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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Painting with Antonio

Painting with Antonio
My oldest Antonio loves doing things with me. Today we decided to paint together since it is very cold outside. He chose to paint some of his favourite angry birds.

Painting with Antonio
I chose to paint a random pattern.

Painting with Antonio
I love painting when I run out of patchwork ideas. It really helps free up some of my best work!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

busy busy busy!

These winter months seem to be flying by! I have been sewing as much as possible in order to be ready. We are also having family come so I likely won't be sewing to the last-minute. 

Here are some photos of my Starbucks gift card collection organizer. I made this for myself and absolutely love it!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Biye' Quilt

Biye' Quilt
This is my newest work Biye' quilt. The Navajo to English translation is "his son." This is a quilt for an old friend who is expecting her first child.

Biye' Quilt
The quilt is backed with a soft and cuddly minky which will keep the baby warm during the winter season.

Biye' Quilt

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Marcelle Update

#new #marcellemedallion border to lengthen #libertlove #mmqal #patchwork #sew #sewing
I decided to add borders to the top and bottom of my Marcelle Medallion Quilt. Here is the first row!

Equilateral Triangle Quilt

Quilt for Honeybager
I finished the Equilateral Triangle Quilt I started at Sewing Summit in September. I think it is so beautiful just like the little one I made it for. She loves it of course!

mari loves her new #quilt
And here is my little group of monkeys enjoying it with her.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Marcelle Medallion Quilt by Liberty Love

Well I finally finished my Marcelle Medallion Quilt by Liberty Love! Here is a series of photos with my progression....

#marcellemedallion border 3 finished! #libertylove #patchwork #sew #sewing #medallionalong making my next border -- yay! #marcellemedallion #medallionalong #patchwork #sewing #sew border 4 complete! #marcellemedallion #medallionalong #patchwork #sew #sewing #marcellemedallion border 5! #patchwork #sew #sewing #medallionalong #marcellemedallion border 6. thanks to #sewingsummit lecture, i totally stepped up my photography skills! #patchwork #sewing #sew #quilting #quilt #mmal #medallionalong #libertylove #marcellemedallion border 7, almost finished! #mmqal #medallionalong #patchwork #sewing #sew #fabric #marcellemedallion border 8 means i'm finished! i'm going to add some borders to make it longer... #medallionalong #mmqal #patchwork #sew #sewing #color #quilt

I'm going to add additional borders to the top and bottom to make it a longer lap quilt.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I won a swatch pack of tula pink's new Acacia fabric line this week and i used the 2.5" squares to make a pouch and also the beginnings of a pillow!

I might wait for the fabric release to finish this pillow so i can add more Acacia to it.

Modernista Swap

I am part of the modernista swap on flickr and this round was themed for the bedroom. My partner asked for a large bed pillow and a mini quilt suitable for framing. I hope she likes it!

some star quilts

Last year a friend asked me to make four quilts for his special family occasion. Here are the four quilts my mom and I made:

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Heritage Park Quilt Show

Today was our first day at the Heritage Park Quilt Show in Calgary. This is our guild's display. Now onto day two!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Follow me on Bloglovin'!

#tulapink #labels #isewphotochallenge favourite fabric
I just found a super easy way to follow all my favourite blogs! They even have an app for iphone! I hope you'll start following me on bloglovin!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Quilt for Leukemia and Lymphoma

one last snuggle before we sent this #quilt away!
A quilt I made a year ago finally is going to find a new home! My friend Stephanie and her friend Abe are working to raise $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Which is truly ambitious and exciting! I thought maybe this quilt could help them raise some funds. It's a bright and happy quilt and I'm excited to see it go! If you would like to find out more about their efforts, please visit this link.

Free form blocks

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Parisville Quilt

finally ready to #quilt my @tulapink Rubans Pour Les Cheveux quilt designed by @j_q_adams #quiltdad
I finally purchased some Parisville fans in pomegranate to back my quilt! I also chose a variegated thread to quilt with. Now just to sandwich and baste!

Rubans pour le Cheveux
Here is a photo of the quilt top that was finished a couple years ago! It is a pattern by Quilt Dad for Free Spirit!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FLQS Progress

should i add this little border to the bottom? Here is my FLQS swap progress so far. I added the strip to the bottom and think I will start quilting it now. I hope she likes it!

Painting with Antonio

#painting with antonio
Yesterday I did a little painting with my son Antonio who is 4. He loves to draw and paint so I thought it might be fun to paint something with him.

#painting with antonio #art #love #instacollage
He loves drawing shapes and using lots of colours.

painting with antonio
I love the modern feel of this painting :)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pink Penguin Paper Piecing

#patchwork progress #sewing #paperpiecing #pinkpenguin #popsicle
I decided to do a little Pink Penguin paper piecing for my FLQS partner. These are such fun blocks to make.

hello there! #sewing #patchwork #paperpiecing #pinkpenguin
I really love this indigo coloured block.

#words #embroidery
I'm adding some machine embroidered wording to the small quilt as well.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New AddressTag Holder

#embroidery address tag
I machine embroidered an address tag holder from an image of my latest painting below.

new tag for my bag! #embroidery
I really love how it turned out and am so happy with the result!

the little #painting needs some help!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Quilt label

a #tulapink label for a tula pink #quilt !
I finally put a Tula Pink label on my daughter's Neptune quilt. It is now finished!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Marcelle Medallion Quilt

Marcelle Medallion Quilt
So this is my progress so far, border number two is on! I love all of the scraps in this quilt! It is soooo much fun to make!
Marcelle Medallion Quilt
Here is after I put border number one on.
planning the next border #marcellemedallion #patchwork #sewing
This is where I looked at the book sample and tried to imagine where I needed to go! I think adding the chambray border was a good pick! Follow the fun on instagram!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pillow Cover finished!

finished #pillow #sewing #patchwork
I decided to make a quick gift for my parents in law's 50th wedding anniversary. Just about the only things they decorate with are small pillows in their minimalist style home. So I thought I'd make something they could use. Here is a look at the process:

#pillow making #sewing #patchwork #diy
The cover is fully removable with a zipper and can be washed separately from the pillow. It is also quilted with warm n natural so it stands nicely on its own.

#patchwork pillow! #sewing