Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Baby Gift

Whipped this up for a friend at work who is going off on mat leave on Friday...she's having a baby girl:)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Some better pics - outside

My husband humoured tonight by holding on to "his quilt" outside.  The lighting inside was so poor last night so this gives you a better idea of the colours.  And yes, those are his feet peeking out below:)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FINALLY...(doing a little dance)

 This quilt top is FINALLY done! I know, I know, you've seen a thousand pictures of it in its various stages (thanks for humouring me:) but I finished up that last row and it feels really good!

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I whipped these two pillowcases up for my daughters yesterday. I love quick projects! While we were in Florida, I stopped by the Daytona Beach JoAnns store and the girls picked out these flannel fabrics. I bought 2 yards of fabric and a roll of 2 inch wide ribbon and Bob's your uncle! It couldn't be simpler! Here's what I used: 1 yard of fabric (I didn't use a contrasting fabric for the band for these pillowcases) and 2 inch wide ribbon for the band border. For the main part of the pillow, the fabric is cut at 27 inches and 9 inches is used for the band. I used 2 inch wide ribbon for the band border. I used Missouri Quilt Co's tutorial which is brilliant! However when you reach the very last step of sewing your 2 seams (length of pillow on one side and short side; an "L" if you will), I used French seams so that all of the seams are enclosed! Don't shy away from them as they are super easy to do! Here's how you do it: With right sides facing out, sew down the length of the pillow and short side with a 1/4 inch seam. Yes, that's no mistake - you are sewing on the right side of your pillow. Trim the one corner because you next turn the pillow inside out - now you will be sewing on the wrong side of the fabric. Using a 3/8 inch seam (the next line after the 1/4 inch mark on your sewing machine), sew down the same two sides. Turn right side out and admire your work because your raw edges of your seams are now enclosed and cannot be seen!! You won't have any fraying when you wash your pillowcases! I used French seams on these pillowcases because I was using Flannel but I'd have to say I would definitely use French seams on any pillow I would make because it makes for a professional look to  your work!

Well gotta run....have a 5th birthday to host....and have some last minute things to get done. Happy


 BTW: Is anybody having problem on blogger with uploading images and then altering the size....all of my images are coming out small; when you used to upload you'd have the choice of the size but on this new version, it doesn't give me an option. Any thoughts?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Update

I first have to say thanks to those of you who still drop by my little blog to see what I'm up to. Haven't done a lot of sewing lately or knitting as I've been sick, there's been some birthday planning for my now 5 year old and we've been to Florida and back. Since I'm at home this week with a yucky eye virus I got to some sewing this morning. Now I'm sure you must be sick of this particular quilt since all I seem to do is show postings where just a few blocks have been done......not a lot of progress I know....but it is coming along....really, I swear:) I actually had my husband sit on the couch so we could "try out" the length for size. Looks like I've got another row of blocks to do because it only comes to the base of his ankle....and that's not really cozy is it? Here are some pics .... they tell the story...

Love the colours in this whale photo....I've been inspired to make an "ocean" quilt for the family. Bought some fabric on my trip and have added it to the "to do" list. Uh oh..
Gotta love Disney at night...we went for one day over the course of our trip.
Cupcakes for Miss G's class.