Friday, February 19, 2016

Placemats and Pillowcases

I was asked to make two sets of Pillowcases and two sets of Placemats (eight in total) for some friends of my son.  The friends work in the RV industry and they are holding a showcase and would like these for staging of the RVs.  I finished them up yesterday and even free-motioned the placemats rather than straight line quilting.  It's been quite awhile since doing any free-motion quilting but it turned out just fine and I was happy with the finished project.
 This fabric is perfect for summer time and though it's not my favourite it was very appropriate.
 For the fishermen in your family, isn't it too cute.  I found this fabric at a  local shop called Bib N Tucker Quilting which is a 10 minute walk from where I live. It's been nice to have this shop relocate so close to home or is it?
Yes the VW van fabric makes another appearance but with a little change up on its cuff.

Have a great day everyone and it looks like our rain is back but that just means more quilting time right.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Wool Project

Back in the recesses of my mind and closet I found my next wool project.  Purchased quite awhile ago I knew that someday I would feel more capable of doing it justice than I did at that moment in time and yesterday was the day.  So here is a picture of getting it prepped and I might add that it took a fair bit of time.

 I subscribe to The Quilt Show and have for several years and if you are waffling on whether to spend your hard earned dollars on this Internet based program please don't, it's a wealth of useful  information and you are kept informed of what's new and happening in the quilt world.  I watched the latest episode and it featured a gal of many talents but one who loves her wool especially.  Her name is Anna Bates aka Woolie Mammoth which is her blog name and I gleamed some very useful information on how to prep my wool projects.  Between her shared knowledge and Paulette Doyle's which you may know as Sweet P Quilting I feel alot more confident as I embark on this new journey of wool...thanks gals I appreciate it immensely.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and I hope you are able to spend some of this day doing whatever makes your heart "sing".

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Another wool UFO is now in the finished pile and though it's pretty rough around the edges I know with enough practice I'll only get better.
It's another gray day in Victoria, BC so I'm sure I'll try and spend sometime in my quilty space as along as the neck allows it.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Block 1

Block 1 is done for the free Buttermilk Basin's 2016 Mystery BOM and it only makes me excited to see what the next block will be.  Can I keep up with the "Woolly  Gang", I sure hope so but it really was too cute not to jump on board.