Friday, September 28, 2012

Hit or Miss??

So yesterday I broke into my Salt Air charm pack and made this little chevron quilt.  The problem is that I pictured it differently in my head, and now I'm not sure if I want this to be a quilt top or a quilt back!  I was planning on quilting in blue thread an echo pattern of the chevron onto the kona solid, so I'm thinking that would help add texture to the solid blue color.  I'm wondering if I would love this more had a stuck with a white solid, but I really wanted to use a different color for a change!!  I need some suggestions-what would you do with this quilt besides fold it up and lay it on the "I'll deal with it later" shelf???

I'm linking this up to Felicity Friday and Lee at Freshly Pieced  in hopes that all you wonderful quilters out there can help solve my problem!!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Sew Modern Monday

I finally sewed some more patchwork chenille blankets this afternoon.  I've had the squares cut since July, so I guess it's about time!
I love these owls, this is the second time I've bought them and I normally never repeat fabric choices (with the exception of polka dots-my fav).
The back is chenille, but instead of the dot I went with this pattern.  It is really soft, love the bright colors on the back.   I made 2 of these, they are virtually the same, a few different patches in each one.  It has just been confirmed that I have a table at the Colonel Grey High School craft fair in Charlottetown, PEI so I am starting to sew for that already!  It is November 16 and 17. Megan is hosting her Sew Modern Mondays again, so today I will be linking up to her and visiting all the other wonderful links on her blog!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

For the baby boys...

I was in desperated need to restock my baby boy chenille blankets-it seems like all the new babies have been boys!!  Anyhow, I had 3 of the blankets done before my trip, and I just finished the 4th and the bibs this morning.
Love these cars from the Peak Hour line.

Robots are super cute-boy fabric is much more fun these days-I'm not much of a fan of batman/spiderman fabric!

These little helicopters are on their way to Newfoundland for the newest little cousin born into our family in September!

And finally, some dinosaurs.  Love these guys, and I'm sure little girls would love this blanket too.  When Claire was 3, we only read her dinosaur books.  She was obsessed with them, and could pronounce all the big names.  I must admit, I have a vast knowledge of dinosaurs now that I never would have imaginged before being a Mom!!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Heading home....

We are sitting in the Prague airport right now, waiting for our flight to Frankfurt, then  to Canada.  Blog posting should resume in the next few days, of course I will need to share some of the trip highlights!  We had a fantastic time, but ready to go home now and give our girls a big hug!  Chat soon!

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