Tuesday, June 28, 2016

To do list

I need to put my project in order so here. 

- Cougar Quilt...it is my next low poly project.

- Christmas in July Quilt....it's a surprise just to say that my inspiration is a christmas knitted sweater ;) it has to be done for july 15th ahhhhhhhhhh

- Circle quilt....still basting those when I just need slow stitching

- I am enough quilt....self affirmation quilt. I even think I might present this one in competition.

- Hexagon sun burst ....glue basting a ton of 1/2 inch hexagones

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Finish......this again

I finished my antique Linen Quilt. It finish at 22" x 22"

I did not make a pillow with it and decided to make it a wall hanging but it does not mean it won't become a pillow eventually :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Antique Linen Quilting

Working on another UFO. I got a few antique linen a few months ago. I had to put it aside for more pressing work but now I am able to get back to it. I will turn it into a pillow I think. And it is a great occasion to play with my Inkense :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Finish and my own label!!!

I was looking at labels for a few time but had trouble just taking the plunge and just buy the darn labels. I don't have a logo yet so I kept is simple. I just love it and it made me smile. I got them from Ikaprint and they were here in less than a week from France.

The little prince is finally finish!!!!! Can't wait to give it to the recipient :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Christmas in July!!!!

I am very proud of participating at the 12 days of Christmas in July organised by Sarah From Confession of a fabric addict
I only have one problem (well I sure have more than one but stay with me here) here is a picture of my extensive Christmas Fabric stash


And somehow my fabric store didn't get my memo about this Christmas in July stuff.
I am whining but really I have fabrics, paints, Inktense pigments, glitter and a glue gun...I will be ok.

Christmas in July blog hop start July 14th!!!!! I hope to see you there

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Finish Friday, The Peacock Edition

It is really less crooked in real life :) All my own pattern that you can find on Craftsy. The pattern is very raw so if you want to do it, you need to know your way around appliqué.


My dear Boyfriend (manfriend) called dibs on it and intend to put it on his wall

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Silent quilting

The 70273 Project

 Please, join me and participate in this project organised by Jeanne....it will take just a few minutes to sew and send the blocks


Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours.



Oh, let me count the ways:
~ Make one pair of red x’s. Make ten pairs. Make 100 pairs. Click right this way for specific information on things like sizing, materials, and how to send them to her.
~ Copy and paste this link:      http://www.http://thebarefootheart.com/category/70273/       to  your social media nests. Share it as often as you will using #70273. Tell people you work with, play with, worship with, walk with, play cards with. Tell people in the grocery store and in the library and at the gym. And not just once – this is a fire in need of frequent, regular stoking. Think once a day, once a week, once a month.
~ Download the info card with basic project information and where to find out more. Print as many as possible and keep them with you to put in the hands of other people. Leave them on public bulletin boards. Ask local businesses if you can leave several at the register.
~ Ask members of your quilt guild, your art league, your church circle, your clubs, your family to make a block.
~ If you’re a teacher, why not make this a class project or offer extra credit for blocks created? (Note: she will be crafting curriculum plans . . . unless you want to do that. wink, wink)
~ Invite her to write a guest blog post. Or interview me for your podcast.
~ Invite her to speak to your group. She travel a lot, so she just might be able to make it happen.
~ Host a block party. Gather people together at your local library, church, school, in your living room and make blocks. Here are some ideas about how to be the hostess with the mostest. 
~ Encourage folks to give you blocks for your birthday or anniversary or just because. (There’s a place on the submission form to let her know it’s made and sent in your honor.)
~ Before you know it, she’ll need funds to pay for things like thread, batting and backing/binding fabric; postage/shipping; printing, and who knows what else, so if you know of any grants, she is all ears. And if you’d like to make a financial contribution, there’s a pay pal donation button on her front page
~ Eventually she will be looking for places to exhibit some or all of these quilts, as space permits. Do you know of places that might be interested? If so, let her know.
~ I’m just one woman, which is to say I can’t think of everything, so tell me: what other talents and skills can you bring to the project?
~ Check back often for ideas, information, and inspiration. or better still: subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a thing, not a single, solitary thing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Opposits attract

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Sponsored By The Fat Quarter Shop

Marian (seamstobesew) is hosting a fun blog hop and I decided to join!!! A 2 colors piece.....I can make THAT!!! (disregard all other quilt I have ever done) 

I decided to do a mini mini quilt with a block I designed....long story short in the garbage can it went!!! ( long story might involve tears, seam ripper and a few french words) Since I had given my word and still had time, I went back to the design board. 

Then I had my eureka moment....an Hawaiian Quilt!!!! Never done one and knew nothing about it but I never said I was sane. First take a piece of paper, fold it, look at Pinterest to see what it should more or less look like, put scissor to paper and watch it come to pieces when unfolding ( I had a flashback to kindergarten). 

Try again and success!!!!

Since I didn't have a lot of time I just did a 12" x 12" block (maybe I am not THAT nut after all) but can imagine joining many quilt as you go block into a bigger quilt!!!! I love those colors together....so calming. 

I had fun machine quilting this piece to death...I love the different textures :)

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to help yourself in the following giveaway offered by Marian (seamstobesew)!!! :)
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Yummy yummy fabric

THis week, I got my box from Tonya at Hillbilly :) It always feel like Christmas since I buy before the fabrics get released, I usually can'T remember what I have ordered.

First is Cynthia Coulter’s Isabella. Teal on gray!!! Love those colors

Then Timeless treasures Ombré fabric line!!! 

Chipper by Tula Pink :) One yard is never enough

Cardinal window.......how adorable are those birds

Thursday, June 2, 2016

My new friend

While we were admiring some beasutiful quilts at the Exhibition, my dear boyfriend (manfriend??) got a great sale on a Janome 8200 sewing machine :) I still have to find her name.....my previous machine was Millie. Slowly but surely we are getting to know each other. When I tried to quilt my Peacock quilt on my old machine, it was very frustrating, so much so that I just put it aside. With my Janome and a walking foot....it is easy and painless :)