Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Playing with a ruler

Had a class last night using a 10 degree ruler and here's what we made. Sew proud of what  the ladies did in just a couple
It was fun working on this quick and easy runner. I'm sure there are many ideas on line for other project using this ruler. We talked about a rectangular runner and a Christmas tree skirt.
Remember to have fun playing with your rulers and patterns are only a guide to get you started.
In stitches

Monday, November 12, 2018

A weekend in stitches

With Christmas less than 2 months away I  finished one gift and started another.. I like to make a few runners for gifts and here's one that I took inspiration from one I saw on Pinterest. I don't know the measurements she used and I used buttons instead of yoyos.  I like how it turned out , just a winter runner.

Yesterday my dear friend Shelia sent a picture of a quilted shawl she made for her mom. She also sent the link . It's call the quilted hug project. A pay it forward project, with a Facebook page and a YouTube video.
Thanks my friend for a great project I'm sure my mom will enjoy it. With a polar fleece back and no batting it is very light and cozy.
Now to figure out a couple more goodies to sew up. 
Have a great week, stay 
In stitches

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Snow Much Fun ... almost done

Well we sure have winter here in the prairies. The snow started Monday and we have had a bit every day I think since. I participated in a Block of the Month with Quilt Doodles Doodles call Snow Much Fun perfect for the snow that's out there now.
It's a cute quilt made with snowmen in different scenes and a little piecing. Mine is ready to sandwich and quilt. Love how it has turned out. After the quilting there will be some buttons added of stars and snowflakes.

My goal this year was to make a few quilts using my stash of fabrics on hand be they yardage or left over from another quilting project. Sew far I have made at least 4 and a couple runners. I have only bought backings or a bit for backgrounds. I did buy a couple little bundles for strips in varying widths for $2 each ... sew for $6 I was able to make this one.

Look up  Quilt Doodles Doodles sew that you can  follow along next year with her Block of the Month if you sew desire.
In stitches

A long time between posts.

Hello my friends in the land of blog.
Life has been busy with different things happening over the spring summer and now fall.. boy oh boy time has flown by.
I have been sewing a bit some Block of the Month as well as some free motion quilting along classes. I  just got back to teaching some quilting classes. My learn to quilt class went well and the students  quilts all turned out great, I'm sew proud of what  they each created. Learning 3 blocks, flying goose, 9 patch and a square in a square we put them into a quilt and trimmed it up with a little different border. It was great to see the quilt in the different colors chosen. And how after they were put together how much they each liked their own choices lots of ooohs and ahhhhs in class. first quilts for most of the class. here's just a few.

Here is the first free motion quilt along hosted by Angela Walters , check her blog out and try some out . She has a number of classes offered.

I did work on a block a week with some Quilters from Nova Scotia. I did get all my blocks made and put together  now I just have to add a border.

I have also done a few postcard swaps which have been some good play time.
Thanks for stopping in.
Take care and stay .... in stitches

Monday, May 7, 2018

Sewing Support

And how do you do that .... with quilts of course.
To show support for the Humboldt Broncos and the community of Humboldt I as well as a couple friends have begun putting some quilts together to send  love and hugs to those suffering from the accident and also to those who were involved with the team.
4 Of the quilts that I workedvon

Here's one that Joanna Pietersen her mom hand quilted
Love the diamonds

Dropping them off in HHumboldt this week.
In stitches

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring stitching

A springtime postcard to remind us that it is spring even though we have snowbanks in the front yard.... back yard too.

l am doing the free motion quilt challenge with Angela Walters here are weeks 7 and 8 samples

I have put together a quilt that I thought would be a good one to teach as a learn to quilt class. Sample made and quilted. 

Sew that's all for now 
 Happy stitching
In Stitches

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lil' aprons for Easter weekend

This year we will be seeing all 3 great niece and nephews. Sew I decided that I would make them each an apron . Hope the like them

I added a little embroidery to each ... little dinosaurs.
It will be great spending time with family . Looking forward to seeing them all and making more memories

I have been working on the fmq with Angela Walters only a couple weeks left and we will have covered her first 10 week challenge. As well as planning some classes for fall.

Happy Easter to you all out there in the land of blog.

In stitches

Friday, March 9, 2018

More FMQchallenge with Angela and more

Since my last post there has been 2 more lessons, curves and arcs, and leaves. I will practice my filled leaves a bit more . Here's my home work

In the end we will have a nice sampler quilt of fmq designs.

I have also been working on my blocks for the BOM 2018 from Quilt Doddle Design. Sew far each large pieced snowball block features snowmen and a story as she reveals the block. I have done some hand stitching and have to add some accent buttons,which I may try making.

Sew far these last few quilts have been from my stash of fabrics that have been used before but with lots leftover. It's nice to use some of them up, now to work on some more ufo's.
In stitches

Monday, February 26, 2018

Scrappy quilt top

Done , now to find a backing and make it a quilt.
Even after all this piecing still tons of scraps left for another project
60 X 60 a nice size to curl up with
Happy to have it pieced.
In stitches until next time

Sunday, February 25, 2018

One of the scrappy quilts

Last year I saw this quilt and decided it would be a good one to try out. I picked up the 2 colors of contrast fabrics and had them hanging in a bag for ...oh ... about six months.

Turning this

Back to stitching ..... Hope to have the blocks put together tonight.
In stitches

Ready for binding

Almost out of thread
After a few years of picking away hand quilting, this morning I have it off the hoop and ready to look for a binding.
This was a block of the month I did with the local quilt shop. I added dimensional star in the center corner stones.
Now to find another if I to tackle while I continue to work on making my scraps into so drying useful.
Have a great Sunday.
In stitches

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stitching along with Angela

Angela Walters from Quilting is my therapy blog, that is. Angela is hosting a free motion quilt along we are in week 2 but the first week of quilting. Join in if you have a chance. Here's my weeks home work

Each week we stitch out 2 samples.
Some weeks will be refresher others will be trying 
something completely new to me.
Looking forward to the play time.

In stitches

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Just wishing everyone a day full of love and laughter with friends and family.
In stitches

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

One Challenge done and a new one begun

Ruler work
Well the ruler work class that Patsy Thompson posted in the month of January is complete. Now to make my sample into a pillow. After doing the ruler work we filled in the empty spaces with some free motion quilting and some hyper quilting which is adding additional colors in the same quilting pattern in the same space.

Now that this one is complete i have that there is another quilting class online hosted by Angela Walters on her blog quilting is my therapy. You can either quilt on your own sandwiches, a quilt you have or pieced the quilt that she has posted on her blog which is what she will be working on over the next 10 weeks. I have my sample made using up leftover Fabrics from past projects. It's great to use up some of those.
Somehow my block didn't quite measure up so to make the quilt a little bigger I added an extra border. It may have been my setting on the printer.
It'll be nice to see it finished up with the different styles of quilting patterns in the blocks and in the background spaces. I am looking forward to a little playtime with Angela.

There is still time to do either. Sew join in on the fun and get some fmq practice in.
In stitches.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Playing Catch Up

Well I'm back after a couple of weeks away. Had some fun and some sun and a good time with friends.
Yesterday while doing up laundry I got back to the ruler work class offered by Patsy Thompson on her blog .... only one lesson left on Monday. It has been great sew far . Learning to play with the rulers and seeing what we can do with them has been Lots of fun. A little math and a sliver of soap and away we go.
Here is what the last two lessons look like for me. I figured out that I picked the wrong starting point along the way  but if you stay consistent it still works out .

Now to finish the laundry...... I'd much rather be quilting.
In stitches.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ruler work

Dusting off my rulers and taking a online class offered by Patsy Thompson. Parry is offering a free ruler work class with new classes on Monday and Friday for the month of January. I just finished lesson 3 and able to use the rulers I have on hand. Each lesson builds on what you learned last time. Sew if you have rulers that are just waiting to be used go to Patsys blog and get started.
Here's what I've done sew far.

Here is a quilt I have also been working on  with rulers . I now have the border left to decide how I want to quilt it. I made the quilt at a Saskatchewan Stitches Conference. The border I had designed in the class. It's time to get it done as I started it back in 2013.

A closer look at my ruler work choices

Off to stitch a little more...... take care
In stitches

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scrappy Friends

Scrappy Friends was the name of the mystery quilt for January 1 2018 hosted by The Quilt Bug quilt shop via their newsletter.
I remembered on December 30 that they did one last year sew I checked it out and one was there. I looked over the supply list and thought it's sew cold out that a day sewing by the fire would be a perfect start to the new year.
Sew with out further ado here's my first quilt top for 2018.

Thanks for stopping by
In stitches and hugs too