Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Another Fabric Destash Project

Several years ago I made a quilt for my mom.  It was the second quilt I had made for her. 

I cut some of the scraps into 2 1/2 inch squares and sewed them into a patchwork fabric piece that I then used to make a cat softie doll for a friend's little girl.  Too bad I don't have a photo.  It was really cute.

The other day my mom was looking for a throw pillow to go on the bed with the quilt.  I happened to mention that I still have some of the fabric.  A request to sew a pillow quickly followed.  Another project to add to the list.

April Cornell Poetry fabric.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Flash Back Friday - Ambleside Quilt

Ordering fabric on-line is always a risk - and not just because it can get lost in the mail.  It can be hard to judge the scale of a print and images viewed on computer monitors are rarely true to colour.

I had seen Moda's Ambleside fabric by Brenda Riddle Designs on-line.  It didn't appeal to me.  Then I saw it in a quilt store and thought it was beautiful, vintage-inspired fabric with its floral and gingham prints.  Perfect for a traditional style baby quilt.  After purchasing a few fat quarters I had to go on-line to order some more. 

The colours are lovely, but not so much when viewed on-line.  This is one fabric you need to see for yourself.

I selected prints from two charm packs to make this quilt, then sashed it with a narrow solid white and wide pink borders.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Valentine's Toque

Look what arrived in the mail today!  I have a friend who is an amazing knitter.  She knit this adorable toque with hearts for my daughter.

It makes me almost happy that we still have snow and need to bundle up to go outdoors.

Monday, 13 February 2017

2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

I just learned about the New Quilt Bloggers blog hop that begins in March.  What a great opportunity to connect with other quilters to share tips and techniques on how to get started with blogging about our quilting passion.  I'll definitely be submitting an application.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Fabric Photo Book Project

Babies and toddlers love looking at pictures, but can wreak havoc on photos or any other paper they can get their hands on.

To create a baby-friendly photo album I have been looking on-line for a fabric photo book tutorial.  The only ones I could find print the photos onto fabric, then sew the images into the book.  I want the flexibility to change photos.

Having had no luck finding what I am looking for, I am now drafting a pattern in my head to make one.  I think I have it figured out.  Once completed it will make a little girl very happy.

I have some 'buyers regret' fabric purchased for another project that I plan to use.  It's Zen Chic by Moda.  I am happy to have found a purpose for the fabric so I can continue to destash.

The goal is to make this in time to be an Easter gift.  That gives me almost two months to complete.