Pillow Swap

Hm, it looks like I never uploaded the pictures of the wonderful Pillow cover I received. The Edmonton Modern Quilt Gild had a swap organized with the Maritime Gild and this is what I received. It was a draw and I was very happy with mine. There were a lot of “Ahhs” and “Ohhs” when every member opened up the mystery bag :-)

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It fits so nicely in with the rest of the furniture!

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Since then I started cutting and collecting selvages, haha.

 

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And this is the creator of the pillow cover. Which reminds me that I definitely have to work on my labels. My number one quilting goal for 2016.

Birdie’s Dress

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Wow, it only took me 8 months to finish it. Not because it is so difficult to do, quite the opposite. I started it when Ronny began developing the basement. Then summer came and we were so busy with everything….basement…fence…garden..enjoying the sun.

Well, today I sorted my enormous fabric-stash and found this dress again. The only thing that had to be done was to hem it.

I am serious. The hem.

Since I always have to fiddle around with my designs I just had to add the border. I got it from Value Village in a gigantic bag and finally I knew what to do with it. Hmm, great, ignore the thread that is hanging out, it has been removed haha.

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I am quite happy with the dress and truly love the fabric.

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I can only hope that Birdie still fits in it :-)

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Mandy’s Tasche

I finally finished the bag I promised Mandy months ago….

She wanted the colours beige, grey and or blue. I really liked this fabric and just added a bit of brown at the bottom. I really need to take better pictures. I literally had a couple of hours before Oma and Opa had to leave for the airport.

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The batting was a thick sheet I got from Oma a while back. I thought it very fitting to use it in this project.

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The lining is a cute beige star fabric and since Tante Mandy has a star tattoo on her foot it was what I chose. I got this fabric from Connecting Threads and love it. I am very tempted to make one for myself. Mandy said she would use it to store her yarn in. She is great at crocheting and knitting. It all looks so effortless. I tried to crochet a scarf and it was so screwed up that Birdie’s plush dog got it haha. And that was the second attempt. Sometimes three-year-old’s are the best.

Happy Labour Day!

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Fox Quilt

My little sister Clarissa’s totem is the silver fox and when I found this grey fabric with little swirls in it, I knew it was and still is perfect. It was my first attempt at Applique with a sewing machine! I had no idea that maybe choosing a thread that fits the background or the colour of the object would have been better, I chose pink. It didn’t turn out super perfect but I still love that little fox.

Then I gathered pink/red and black fabric from my small stash that I had at that time. My stash has grown since then but back thenI still had to order fabric for a project.

I did not want this to turn into black and pink only so I added a bit of soft teal to it.

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Clarissa told me that she puts it on her bed every day and when we went to Germany the last time I could see that it as true :-) Magically it also fits exactly onto her bed even though I had not exactly measured the whole quilt when I made it. I am bad that way!

Big hug to my little sis! We miss you and hope to see you soon!

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Irish Theme at the Modern Quilt Gilde

This was quite some time ago but I finally found a minute or two to upload pictures and write something. The summer has been somewhat crazy in a good and bad way. Today we are expecting 32C in Edmonton so I like to look at pictures in which I am wearing a hoodie :-). I am not complaining but my body is not made for 32C. I am perfectly happy when the temperature is around 20C.

Back to the topic at hand. We had picked the Irish Theme at our Modern Quilt Gild Meeting and this is what I made. I found this wonderful and cute little bag online on the Spoonful of Sugar  website and I loved it. I made one trial bag that got immediately snatched away by my daughter. I later found it stuffed to the brim with My Little Pony items. I am ok with that because it gets used.

See the little tag in rainbow colours? Yes. It is the end of the rainbow and inside the bag I hid some gold coins aka chocolate coins.

The recipient loved it by the way.

The mug rug itself was inspired by Jacquelynene Steves and I could not stop making them. I made Valentine versions in red and cream. I gave several away…and forgot to take pictures of course. Some days I am glad that my head is attached to my shoulders….

 

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On my way to the Gild Meeting already running late my husband shot one more picture. Birdie playing in the background with the trial bag and wearing a ponytail. A rare occassion and worth a picture.

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Ta-ra..I am on the hunt for the gold pot at the end of the rainbow. See you soon.

 

Mug Rugs

I am either waaaaay behind or waaay early- I let you decide. These are the mug rugs I made for Valentine’s Day. One in small and one slightly bigger. It was nice to finally use my red fabric haha.

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What I am working on

I have a couple….ok..various…ok ok a lot of things that I started. There are days when I have hardly time to go into my sewing room and sew and there are days when I do have time. So I started a couple of quilt tops and for the busy days I started some smaller projects. I made a handful of Easter baskets that I still have to show and upload the pictures. I also have 3 quilt tops I am working on for my little Bird. This one will very likely be mine :-)

The Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild had a swap last time and the theme was “Irish”.  What could be closer than the Irish Chain for a Quilt? I knew I would never get this done, basted and quilted in a month. I made a triangle pouch and a mug rug in white, green and orange. The pictures are on my husband’s Iphone and I will try and download them for the next update.

Here is the first layout of the cut out blocks which still need to be sown together. Then I have to decide if I want borders around it, which colour to chose or should I use triangles? So many decissions to make. I wanted to make the quilt top one block wider but ran out of fabric. I had chosen a fabric that is called “Once upon a time” in white and green instead of going for the traditional solid white. Now I am paying the price. Let’s see if I can still make it work.

 

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