Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Knitting, hemming and sewing

Way back in March, I purchased some yarn that was on sale. My idea was to make a quick baby blanket with it since I haven't knitted with that particular yarn before.


It took a while but here it is.

I used two balls of Bernat Baby Blanket in Lilac Dove.

It is so soft.

Here's a close-up of the colour and texture.

It was just knit in garter stitch with size 8mm. needles.

I just made it to keep in reserve in case one of the little ones needs a blanket.

It seems I am always busy doing something.

I hand hemmed a bridesmaid's dress for my daughter-in-law, Davina. The outer layer was chiffon so I hand sewed the rolled hem. The knit lining was hemmed with my serger.

For Mother's Day I made a mug rug for the same daughter-in-law from her little girl. Davina is expecting her second baby next month and these little hand prints are of her little girl Wren, who is a year and a half. If you look closely, the print has little birds on it.

Week 19 of 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks is complete. As you can see, it was a super easy block and took very little time to complete.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Continuing on with 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks

We have just finished week 18 of the 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks.


This is the block for the 18th week.

The 17th block and the first of the yellow blocks. I didn't mean to use the same fabrics in both this and the next block. It just happened.

This is the 16th block and the end of my orange blocks.

The 15th block.

The 14th block.

And here they are, all of my orange blocks.


It's a long weekend here and today is one of my little granddaughter's birthday party. Darcy turned two on Friday. Little Teemu turns four on Tuesday and his sister, Esme, turned two on the 3rd of May so it's been a busy, hectic month so far. Victoria Day long weekend always has fireworks and last night I heard firecrackers. There's always someone who gets a kick out of the noise. Today it's supposed to be a high of 26C and tomorrow is a trip to the zoo but it's supposed to only get to 15C or 17C depending on which weather network you're looking at. The tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are out and the leaves are starting to show up in the trees so I guess spring is slowly showing itself. It's about time.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Little things

I am trying to keep up with the 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks and so far, I have managed.

Block 12. Still working my way through the oranges.


Week 13's instructions actually yielded two identical blocks. If you are on facebook and happen to look up this group, you will see how very ingenious and original some people were with this block (and others.)

Hole in the Barn Door is block 14.


I also managed to put these together for Quilts of Valor.

Once I have taken more photos of the projects in progress, I shall post them.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Quilt show photos - Part two

My old laptop is slow to boot up and so I have been slow to post anything on this blog. I shall have to do better in the future. Each photo I take and download is then edited in size so it doesn't take up too much room on my blog. It all takes time.
So, here are the rest of the quilt show photos. Don't forget to click on the photos if there is something that you wish to enlarge and get a better look at.

This was such a nice surprise because even though it was a whole cloth quilt, it had subtle colouring for the birds.















This is quite a large paper piecing endeavour.




This just seems to glow.



























Well, that's it for this quilt show. There were lots of very big quilts and it was an interesting show. Judy and I had a cup of tea and then we went our separate ways. There is another quilt show in May that I might attend and since it's in Judy's home town we will meet up again.

I hope you liked the photos and saw something that gave you inspiration in your own quiltmaking.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Quilt show photos

I attended the Region Of York Quilters Guild quilt show on April 6th with my friend Judy. She used to belong to the guild before she moved out of the area. Since we didn't see each other last year, it was nice to catch up with her. Even though there were vendors at the show and we browsed their wares, neither one of us purchased anything. It was a busy show with lots of attendees. I hope you find some inspiration in the following photos.


The colours are just so vibrant.




What a lovely, bright quilt.



The good old maple leaf.



Subtle colours and a big difference from the first two quilts.















This is a close-up of just one of the blocks. I think all of the Santa's had textured beards.







This is just overwhelming. I don't know how the quilter made it so it all fit well.




















That's it for today. I'll post the rest of the photos tomorrow.