Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have been trying for ages to find a cover for my Kitchenaid (yes, I finally got a Kitchenaid for my birthday last year from my generous family)! It seems they don't make covers for them so I looked for a tutorial and with a little "tweaking" this is the finished product. I think it looks pretty good! (And now I won't have to wash my Kitchenaid every time I want to use it.)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Modern Chain top finished - hurray! It's hard to get a sense of the colours - they don't seem to photograph well. They are beautiful jewel tones of purple, pink, orange, turquoise, green. I went out this morning and got the backing and binding which was a bit of a challenge, but I'm pretty happy with what I got! Can't wait to see this one all done. I'm trying not to form an opinion of my quilts until they are completed. I think it's the quilting that really brings them to life!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This is actually going together a lot quicker than I thought. I'm not looking forward to the layout - I find this probably the most challenging part of making a quilt. Perhaps someone will help me (Jeanette)!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I finally got started on my Modern Chain. This is actually my second start. I made my first set of blocks with some of my vintage fabric and did NOT like the results (anyone want some finished blocks)! So I started again with part of a jelly roll generously given to me by my sister-in-law Jeanette (I think she just got sick of me fondling it every time I saw it in her sewing room)! Anyway, I'm much happier with the results this time around. I think you really need 18 completely differnt fabrics for this quilt. I hope to get the blocks finished and the top pieced together this week!! The construction of this quilt seems a bit tedious. I'm trying to enjoy the process, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Do NOT leave new fabric unattended on cutting table (dining room table)!!! (See previous post.)

I WON!!!

I can't believe it - I won a giveaway! Wheeeeee! These arrived today from Hawthorne Threads (my new favourite online source for fabrics). That's 24 - yup, count 'em - 24 FQ of Hope Valley! The giveaway was put on by Ashley from Film in The Fridge to celebrate the second anniversary of her blog. The only thing now is to figure out what to make - I think a quilt for myself may be in order. Any suggestions!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Not sure if I like this or not. I usually like the quilts I make (for the most part). I have been wanting to make this quilt for ages. Perhaps I looked at the top for too long before getting it finished. Maybe it will grow on me!

This, on the other hand, I love. (I'm sure it will look better with the binding, but I wanted to post the picture because I think it's so cute!)