Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stack and Whack

Another Patchwork class that I have attended at Kates, was the Stack and Whack.  After choosing 5 complementary colours and then a contrast for the border, it was just a matter of cutting and sewing.   It was a long day full of sewing but at the end of the day, I had pieced together the top of my Stack and Whack Quilt.  It was then off to get assembled and quilted.  The quilting was done by a local lady and came up wonderful.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Log Cabin Quilt for Dad

My dear old dad is currently in a nursing home and I wanted something nice to look at each time he woke up, even if he didnt remember who gave it to him.  I wanted a nice bright quilt nothing depressing, so a range of blues was the choice.   There was no real pattern just 2" stripes sewn together in the Log Cabin pattern.
I arranged the small blocks into a variety of patterns and then took a photo with my iphone so I could compare them next to each other.  Each one appealed to me but in the end I chose this one and sewed it up for dad.



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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cathedral Windows Playmat

Material:  Ticklish by Moda

Material choices certainly have changed a lot since my last sewing adventure.  They even have pre-cut material so I dont have to choose colour combinations, fantastic.

I picked up a Layer Cake (Ticklish by Moda Fabrics) and tried to arrange the colours in pairs to achieve a nice combination.

 Nothing was working for me so I decided to frame each window with a solid colour instead and voila..... the green set off each colour wonderfully. 

I found the pattern on the Moda Bake Shop and it was quite easy.  Of course it has now been all sewn together and is waiting for the great arrival of grandson in October.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello and Welcome

Hi everyone,

This is my first attempt at blogging my quilts/crafts and I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as I have in making them.

I have been a crafty person since way back when but it has been about 15 years since I last took up the patchwork needle.  What with family, work and everything else, I lost touch with the art but now that work has reduced and more importantly, a grandchild on the way, I have rediscovered sewing.

Christmas 2012 saw a new sewing maching under the tree to replace the old Singer that I received for my 21st birthday.   The Singer has well and truly been outclassed now by a Brother and I cant believe how easy everything has become.  No more straining to thread the needle, especially as my eyes arent getting any younger, it does it for you.  All I need to do now is to learn how to use all the attachments.

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