Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom!

It's my mom's birthday on March 23, and she received her well-taped package today.  Imagine her surprise when she opened it to find Flannel Puppies!

This quilt was finished over a year ago but I could not figure out how to put the faces onto the blocks.  Klara helped me to figure out how to stitch on the smiles, and then I spent a small fortune on buttons for eyes and noses.  Who knew buttons were so costly?

Here's an in-progress view:

And the finished version, out in the snow for a good backdrop.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March UFO Challenge - Finished!

This month's challenge project is finished, the Carnaby Street Plus quilt.   It's a small quilt, about 60" by 70".

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Carnaby Street Plus Quilt Update

I've done a little work on the March UFO, which is the Carnaby Street Plus quilt.

Here are the first two blocks I've made, laid out on the ironing board.  A little on the crazy bright side, but you can clearly see the "plus" in each centre.

It will take a while to make this quilt, a little at a time.  I'm enjoying House of Cards Season 4 as background entertainment as I sew the blocks. 

Tomorrow is quilting day, which means a fun day at Klara's.  I will be focusing on pillowcases again so I can mostly be standing.

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Finish - Colour Your World

I posted about this one recently.  Finally added the borders a couple of weeks ago.  It's a large quilt - almost 90" x 90".

This Sunday at Klara's I spent the afternoon cutting out fabric for pillowcases.  It was a short day because my back is really bothering me, so I focused on an activity where I can stand rather than doing any sitting.

No pictures of the pillowcases because some of them might be for you, my loyal readers!  Let's just say that there are some great kids' prints for my favourite 8-year-old, as well as some other nice fabrics.  About 20 in all - some for my linen cabinet, some for gifts, and some for Christmas.  I'll show you a few of them when they're done.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March UFO Challenge - Number 3

Today we received a new UFO number - number 3.  Wonderful news, because I like this one - Carnaby Street Plus quilt.

With my recently tidied sewing storage area, I had no problem finding the fabric for the project, but it took me a little while to track down the pattern.  Found it and finished cutting out the last few pieces.  Look at the pretty fabrics in this quilt:

I'll post again as the project progresses.