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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Mini Quilt Finished

Akbal Mini Quilt My latest mini quilt has been finished. It is inspired by my friend Shimon's painting. This is actually the small mock-up that I did which will help me decide what to do when I make the larger one which is about 5 feet across. But I am absolutely in love with this mini! Akbal Miki Quilt

Friday, October 12, 2012

My little Angry Bird

Black Bird

Today I sewed this little black bird costume together, I think it is looking pretty good! It's just made of sewing craft felt and so easy! I still have to add the padding between the lining and felt to create the rounded look and sew on the elastic at the bottom. But I think it's looking good! After this, a white bird!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Seven point star

#star #sewing #quilting

Here is the progress on my seven point star. I'm going to revise my pattern since it's not really symmetrical.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Rug Quilt Started

#quilting #sewing To go along with my new project I decided to make a new rug quilt using the same colors! Progress!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quilting with my mom

An unexpected illness brought my mom to come stay and help me the last week. Since things have gotten better, we have been using the free time to do some quilting!

#quilting with my mom #sewing & #quilting with my mom

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Table Runner!

Small points
I started with these and made...
  Table runner
I can't find the tutorial link... when I do I will post!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Been sewing!

FLiQS2 Mini Quilt

This is the mini quilt I made for the FLiQS2 Swap! I really love the quilting and the binding!

FLiQS2 Mini Quilt

Here is the special label I printed!

FLIQS2 mini quilt label

I hope my secret partner enjoys!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Making of a club banner

Untitled I'm working on a logo banner for my creative arts club! I made the bias tape and fused heat bond tape on the back at the same time.

Thursday, August 30, 2012



Here is a group of pillowcases I made last week.... they are a fast and colorful gift!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book bag made from a T-Shirt

T shirt tote bag

I found this Obama t-shirt in a vintage store and decided that I wanted to try to make a book bag with it. I quilted it with a layer of muslin and warm and natural and a little bit of basting spray. I thought it turned out well and the t-shirt did not shift or move or stretch while I quilted it. I then used some Curious Nature and Diamond Chevrons to add some color to the sides.

T Shirt tote bag

Here is a photo of the back. I made this especially for my brother in law James.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quick Gift


I made this pillowcase for my nephew who is going away to university this week. I love this Michael Miller owl print. I think it is not too cutesy for him but still fun enough. He loved it!

Monday, August 20, 2012

CMQG homework complete!

Glass Juice Block: Anagalous colors

This month's homework was to complete a quilt block using at least 3 analogous colors. I used Ayumi's juice block pattern to make these. Make your own courtesy of Ayumi at Pink Penguin via Sew Mama Sew Blog!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

LOVE baby blankets complete

Baby Quilts LOVE

Two boy baby quilts finished! Kona cottons and Tula Pink Prince Charming used. Get your free LOVE paper piecing templates here: Thank you to Kelly from kelbysews!

I forgot to take photos of the finished quilts before they were given away... this is all I have!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday Sewing

Sewing some curious nature!

I'm doing some birthday gift sewing this week. This is a strap for a book bag for my brother in law.
I am so excited to show the final product!!! SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last-minute gifts!

Hot pad

I went to Arizona for a very quick trip to visit my family last weekend. I decided to make some last-minute gifts before I left. This is a pot holder for my friend Paul. It was originally a quilt block that he liked so I insulated it and quilted it. The small squares in the middle are actually the left over angles from making binding!

New tag!

And this is an address bag tag that I made for my sister Starr. She loved the one I made for myself so I made it again for her using a different color scheme. She loved it! The artwork is original by my friend Shimon Kato.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


New fabric!

YAY! I love new fabric! I just brought these back to Canada this past weekend and I'm so excited to use them!!!! Love!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baby Quilts

Love tula!

Everyone I know is having babies and I'm so far behind. I decided to make different color combinations of Tula Pink LOVE for all of them. I love Prince Charming!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sewing Inspiration


Here is my sewing inspiration for the month! Still into pink!

1. Burgandy, reds, pinks, purples, 2. Fish Baby Log Cabin class sample detail, 3. SOL Block 2, 4. Sneak peek: Fat Quarterly Issue #9!, 5. pickledish 013, 6. Crossroads II, 7. Can I get an Amen?, 8. sneak 3, 9. quilting , 10. October star block for Shelley, 11. parts-be-gone, 12. Day 14: Dresden Quilting, 13. black-and-white-portrait, High Museum - high-50014. Not available15. Not available16. Not available



I've been spending most of my free time this week painting this outline of my daughter for her room. It's really nice to try something new since I have never painted before. Also it has been a nice break from sewing and quilting which I usually do most of the time....

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Slip cover!

Small slipcover project

I made this slip cover to cover this ugly chair for my daughter's room last week. Since then I have painted the legs black. I will post a complete photo when the paint dries. The fabric on the chair looks like a pretty pink but up close it's a muddled color that looks horrible all over. Besides this fabric matches her room I'm putting together, so it's a perfect match :)!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Quilt for baby

Now to bind!

This baby quilt is ready to bind! Can't wait to get this done and sent to him!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Wolf beadwork

How amazing is this bead work? I took this picture while at the Indian Village at the Calgary Stampede earlier this month. Absolutely stunning!
I love the wolf on this piece. This really makes me want to start beading!

A family's collection of moccasins.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hexie Project

Here is a visual update of my hexie project progress. I'm not even sure what I'm making but so far I like it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Seven Point Star!

Seven-point star!
I paper pieced this seven-point star yesterday, which was so easy! It's a free pattern from, by Jennifer Ofenstein. Here is the link to the pattern. Try it yourself!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Calgary Modern Quilting Guild July Meeting

Here are some pictures from our July meeting! CMQG July 2012 Meeting CMQG July 2012 Meeting CMQG July 2012 Meeting CMQG July 2012 Meeting CMQG July 2012 Meeting CMQG July 2012 Meeting

Calgary Stampede 2012

2012 Centennial Quilt Here is a picture of the Calgary Stampede 100th Anniversary Quilt. In person it was huge and amazing! Lots of talented quilters made blocks for this quilt and you can see the time and love that was used to create it! Quilt named "Magical Moonlight"

This is my quilt named Magical Moonlight that I entered into the Arts and Crafts Exhibition. It did not win anything but I was happy to see it displayed and enjoyed! It was based on a painting by my friend Shimon Kato, and maybe just a little too modern minimalist for this show. I paper pieced the entire moonlight area and then hand appliqu├ęd it to the outer fabric. I also machine quilted this myself.

Close up of "Magical Moonlight"

Me and my quilt!

Me @CalgaryStampede!

This other piece I won a second place ribbon for. This is a collaboration with my friend Shimon Kato. That is a print of his painting in the center which I then used to translate into fabric!

Wall hanging