Friday, 30 September 2011

Free Motion or Straight Lines?

What is your favourite type of quilting?

Do you like the freedom of Free Motion or are you more of a straight lines kinda quilter?
Usually I quilt with fm in mind but  right now I'm stepping out of my comfort zone with straight lines in a chevron design  on my son's quilt. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.

For a great tutorial on Free Motion check out AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts .
She was my "go to" gal for help with this technique!!

I named this quilt "Red Poppies" for a little sweetie.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Get a Jump Start

It's Beginning to Look Alot like

Come join me for a sew-along.
Let's get a head start on the season.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011


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Isn't this fabric gorgeous, I mean really, who wouldn't want this bundle of joy?!

Wristlets...handsfree & handy

I have to add a few of these to my Christmas gift basket.
My kiddos like to give these to their teachers, E.A.s, the librarians,
lunchroom monitors &  school bus drivers.
They are for a bank/credit card and you can attach your keys as well
for a quick trip out of the house when you don't want to take a purse.
One gal last year uses her's for her keys and plastic baggies when she takes  her dog for a walk!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Another WIP

This one has been in the works for a good year if not more!
My motivation to complete this is that the cold weather will soon be knocking on our door.
This quilt is going to be a donation to a local woman's shelter.
I'll post a pic when it's finished.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

She's RATastic! don't you think?

I had fun creating this little gal from an upcycled wool skirt,
some scrap leather, a bit of cotton and felt!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Star Light Star Bright

I am determined to finish this quilt top before the end of  2011!
It's been on the go since 2009
( yes, my head is hung in shame)!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Funky Dog Coats

I'm back to making dog coats for the local shelter.
This little number is lined with purple flannel.
I love this print. I wish I knew the name of it though!