Thursday, February 19, 2015

cabin fever

In our neck of the woods cabin fever can rage rampant at this time of year and the best remedy is to keep busy and that's exactly what I did this month - kept myself busy.

 I had a bin of assorted remnants that I tackled - the small bits were cut up into various sizes from 2" squares to strips for binding .... there could have been lots of 1" squares but they're far too small for me to enjoy working with.  The other remnants (I show only a few here) were pressed, measured and wrapped with a label showing how much fabric was in each - here's a photo.  The jar contains all the 2" squares and I forgot to show the binding,  some of which I've started sewing together in lengths (which is tedious).

There were several quilt blocks that I wanted to try so I worked my way through them and here are a few ....

This is 'Pretty Posy' by Lorna - her tutorials are excellent.

This is a heart block by Cheri.  This was an easy one. I'm auditioning the striped fabric.

Next up is the Arrowhead block by  Sarah.
Perhaps if only one print were used it might look like a herringbone?  One quadrant alone looks like a tulip and is the perfect size for mug rugs ...... this was another excellent tutorial.
 Needless to say I have a nice collection of orphan quilt blocks that one day will make a very interesting quilt top or a lovely variety of cushion covers, table mats, mug mats, candle mats, etc.  - that's a lot of mats.  ^^

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Canadian Flag

Today, February 15 is the 50th birthday of the Canadian Flag!

Happy Birthday ♪♫♪♫

Friday, February 13, 2015

a mouse in my drawers .....

♥Happy Valentine's Day ♥

 There's a mouse in my drawers - this big eared mouse is filled with lavender to keep my lingerie nicely scented.

Just to prove that I've got heart s.  ^^

Made a mini penny rug using a Wagons West Design.

For the February basket - a Bird in the Hand Primitives design.  The
photo doesn't show that it's tea dyed.

A Lia Griffith design also for the February basket. 

I made these because 'love is in the air'!  ^^

Thursday, February 5, 2015

whatever ....

I don't particularly like the response "whatever"  but I can't think of a good title for this post and "whatever" seemed to fit.    :)    Here are a few projects that I've been working on....

This is a Luli  design - I love her designs!  have I said that before   ^^

I filled this with lavender to use as a sachet.  It's a design from Kathy Schmitz

I made one of Jenny's sparrows.

I found this amongst my UFOs and since the baskets had been a challenge for me to make due to their small size I was determined to finish it.   Surprisingly I was able to figure out how to assemble it and the rest is history.  It was a QAL from Temecula Quilt Company a few years back.  This is destined for the cabin.