just a thought....

Creating quilts is a way of expressing my creativity. I love the process of dreaming what a new project might look like once it is done and watching my vision come to reality.


Thursday 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a great Christmas! I just wanted to share some sewing projects that I made for Christmas gifts for a few children. The first is two pillowcase dresses. These are for two sisters. Age 2 and 8. They will look so cute wearing these! The little owls are made of bits of fabric that I cut from the background material. I bought this fabric at Fabricana in Richmond in case you are looking for it and live in the Vancouver lower mainland. It is called "Petticoats and Polka Dots" by Blue Hill fabrics.
  The second little project is a blanket and pillow for a doll. This is for the two year old girl. She is so into her little baby doll right now.
I had some chanielle left over from making the straps of the dresses so I used it for the backing of the doll blanket. The pink polk a dot fabric I used for the binding was left over from making the dresses as well. 
For the girls' brother I made a pillowcase. I used a good quality soft flannel with cars on it. I think he is going to love sleeping on it. I watched an online tutorial on how to make a "rolled pillowcase" to learn how to make it.
The thing I like about this method of making a pillowcase is that there are now raw edges.
This looks like it would be difficult but it is actually very easy. If you want to watch the tutorial I have included a link.
                                            Rolled pillow case tutorial

The dresses were constructed in the same way. No raw edges. Here is the inside of the dress.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my projects. I wish you a Happy New Year!

Sunday 14 December 2014

Block of the month 2014

Well, here is the block of the month blocks that I have been working on all year. This was another sugar block club project lead by Amy Gibson. Now I just have to work on getting it all together. I have a plan in my head of what I am am going to do and I can hardly wait. It includes lots of whirly twirly little pinwheels and I think it is going to look great! I love the fact that I bought very little fabric for this project and that it was mainly scraps that I had, and scraps that were given to me from someone else. I also love the fact that I incorporated linen into these blocks. Almost every block contains some. Linen is not typically used for quilting but I think it is a nice addition that adds some interest.

Thursday 4 December 2014

Mystery Quilt

I have no clue what I am making here..... but I am using up scraps and having fun doing it though. This is for the scraptastic mystery quilt for the Crescent quilters guild. So much for dreaming of what this project may look like once it is done and watching it come to reality.