Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stress-free quilting

One of my favourite things about quilting is that it helps me with stress. One of my least favourite things about quilting is that it can also cause stress. To combat this, I like to work on a quilt that I call my stress free quilting. It is always something to make for myself so there is not time limits. It is never a needs to be completely scrappy so I have to be careful not to have the same fabrics touch each other, nor it is one that can be done in a few hours. I try to choose one that has sections or blocks that can be put together in stages so that I can see progress and not feel as though I am losing any pieces.

I got this one out a couple of weekends ago. I started it a while ago and then left it for a long time. I originally bought a lot of the fabric as a kit, but I decided I did not like the pattern so I looked for something else. I found the pattern called Churn Dash and Stars by Mary Quilts. It feels good to be working on something again with no deadlines; just the pure enjoyment of quilting.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Flown Away


My owl quilt has flown away off my design wall now and travelled to the quilter's. I hope it has a safe travel and comes back much improved. I have people in my life who are flying away, okay driving away for a while and I wish them safe travels too. I hope that they find all that they wish for, and come back improved too!

Linking up to Design Wall Monday.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Sock Monkey Pencil Case

It is that time of year for teacher appreciation gifts. My children had outstanding teachers this year. We always like to give homemade gifts or books. I love seeing how much my children have developed and grown over the year. They gain so much confidence in what they have learned. I think that if I had to play Am I Smarter Than Them, I wouldn't be.  Some of my closest friends are teachers, and I appreciate how much dedication and effort they put into teaching students, even if they don't always get the recognitition.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday, Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop, and TGIFF!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rainbow Bright!

Rainbow Bright

I have needed some brightness to my days as lately there has been a lot of gray so I am very happy to have finished this quilt. I thought that it might go to someone else, but my daughter claimed it as hers. She was not around when I finished it, so I got to take it for a test run before giving it to her. I am glad that it is staying in the family. I have a lot of quilts right now that need to have binding on them and then they are finished. Hopefully this is the start of a great deal of progress. My friend gave me a beautiful gift yesterday and it has inspired me to make a quilt. She is always an inspiration to me!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday, TGIFF and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Easily Fixed!

Woodland Trails

Well, I got my Woodland Trails quilt fixed and sent off to the quilter's this weekend. It is made from Jaybird Quilts' Northern Light pattern.  I had put in one row slanting the wrong way, and only realized when I went to cut the sides to make it a rectangle. I thought that I may have to take out all the rows after it, but I only had to take out the one row, and then sew it to the end. I am so thrilled with it. My son nudged me to get it done because it is for his Cub Scout leader who has been a big part of his life for the past few years. I was happy to oblige him.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread and Network.