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Monday, August 31, 2009

Reversible Christmas Table Runner

This reversible runner is pieced and with just a flip can go from everyday use to festive occassion. You no longer need to go seaching for that Christmas runner you put away in January! It's right at your fingertips.

Autumn is coming!

Perhaps it was the cool (make that COLD) wet weekend but my thoughts seemed to be on fall and on Halloween. Small bits of fabric left over from projects from a few years ago and the disappearing 9-patch pattern were the perfect combination for the spooky pot holders.
The table runner is assembled using the reversible quilt technique I've been having fun experimenting with lately. On Friday I took one to my shop in St Jacobs and it sold immediately so I quickly made another one so I could reactivate the listing I had made for it on etsy. It's a runner that can take you from spring and summer, right through fall.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A 2-Treasury Day!

I put together a treasury that I titled Blanketed In Beautiful Blues in which I included an upcycled blue quilt that I made, but my little Tic tac toe game was also included in a treasury by Quilting Granny called Button, button, who has the button.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rail Fence and Windmill Quilt

Even though it's a lot of work, I love using the technique I learned for making reversible quilts. Although this one is not pieced on both sides, the back with its framed border has a lot more interest than on many quilts. I pieced and quilted the main part of the quilt and then pieced and quilted the 4 border sections separately. They were then joined to the quilt with reversible sashing and finished with a reversible binding.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Noteworthy Bird Song

I put together a treasury on Etsy combining my love of birds with my love of music. I think the two go hand in hand!

Quilted Blue Toile Chair Pads

Recently I was contacted by someone who had found my blog by searching on etsy. She saw the toile chair pads I had posted here a few years ago and asked if I could make her a set. Unfortunatley I no longer had that fabric but I did have a light weight cotton fabric with a toile design so I offered to quilt that for her and make the chair pads to fit her antique library chairs. I hope she will be pleased with them!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspired By Nature

Nancy, a Quiltsy Team member, included my bird and flower wall hanging in her nature inspired treasury.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Naturally, I'm green with envy!

Another day, another treasury. I really liked the way this one turned out.
I included my Disappearing 9-patch quilt blocks.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Of could take it for granite!

These treasuries are addictive! I managed to get another one today and this one has my grey and pink paisley print quilt included. This one made it into another blog! Check it out here:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Have you RED about Canada, eh?

This treasury made it to the first page in the "hotness" list. When I last checked it was 10th from the top. There must have been a lot of Canadians checking it out!!

I put together another treasury, this one a salute to my fellow Canadian Etsians. I included my "up-cycled" vintage red quilt as well!

C Honors

I almost missed seeing this treasury since it had the same name and was curated by the same artisan as before. Was happy to see that she had included my Tic Tac Toe game!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"C Honors"

Wow, I'm on a roll. I had my Cathedral Window pillow featured in another treasury, this one by DCHStudio. She paints beautiful little art cards!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"One enchanted evening"

Twirled Treasures, an artisan who makes beautiful quilled jewelry, featured my luggage handle wraps in her treasury today. Thanks Deb!


I created another treasury this morning and managed to be at the computer at just the right time to post it. It's all quiltsy team work...and I snuck one of my backpacks in too. But I need to retake that photo. You can't even tell what it is!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Disappearing 9-Patch

These pot holders did manage to get finished, however!
So far, none of these quilt tops have been finished. I have placed the blocks together to show the pattern when completed. Then it's on to the next one!

Since joining etsy I have become a member of a great groups of quilters, the Quiltsy Team. It's a group that is so supportive of all its members and there is always a tip or two to be learned from them. One of the things I learned recently was the "Disappearing 9-Patch" block. So simple to do and so effective! Ebony at LoveBug Studios has put together a great tutorial.
I can't stop experimenting with it!

(Blue) Diamonds are Forever

This is a treasury I put together on etsy. I liked the colour and I liked the other reason!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Grandsons' custom orders.

Our two grandsons visited last week. When they saw Grandpa Dave's carry-all bag they immediately put in their order. Fortunately all they needed was something to carry their iPods and headphones. They seemed to enjoy rummaging through my fabrics and picking out their favorites.

I didn't photograph their cases but I thought they turned out so well that I made another fabrics of my choice.