Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I hope you are all well.
I wanted to end my year with an update
on my Old Tobacco Road quilt, designed by Bonnie K. Hunter.
I have the quilt top completed!!

I actually have it sandwiched and I started hand quilting it.
I don't have a picture of that yet.
It's going to take me a little while to finish the quilting as this is a large quilt.
It measures 91 inches by 101 inches right now.
It will fit perfectly on my oldest sons bed.
He loves it too.
I love the border on this quilt.
It really pops!

I'm so glad that I got back into quilting this year.
I did get some of my ufo's done.
Plus I got a chance to work on some new projects.
I hope that 2016 is even more productive for me.
I look forward to seeing all the projects out there in blogland.

Happy New Year to everyone!!



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Old Tobacco Road progress....

I've been gradually working at finishing my Old Tobacco Road quilt, designed by Bonnie K. Hunter. I've really enjoyed working on this quilt and have made a good dent on my 2 inch scrap squares and strips. 
This pictures shows the Center part done. I'm working on the flying geese border. I only have 20 flying geese left to sew. Then I will sew the border together. 

I hope you like it!!!



Friday, December 4, 2015

A boxy pouch Christmas gift and some fabric for me!!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.
I made another pouch the other day.
This one is also a gift for Christmas.
Thankfully the recipient doesn't follow my blog.

This is for an 18 year old boy/young man.
He loves superman, or any DC comic.
So, I used that as the basis for my pouch.
Here it is.

It's an excellent tutorial.
It was my first time trying it out and it went together no problem.
The Superman symbol that I paper pieced was a free pattern found 
I hadn't paper pieced in a really long time. 
It's was a bit intimidating for me, but it worked out so well.
I'm really pleased with it.
I know he is going to love it.
I will fill this pouch with toiletries for him as part of the gift.
Here is the picture showing the interior fabric.

All this fabric is from my stash.

With all the sales on this past weekend,
I just couldn't pass some of them up.
One store in particular, Mad About Patchwork, had a huge selection of fabric on sale.
A lot of this fabric has been out for a while, 
but since I just got back into quilting this fall, I never had any of it in my stash.
I couldn't pass up the deals.
So, I kind of went crazy with the shopping.
I bought 35 half yard cuts of fabric.
I know, it's a lot! lol!!!
But I love it all.
Since the price of fabric is going up here in Canada,
I gotta take advantage of all the deals I can get.
It's not as affordable to order from the US anymore since the Canadian dollar is so low again.

And plus, I love supporting the Canadian Shops.
Too many are closing their doors.
It's so sad.
This will fill some colour gaps in my stash too.
So excited about it.

I have more fabric coming soon too.
I know......I'm really spoiled.