Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Only two handmade gifts for Christmas this year.  And I just realized that I forgot to take a photo of one of them -- and I delivered the gift today.

Here is a zippered pouch for my boss, CJW:

The prints on the front were used in the quilt I made for her birthday earlier this year.  You can read about the quilt here.  I also made matching pillows using the Wings of Eagle pattern from her quilt.  I can't wait for spring when it stays light out longer so I can take photos when I finish projects in the evening.

Well, it's time to take a little break and enjoy the Christmas holiday.  May the Christmas season fill your home with joy; your heart with love; and your life with laughter.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday - I Learned a New Trick

I have been wanting to try quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) for some time, as Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts raves about it.

Found a tutorial over at Let's Eat Grandpa, so decided to make a pillow.

I like QAYG; however, I do not particularly like this pattern -- the triangles are a nuisance.  Guess it's time for a chat with Adrienne on her technique.

Another charity quilt in the works:

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Help Me...

...I am addicted to zippered pouches.  There are too many in my house -- I made 13 this weekend.

Love the monkeys
More Girl Scouts of USA fabric...yum, yum

Love these colours

Orange ones for me

Who's going to host the intervention if I make any more zippered pouches?  Okay...if I make any more this year.  Umm...if I make any more this week.  Oh who am I kidding.  I'm going to make more.  I have exterior fabric already picked out and waiting on my cutting table...just need lining fabric.

Time to make a new to-do list so I don't get sidetracked again with zippered pouches.  Have far too many WIP's that I want to finish before the end of the year.  I want to start 2015 with a fresh new list of projects to work on.

What's on your wish list for 2015?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Library Project Completion

It's been a great year working on The Library Project hosted by Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.  Thanks, Adrienne!

I started my blog so I could participate...and to have the chance to win a prize, of course.  It was a great motivator to finish projects.

All four projects on my list were completed:



And then I added another project:

Thanks again to Adrienne and all her great sponsors.  And now for the final linkup.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday...Oops...Finish Wednesday

Attempts to sew for the past two evenings have been thwarted by life, but I managed to work on a few zippered pouches this evening.  Christmas music was blasting throughout the house, and I must have gotten caught up with the music because next thing you know, zippered pouches finished.

I have been hoarding my Robert Kaufman Girl Scouts of USA fat quarters for two years, so decided to break them out and play with them.

Who will be receiving these?

Thin Mints

Samoas (my favourite!) and Tagalongs

Thin Mints and Trefoils 

Even though my WIP's turned into finished products, I'm linking up with:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Charity Quilts

It's been too dark in the morning before work and dark again after work, so haven't been able to get photos of these quilt tops.  I finally resorted to taking them to a meeting with me this evening and taking photos on the boardroom floor.

This is a tutorial for making 8 HST's at once from Craft Buds.  The tutorial is well written and easy to follow.

Yes, there is a mistake.

Then I tried another tutorial to use up a fat quarter collection from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

When quilted, these two will be donated to a local charity.  There are a few more on my to-do list, but I was able to complete these two at the MMQG's Sew In this past Saturday.  It was an awesome day of laughter, consultations, and just good quilty fun. Can't wait for the next Sew In.

Debating on how to quilt these.  Any suggestions?

Off to the repair shop tomorrow to get a light bulb for my Singer.  After 20 years, the light bulb finally burned out.

Lots of sewing has been going on this week, but everything is in the QPP for Christmas gifts, so can't share just yet.  Why do I always wait until the last minute to decide to make something???  Adrienne, I am one of your people!!

Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.