Friday, May 9, 2014

Hexie Mug Rug


Last week we had a fun class of making a Hexagon Mug Rugs. They all turned out so darn cute I just had to share them with you. At the end of the show and tell I have a YouTube video from Creative Grids; the maker of the Hexagon Trim Tool! Enjoy. 

This ruler is so easy to use, fun and really addictive!

Have a wonderful day full of quilting and sewing fun!

Creative Grids® CGRJAW4- Hexagon Trim Tool

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quilt Show

Greetings all!

Well we survived. The quilt show was a great success. Well done to all the volunteers and coordinators, it is a very large undertaking! Congrats to you all.

The Cloth Castle sponsored 2 large door prizes. We managed to snap a quick picture of Jennifer Watson with her new Husqvarna sewing machine.  Congratulations Jennifer! Jennifer is local quilter and longarm quilter in the Victoria area, her work is incredible. It is wonderful that her hard work was recognized and honored!

We spent the weeks before the quilt show sewing our hearts out, I can honestly say I have never slept so well at night. I just would fall into bed and lights out! It was all worth it though, the quilts came out great. Here are a couple shots of the booth. Sorry they are a bit blurry....lightening wasn't good in the arena.

So the store is back together and tidy once again. Now we just are going to add a bit more quilting to the samples and get them hung up! I will admit we get the binding on the quilts and then after the show take the time to quilt them! Now you know our secrets! Thank goodness for 505 basting spray!

For those of you who were at the show I hope you all had a wonderful time and left completely inspired!

Have a quilty day in this rain,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Strawberry patch


It has been a bit since I have done a post, we are currently sewing our hearts out getting ready for our booth and the quilt show! It is coming so fast now.

This weekend I had an embroidery class that I just had to share couple photos of. We made these charming little Strawberry pincushions. They were so much fun and addictive!

I have to keep this post short....sewing machine is calling! Have a great day.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The rest of my projects from retreat

Hi all

   As promised here are the rest of the projects that I worked on. I took enough projects for 3 months. It felt so great to pull out older projects and get them going again. They kind of feel like old friends!

These 2 runners were panels I had kicking around, I just added a 9 patch to the center and borders.
Just quick and easy and oh my goodness a couple of gifts done already!

Just in time for summer too!
I had the center made of this flannel quilt. This is what I originally made the piano border for.
As I mentioned yesterday the scraps made enough for two quilts. 
A couple of years ago I made a friendship log cabin.
These were all the leftover 2" wide strips.
I made the 1600" quilt and added the 2" gold squares. It came out very long and skinny.
I still had strips so I made the piano border for the right side and a checkerboard for the other.
Who says that borders have to be the same!
Ok well now I have a few more quilt tops! Oh well those are for another day!

Quilting retreat

Hi All

    What a busy couple of weeks this has been. I have been working on my new embroidered quilt. I have the show and Demo this Saturday. I am almost done as far as I can get so that is feeling really good! It has been a bit of work but I have learned a lot and am looking forward to sharing my hints and tips....there are many!

     I also went away last weekend to a Quilting Retreat. We went to Wyldflower B&B in Qualicum. It is a great location for a group, lots of bedrooms, great workroom, no cooking, no dishes and no cleaning! What more could you ask for. The workroom is really well laid out and lots of space for each person. A great design wall large enough for large projects. The facility was really great. In a quiet country setting perfect for crafting, sewing and quilting.

     It had been many years since I went into Qualicum Beach, what a charming little town. I had a chance to venture in and spend a couple hours wandering around enjoying the day. Not to brag or anything but we do live in the best place. I don't think I could live away from the ocean.

What a day! Sunshine and blue skies....nothing better!

My sisters favorite stop!

This was my favorite shop. The owner had such wonderful little gifts and very well priced too.
I picked up the business card but have misplaced it, I will have to find my receipt and get the name!
These are just a few of the projects I worked on over the weekend and once I got home. I will share the rest tomorrow as the pictures are saved on my computer at home, darn!

This was a border print fabric from several years ago. I made the piano border for another quilt I worked on, I had enough for the 2 quilts. Awesome! My goal was to just get things done, doesn't need to be fancy just done!

This is a really easy pattern that is easily adjusted for larger or jelly rolls/Charm packs. I used scraps from another quilt from many years ago. All you do is cut a 2 1/2" x 5" rectangle of scraps and a 2 1/2" square all in the same fabric, for the number of rectangles you have. Sew the square to one end and press. Then just flip every other unit. I added a 2 1/2" sashing between the rows and bordered with a 4 1/2" print. Great baby size project and done in a few hours!

Well enjoy the rest of your day and I invite those who are in the area to come to my embroidery demo this Saturday at 3pm at The Cloth Castle.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Breezy Weave Bag

Hi all!

   Can you believe it ...the sun is out! After all that rain last and gray dark days. The week just dragged by. Too dreary for me!

   This week is a little quieter for me, just a couple of classes. One of which is The Breezy Weave bag. I have had a couple of spaces open if anyone is interested.

Class: Sunday March 16    11am-5pm
Cloth Castle 250-478-2112
   We have also just received a great selection of cotton prints. They are on sale for $9.99 a meter!
What a steal! Regular $18.99  a meter. So many cute prints.

Have a great day!