Sunday, September 22, 2013

Scrap Attack Quilt

Finished this baby...

You may remember this quilt from the start of its life on my design wall in the summer.

I have really enjoyed working with all this colour and texture.

Quilted, straight-line of course, in a simple diagonal crosshatch. The lines are one inch and one walking foot with the needle set on 7 apart - I am so tech savvy and precise.

All fabric from my scrap bins, except this turquoise blue backing fabric, which I happened to have in stash. I am partial to a simple, one fabric backing.

Finished off with a label. I love my labels. Machine stitched binding - both sides. One of these days I will put together my tutorial for my binding method.

Believe it or not - I am keeping this one for me!!! Already snuggled under it on the couch. Extremely cozy and relaxing to snuggle under your very own quilt that you made with your very own hands.
48 x 70
I must say making this quilt has encouraged me to work with my scraps yet again. I already have some more magic brewing on my design wall...

On an another note:

Have you been following Jan's chicken stories? Her chicken stories make me happy. I am a chicken lover at heart.

Wishing each of you a very happy weekend!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Hey all! Still creating away (slowly, very slowly) over here in the beautiful weather that we have been getting. For the moment, creating is stuck in between all the back to school rushy type activity that September always holds for us. New clothes, cleats, shin pads, newspaper route, skating, new teachers, packing lunches etc etc. It feels strange to be tied down to all these schedules after 2 months of FREEDOM. But we always adjust and soon it will be smooth sailing and lovely Fall will arrive.

I have been humming and hawing over these...

And then I did this to them....

Then I hummed and hawed some more. And then I did this to them...

And all that colour made me stop humming and hawing. And then I found some superb sashing fabric from this Canadian Etsy shop (Canadian = save on shipping charges - yay me!!!) and I am sewing it all together as we speak (haha, now that would be a feat we would all like to accomplish...sewing and blogging at the same time - imagine the work we could get done...)

Update soon! Hope you are all in fabric heaven sewing your hearts out this week. Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network.