Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scrappy baby quilt and my pets

I made this baby quilt about two years ago.  It was a way to use up some of my favourite scraps and to experiment.  I've noticed a lot of bloggers make mini quilts as a way to experiment with pattern and colour.  I think I need to start doing this too!
Time to introduce Tigger, Tabitha, Mickey & Angel!
 I know he shouldn't be on the table but he likes to lay in the sun.
 Tabitha is very fond of my quilts.
Mickey's favourite place is on my daughter's pillow.  My sister made this wonderful equestrian-themed pillowcase.
Angel is the retriever.  The mini is Mulligan, he lives at a mini horse rescue my daughter volunteers at sometimes.  We think he likes Angel because she is the same size as him. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Work in progress...

I have some time off this week so I'm hoping to get lots of quilting time.  My oldest project is this Christmas quilt I started in 2008.  I took it out last year and got some blocks done. The appliqued snowflakes are taking me forever!  The flannel is so soft I can't wait to be able to use it for a lap quilt.  Hopefully this year it will be done.  I used some of the leftover scraps in the stocking I made in my previous post.
I am also working on a Block of the Month by Anne Sutton of Bunny Tales.
I'm doing the applique by hand so I can take it with me on the train.  So far I've finished nearly four blocks.  The fifth one needs to be cut out and the sixth one is in the mail to me.  The monthly packages contain a lot of extra fabric so I am thinking about making a flying geese border with all the left overs.

Monday, December 20, 2010

First post and first Christmas stocking!

I think this blog will mainly be about quilts and other sewing projects so it seems appropriate to start off with my first Christmas stocking.  My daughter and I joined the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild when it started in September.  At our monthly meetings we usually have a challenge project.  The November project was to create something with this paper pieced Christmas tree Christmas-Tree_Paper-Pieced.pdf
I decided to make a Christmas stocking.  The fabrics are some flannels I had left over from a quilt I started two years ago (maybe I'll finish it this year).  I used my daughter's stocking as a template and then did some stippling with a variegated red, green and white thread.  Now it's hanging on the fireplace waiting for Christmas.