Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Today

Happy Canada Day!!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Random sewing

I made a few more baby things 'cause Maili wanted more burp cloths and more flannel blankets.

The zig zag flannel blanket is soooo soft. 

I added a couple of soother cords too for my little grandson. Those clips, known as suspender clips, were so hard to find. I finally got a package at Len's Mills. I used a little piece of thin elastic on the end to attach the soother. I had read that sometimes, ribbon has a tendency to fray over time and use. I just thought it made life easier to use a little bit of elastic.

Proof that what I make gets used. Other than his hat and sleeper, I made the rainbow blanket, the flannel blanket he's on, there is a burp cloth on the left and his soother strap is across his body.

Here's the little sweatshirt I made him too - still a tad too big.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Minis and More

Since the Schnibbles monthly parade of little quilts is no longer, there is now another blog quilt parade of the month called "Minis and More." I never took part in the Schnibbles because I didn't want to commit to making a little quilt each month. I didn't know what I'd do with all those little quilts. However, while blog surfing, I came across this pattern for Minis and More and since I have way too much fabric, I decided that I could use this for something.

 It will be a table topper for my coffee table. I love the colours. 


The Minis and More is hosted by Sherry from A Quilting Life and Michele of Island Life Quilts. Pop on over to find out more and also to see different versions of the same pattern the Summer Star Mini.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Announcement - Free course



Hi there. I don't know how many of you are interested in learning something new but I am. Last year I took Kathy Shaw's FREE Basic Crazy Quilt Course (the piece I created is on the right) and then earlier this year I took one of her intermediate courses - Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC)101 Designing and Piecing Crazy Quilt Blocks. Now, Kathy is offering a course on silk ribbon embroidered flowers. There was a bit of silk ribbon work in the Basic course and I really, really liked it. This course being offered now expands on different flowers.

All of Kathy's courses are free but you have to start at the beginning and complete the Basic Crazy Quilt Course before you can continue on with her other courses. She is a wonderful, generous, giving teacher and has a lot of handouts. She even gives you gentle nudges to move on if she finds that you are stuck. The only thing required of you as a student is to make something (with your stash) and to supply your own tools and materials. She instructs and you do the work. Go HERE and check it out. Registration for this course closes soon. If you are at all interested in her Basic course, then follow her blog or drop her an email letting her know that you are interested and she will gladly let you know when the next one will begin.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A bit of sewing

I have been busy sewing for a couple of little girls.

Since I made Teemu one, I wanted to see if I could make the pattern just a bit bigger to fit his cousins who are now 8 months old.

Purple is a favourite colour. This is the free hoodie pattern and tutorial from Leafy Treetop's blog.

They worked out so well that I decided they needed pants too.

The pants were just a regular straight leg pants pattern that I added ribbing to. I used Simplicity 4434 because the pants were just two pieces instead of four so there are no side seams.

Now I'm going to be sewing some big people clothing. My daughter wants some summer shirts/blouses.
I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network.