try. sigh…… I’m smitten!
After giving a few projects a try, I found out that ...read more
Before I begin, I want to thank everyone who left a comment on my recent post about originality in patchwork. Your advice and encouragement are just what I needed to work out my own feelings and move forward. Thank you all!
There are only a few more days of school left, and I can't believe how much there is still left to do. I've focused all my spare time on teacher gifts and I'm nearly done.
I'm working on a Divided Basket (pattern from Noodlehead), and my 3rd Tinker Tote from the Craftsy class, "Quilt-As-You-Go: Patchwork ... read more
Welcome to this month's link up for
This month I have had a go at a new method of paper-piecing, well new to me anyway :)
Paper-piecing on stabiliser is certainly something I had never tried before and I am pleased to report that it seems to work!
Well, those points are much neater than anything I have achieved in the past.
I have also been trying out a new to me method of quilting on a quilt for my brand-new great nephew. I read Benta ... read more
Triangles, Points and Piecing
Starting earlier this year, Alison at Little Island Quilting started a quilt charity to benefit street children in Mexico, inspired by a recent visit she had taken to their group home. She started making and collecting quilted blocks to assemble into quilts to gift to these children, to add a little colour and something special in their lives, something just their own. To date, she has made 23 (!!) quilts to send!
I decided I wanted to contribute, and Alison and I both blogged that I would collect blocks from other Canadian quilters who wished to as well, and I would ...
Today I am over on Ellison Lane– sharing this Quilt as you go zipper pouch. This is part of A Patchwork Summer Series. It runs from May 12- July 30th…and it will be FULL of fantastic tutorials, ideas and things to get you sewing during the summer. I was one of the lucky gals to be sewing along and sharing something.
Before you head on over to find out how to do it….how about I share a little bit.
A Zipper pouch comes in so handy…especially during the summer time. I find myself in the car a ...read more
Have you ever made anything that you love to bits?
I just finished making this Perfect Quilted Tote and I'm loving it to smithereens!
I used the Perfect Quilted Tote by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. I made the wide version, using the "quilt as you go" or QAYG method. I started with a piece of fabric on a layer of batting and backing.
Bit by bit, I pieced and quilted until I had two quilted panels.
The process can involve improvisation as you add one piece and then another without a planned layout. Of course, you could plan ... read more
Spoilt for Choice!!
1. LAYER CAKE SAMPLE QUILT
Or, you will be if you use Dream Fusion Batting by Quilters Dream Batting. I first tried Dream Fusion last year when I taught Quilt as You Go Blue Christmas. This lesson makes it possible to complete a lap size quilt in a weekend, for those times when you need a gift but don’t have time to get it to a longarmer.
The glue threads are needle punched right into the batting. Once you have fused Dream Fusion batting to your fabric, it stays fused. It is not like anything other fusible batting out there. The quilt was so ...read more
A Treat from a Great Friend....
I needed to make a quilt for a king sized bed. Making the top was not a problem but what about the cost of having it quilted. My little quilt frame would not even look at it and even if it would my albeit semi professional machine would be working on minus inches by the time the whole thing had rolled up under the arm. The only thing to do was quilt as you go. I have never done one of these before but never let it be said that I would let a little thing like that stop me ...read more