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