Sunday, March 3, 2019

Miniatures

I've come to the conclusion that I have too many quilts....what! how can you have too many quilts, you say! ...well you can!  I have at least a dozen quilts for each bed in this house and that is a shade ridiculous.  What is a girl supposed to do when she still wants to make quilts....make miniatures , of course.  This is an applique mini....using the back basting applique technique...my absolute favourite.  Now...after taking a photo...I realize I should have taken more care in balancing my colour placement.   I was more concerned with keeping the wreath squares balanced and overlooked the predominence of the reds. I still like it but it could have been more balanced colour-wise.  Not sure what I am going to do with this...probably will adorn my sewing room somewhere...unless someone expresses an interest and I can either sell it or give it away....
Now, this mini, I know exactly what and where I am going to place this one.  the squares are six inches finished  and the puppies tickle my fancy...they will definitely adorn my sewing room.(It was a Fat Cat Pattern...love that Sindy Rodenmayer)

I have a bunch more mini's that I can add to the collection.. Wonder if I will become  obsessed with mini's as I did and do with quilts...after all , I am working on a cathedral window...got 17 (15 inch) squares done and only 8 more to do before I can put it together...I have only been working on that for two years.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Another PHd

 I made one of these bags a couple of years ago for DD # 2 . Hers is much larger and a great hold all for her knitting projects.  This is the smaller version that I made for myself. I got the pattern free on the internet and for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the designer... I have other patterns that she offers for free as well. They are very well written patterns, easy to follow and quite detailed...just as I like them to be.
Here you can see the inside...the zipper actually comes apart to open even wider and there are pockets on the other side as well..  ON the other side of the outer portion is a zippered pocket that I am not showing simply because I am not happy with the results...I should have tried a little harder.  Ah well,  it is MY bag  and I can live with the imperfection. It's quite solid, having Annie's Soft and Stable inside which gives it  more stability. Now I shall fill it with 'stuff'....cheers!

I remembered the designer...she goes by the name of "Noodlehead"...google her and no doubt, you will see all the neat patterns she offers for free and others not so free......

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Getting My PHD's done.

 I'm always looking for a tote bag big enough to carry my 'stuff' when I need one.  This one is  a little larger than the ones I already have...Plus, as you can see in the next photo, it has a whole bunch of pockets for those little things that just have to go too.  It was easy to make...pretty well straight forward as tote bags go . I've had the pattern since this summer but it just sat in a container waiting for me to get a 'round to it'.
Here you can see the pockets....

I also finished one of the chemo quilts that I had here at home. It was a top and the batting. I put flannel on the  back and practiced my free motion quilting and , of course, bound it.  It is now  in the stack waiting for the hospital to give me a call when they need some more.  It makes me feel good to pass along something that gives warmth to another, especially at a time when they need it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Promise to myself

I promised myself I would finish this quilt for Christmas....I should have specified which Christmas but alas I did not.   This one was bound yesterday...so technically I could say it was for this Christmas if you follow the old tradition of Old Christmas Day in January....yeah...that's what I will do..  I kept my promise and finished this quilt for Christmas. I will even keep my tree up until the 6th of January....just in case.
This was before the DD's came home to add their presents under the tree...ridiculous I know but it is still fun.  I should have closed the door to the storage room but DH insists we keep it open for air circulation.  I could always tidy it up .....nah...too much like housework. 

Happy New Year to all......

Monday, December 3, 2018

Got some show and Tell!

 This summer when I was in Nfld...I visited many quilt shops...yeah!!!
In Gander, my home town, I came across this pattern...it called my name despite the fact I'm really not supposed to add to my Christmas "stuff"...I'm supposed to downsize and get rid of some things.  But this one was fun to do and I really like it. It tickles my funny bone.  The top reindeer is "Chilly" , he's got snow on his ears, head and nose and his teeth are grimacing with cold...poor baby...the second one was supposed to have ornaments on his antlers...didn't have any so I hung snowflakes ...ergo his name is "Flakey"  and the third one has Christmas lights on his antlers and his name is "Bulby". The fourth one is , of course, "Santy".  The designer did not name them, I did... yeah, I know I'm just a big kid at heart.
Finished this one the other night. It will be going on our bed for the winter...it is big enough and is called "Winter Wishes"...appropriate name. If I had my time back I think I would have not had so much of the dark green in the borders...adding , perhaps a red would have brightened it up some. As it is , I find it dark...ah well, it will keep us warm and that is the main thing.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Decision Made!

I made an executive decision and just added a darker blue border.  I did the calculations and realized that in order to make this quilt queen size I would have to add large borders to make it fit and that would have dwarfed the centre...would have looked odd.  As it is , I really liked the original pattern by Sindy Rodenmeyer....colours included so why change a good thing.  Anyhoo....here is the semi finished product.  It is ready for hand quilting...once the winter wishes is done...that is about 2/3 of the way done so I may get this in before Christmas.  It is a small quilt so it won't take me long to quilt it...you never know I may have it done FOR Christmas...wouldn't that be nice! 

You can see Tigger's feet at the top...she is checking it all out...not sure if she approves or not.