Friday, 16 January 2015

The Kona Challenge!

Jenn over at A Quarter Inch From The Edge gets full credit for this idea but I thought I would copy her. She made a list of all the Kona colors including the newest ones and crossed off each project she has made with them. I did this today while cross-referencing all of my purchases from Mad About Patchwork. It's been a while for some of them but I think I did a pretty good job with my listing. Have a look at it and tell me what you think here. Clearly I am using way too much Chartreuse and Bahama Blue because I stopped adding to those lists as they got too full.

In my reminiscing and sorting, I realized that there were a couple of quilts that although finished, were never posted. I think it may be because I finished them before I started the blog but nonetheless should be included.

This first one is baby HSTs (half-square triangles). I think it's actually the only HST quilt I have done. Crazy, eh? It was a quilt for a prego co-worker. I've been feeling HSTs again though so I may attempt something else soon.

And here's one that I made for my mom a couple of Christmases ago. I call it Fall Colors. It matches my mom and her house and also managed to tick off quite a few colors that I wouldn't normally use. This was before I learned to Free-motion quilt so it's looking a bit saggy - please excuse my early lack of skills. I actually don't even remember how this was quilted - maybe just in the ditch between squares?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Odds N Ends

Hey folks, I have a few little odds and ends to post. These have been on my instagram but I haven't shared them over here (silly me!). With my machine at the shop for a whole 4 days now, I'm feeling a bit at a loss. I even organized my sewing room last night! Clearly, I'm getting desperate. So, here's what I was up to before I broke my machine:

My Ghostbusters wall hanging which is currently up at the Dart Gallery

Wall hanging with my pillow below it.
Ghostbusters pillow now available at The Dart Gallery

My pouch for the swap with the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild - plus the goodies to go inside

Rocket Raccoon costume Eric made for my nephew
Beauty wool blanket I bought at the Acadia Craft Fair

Darwin, being adorable.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween Madness

As frequent readers of my blog know - Halloween is a little nuts in my house. Eric LOVES it. We usually do a costume for my nephew but this year, my niece wanted one too. Like every 9 year old girl this year, she wanted to be Elsa from the terrible movie Frozen. We tried to order a costume online but after jerking us around for a few weeks, we found that the company we had ordered from didn't even make them in her size. So, in desperation, I decided to make it myself. Luckily, McCalls has a pattern with this awkward kid on the front.
I'm probably never going to make a dress again. It turned out fine but these fabrics are hell to work with. I don't know if the sizes run really big or if I am just terrible at this but the end result was a little baggy on the kid.

It's fine as she's probably going to want to wear it for every event for the next 3 years and I don't want her to look too skanky. All she needs now is a blonde wig...and based on current temperatures maybe a white jacket to wear under it.

Here's Liv not helping. She went through my scraps and randomly sewed them together. Then asked me to finish her mess into the ugliest pillow ever. Needless to say, I have not found time to do that.

I did have time to finish this cute Chevron quilt for a housewarming gift. Only 5 months late!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Jet Set Radio

Hi all, last week while on vacation I finished up a commission quilt that I thought I'd show you. This is the last applique quilt for a while - I neeeeeed to get back to piecing! Jet Set Radio is an old video game which makes sense because the person who commissioned this owns a video game store.

The quilting looks badass with those shadows!

Excuse the wet spot on the bottom right - had to clean off some quilting lines I had drawn.

It's easier to see the quilting from the back. I echoed around the main logo and then added a couple of areas at the bottom where I put in some more of the circle-y things that were in the logo.

Not too much witty commentary today. I'm back to work after 2 weeks off and super sleepy. Enjoy the pics.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Banner Blocks

Happy Monday, folks! I had a busy weekend with the gallery opening for the Last Exit to Springfield show where my Krusty quilt was included and then a wedding and the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival on Sunday. Phew! Between all that I managed to actually get some sewing done. Not much...but some!

Here are my blocks to be included in the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild banner. The one on the bottom left will be signed and included on the back. The other two will go on the front. They are all 6.5" sq (ish). Now, off they go in the mail to be added to the others!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

"If this is anyone other than Steve Allen, you're stealing my bit!"

 There's another theme art show coming up this weekend at the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, NS. This one is Simpsons themed!! I'm so very excited to see what everyone else is contributing.

Here's my Krusty the Clown quilt. I just finished it last night as I was having machine problems. So I ran out this morning before work to grab this picture. Tonight, it's off to the gallery so I thought it might be the last chance to get a picture (no matter how bad the pic is, it's better than nothing). I love the crinkle in this quilt. If my washing machine wasn't broken, I would have thrown it in to make it even better.
A close up so you can see the quilting around Krusty. I'm pretty sure Eric is keeping this one unless it sells.
And the back using red, orange and yellow scraps. Love it! Again, sorry for the poor picture quality. I'll try to get some better ones.

Well, back to work on a commission and a few squares for the Guild banner! Hopefully will have more to show you soon!


Friday, 4 July 2014

Finished Bill Cosby Quilt

Hi all! Just a quick post to show you the finished Bill Cosby quilt for the Michael Miller fabric challenge. I'm going on vacation next week so I wanted to share before I go.

The sun came out for about 5 minutes today so I ran out with my quilt to get some pics.

Even though I don't plan to actually use this quilt, the simple quilting over the white seems so cozy. Did a bit of special quilting on his sweater to make those pegs really stand out.

Just something simple for the back. The quilting doesn't look great back here but I don't care too much. You can see the quilting for his sweater on the bottom white square. Then, I just did a bit of tracing of his features to go with the echo around him. Simple, I think.