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

related news:

Floor Pillows for the kids

So I got this fabric from Ikea last fall. It was black and white and its a thick almost canvas weight to it.

Since then I have been colouring it with fabric markers whenever I had a chance. I set the markers with an iron and in the dryer.
I have had many people help me too like my fellow Quilt Guild members.

I will be giving these to the kids to use as floor pillows. One of them has a pink zipper and one a navy zipper.

 So both pillows have almost the same pattern repeat.
oh well :)

 Pillow 1

 Pillow 2

And have another 16 inches left. 

I gave them to the kids and they loved exploring the pictures to see who had which ones and what colours they were :)

enjoying popcorn for dinner on their new pillows

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Danielle's Baby quilt

I am starting to get to know another Google Wife +Danielle Morton

I made this quilt up for her and her little boy to be.


it is not blowing- i cut it on a bit of an angle by the looks of it :(



guests admiring it

Here is the link to the photos I took at the baby shower:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Merediths second baby Quilt

I have made Meredith a baby quilt once before.

But I like making more and since she is having her third child I figured why not!

At the last shower I found out that she was partial to yellow.

I found this yellow panel in my stash.
Except it was skinny!

I was so very lucky to see the perfect blue in my stash!!!

I quilted it in large diamonds in the center and half sized ones in the border

fun backing



 I wasnt able to be at her baby shower but met her a week later in hosting another friends shower so I was able to give it to her then!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Brendyl's baby quilt quilt

Prepare yourselves....
There is a slew of baby showers so you all can see some of what I have been working on. 

+Brendyl Smith and +Bryan Smith had their baby shower last Saturday. 

They have 2 little boys and now is having a girl! So she got a lot of pink things.

I didnt know she was naming the baby Eleanor (Ellie for short) when I picked out this fabric. 

(i think of elephants with that name for some reason- maybe the "e" in common)

Then I couldnt decide how to quilt it so +Dave DeBaeremaeker suggested I quilt around the elephant. 
And then I echo quilted inside of the elephant and did some straight line box things for the rest. 


and signed

an outfit

little lasso

and she just noticed what was at the bottom of the bag...

I think she was happy to get a quilt from me

what do you think?

E is for me

here it is in the nursery :)

Here is a link to all the baby shower photos I took that day.
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