Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Spring Flowers

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this quilt in various stages of completion. It took me a while because it kept being pushed aside for more urgent projects. Then, I had some personal things going on and stopped sewing for a month or so. But here it is! Finished! The layout of this reminds me of a slot machine but was actually inspired by The Marigold Quilt by Pen and Paper Patterns.

 
 
 
This past weekend was the 1st Annual Retreat for the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. It was fantastic and really got me back into the swing of sewing (even if I did break my machine). I took the opportunity to get some shots of this quilt in front of this weird haunted house in the parking lot of the hotel. As you can see, the grass isn't quite green yet here in Nova Scotia but it's coming along. At the very least, there's no snow!
 
I also made a couple of pillows to go along with it. This was the last photo I took with my old phone - there's such a difference with the new one. Maybe I should do a shoot with them together. I probably won't, though.
 
 
 
Happy Spring, people. Hope the flowers are starting to pop up where you are!


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Long time, no sew!

Hi all, it's been awhile since I've been here. Don't worry! I'm still alive - just haven't been sewing too much lately. I do have a couple of pics to share with you, though.

First up, my jerky cat, Oliver messing up my beautiful piles of pixels. He looooves sitting on fabric - especially when it has been neatly arranged.


 
Here's what the pixels turned into: a storm trooper, Bobba Fett and a rebel pilot pillow! These were done up for a Star Wars show at the Dart Gallery and they all sold!


I also did this Admiral Ackbar which I only just finished. The red is super hard to photograph and comes out looking like I used Batik fabrics. Trust me, it's all Kona! Sorry for the terrible pic of this one - it looks way better in person.


I've also been toying with the idea of selling some of these patterns. I'd have to find the time to write them up properly but let me know what you think of that. When I did these, Eric went a little over the top and designed about 10 more Star Wars pillows. They could even be put together into a quilt which would look cool.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Seaside

Hi all,
I wanted to share with you my latest finish. I actually was done a couple of weeks ago but didn't get a chance to take any pics because it seems like it hasn't stopped raining. There was a break in the clouds last night so I rushed out to snap this.

 
 


I'm going to call it "Seaside". The color scheme may look familiar as I used many of the colors left over from my mom's cottage quilt. This one will be headed to my Dad's house down Chester way. He lives right on the ocean so I wanted something that would tie that in.

 
Then I did some varied width straight-line quilting. Let's call this "organic" as I didn't want it to be too straight or uniform. I know I use that term a fair amount but this time it was on purpose. I won't show you the back because as one of my guild mates so helpfully pointed out: it's crooked. I don't think I could get away with calling that one "organic".

Now, for something completely different, here's my next project: pixels!!

I am making quite a few of these - assuming I don't get sick of them!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Meet me!

Hi everybody! I am being featured today over at Fun Threads Designs. Go on over and make it look like I have followers!

Also, I promised a picture of what my flower quilt looks like in it's new home. For those of you not on instagram, here it is in my family's Parlee Beach hideaway.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Bowser

Hi all! Just wanted to stop by quickly to share another commission I just finished up. I never used Bowser when I played Mario Kart, he was always too slow for me but I thought it was hilarious how he overflowed the kart. He looks quite a bit less scary when he's stuffed inside a tiny car. I love how he turned out in this quilt!

I'm so happy to have green in the background of these photos!

Detail

The Back
I also have another hobby that is taking up some serious time and space in my home. Check out these pyrex finds I snagged last weekend.

The Friendship pattern is my absolute favorite! It's so cheery!

Blue Horizon divided dish

I thought these two bowls both belonged to the primary colors set but now I'm thinking the larger one is orange, not red and may belong to the friendship line.

Bright yellow refrigerator dish
Yikes! Like I needed something else to obsess over! Looks like this summer will be filled with yard sales and antique shops. The thrill of the chase and getting a good deal is probably the most fun but it's also nice to walk into an antique shop with a great selection of clean pyrex in good shape.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it Friday!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sea Glass finished!

Hi folks, I wanted to show off a recent finish. My fellow members of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild already got a sneak peek at this last night at our meeting. This quilt is called Sea Glass and the pattern is by "Talk of the Town" and can be purchased at Craftsy. I made a couple of changes to the pattern but mostly just wanted to increase the size to Queen. So I doubled everything. I probably should have moved the flowers a bit to make it more even but honestly didn't even think of it until it was hanging in the back yard.

 
I changed the colors and used Kona fabric to go with the cottage where it will live.
The pattern suggested quilting it with ghost petals in between the colored ones.
I loved this as I wanted it to be less stiff than if I quilted the crap out of it.

 
Pieced the back with the colors from the front. I will add a special little graphic on the back
as requested by the person who commissioned it.
I hope to get a picture in its natural environment this summer. Also, don't know if you noticed but there is actual green grass in that picture (Ignore the yellow grass where my dogs have done their "artwork"). Have a nice long weekend! Don't forget to get some sewing in!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Last Stop on the Blog Hop!

Hi folks, thanks for stopping by on the last stop of the Meet Maritime Modern Blog Hop! I hope you've checked out all of my guild-mates blogs as well.

Eric and I on our honeymoon in Disneyworld.

I live in Dartmouth, NS with my husband and a menagerie of pets. Accountant by day, I like to build my patterns in excel which works out well since they're mostly pixel quilts. I've been quilting for about 5 years or so. Before that, I've tried lots of other crafty-things including knitting and stained glass but I have never stuck with anything as long as this.

Here are a few of my finished projects:

My first finish! I recently added more panels to this as my nephew apparently has grown.








As you can see, my work tends to be mainly pop culture inspired. The Sheldon Quilt and Captain Picard quilt have gotten a ton of attention online and I just sold off the Duck Hunt one. Krusty has a sacred place on the couch with Eric.

Hope you have enjoyed my stop and don't forget to check out the other quilters if you haven't already!

Monday, May 4 - Introductory post @ Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, May 5 - Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Wednesday, May 6 - Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Thursday, May 7 - Tracy @ Quilting on the Dark Side
Friday, May 8 - Anja @ Anja Quilts
Saturday, May 9 - Val @ Purple Boots and Pigtails
Sunday, May 10 -  Linda @ Scrapmaster
Monday, May 11 - Jeanette @ Stamp Stitch CreateTuesday, May 12 - Dominique @ The Running Thimble

-Aimee