Monday, September 29, 2014

A new venture!

I attended my first every Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild meeting yesterday!  They gave me free fabric, so I am hooked! Seriously though, a member had a box of Batik material and was giving it away so I walked away with a stack of lovely, yummy batiks... The way to my heart these days...

Otherwise, I am working on this fun, scrappy String quilt at the moment. I don't get many moments to sew between the dogs and the cats (and I promise a post updating life with them next!) but when I do, this is sewing up fast and furious and I don't think it'll be long before it's done.  I am not sure I want to write a tutorial on how to make these as there are lots of great posts out there, but if you are thinking about it, do your homework (read a blog post or two to learn how!) and jump in! It's my first attempt at working with paper foundations and it's fun!

Ryder was helping me show off my blocks!

Here's what I have so far. I need MORE obviously, then I need to sew them together!  So far to go until it's a completed quilt but it's coming along!

Monday, September 1, 2014


I've been quilting... and I love it! I've become quite fascinated by colour and fabric and how it all works together to create something functional, useful and lovely.  I've worked on MANY projects over the summer, but I thought I would share one with you now...

This is made from Tula Pink's Shoreline pattern.  I couldn't get her original fabrics that were used when she created it. But, I do like what I ended up with.

Ryder cat helped me work on sandwiching the quilt. Let me tell you, it's not easy pinning a quilt when you have cats lying on it. 

Anyway, I am in process of free motion quilting this- my first attempt. It's going SLOWLY and I am not that confident with it yet. But, it's coming.  I love this quilt- it will be used on my bed I believe.

I've missed this old blog and it's good to be back!