Wow! 29 days and still going great! I did buy some background fabric for this quilt, but that was allowed :)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I am happy to say that I completed my goal of finishing my Mosaic Tiles pillow. While I enjoyed making the pillow, and I love the result, by the end I was getting tired of little pieces :)
I was considering giving the pillow away but it has grown on me and I am going to keep it. I have actually been quite productive this month and am happy to say that I have made it without cheating on my fabric diet either!
Linking up with ALYOF!!
Friday, January 24, 2014
I'm going to try to start posting some of my favourite things on Fridays. It may not be every Friday, but I do hope it will be regular. I may be talking about a new book, a new pattern, a fabric line, a tool, anything really. For this first one I have chosen a store.
Mad About Patchwork is a Canadian run fabric store that is here in town (well technically just a wee tiny bit out of town). When I first placed an order I didn't pay attention to where it was and when my package showed up two days later and I saw the address I laughed. Pam, the owner, is one of the founding board members of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild along with myself and a few others. Through our get togethers for the guild I feel I can call Pam a friend now and I consider myself lucky.
Pam carries a lot of current modern lines like Charley Harper and Botanics, and sells them at awesome prices (not something that is easy in Canada). She also carries a huge range of Kona solids which is good, because I am always buying from her at the last minute and have never been disappointed. These pictures are some of her solids from a quilt show she had a booth at.
I do hope that maybe you will take a moment and check out Mad About Patchwork… I know you won’t be disappointed :) (and since everyone seems to always add in these caveats… no I haven’t been paid and Pam doesn’t even know I am writing this :))
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I just wanted to share a finish from this morning. I bought some of Very Berry Handmade's hexie packs and started there. I decided on this design just a little while ago.
Sorry for the iPod pic... but like everyone else, I find it so convenient to use nowadays. The top and bottom fabric is from a summer dress my Mom made herself and wore when I was a little girl. It is still in excellent condition, and is my only Liberty I have of substantial size. Although, as I used this for the back as well, there is not quite so much anymore.
Anyway, short post, just wanted to share :)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
For January I am committing to finishing my pillow for the Modern Bee blog hop... this will involve many of these tiny blocks :)
I have to say that I am very excited to see it finished :) Wish me luck!!
Linking up to ALYOF!
It really has been very motivating knowing that I had committed to completing something and therefore couldn't just abandon it :)
I need to link to my finish posts so here we go :)
Do visit everyone's finishes posts here at the linky party!