Wednesday, April 03, 2019

My First ABC's

I am still reeling from my broken ankle.  But I just had to make this little alphabet quilt for a teacher friend of my DD's.  She is having a baby in a couple of months,  

It only took me a few days.  The letters are machine appliqued.  The most difficult part for me was trying to download a photo. to this post.  This is not the photo I wanted to add.  My computer is still giving me troubles.   But I guess it's better than nothing.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Be My Valentine

A little fabric Valentine's Day card for William.

And this week's Canadian Quilter's Association block.  I had heart fabric on my cutting table so I used that.

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Some of This and Some of That

Just a quick tutorial on the red quilt.

I made a few more blocks for the red quilt.  I also found a blue block.
It is very old.  I have lots of blue scraps, so I made a couple more blocks.  This is how the block is constructed.

Each piece of fabric is cut to measure 2in by 3 1/2in.

Two light pieces are sewn together,

Then a dark piece is attached to each end of the light block.

A light piece is sewn to adark piece to form a long section.

Then a long strip is sewn to the block.  The dark fabric has to be on the top left of the block and on the bottom right of the block.

All blocks have to be constructed the same.  The pattern on the quilt is accomplished by alternating the blocks.

I like the colours.  I think this will become my leaders and enders project for a while.

I also made a few more hats.

Still have some to finish.  I found a new pattern on the Caron website.  The hats range from toddler to adults.  The white one is a toddler size.  The yellow and aqua ones at the top are youth size.  The rest are adult.

I worked on an Alphabet Book for William.  I still need to bind it.  But here is some of what I have.

This is the cover.

W is for William.  This was the first page I made.

He loves elephants.

And fish.

And tigers and giraffe's.

I also weakened and joined the Canadian Quilters Association for their 52 blocks in 52 week.  Here are the first 4 blocks.  I am making mine scrappy.

Well that's all for now.  Till next time.

Saturday, January 19, 2019


This month's colour on the rainbow scrap challenge is red.  I have been working on this flimsy for a long time.  I thought it was just about done.  But I think I need to add a few more blocks.  Right now it measures 72in by 59in.  I want it to fit a twin bed, so it needs to be longer.  I will have it long arm quilted when I reach the right size.  I just can't do thid big stuff any longer.

Also red is my Amaryllis.  The first bud opened last week.  This week a second bud has opened.  And there is a third bud.  Never had that happen before.  It will probably open next week.

Linking up with soscrappy.

I can't get the link up to work.  Will try again later.  

Thursday, January 03, 2019

A Few Things I Have Been Working On

I wanted to make some Christmas presents.  But that didn't work out.  I got sick.  So nothing got finished.  Except this pillow case.  William loves it!

I have been doing a bit of knitting.  A few weeks ago I took Wheeltrans to go to the Scarborough Town Centre.  There was already someone else on the bus when I got on.  We started talking.  (It's what I do best.)   We discussed hobbies.  And she pulled a knitted hat out of her bag.  She said she had made over 400 of these in the past years.  She  donates them and they are well received.  These little hats use up all kinds of left over yarns, which I have lots of.  So I asked her for instructions and started to knit some hats while I was sick.  They were easy to do while watching television and in between taking a nap.  I have made 3 of them so far.  Each has been a learning experience and so far there is not even a dent in my scrap yarn bin.

Now that I am feeling better I will work on some of the Christmas presents I couldn't finish.  But I will use my evenings to knit more hats.