Monday, September 10, 2018

Down time ...!

I do love all of the quilt making process, including hand stitching the binding. For me, it is a time to relax and catch up on some documentaries.


As much as I try to focus ... a little kitty by the name of Stella always seems to want to help, which as you can imagine, creates a challenge. lol


It does look comfy! I don't want to disturb her.

So, I use the time to actually look at the documentary, as opposed to just listening to it with a casual glance up every now and again ...

Voila! All washed and ready to be loved ...


I really love how it turned out. I may just keep it for myself as opposed to giving it to Pumpkin for graduation! LOL I wouldn't dare ... maybe! lol

Catch you all later!

Monday, September 3, 2018

A date with Penelope!

Modern Building Block quilt top finished ... it was time to set a date with Penelope!

My original thought was to use the Good Vibration pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter...


But ... I could not get the curves to look good. The thickness of some of the seams caused my hopping foot to hop somewhere else ... yuck.

So, did a bit of croaking and resorted to straight lines using my vertical lock mechanism.


I spaced the rows 3/4 inches apart. It was actually harder than I thought.

In order to keep the lines spaced properly and evenly, I needed to quilt within approximately 12 inches max from the space bar. Otherwise, even though I had marked 3/4 inches from the last line, as I moved the machine head towards the other side of the quilt, the space became more one (1) inch apart. Not sure why that was. It certainly made the machine quilting take a bit more time to complete, especially with using the seam ripper! :o/

The quilt is now totally machine quilted and I do like how it looks.


What's new with you? What projects are you completing?

Catch you all later! Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace!

Cheers!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Focused and determined ...!

Well, the last blocks of Modern Building Block quilt were a challenge. Not sure why, because they were simple blocks. I think by then, I just wanted to get it done.

It took me forrrrrrever to get the half square triangles sewn on in the right direction. I lost count of how many time I used the seam ripper!


I also could not, for the life of me, figure out how to piece it. Thinking I made a cutting mistake, I cut more larger half square triangles ... LOL Yea, an hour later the block was pieced correctly. It was as if my brain just, for whatever reason, could not wrap itself around how the block was constructed.

Oh, and this one, well I way over cut the pieces required!


Anyone need any half square triangles? lol

Finally, once those last two (2) blocks were pieced ... I didn't dare attempt to piece the top. I mean, it would have been seam ripper city here. LOL

I took a small break ... and Voila!


Now, it's time to set a play date with Penelope!

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

We're on a roll ....

I have pieced the last of the 48 blocks for the Modern Building Block.


Hurray for me!

Now to get the quilt pieced and ready for Penelope! Focus Carole, Focus!

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Plugging away during a heat wave ....!

You're probably tired of reading about our heat wave in the way northeast I can see Canada from my house ... I'm pretty tired of experiencing it myself. It's early morning and already we're at ... 25C


With a high of 33C! Of course add the humidity factor in there and it's friggen hot and muggy! I'm not complaining ... I just want to remember this summer so I can be grateful during our bitter cold winter! lol I am truly thankful for my a/c, which allows me to experience a mild winter hide in my sewing studio and quilt away.

I've been plugging away on the Modern Building Block quilt. I'm hoping to have a pieced top by the end of the week.


Nine (9) blocks pieced with ten (10) more to go ... Guess what I plan on doing today? lol

What are you working on?

Enjoy the day! Catch you all later!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A change of scenery .... !

I think I have been pretty good keeping focused on completing quilting UFOs. But, there comes a time when a girl has got to start something new! lol Seriously, variety is the spice of life!

So, I got busy on this little pattern by Bonnie Sullivan of All through the night called Frosty!


I figured working on a snowman would be a great way to keep cool in this hot weather. You know, think about snow and all ... lol

Here is my version .... framed and all!


How cute is that?! I just love snowmen!

So, what have you been working on?

Catch you all later!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Back to hand work ...!

Sometimes I just want to sit and watch something on TV. Well, for me it's my laptop. I don't watch television ... I actually pay for my programming. Amazon Prime has some great documentaries as well as Netflix.

Yeap, that's what I watch went I do hand work ... documentaries ... I call it learning by osmosis! lol

Voici Block 8 of the BOM Beauty All Around by Geoff's Mom Pattern Company.


Onward to another block! It's so sweet when they are all prepped!

Cheers!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Back to Modern Building Blocks ... !

How are you all doing? Here, I'm just grateful for a/c. We did have a bit of respite from the high heat and humidity ... And so it begins ... back to a freakishly hot summer!


For you Celsius people, actual temperature 32C but it feels like 35C. A summer like this is not normal for us. A couple of weeks ... sure ... not a full summer!

I'm thankful that the evenings are a bit cooler (around 20C) allowing me to actually sleep without the a/c. I like peace and quiet, which you don't get with an a/c.

On the quilting front, I have been tackling the Modern Building Block UFO quilt and have the following done:


These blocks measure 6 inches finished. So far I have 29 out of 48 blocks done ... a bit more to go ... slowly but surely.

So what have you been up to?

Catch you all later! Cheers!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Down sizing ...!

Hey everyone, I have the following patterns to sell. These patterns were shop kits that Fibre Junction held as Block of the Months.

Each pattern is complete. Some will have notes (if I made the sample, you bet I have some notes in there for precision). Most of these patterns retail over $65.00. Most have a colour copy of the actual fabrics used making it easy for you to match. The pattern only will be shipped.

If you are interested send me an e-mail at ceridwen59 @ gmail . com and we will work something out.

USA addresses only ... unless I know you well than we'll work something out!

I apologize in advance for the crappy picture! I want these to go!

Civil War Tribute by Homestead Hearth - 12 month program - includes historical information


Cost:  $25.00 - includes shipping

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Civil War Chronicles - Homestead Hearth - includes historical information


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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Civil War Melodies - Homestead Hearth - includes historical information (I made that quilt)


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The General's Wives - by Jerry Stube - includes historical information - I made that quilt!


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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River Rock - designed by Sarah Maxwell (gorgeous Batik Quilt made with 10" squares)


Cost: $25.00 includes Shipping
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The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane by Quilted Crow Girls Design (who I hear are no more)


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping
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Quilter's Dessert - Mystery quilt by Border Creek Station (great pattern designer) It uses yardage as well as a charm pack. I think it's illegal for me to show you a picture of the quilt! lol A pleasant surprised and you won't be disappointed! 


Cost $25.00 - including shipping
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Quilters Retreat - by Border Creek Station - another mystery. Now, for you curious types, I made that quilt! ;)


Cost $25.00 - includes shipping.
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What a long post! These are a bargain. Great way to de-stash. 

Thanks for helping me out here!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Reducing my foot print .... !

With my little Pumpkin studying Environmental Management, I've been more conscious of my impact on this planet and have been looking for ways to reduce my foot print on this beautiful earth. More specifically, reducing my use of plastic. No more plastic straws for me or the use of shopping bags. I bring my own.

In the fruit and vegetable department, I was looking for fabric mesh to make reusable bags ... That is, until I found these at Target.


They work beautifully and even come with a small carrying bag. I bought two sets! They are now part of my shopping bag routine!

Not much quilting going on at the moment. It's way too hot and besides, lots of changes to take place soon!

Catch you all later! Cheers!
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