Monday, October 31, 2011

Sew Fun

I am trying to keep NOT to busy with my quilting as there is still a mountain of sewing & quilting to be done.

My most recent quilt-along was a Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along "because not all trees wear skirts".  We always get a real Christmas tree at Christmas time, and the little tree skirt I have just doesn't fit nicely under the tree - especially since the tree "holder" is a large heavy plastic dish-like container with special screws to hold the tree in place.  
Now... I am happy to have a home-made tree skirt pants for our tree this year.
Bring on Christmas!!

First I made a bunch of stars

Then I added some sashing & a border... and DONE!!
Quilt top measures 51" x 51"

Back of Christmas Tree Pants

Last day of October but I finally finished my edition of the October block for Birdie Stitches Quilt Along.

Block #3 for Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along

All 3 stars so far.
Fabric: Indian Summer by Riley Blake - so lovely!!

I am now also on ETSY!!
I have added 3 quilt tops to Etsy & they are for sale.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last 3 Projects

We went on vacation the first week in October so I was away from my sewing machine.  It was so lovely to spend time with just my husband & son.  Usually our vacation time is spent traveling to British Columbia or Saskatchewan to be with family, so it REALLY was a vacation for us this time!!  We drove to Canmore, Banff & Jasper... just a big o' the "back yard" but it felt like we were a million miles away.  Ahhh!!  You can check out some of our vacation photos here.

I only worked 1 day shift at the hospital last week, so I had time to do some sewing (as well as catching up on everything else that needed doing).

I attended my church's quilt group.  We were planning to do quilting, but we were taught how to make pillowcases using a French seam.  
First pillowcase that I have ever sewn.
This will be for my son's bed.

"Friendship Twist"
Block 2 for Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along
Fabric: "Indian Summer" by Riley Blake

Little Forest Quilt Along
Size: 38" x 55"
99 trees

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Been a While...

It has been a whole month + 2 days since I last blogged here!  Wow!  

Here are a few things that I've been up to...

September block for Birdie Stitches Quilt Along
Receiving blanket: flannel monkeys, patterned blue cotton.

Little Forest Quilt Along... 6 of the trees... 3.5" x 5" each

Little Forest Quilt Along.
There are 99 trees on this quilt top.
Top measures 54: x 38"
This is the quilt pinned together & before I sewed it together which is why it looks messy.

I ordered labels from Gutentags on Etsy.
I Love the tags!!

Fandango Quilt

Coins Quilt

Disappearing 9 B&W&Red Quilt

I love the backing but I misaligned the backing so it's off.
Anyone want to buy this quilt??
It'll be one of the quilts I'll be selling... 

All 3 quilts (backs) ... billowing in the wind

Front of the 3 quilts

I'm not starting too many projects as I really need to get caught up on some projects that I have lying around the house.
This fat quarter bundle is called "Indian Summer" by Riley Blake.
It will be the colours of my Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along

First block of Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along.