Archive for the 'Work in Progress' Category

December 13th, 2009 - Visual Aids

Here are the visual aids as requested by Kare.

P1050513 [640x480] Aren’t these the coolest fabrics ever? All of them except for the black one on the left are from Camelot Cottons and are from the Urban Squares line. I’ve never heard of this company before but they have some of the neatest looking fabric.




P1050516 [640x480] Now you have to like this stuff! Well maybe it’s not for everyone but I really liked it so I had to get a few yards of each. But not just for the stash but I’m actually going to make a few quilts from it.




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 Doesn’t it look like a collage? I like the different elements in the design of this fabric. Very cool looking!




P1050517 [640x480]  And from the same company this is the Finger Paint line. It comes in a lot of different colours and has more definite colour variation then a tone-on-tone fabric. Apparently it goes fast when it’s in the quilt shop. Maybe that’s why I’ve never seen it before.




P1050519 [640x480]  And last but not least. I made 2 of these quilts today for my niece. She has a few friends that had babies and she wanted to make them quilts. Originally it was supposed to be one quilt but the friend had another baby before she got the first quilt started. Then she asked me if I would make thembecause she knows I would get them done. Plus I have another baby quilt to make for another friend of hers. And then this friend is pregnant again so we’ll have to make another quilt for her too! Busy, busy!



That’s all for now.I’ll habe more photos tomorrow and  I have to get a few more things done, then it’s time for bed. Five comes really early. The mail must go through. Rain, shine, sleet or snow. Whose idea was that anyway? Must have been a man. LOL!


June 14th, 2009 - Stashbusting Week #24

 Okay, so I never seem to post except for Sundays. Well, I just don’t seem to have the time. The only things I know for sure that I do during the week is work, sleep and read  blogs. After I read all the new posts I am usually too tired to post my own  progress on quilting or other stuff. I must go to bed earlier or quit my job or get rid of my kids. Right, like that’s ever going to happen! Anyway, enough of that here’s my stash report.

Fabric added this week: 6.08 yds

Fabric added ytd: 87.86 yds

Fabric used this week: 7.31 yds

Fabric used ytd: 107.45 yds

Net fabric busted: 19.59 yds

Now all I have to do is stay out of the fabric stores and work on all the projects that I have planned. I’m very excited about some of them but I should finish a few that are already started so I don’t lose interest. That’s a really hard thing to do. It’s a vicious cycle. Then you go to the lqs and get all excited about another new project. The one you are working on now gets put on the back burner and you start the new one. And so on and so on…… When I used to do cross-stich I tried to always finish a project before I started a new one. That didn’t last long and I still have 3 or 4 that aren’t finished and probably never will be.


This is what I’ve been working on all week. I know it doesn’t seem like much but I have to add more borders that are……..





like this and………






…… this. Twenty nine of each. Thank you very much. Plus some other for the corners.  And then there is a giant 10″ border that would be a great spot for a feather quilting pattern.




Seeing as this year I made a quilt for the music program that had a music motif I thought for next year I would use just a music themed fabric. I bought this stuff a while ago and yes I included it in my stash report.




 Well, last week when I was at  Hearts to Holly I found the cordinating fabric. This is a really different line of fabric. From a jazzy themed print to flowers to retro loking prints plus the plainer fabrics. There certainly is a lot of possibilies there to make something really neat.




 So I thought I would use this handy little tool that I got last year to make something with that fabric. I am really excited to see how it looks but as I said earlier, I have to finish a few things first.




p1030947-small  I know I went to something this week. Awards night. My son received a math award. His math teacher entered him in a provincial math contest and he got the highest mark in his school and was in the top 25 percentile in the province. Way to go Mack! My husband was in charge of the camera and almost forgot to get a picture. He was too busy watching the awards.


Well that’s it for last week. Maybe I’ll post during the week. Exams start on Thursday and hopefully I won’t have to be  driving around to any events this week. Once school is out my driving duties are over. Hurray, more time to quilt!

Happy quilting