Monday, December 30, 2013

Quilty Year in Review


To start off the year I cleaned up my quilting room in the basement.
post: Here


I had a hard time giving up a quilt I made last year so I redid it and made it bigger.
As you can see its a hit with the kids :)

post: here

I made my first ever Mei Tai baby carrier (of a few this year)
I used this one A LOT the first half a year while working around the house especially making supper with an Abigail on my back.

post: here


This Quilt I still havent given away yet. It remains on my shelf.

Post: here


A friend wanted me to help her with this pattern and I loved it and made it fairly quickly. This was a new quilt for Zeke.

post: here


I made this quilt for a friends daughter. The back was more springy and less Dora for her while she grows.

post: here

There is so much I love about this quilt and the person I gave it too.
Baby quilt for an unexpected miracle baby. It was my first time doing circles.

post: here


I went to a friends house and made some reuseable baggies.

post: here

I did a couple tutorial posts:
How to line up blocks across sashing:

disapearing 4 patch

Then I made a quilt for Abigail. I called it - Dont Bug Me :)

Post: Here

I then put together a tutorial together for the Mei Tai baby carrier

Tutorial here 

Which I gave to my friend for her baby shower
post: here

We went on a road trip and posted two blogs about some of my quilty adventures.
Quilt shops: post here
Quilt Museum: post here

I didnt post any quilting blogs because we were on a road trip and camping .


I got to go on my very first quilting retreat. It was a lot of fun!

post: here

My second circle quilt and I did raw edge applique.

post: here

Sorry - no quilty blog posts in October


I did a tutorial blog post about hiding your threads

A friend asked me about making a quilt from her daddy's pj pants. He had passed away. This is the design we came up with. Red was chosen to tie it all together because it was his favourite colour.

Post: Here

Dave requested a geocaching quilt after seeing one at a geocaching event this fall.

We designed this together and made a wall hanging

post: Here


Jessica asked for a quilt from her Late daddy's button up shirts.
I made her this (She picked the design) and 3- 12 inch block and a wall hanging.

post: here

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jessica's Quilt

Jessica asked me to make a quilt with her daddy's shirts. He had passed away a year or so ago. 
I used Bonie Hunters meathod of deboning a shirt on you tube:

Lots and Lots of strips later....

stack o' blocks

kids liked it

labeled with an old piece of jean


She only wanted no pill fleece on the back and no batting. 
the quilting showed up nicely on the back!

She also wanted 3 -12 inch block finished mini quilts and a small wall hanging. 

 quilted in the ditch



mini quilt

mini quilt back

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Geocaching Wall Hanging

Dave saw a quilt at a Geocaching event that made him want one of his own. We didnt get the quilt because we were out bid at the silent auction. 

so this adventure started with a trip to the fabric store. With Dave. and he bought fabric. 

I also used Heat n Bond fusible stuff for the first time. 

I printed the designs on a number of pages to get the right size.

The applique is in 3 stages in the above picture. the satellite is cut out and ready to fuse.
the man is cut out but the backing needs to be removed and the symbol needs to be put on the fabric yet.
They were printed in reverse then I used a bit of glue tape from my scrapbooking stuff to glue it to the back of the Heat n Bond. Then I cut them out. That way i didnt have to cut them out multiple times!

all fused on, I then used my machines blanket stitch to sew them down. 
Next up was basting then quilting. I used straight lines and stopped and started at the appliqued stuff. 

Which I talked about over here

I then put on some hanging tabs and there we go! all done and ready to use. 

The sad face is because I told him to lift it up over his face for some shots :)

I think he is happy!

Labeled and signed (didnt get one of the signed part. oh well)

The pixilated areas are 2 different codes. One is a trackable number and one is an cache number for a moving cache. In order to log the cache  people need to sign it so the back has a spot for people to sign it. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sue's memory quilt

A member of my church approached me to see if I would make her a quilt from her Daddys PJ pants.

He had passed away and she wanted something to remember him by.

So we decided that we would do a string quilt from them.

After the blocks were made we had to try out some ideas.

 apparently Zeke had to try it out a different way.

I got the quilt back from the quilters and laid it out on the bed in Zekes room. 
 love the quilting


 The label (washed 3 times and the label looks well loved)
 Apparently my kids ensure that the quilts are Pre-cuddled.

My friend was emotional over this so this is the only kind of shot I could get :) 

oh and this is the quilt I have washed it 3 times and the Colour Catchers were still bright pink. 
the progression is visible - they do get lighter. 

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