Sunday, October 24, 2010

She's Home!!!

I picked her up yesterday morning, and we've been very busy. She's running like a charm (although she always has)!
I have been dying to make a "scrap" quilt, but really didn't think I had enough scraps. Was I wrong! Once I started pulling out fabrics, I realized I actually had tons, and was able to put this together yesterday...

I really like the way this turned out. It was so much fun putting it together. It's nice not to worry about colour placement and just start sewing. I see more of these in my quilting future!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


It's all I can do. I bit the bullet and took my machine in for servicing yesterday. I was told ten days, but I'm hoping it's sooner. I miss her already!

This is one of the first pictures I took of Stewart. I think it look's like he's smiling! (What's with the wonky eye?)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Move over Kona white and Kona snow...This is my new love - Kona carnation! This picture doesn't do it justice - it's the most gorgeous colour of pink, not too dark, not too light, jusssssst right! It's become my new favourite and I'm completely inspired and feel ready to branch out! I'm hoping to finish this little quilt tomorrow - I think I'll do some straight line quilting (I already have the perfect thread)! I'll post a picture when it's done! Hope everyone has a great long WE!

Monday, October 4, 2010


When I woke up yesterday morning, I challenged myself to complete a quilt in a day! Could I really do it? There was only one way to find out! I pulled out some pre-cut vintage charm squares and a leftover piece of Kona snow and got going! This little quilt came together pretty easily - no major snags except for a few tension issues with my free-motion and a mis-cut with the binding - oops! Measure twice - cut once! Anyway, I finished hand-stitching the binding at about 9:45 last night. I tossed it in the washer and dryer this afternoon.
It's a little on the small side (30" x 36"), but I think it's cute!
I have to give partial credit to Kaffe Fassett for this one. I attended a talk he gave at UBC on Friday night. When an audience member asked how he was able to accomplish so much, he replied simply, "The 'F' word," which he went on to explain, stands for FOCUS (which is what I intend to do)! Anyway, here is a picture of it...
I should also mention, I got three loads of laundry done, dusted, vacuumed, ate lunch (standing over the sink), changed the sheets, played with the cats, yacked on the phone, went out for dinner, and made my lunch for the next day! Not bad (considering I slept in until 7:30)!