Friday, 20 February 2015

Another Brava Bag

I just couldn't help myself.  I love my Cotton + Steel Brava bag so much, that I had to make another  one from slightly different fabric.

I consider this bag a little more sedate!  The wonderful greys and browns in this bag will make it so versatile.

My iPad will travel in the back pocket.  The button is made by 2goodclaymates.  These delectable buttons are made in Chase and are sold at Katja's.

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Jelly Turnover Quilt

I love cruising through the Moda Bake Shop for inspiration.  Todays quilt was made from the Jelly Turnover pattern available here.  I started with a fat eighth package of Kansas Troubles' fabric.

As always I adapted the pattern so that I used my Easy Angle Ruler to make the half squares.

The piecing went fairly quickly!

I tried to keep the quilting gender neutral.  It is so hard to come up with masculine quilts.  Kansas Troubles is my go to fabric for a man quilt!

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Postie Charity Quilts

My Postie quilting group decided we needed to make a few quilts for local charities.  Three of us started with the Same Jelly Roll of Batiks.  This is what we come up with.

Terry's Turtle quilt will make a child very happy!

Joanne used one of her favourite patterns to whip this up in a couple of hours,

I played with this my strips and came up with this quilt.  It turned out a little smaller than I wanted, so a border was added.

I reached into my basket of unfinished tops and pulled these two out to finish.  The top is a Winding Ways quilt.  The kit came out about ten years ago and all the pieces were laser cut.   The second quilt is  a scrappy nine patch snowball quilt that is at least 15 years old.  It really needed to be finished!!!!!  There was one more quilt made by "N" that I missed getting a picture of.  Sorry.  The pile of quilts have been delivered to Sagebrush Quilters' Guild and will be given to charities they support.

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Cotton + Steel Wrap Up

Today I am sharing the final two quilts that I made from the Fall 2014 collection of Cotton + Steel that arrived in local stores this month.

This quilt is from the book "Take 5 Fat Quarters" by Kathy Brown.  The pattern is called Drop Box.  I made the quilt from assorted fabrics, rather than just five as in the book.  I love the chain effect.

I am a little tired of just straight lines, so I decided to use an older fill in that I call Jungle Grass. It's a nice contrast to the boxes.

Easiest Quilt Ever is what I'm calling this pattern.  I started with twelve fat quarters and finished with a lot of slicing and dicing

I went with a circle in a circle to quilt this one.  An overall was all that was needed to hold the quilt together, and get it out the door quickly.  Both these quilts belong to Trendtex fabrics and have seen a lot more of Canada than I ever will.  I'm a little jealous.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Tokyo Train Ride Bug Quilt

One of my favourite pieces of the new Cotton + Steel collection, is the "bugs" from Sarah's Tokyo Train Ride line.

Are they not adorable?  Love the skulls in the wings, perfect for those of us with a little bit twisted sense of humour.

I turned the bugs into a very respectable star quilt.  At first glance it is so soft and cuddly, then you see the bugs. The quilt is currently hanging out at Katja's if you would like to see it in person.

As the quilt was a salesman sample, it had to be done in a hurry.  I quilted it with all over swirl feathers to add texture quickly.

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Friday, 16 January 2015

A Lone Star Quilt with Attitude!

I have always been fascinated with the Lone Star quilt.  My first child's baby quilt was a Lone Star.  Back in the dark ages the fabric was marked with pencil, and cut with scissors.  We have certainly came a ways since then.

I have admired a few Lone Star quilts on various blogs, and decided it was time I made a more modern version.

I pondered the problem so many people have with the centre not laying flat.  I came up with a solution and I was even impressed with how flat my centre was.  Yippeeeee!

I gave myself permission to play in the background.  So much open space, so much fun to be had.

This quilt is going to be my new class.  I am really excited to be sharing it with so many quilting friends.

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Monday, 12 January 2015

More Cotton + Steel

Today's quilt is a simple pattern.  Squares with sashing.  When there are a lot of quilts to be done in a short amount of time, simple is good.

I tried a quick photo edit and I couldn't get the colour right on any of the pics.  Sorry.

I quilted the background and the squares with a funky orange peel.  One of my favourite prints is the View Master print.  It brings back such fun memories!