Monday, August 31, 2015

Try and try again

Back from vacation and back to reality. I did a lot of quilting in my second week of vacation but I felt unfocused and scattered. I was like a bee with ADHD going from project to project. I worked on my “rip and Stitch” method, my second attempt at doing circles ended up in the trash minus the center part that I cut out. This method does not do well when we try to change directions. Rome was not built in a day so now I am trying to translate the colors in row rather than circles. I think I am in the
 good direction.

I also started my new project. I call it “sky bound”

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mermaid wall hanging Done!!!!! Ok pretty much done

Back from vacation and the kids are back to school (sing with me,"it's the most wonderful time of the year" ) I had a great time in New Brunswick. The water was wonderful, the temperature ideal and the people very friendly. Last night I was able to finish my Mermaid wall hanging ( it need a name so if you have a suggestion ....usually it come to me when I am working on a piece but I am still stuck.) well it is not DONE done. I still have to do beads embroidery to give it the humpf it need but I at least can put it on my daughter's wall.

Here is a picture of my kitty that look exhausted after a day of sleeping...... ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2015


The whole family will be driving 12 hours from Montreal to Cap Pelé. I will post pictures and I hope to be able to visit a quilt shop in Moncton.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rip and Stitch

I love, LOVE trying new techniques. I get all excited and can't help but dream of the possibilities. Sometime it result in an epic fail I have to admit....but I always learn something. My last technique was what I call "Rip and Stitch". It consist oF ripping 1/2" strips and stitch them on a background fabric. On this one I just did rows, but I might try to make swirls or circles using thistechnique . It might produce some very interesting results. It gives an impression of brush stroke in my it could make very interesting backgrounds.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Do you have a pattern?

People often ask me, do you have a pattern? No I don't J Let me explain to you how I create my quilts. In fact it is very simple.
Pinterest is my best friend. Sometime, I will start with an idea in my head then will browse Pinterest and pin pictures I like and could use without thinking too much. It can be a combination of color that I like, a silhouette I can use and put those in a folder.
Then will choose my color palette….it does not have to fit perfectly but at least I know where I want to go.

Then I decide how to make the background. There is many technique that I like but for this one I used 2 inchs so many squares.

Then I use the pics I likes and trace or print them on paper. I use a projector for image I need for bigger projects. Then trace it on the fabric I wanted to use

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cat at Twilight.

Last night I was able to work on my “Cat at twilight” quilt and on my “Rip and stitch” technique piece.
I added a butterfly to my kitty quilt. I used a dark purple fabric and painted lavender and silver hightlights. It is not yet to my taste, I might appliqué some details and do some treads painting to make it more interesting. This quilt will be given to a cat refuge I volunteer for and hopefully can be sold at a good price. I am toying with the idea of adding flowers and vine on the window. We will see.
As you can maybe see, I am the kind of quilter that goes from project to project lol. I need to be inspired and love variety. I get bored easily and have the attention span of a house fly.

Monday, August 10, 2015

I love trying new techniqueS!!!!

This weekend was a good one. I started quilting the mermaid wall hanging. I did waving lines with my walking foot because I will keep the quilting very simple, the background is busy enough as it is. I did free motion quilting on the tail and hair of the mermaid. I really need to find this quilt a name. 

I also started with the “rip and sew” technique….not sure if it is the real name but it will do.  It is a way to have an interesting texture in the background. You tare ½ inch strips and then stitch them row by row along the center into the background fabric. I have to say that it is a great way to use fabric you don’t care about. It would break my heart to do this technique on my pretties. 

I also tried to paint fabric for the first time. It really open a world of possibilities.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fairy garden Quilt

This quilt was my first attempts at the "One Block wonder" technique that create a kaleidoscope effect. I didn't particularly loved the fabric but it had all the characteristic I needed for this technique. I went on cutting and sewing. This is a very easy technique, the hard part was finding a nice disposition for the different blocks. Once finished it was....ok. I didn't really like it so I decided that it needed more. Since it was feeling to me like a garden, The fairy garden quilt was born. I love how the little fairy is looking on her domaine. I plan on adding some beads embroidery....when I start a quilt I never know where it will end up :)