Monday, August 14, 2017

On my wall this week

Last weekend I was able to finish my flamingo. I now call him Fernand ;) He is still missing he background but for now I am working on the pattern so you can have it in your home too.





I also did a bit of quilting on my Q'nique 14+. It is a bit hard to see but I am quilting orange peel in the different squares of my friend quilt. 



I am also doing this apple in fractured image style. It will go in my kitchen with my pear :)



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Not done yet friday






















As you can see The pink flamingo has a head :) This big boy will have a finish size of 23" x 38" tall and has 156 pieces and 21 different fabrics. I am not sure about the fabrics I chose but I try not to judge until the piece is finished and I see the whole image. Then I can see if it work or not.

I also was able to finish this modern top. I wanted to try my new Sizzix machine and also I needed a top to practice my quilting. HST are still the bane of my existence but it is a lot more fun to cut now.


Also I need your suggestions, what animals or objects do you think I should make for my fractured image technique?

On my list I have:
Baby elephant
dog
tiger
Bear
Apple
Sewing machine

Thank you!!!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pets on quilts.....I have that





But not real pets sadly. I used to be a foster family for cats and in 2 years I was able to take care and adopt 10 cats but then I fell in love with my soulmate. Said soulmate is highly allergic to pretty much everything so no more pets.

Here are a few real and quilty pets :)

Cat at window :)

Laurianne on Fall Quilt. She was my chief Quilt inspector


This is Charlie, he is FIV+ but he is a sweetheart


This is Roger. That cat had such a great personality and got into everything. Here he is helping me


One of the many little panther with a huge personality Valentine 



This little one was born at home


Federico....such a sweet kitty that love to cuddle


Ash just spent 1 week at home before getting adopted




Turtles can be pets :)

So do bunnies


Quilty kitty :)



Ok ok wolf are not really pets but he sure is my animal spirit :)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Next project

After a few days of not being sure what my next project is, I finally found my inspiration.

Fractured image pink flamingo



Will change from the gray fabrics used for Wolfgang :)

An update for the Trap-neuter- Release program is 2 kitties fixed, one was a gestating female.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fractured image Cat Finished

Finally sewed the binding on my Cat Quilt. He look like an happy fellow.




I also worked on the butterfly wings but stopped half way because I do not have enough Timeless treasures Orange Ombre fabrics. I might order more. Not sure yet.



Good news, the Wolfgang pattern is available for sell at my store.

https://www.yanickaquilt.com/shop


This week it is the start of my hunting season.....no I have no intention of killing any living being. I am humanly trapping the feral cats living near my apartment to sterilize them for the Trap-neuter-release program. This big boy won't be hard to catch.....he come home to eat every night at 5pm!!! 


The goal is to get the babies that could be adopted and control the cat population. I see a lot of me sitting in a corner waiting for the kitty to go eat the sardines in the next 2 weeks.

Oh and this week I quilted this Tettris quilt for a friend!!! I pretty much didn't give her a choice poor Amanda. I really needed to practice my free motion quilting on my Q'nique and had nothing. I did a square meander thingy on the black part of her quilt and she did the part in color. I will try to get a finished picture from her :) The problem working with black is that the batting made the top look as if white kittens exploded on it.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Flower of the month - August

Today and tomorrow are the last days to get the free flower of the month for July

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/flower-of-the-month-july-applique/501240


The new flower of the month for August is available for free

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/flower-of-the-month-august-applique/505227





On my design will this week I started thiFractured Image butterfly using Ombré fabric :)



It can be made using different fabrics and I will probably have fun playing with my scraps too.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Finish Friday

Wolfgang 2 is finished and on it's way to Northcott Fabrics to be quilted. Next you should be able to see at Huston Quilt Market!!! From concept to prototype to finished top was 3 weeks:) I will be able to show you pictures once it is quilted :)



I was also able to do a video tutorial on how to free motion quilt my "3 feathers" pattern. And the french accent is a bonus :)


I was contacted by one of Martingale publishing person to see if we could work on a book together. It was all very exciting!!! Sadly my Fractured image technique make me the "Microsoft of Quilting" as my technique only work with my own pattern and each pattern have 100's of different pieces....so it is not really book material. Maybe later I will make smaller pieces that would fit a book better but it was great just to be considered.


oh and here are both wolfs side by side. (Right is the prototype)



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Something weird is going on

If you try to go to my blog and see something else, it is because we just launched my web site and the re-directions are being put in place. Things will settle down really soon. Promise


Monday, July 17, 2017

Feel like Groundhog week

I feel like I've written the same post a few weeks in a row!!!!

On my wall:

Wolf....again



Under My Q'nique needle

Cat....again (I had to work out tension problems but now it is under control.....good thing since my next monthly video is about tension problems lol)



My Flower of the month is done for August, I need to make the pattern.

You would think the last thing I need is a new project......right? Well I started a new project :D

I felt like mindless sewing so I got my Sizzix cutter out and cut a few HST of blue ombre and gray batik. Not sure where this one is going :)


Friday, July 14, 2017

Wolf again

This week was not great health wise so I didn't get to finish anything. Well except 2 videos on how to thread my Q'nique 14+. I think I am getting better at editing but the french accent is still as bad as it was :D

The wolf is growing and I started auditioning background fabrics, I love this pale blue that goes with the eyes. For the next wolf, I will change 2 fabrics, one is too light and another one is too dark for my taste but the overall shape I am very happy with. I am not sure if I can make a pattern for it since it is very big and complicated. I might make a smaller version.


And I finally received my batting and started quilting my kitty quilt with a pattern I "invented" myself so I will make a demo demonstration video very soon is you are interested.




Monday, July 10, 2017

On my wall and a request :)

I have a lot on my plate but my wall is still occupied by my Wolf. He is growing nicely. I already see where I will change some fabrics on my next one but in all I like the 3D effect. That is one thing when designing fractured image, you can't really see how it look until you are pretty far along because most of the time it look like a ball of nothing. I will often do the same pattern twice for the desired effect. I took this picture from a distance to show you the effects so don't mind the messy studio :D





This weekend I gave a class at Atelier Fiber Arts. I always love to teach my passion for quilting. My next class might be an all day Bargello Quilt. It is an easy technique but that give a great result!!!

I am also designing my next flower of the month. It will be a poppy, I hope you will do this one with me :)



On the Q'nique 14+, we are slowly warming to each other. It is all about the hand / pedal coordination and it take practice, practice and finally practice. I am trying different treads combinations to see how she react. She is a lot more sensitive than my sewing machine but I heard it it pretty typical of a quilting machine. Oh by the way I named her Gracie ....not that original but it fit :)

Finally, my sweet husband decided to make a web site for me and he asked me if you would agree to use your comments on the site. You are all so very encouraging and I would not take your comments without your permission :)



Monday, July 3, 2017

Flower of the month

I just started what I call "Flower of the month" 


I do it mainly for myself since I do not have a huge number of followers lol but it make me happy to offer the patterns for free each month. I will make is as a Quilt as you go but you don't have to. Each block is 12.5" x 12.5"




You can find the pattern at Craftsy 

And the Wolf is growing. One thing with this technique, you can't really judge how it look until everything is done, so now it look weird but I have faith in my process


Friday, June 30, 2017

Northcott fabrics are here

Many news this week

I got my box of yummy fabrics sent by Northcott to make the wolf so he is starting to take shape on my design wall. Like any of my other fractured image piece, it look like nothing for the moment :) in this picture I added an eye to show what you are seeing.






My Kitty "Look at that face" fractured image is on Craftsy


So is "The patriot" Now until the 4th of July this pattern is half off!!!!



Finally I have been nominated by Kathleen Scargle McCormick for the Leibster award !!!! I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart.
I will make a solo post  to answer the questions :)