Sunday, January 31, 2016


Remember this quilt? I am stuck stuck stuck......If it was big enough....I would not add a border but it is too small and I want it to be a usable quilt. Problem is I hate every border I audition for it. Argggg.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Not quite finish but it will do

This baby quilt was a load of fun!!!! I still have appliqué to do all over the quilt but the baby animals just make me smile. Also those are not colors I usually use but they are perfect for this quilt.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Needle turn applique

One of my "rule" is to try something new every quilt.....and many time many new things in the same quilt. This time I decided to use needle turn applique technique to add interest to my baby jungle quilt. I will probably ask myself why I had such an idea after appliqueing a gazillion (or 20) flowers :) It is interesting but I am not sure if the results are worth the time. We will see.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Slowly but surely

My baby jungle is taking form :)

I did this panel...I think it will be in the center :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just a little trick

When marking darker fabrics....use soap that is too thin :) It work pretty much free and that way my kids won't smooch the soap into a paste and stick it on the bath walls !!!! I started quilting my peacock quilt as you can see :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Test of my peacock pattern

I asked one of my friend to test my peacock pattern for me. She did an awesome job!!!! Love how colorful her version is.

Here is the link to the pattern. You have to know your way around applique to use it.

Peacock pattern

On my wall this week

Still adding friends to my baby jungle quilt.  Baby Monkey is taking shape and I also started one of the bigger panel. I have a very vague idea of the overall quilt :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Baby jungle....giraffe

It is still missing it's hoofs but here is the latest baby jungle friend. He was a tricky one. It took me 3 tries to be satisfied

This was the second attempt....I didn't even take a picture of the first one lol ....not even close of having enough contrast!!!

and here is my 3rd attempt :) I used my Neocolors to tint the fabric and used orange thread instead of white.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Let's try something different

I got myself a mini charm pack from free spirit Denyse Schmidt modern solids. Those 2.5" x 2.5" squares are just too cute to resist but I had no idea how to use  them.

I could have done an Irish chain quilt but felt "Meh" about this idea. I remembered seeing a quilt that I could use those tiny squares in but I wanted to make it my own too. Here is my inspiration. I do not know who made it so if you know please tell me in the comments


And here is my version. Hopefully it will be as cute. I only added one triangle instead of 2 but like I said I wanted to make it my own. :) It feel quite modern since I only use solids and I am going from soft in the middle and darker as the quilt get bigger. I will probably quilt it with different colors wavy lines. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Under my needle...the dancer

The dancer lived in my head for about 6 months before I was able to put her on fabric. At first she was just a silhouette in movement. The 3D tutu was also an issue because I was not sure how to make it. Many different attempt were made to finally make it happen. I am thinking of adding ribbons to it but for now it stay as it is.

The quilting was fun and a bit frustrating....i don't think I have one single circle that is round on my pearl strings  :) but that is ok.

Edited....she is done :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Making a list and checking it twice

Sorry for the Christmas reminder ;)

I am just trying to get a good idea of where I am exactly in regard to my quilts

- Lady at bath. While does not feel done done, so on the list she stay :)

- Mystahhhhhry quilt. Still going along with this mystery

-  Fall colours ....still ripping the pebbles I FMQ on is taking forever!!!

- The dancer. Almost done. I predict it will be the next Friday finish

-  Baby Jungle....those cuties are going along and I put them on my Craftsy store for free

-  Peacock....I need to start quilting it after the dancer.

-  Allietare...It was fun to try this mystery but I am unsure if I want to make this one or not

-  Loving the rain. Piecing the background for now

Tired just looking at this are a few ideas that might make it into quilt form

- Paris..... still at the conception phase

-  Same with My Dragon quilt

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Allietare Mystery quilt

I could not help but get suck into this mystery Quilt but just did a few units of each clue. I have to spend some time with my seam riper :-/  I might do a small quilt but for now I have too many balls in the air :)