Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Speaking of 200, that is also the number of 4 inch squares I'm cutting for an I-Spy Swap I've just joined. I am cutting 20 squares each of 10 different novelty fabrics and I will end up with 200 different I-Spy squares after the swap! Yay! Above is what I have done so far. That clock fabric is my favourite novelty fabric ever so I just had to share some. I really like the fabric with the little presents too. And the candy .... okay, so I like them all. Novelty fabrics are definitely my thing.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
So, without further ado, courtesy of Random.org, the winner is Commenter 119
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I am really happy with how they turned out. I find them to be fast and fun to make, and I really like the step-by-step assembly line aspect of them. Plus, they really are scrap eaters! My pile o' scraps is shrinking, shrinking, shrinking ...
They are definitely a bit on the busy, lively side though, so I decided that rather than simply place them all block to block I am going to add some sashing between them. This will also make the quilt larger as I'm aiming for a queen size quilt for our bed.
The dots above were the three fabrics I decided to choose between for sashing. They will be the only thing in the quilt that isn't a scrap. Now, if you're thinking: Didn't she just say the blocks were already busy and lively, how on earth are any of those sashings going to calm things down? Well, I admit the quilt will be far from calm, but at least the blocks will be separated, and set apart as individual squares rather than just a big sea of scraps.
Here's a picture of the sashing test run. Some notes on my thought process:
1. The yellow looks great.
2. I thought that the green would be my choice, but surprisingly it seemed to just zap the life out of the colours of fabric around it. You know how that seems to happen sometimes.
3. The pink looked wild and crazy and way over the top.
So I asked my family what they thought.
1. The colour I ended up going with was my husband's third choice.
2. It was my six-year-old son's second choice.
3. It was my three-year-old daughter's first choice.
Hint, hint ...
Hee, hee. We'll see. (Those pieces aren't sewn yet, they're just hanging on the design wall)
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
I think this one fits. There are golf motifs in there, and soccer, and an airplane and a moose and deer.
I practised my quilting on this by adding some extra diagonal lines. I just eyeballed them, rather than marking, but it went pretty well.
Here's the back.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
To enter, just leave a comment on this post. To make it a bit more entertaining to read the comments, if you'd like you can suggest a name for a new quilting or sewing superhero. For example, Sally Super Scissors. She cuts villains down to size! (See, just something silly, it's all in fun).
Giveaway is open worldwide. International entries are welcome and encouraged. Just one comment per person. Open until 7:00 pm AST Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Please be sure your email is either attached to your profile or that you leave it in your comment. Winner will be chosen by random draw. Good Luck!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Now, without further ado, with the help of Random.org, the winner is ...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It measures 20 by 24 inches, which is the measurement for these little donation quilts that is specified by our guild. I cut the strips from fat quarters and there was very little waste (cutting the 20 inch strips from the 22 inch side of the FQ).
It is bound in the yellow seed fabric from the Flea Market Fancy line.
I quilted it with wavy lines in a pale yellow thread. Per usual, I just used the regular foot on my machine. I don't have a walking foot. The wavy line is a stitch on the machine, not my handiwork. I just try to hold the fabric flat and straight as the machine goes along. ;-)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
... and in other news, do you see that perfectly co-ordinated building in the back? That is Quispamsis's new qplex, which is still being built. Yesterday was the first time I saw it with these colours put on the side. I had no idea it was going to look like this. We just drove in to have a peek -- and I was WOWED by how fabulous it is. It is so modern and cool looking. It will be amazing to hang out there when it is done. And of course those modern stripes inspired a new quilt which promptly got added to my to-make list.
But, back to the birthday quilt. I love it. My son loves it.
It is quilted with wavy lines in a variegated thread. It is bound with a lighthouse fabric which gives just a nice peek of red here and there. The backing is a raindrop fabric in light blue.
Friday, March 11, 2011
These are smaller.
And some squares I cut but didn't use.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me where you're surfing in from. My son loves geography and loves to look up places in his atlases or on his globe. I asked for this same information another time I had a giveaway and he had so much fun finding the places.
Giveaway is open worldwide. Open until 7:00 pm AST Wednesday, March 16. One entry per person please. Also, please be sure that your email is either attached to your profile or that you leave it in the comment. (I have to be able to email the winner.)
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I like the idea of them, but it is how they actually turned out that I'm not in LOVE with. The pink background bothers me, but more than that, in the word above, there is too much empty space between the L and the heart representing the O. I also don't like how skinny the bottom of the V is.
For a size comparison, see the car! I will be starting in with these if I can grab a few minutes later today. I've been wanting to make a nice straight ahead simple selvage quilt (no snowman faces, no latticing, no fancy borders) and these are perfect. I will have more than enough selvages for a whole quilt even though I am planning to use mostly just the colour window dots on this next quilt.