Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I should really finish.....Squirrel !!!!!

I should be working on "the Dancer" is well under way to be quilted.
Or I should start quilting "the peacock" quilt
....but instead I decided to get those blocks out. This is my baby jungle quilt I started maybe 6 months ago and I feel like working on those cuties :) 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sneak peak of my new project

A few clues about my next project. On another news, I manage to stab myself with the dull side if a sewing needle in the finger. It was very benign but it got infected so no hand sewing for this lady until it get better. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Finishes for 2015.

2015 has been a good year quilting wise. I started this blog in August and since then got almost 12 000 that is fantastic. I tried many new technique and learn so much. I also started writing and selling my patterns. It is really strange for me to know that people like so much what I did that they want to do it for themselves.

Can't wait to see what 2016 will bring :)

Those are my finishes for 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

One last gift....oh wait

I finally finish the castle pillow I want to give my DD BFF :) They are such good friends that they call themselves twins.....

Just need to fill this pillow....I hope she will like it :)

I was sure I was done until I saw a very neat tutorial for pillowcase :) So back at my machine today.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Borrowing from the long arms quilters

You should not do this technique if you do not have the appropriate foot and rulers. If the ruler happen to slide under the foot and hit the needle, it can brake your machine and you wont be happy!

That being said I used my inappropriate ruler and my inappropriate foot to quilt on my domestic sewing machine....I am such a rebel :)

I suck at doing straight lines when doing free motion quilting. Since my present project had many of those, to many changes if direction to use my walking foot, I decided to try the ruler technique ( you can see here a class about this technique Quilting with rulers on home machine )

Or read the teacher's blog right here Amy's free motion Quilting

I am very happy with the results, my line look great (my circles are not that hot :) but this quilt will probably be a VERY good practice)

Want to hear a funny thing I learned lately. Freezer paper is not sold in Quebec!!! I guess us french Canadian are too simple minded folks not to put freezer paper in the to save us from ourselves, we can't buy it anywhere in the province. I had to get a roll at my local quilt shop for 12$ a roll. 
Insane. So if any of my loyal readers want to ship me a Christmas gift, wink wink LOL

I have a Friday finish. My lovely lady is done so I can cross that one too on my to do list :) I might pick up some of the stitches on look like she has a weird skin condition but for the moment they stay.

First time trying McTavishing quilting style on a quilt, 
first portait, 
first time doing confetti technique (the wisteria flowers) 

- Lady at bath
- Mystahhhhhry quilt. So late on that one :(
-  Fall colours ....still ripping the pebbles I FMQ on is taking forever!!!
- The dancer. Quilting right now.
Summer Sun 
Cat at twilight ;)
Linky links

Monday, December 14, 2015

On my design wall this Monday

I am making a pillow for my little girl best friend :)
I am using the Castle part of the "once upon a time" quilt designed by Christine Sharp and Racheal Wright. It is rare I use someone else pattern but it is so cute.

And this is my interpretation :) The back will be 4 patch using the fabrics in the front.

Not as creative as you usually see on this blog but still a load of fun :)


Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Class recommendation

Color play for Quilters

I recommend this class for every quilter. I have to admit, it is not a convivial class. The teacher sound unsure of being in front of the camera. It is awkward and don't start counting the number of hummmm. That being said it will change the way you look at colors and will vastly improve your work. Do the class work, paint those cards!!!!! Do it even if it takes days to make them....take the time, it is worth it. It is more like a college class than most craftsy class and it is full of information. If you need take this class in small dose :)

Joen Wolfrom work


Friday, December 11, 2015

Peacock....done or not....that is the question

That is where I am right now with this quilt. It is missing a few things but those I want to add while quilting it. For now it feel ...empty. It is missing it's story so until he tell it to me, I will put him aside.
Wrote the pattern. It is a raw pattern so you have to be quite used to applique. I will write a more complete pattern with all the explanations soon.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Growing and growing.

I am in love with this project. I am in awe of the fact that I am finally able to take this idea I had in my head and have him take form with fabrics. I am not very good at drawing, painting is even to finally have a medium that help me express my creativity is liberating.  It is a balm on my soul. Finding something that I am good at is wonderful

My peacock is growing and I am growing along :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Under my needle today

Quilting the Lady

Working on my peacock many feathers lol Like usual I have no idea what to do in the background. I hope to find out what this bird want as I work on him.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Cat at twilight ready for donation

I am a foster home for kitties waiting for their forever homes. To help raise money I decided to make and donate an original quilt and so was born my "Cat at Twilight"
It has many first
-First time doing a bargallo
-First time painting on fabric
-First time quilting feathers

I love the colors, the movement and the story in this quilt....but I have been working on it for so long that I really don't mind giving it away....I am weird like that lol

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Well hello December

November was a productive month. First i was able to finish "the Lady" top. Cat at twilight is also done. 

- Lady at bath. Top done!!! My November goal.
- Mystahhhhhry quilt. Start clue 9 yet.
-  Fall colours ....still ripping the pebbles I FMQ on is taking forever!!!
- The dancer. Border is on, ready to quilt.
Summer Sun done.
- Cat at twilight ;)

here is a clue of my next work :)