Friday, December 11, 2020

Quilt along with Claudia

 In January 2020, I signed up for the Create with Claudia, quilt along. Each month, she would send out a patter for a block, and then in December, you assemble it.   You find her

I really enjoyed this QAL, as these were traditional style blocks. I am still quite new to quilting, this was a great little project to work on.   The end results, i laid out a little different then the pattern, just because of the colours i chose to use for each block. In hindsight, i should have used all the same in the background colours, then it would have worked out with the actual finished pattern.

However, here is the quilt.                             


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Electric Quilt... OMG !

I recently purchased Electric Quilt 8 

First off I have to say, it was kind of intimidating when i loaded the program, and as i flipped through all the different icons, i thought... Where on earth do I start !   There is so many possibilities of things to do with the program...  
I used the program to design my first table runner, its pretty simple, and basic, but i wanted it to be, so i could see how it all works, from design to printing the pattern. 
I still have to find a tag for it.. but other then that, finished ! 

Here is my table runner... this is going to my sister outlaw for christmas. She is a bowling fanatic and she loves pink !  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Pineapple Heaven PIllow

I had found a pineapple pattern online, and i wanted to make something to go with a quilt i have been working on since February. Using some of my scrap fabrics, i created this Pineapple pillow. It will be an accent pillow. 

I wanted it to be something with function, if i am running out of space in this house to hang things ! 
My sengal Parrot, Oliver some how ended up matching the pillow, not on purpose though !  

 I used the ditch in the ditch, and used my walking foot to add some text in the actual pineapple body. 

Foundation Paper Piecing - The Pink Skull

One of my co-workers had asked me to try and find skull pattern, as he would like a quirky skull blocks made into a queen size quilt.  This is my practice square, which is 10"sq.

I used left overs, i found this pink giraffe spot patterned fabric which i made a skirt for my giraffe obsessed godchild, Erin.. so i thought, i like the texture of the pattern that gives the skull a bit of crackle look to it.

I used pink silk thread with my walking foot, this has become a table mat for my co-worker, since she is into pink, and skulls! I found the pattern on Etsy, and it was fairly easy to put together, the black fabric has some stretch to it.. so not ideal, but for a sample, it worked quite fine.


Foundation Paper Piecing .. The little lighthouse

More in foundation paper piecing - the little lighthouse

I bought this pattern on Etsy and made this 10" block. the pattern called for 2 big strips of yellow as the light that is coming off of the lighthouse. I decided to try using yellow thread and stitch the rays instead.

This was a very easy little block to put together. Again, my love for nautical comes through, plus my love for PEI, where i spent 2 days exploring the island and photographing the lighthouses. 

Still using the walking foot on this one mainly, but i did try a wavy stitch that my machine has programmed in.              

Foundation Paper Piecing .. Toot Toot

I am completely fascinated with Foundation Paper Piecing. I find it challenging at times, as i sometimes get it wrong.. but i really enjoy the end result ! 

I had purchased some more nautical themed patterns on Etsy. I used some of my scrap fabric to create a couple small blocks for fun. 

The first one is a boat . This little block went together quite quickly. I had fun with it. I finished it off with the walking foot and blue thread using the stitch in the ditch. Haven't decided what i will use it for, but for now it just sits on my coffee table.

Small Boat Paper Piecing

Nautical Themed

With the love of Norway, they are very nautical themed country. I have many ship and nautical items in my house, which have been passed down over time. My grandfather was a Norwegian seamen, and when he came to Canada, he was always on the ocean with his hand made boat. Nautical has been part of my families decor for many many years. 

I found some fabric from a gal who was clearing out her stash, and i thought... i should find something Nautical to use on it. I found this small quilt pattern online from All people quilts.

Most of the fabric is a broadcloth, with 2 patterned fabrics, one with a yellow with boats and the other is the diamond shaped nautical prints.  I used my walking foot with this and my choice of threads was white and blue. I was really happy with the result of this quilt.  

Here is some close ups of the nautical star

Quilt along with Claudia

 In January 2020, I signed up for the Create with Claudia, quilt along. Each month, she would send out a patter for a block, and then in Dec...