Sunday, August 23, 2015

Melissa's Wedding Quilt

Last year my sister announced she was getting married. I knew what I wanted to do for her- A quilt of course!

As I was talking about colours etc. I asked her about a signature quilt rather than just a regular quilt.

So I made up the blocks to take to the wedding and had a station so everyone could sign them.

the doors led to the Brunch line

Since that time I was working on getting the blocks together and a backing and getting it to the quilters. 

I managed to finish it in time to bring it with me to my parents house this summer. Less than a year from her wedding date! I made my goal!

this is the back. both were taken at moms house. 

Dave and I had a plan of going on a road trip without the kids so we took a detour and dropped this off at Melissa and Bobs. 

 They loved it!

If you want to read the individual squares they are in this album:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

a few projects

So I have finished up a few things over the last month

First off- two baby quilts to be donated to Robin's Nest - Child Advocacy center
our guild provides them with quilts they can use and keep for the physical examination. 

the quilts are flannel so I thought a satin binding would be a nice touch= but oh man, that stuff is a pain to work with. The second quilt's binding went on much easier as I got a bit smart and got out my walking foot. 

I love colouring fabric so when I saw this black and white tank top I knew I had to play with it. 

 I just used fabric markers a coloured in the stars.

A friend brought me a tote bag that she wanted to be made into a pillow. It has sentimental past for her family member who is going through some treatment.

So I took off the handles and opened up the hems and sewed the top and boxed the corners. not too bad :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rachel's Baby Quilt

when my friend Rachel told me she was pregnant with her third child one of my first thoughts was "i get to make her a quilt!!"
She already had her other boys when i met her so I haven't had the chance to make her a baby quilt.

and now i did!!

This baby was also going to be a boy and Rachel had a thing for chevrons, mustaches, and red and navy.

I decided that a chevron baby quilt would be perfect.
This pic is a little dark 

fun picture, right?

and here is baby Dillon on his new quilt

Rock on little man, rock on

Monday, June 1, 2015

Abigail's Dressing Room

Abigails room doenst have much space. and we didnt use the closest for much except some storage. 

I decided to make it into a dressing room for all her dress up clothes in hopes of making her main room a bit less cluttered. 

I want to say a HUGE thank you to those who gave us dress up clothes. She loves it and can spend hours playing in her room. 

here are the "before" pictures but after I cleaned it out. 

Dave's parents came down for a visit and I enlisted +Don DeBaeremaeker s help in recreating this room. 
We added the wire shelf for more storrage

dressing corner

A place for shoes

The curtain rod and mesh fabric I got from ikea. 
I added the ribbon and used a fancy stitch to create a place for a rod to go through (but used the clips instead)
the gem lights are also from ikea

new shelf thing with baskets for skirts and headbands etc. 

3 mirrors from ikea

shower curtain rod for the dresses

I got some cool lights from ikea that change colour. this is the remote for them. 

Don working on the plug

inside the closet with the colour changing lights. 

Pretty cool if i say so :)

Both she and Zeke have been loving it!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pine Needles Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt 2014

Last year I did a Mystery quilt with my Guildmates. 

A Mystery Quilt is given to you in very small steps. 

We were given instructions that stated how much of 4 fabrics to get and what tonal range- one light, one dark, one medium dark, and a medium.

Here is my result : 

very important to label your quilts!

signed and fancy stitches to hold down the binding

This is one I am keeping!

I had also made this pattern for the dignity quilt 

Sunday, May 24, 2015


May 22 2015

Ouchie!  This is hotter than a wildebeest frying in a frying pan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dignity Quilt for Shalom Manor

Last year the nursing home I used to work at asked me if I would make a Dignity Quilt for them.

A dignity quilt is a quilt that is used to cover someone after they pass away and are being taken to the funeral home.
This is part of the Death with Dignity movement among nursing homes and other long term care.
I loved the Mystery Quilt Pattern so I made another one. (here's the blog about the first one)

They wanted this to be about 5 feet by 7 feet. 
This is about that :) I forgot measure it when it was done!

I had my quilter use her flutterby pattern as butterflies are often used in hospice 

I had a friend embroider a label for me so it will last longer through washings


They also wanted a pillow case to store it in

So I used the leftover fabric

and here it is inside

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