Monday, March 31, 2014

Kaffe Fassett Block Exchange first set

I have joined in two block exchanges now. One of the people are in both swaps with me. So in total we are exchanging 5 blocks to each other. Here are the 5 blocks I have sent her.  She was looking for mostly red blocks and this square in a square pattern. I really liked what I was able to do. I worked hard to use all different red fabrics that I have. I hope they are what she was looking for. They were so much fun to work with the pretty fabrics. 

I have been working on so many scrap and making 6" blocks, these blocks are 12" and just seem so big. Good for showing off the great fabric. 

I have added this to Judy's Design Wall Monday

Sunday, March 30, 2014


I have been collecting Kaffe Fassett fabrics for a few years. I have one quilt done and one quilt top done. But I still have lots of fabric to do more and I keep buying more. I wanted to do something new with hand stitching, so Hexagons it is. These Hexagons are 1" in size, a little bigger than I have done in the past (3/4" before). 

I have been fussy cutting some of the fabrics. This fabric had these crazy vases on them but when I cut six of them, it worked so well. I just love this flower. 

I have added the post to Slow Sundays, you can see what other hand stitching is going on. 
I have added this post to Sew Darn Crafty.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Teal and Aqua Scrap Saturday

It is the last Saturday of March, were did the month go. We still have so much winter here. We got snow a few times this week and it is not melting out in the country yet. Maybe by Monday it will be warm enough to melt some. 

I got a few blue and teal nine patches done. They are not very big but fun to just plug away at doing.

Next I got done a blue spool block. The little pinwheel is from the bonus triangles I cut off. 

Here are 6 sampler blocks. They are all 6 inches and so cute.

54-40 or Fight block

New York Beauty done with a little paper piecing and curves. 

Broken Dishes

Friendship Star

A block from my City Sampler book, 100 modern quilt blocks.

Another from the City Sampler book

Here is my design wall with the whole months worth of teal aqua and a bit of blue. I love to see what I did over the whole month. 

Pup in the sunny spot.

I have added my post to Soscrappy.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lime Pie

I made this lime pie and it was just so pretty I had to take a photo. It tastes even better that it looks.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Plaid Quilt

This plaid quilt was done by my mom. I did the machine quilting for her. After she got the quilt top done she was asking me if we had done one of these together before. Yes we did. About 3 or 4 years ago we did the same pattern. I believe the pattern was from a quilt book called It's A Dog' Life. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Star Batik Quilt

Tuesday was always a bee group day. For years I quilted with my mom and some of our friends. Most of the ladies are not around for the winter months. Darn snow birds. While I still quilt on Tuesdays but it is often work doing my customers machine quilting. This is a customers star quilt all with batik fabrics. I just had to show you what I did. She was very happy with it. 

This is a shot of the backside of the quilt. You can see what I did on the star blocks. I wanted to be sure I had a photos of this. I want to remember what I did for the star.

Happy Quilting

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scrap Saturday Teals

I got some 6" sampler blocks done in the Teal and Aqua, this month's colour. I keep working on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014. I am not crazy for the top center block. I did not get enough contrast but I guess in a sampler, no one will notice the one little block. 

I also did a teal spool but I did a mistake. I made it too tall. The pink one is 8" sq and the teal one is 10" tall. Oops. I think I will just have to work around it. Not sure what I will make with these blocks.  

I also got a few pink sampler blocks done. Sorry I just had trouble putting the pink away after last month. 

Puppy is a little knotty. She has been bring the bath mat to the dog bed. Still Cute! 

This post is linked to Soscrappy

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rainbow Scraps on Friday

I have had a very busy month and keep getting too busy on Saturday to post. SO here is last week Teals and Aquas early for Saturday. My boys have been in a few indoor soccer matches. Last week end we had 6 games in 2 days. Two kids on two different teams, in different parts of town. They did great. Some team bests and some individual bests too. 
Now on to my quilting
I got a few tulip heads done. One last pink one and 14 blue ones. 

I have a teal aqua block done for my lanterns. I had to use the crazy little mushroom fabric. Love it.

Look out for Soscrappy on Saturday. I hope to have another post for Saturday, I have been doing the sewing. 

Some puppy cuteness for you. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Baking I did this week

Monday was St Patrick's Day, and I did some backing for it all. I made Lime square but maybe used a bit too much green food dye. It looks odd but it was good. I used and old lemon square recipe that I love but made it lime. 

I also made Irish Soda Bread biscuit style. Both are all gone but enjoyed. 

Big and little dog.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Block Exchange

I signed up for a block exchange using Kaffe Fassett fabric collections. I love the fabric and have a pretty good collection these days. 

I am in Group 3 and I am the first to go. Here are my first two blocks. They are 11 1/2" log cabin blocks (finish to 11") . We exchange 2 blocks each month for 9 months. 

I made the first two blocks very scrappy and did not repeat many of the fabrics. I know some members in the exchange may not have so many fabric, so I thought I better show how to use less fabric verity. The block below uses 5 fabrics, 2 light and 2 dark and a fussy cut center. You can go scrappy or just use 5 fabrics. Please keep light fabrics and dark fabrics on the same side. 

I cut all my fabric pieces and and started in the center. I added each piece and ironed before adding the next piece. 

This Photo has numbers and work with my cutting instructions. The logs are all cut from 1 1/2" strips of fabric. If you use 5 fabrics like this one , I just cut a 1 1/2" strip from selvage to selvage or two strips from a Fat Quarter. I love scrappy so if you have odd pieces you can cut less from each fabric. 
1- fussy cut 3 1/2" square can be light or dark or some were in between  
Light Fabrics
2 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" 
3 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
6 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
7 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"
10 - 1 1/2" x 7 1/2"
11 -1 1/2" x 8 1/2"
14 - 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"
15 - 1 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Dark Fabrics 
4 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
5 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
8 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" 
9 -1 1/2" x 7 1/2"
12 - 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"
13 -1 1/2" x 9 1/2" 
16 -1 1/2" x 10 1/2"
17 - 1 1/2" x 11 1/2"

First row all the way around. The block should measure 5 1/2" square.

Second set of logs all the way around. The block should measure 7 1/2" square.

Third row of logs all the way around. The block should measure 9 1/2" square at this stage. 

Finished block. The block should measure 11 1/2" square. Please do not trim down I can do this if needed. 

Another block using 5 fabrics. I love the stripe affect the pencil fabric gave this block. 

The first block I did you can see all the different fabric bits I used. I dug in my scraps to find the KF fabrics. 

The second block I did, again you can see all the different fabrics. I love how the yellow gives it so much life. 

Yes I have more blocks done than I needed but I was having too much fun. I am thinking I may want 36 blocks in total. So I can make a few extras. 

Thanks you Group 3 ladies. I can not wait to see what I will receive. I am also looking forward to see what I will be making for each of you.  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I quilted this great Spider-man quilt in February, And thought I would show you what I did.  

I did some quilting on the black out line around Spider-man and the letters. Then the rest is Spider Webs. All over Spider Webs. 

The web showed up so well on the pain red and yellow fabric. My new customer was very happy with the job I did. Hope her son likes it too, what kid big or small would not. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Silk Dye Painting Class

Last Sunday I joined a few other quilt friends from the Edmonton Quilter's guild in a silk painting class at the U of A . We started with stretching out our silk on the bars. Then we used grout to out line the designs. I used my gold fish in the pond theme again. Here is the photo with some dye on. I have a few leaks in my grout. 

My gold fish was not to bad.

This is a fairy that my friend Yvonne was doing, so far just the grout. 

We also did some blotchy silk scarves too. The long on to the far left is mine. I could see adding some wool fibers to this and making a warm felted scarf. 

Here is Yvonne's fairy again with the painting. 

I few others made in class by other people. 

Here is the final photo of the fish pond one I made. It was a great class. 
I also took a wool felting class. I did not need to but it was fun. I need to get the photos of the finished scarf and slippers.  I have lots of work to still do on the slippers. they are just in the first part of felting. I have dried them and they wait for another day.