Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
First Sewing Projects :
In 1994 my DH and I decided to build an apartment on our house for my mom and dad. Both were very well at the time but four years after their move my dad's physical health deteriorated. Mom tended to his needs and I became worried about my mom's mental health because her social life was limited. So I asked her if I sewed a quilt (my first)
In 2007 I had my first experience sewing with a jelly roll : "Chelsea Boutique" Pattern.... Vanilla Star from the and that began my love of pre-cuts!
Somehow??? I found this on line quilt shop... (I don't believe in coincidences by the way...) and this is where I met..Kelly and I started communicating via e-mail. Not being computer savvy it never entered my mind to create my own blog but Kelly inspired me and with her enthusiasm and support; Ouvrages d'une Acadienne (Projects of and Acadienne) came to be!
and there I met some wonderful ladies who soon were added on my friends' list. Some I communicate with on a regular basis, Michelle, Kris, the Carols Carol, René, Allie, Cindy, Erin, Dianne, Darlene and the list goes on.......
Thursday, May 27, 2010
wonderful recipe on Moda Bake Shop I choose the Bar Harbor pack for my first Garden Charm Table Runner. for the buttons I used....H♥E♥A♥R♥T♥S
Voilà! I mentioned this was the first Garden Charm Table runner but it will not be the last... I still have some goodies in my Moda Bake shop box and I can't let them get stale!!
(Oh my! I just realized I had not rounded my corners!!! )
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
and how I was not motivated to make the other three? Well with all your inspirational comments and support here it is...all done...
I will update this project after it is hand quilted.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The reason I had that debate is I have a few quilts which I would consider favourites
but this one comes to the top of the list everytime I am asked this question ....
"Texas Truffle" in Chocolat by 3 Sisters.
I started this quilt in 2007 and finally finished it a year later.
This was my first appliqué project after I attended my appliqué class.. and the start of my love for appliqué. I always admired "Lone Stars" quilts and of course the fabric was a big reason why I just had to have that kit! The challenge was remarkable but well worth it!Pillow shams done and the ensemble is complete and displayed proudly below the angel headboard I painted.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I made pies.... Everyone in the family has a different favourite pie so I made some to tickle every one's fancy. Apple, cherry, lemon meringue and chocolate cream are the choices for the family dinner tonight.
Then it was off to the sewing room where I had started with the "Old Primrose Inn" jelly roll and after carefully and regretfully unrolling it... I had decided to go back to my block in the ....
"Faith in Migration" quilt andmade these.....
This fabric is very different than what I usually am use to using, so, as I was working with it I almost developed a permanent frown ):
I came up with this ensemble. Keeping with the Migration trend I used flying geese in between the blocks.
You know when you make a project and you have someone in mind in which that project would be perfect for? That was the case with this quilt.
I think there was a Divine intervention because there were no snags in making this project. (After working on my "Starlight Express"; this was a piece of cake or should I say pie?)
I have a friend who is a nun and these colors would be perfect for her. A while back she told me she never owned a quilt.. In my book that cannot be!!! Agnes will do her magic and I will happily deliver this quilt to my friend !
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
"Starlight Express" in the Glacé by 3 Sisters in progress....
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I have a basket that I keep my "extra" fabric in and when it is full, I package it and give it to a group of quilters who make quilts for me for the "Blanket of Love". This is a program I sponsor at our local Health Center for the Mental Health Unit. So there is nothing in my inventory that I can swap or sell at this time.... however I will share with you my stash.....
This is where it all begins.... The choosing of a pattern.
Then the little basket of things that are not to be put away.. ready for immediate use....
This is my basket of leftovers... when there is significant fabric left over from a finished project, it goes in here to be used shortly for little projects.
This is a new bin for me ... I just recently started buying Layer cakes and Fat Quarters
... like them a lot!!!!!
This Storage case is filled with the little pieces used for appliqué
And this is what it looks like... they are stored according to the color of the fabric.
I have storage cases for each BOM
And as I decide on the projects I want to make they go in "the future project bin".
This is one of my kit bins!
And #2 kit bin....
My fat quarters bin...
This cupboard holds the pieces that are leftover from the finished projects and are big enough to be used for other projects.
This is my stack of yardage ( still in its perfectly packaged bag) that matches with the pre-cuts and ordered specifically for an already chosen pattern.
There it is ...
I am off to Kelly's to let her know she is not alone and will be checking out blogs for more "stash busters"!
Which reminds me of a great challenge for later.....