Friday, January 15, 2016

My 365 Challenge Quilt progress

Hi everyone,
I've decided to participate in the 365 Challenge Quilt.
I started making the blocks and I'm all up to date.
Here are my blocks so far.
These are 3.5 inch blocks.
I'm using my blue scraps for all these blocks.
These are great to use up scraps.
I also made the January bonus block.
This one was more challenging.
It is also 3.5 inch block and will finish at 3 inches.
I am thinking of making these blocks again using some of my red and cream scraps.
The first 16 blocks are relatively simple and easy to make.
I am thinking of making the big quilt in blue
 and using the red and cream blocks to make small table top quilts.
We will see what happens.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Some slow stitching and some pouches......

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all doing well. 
I've been hand quilting my Old Tobacco Road quilt.
 It's not a fast process as this is a queen size quilt.
I'm just doing some simple hand quilting following the rows and such.
But its going to be nice and soft when its done.
I made a few more pouches for Christmas gifts.
I just didn't have a chance to share them before now.
Here they are.
The first one below was for my daughters best friend.
The two hearts pouch was for my sons girlfriend.
The Fallout 4 boxy pouch was for my 20 year old son.
I had fun making all these little pouches.
I'm excited to get the quilting done on this quilt.
I'm linking with Slow Stitching Sunday.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I hope you are all well.
I wanted to end my year with an update
on my Old Tobacco Road quilt, designed by Bonnie K. Hunter.
I have the quilt top completed!!

I actually have it sandwiched and I started hand quilting it.
I don't have a picture of that yet.
It's going to take me a little while to finish the quilting as this is a large quilt.
It measures 91 inches by 101 inches right now.
It will fit perfectly on my oldest sons bed.
He loves it too.
I love the border on this quilt.
It really pops!

I'm so glad that I got back into quilting this year.
I did get some of my ufo's done.
Plus I got a chance to work on some new projects.
I hope that 2016 is even more productive for me.
I look forward to seeing all the projects out there in blogland.

Happy New Year to everyone!!



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Old Tobacco Road progress....

I've been gradually working at finishing my Old Tobacco Road quilt, designed by Bonnie K. Hunter. I've really enjoyed working on this quilt and have made a good dent on my 2 inch scrap squares and strips. 
This pictures shows the Center part done. I'm working on the flying geese border. I only have 20 flying geese left to sew. Then I will sew the border together. 

I hope you like it!!!



Friday, December 4, 2015

A boxy pouch Christmas gift and some fabric for me!!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.
I made another pouch the other day.
This one is also a gift for Christmas.
Thankfully the recipient doesn't follow my blog.

This is for an 18 year old boy/young man.
He loves superman, or any DC comic.
So, I used that as the basis for my pouch.
Here it is.

It's an excellent tutorial.
It was my first time trying it out and it went together no problem.
The Superman symbol that I paper pieced was a free pattern found 
I hadn't paper pieced in a really long time. 
It's was a bit intimidating for me, but it worked out so well.
I'm really pleased with it.
I know he is going to love it.
I will fill this pouch with toiletries for him as part of the gift.
Here is the picture showing the interior fabric.

All this fabric is from my stash.

With all the sales on this past weekend,
I just couldn't pass some of them up.
One store in particular, Mad About Patchwork, had a huge selection of fabric on sale.
A lot of this fabric has been out for a while, 
but since I just got back into quilting this fall, I never had any of it in my stash.
I couldn't pass up the deals.
So, I kind of went crazy with the shopping.
I bought 35 half yard cuts of fabric.
I know, it's a lot! lol!!!
But I love it all.
Since the price of fabric is going up here in Canada,
I gotta take advantage of all the deals I can get.
It's not as affordable to order from the US anymore since the Canadian dollar is so low again.

And plus, I love supporting the Canadian Shops.
Too many are closing their doors.
It's so sad.
This will fill some colour gaps in my stash too.
So excited about it.

I have more fabric coming soon too.
I know......I'm really spoiled.


Monday, November 30, 2015

A little open-wide pouch

Hi everyone,

Tonight I decided to make a small Christmas gift.
I'd been meaning to try out Noodlehead's Open-Wide pouch tutorial for a while.
I thought it would make a great gift.

So, this is my first time making this pattern.
I played around with my 1.5 inch scraps and came up with the idea for the front of the bag.
I think it looks cute.

The little squares finish at 1 inch.
I like the stem and leaves going up the side.
They were fun to make.

Here's a few more pictures.

All the fabric came from my stash.

This is the perfect size for a make-up bag.
I will try making a few of the larger sizes.
This is the smallest size in her tutorial.

I hope you like it.