Sunday, 12 February 2017

UFO's and FO's

 Ok, my excuse for not blogging #639.........the light has not been great for photos and I haven't finished anything...........hmmm, maybe some of that is actually true.

 My quilt guild UFO from December, waiting to be quilted 

My UFO for January, top in finished! Heart blocks were made for me back in 2003.

The word, before squaring up, all the words actually, were made from 1.5" squares. Thank goodness for a good audio book while I worked on these. 
This makes 5 tops waiting to be quilted, me thinks that is what retreat in March will be all about for me!

These two of three blocks were purchased on our trip to Yellowknife about 4 years ago. Each one will be mounted on a 12x12" canvas to be hung on the wall. The top one has 77 pieces!
This is my February UFO.

Now for the FO's!

This shawl is by far the most challenging knit for me to date. It took me a month to figure it all out and get it knitted up. I am pretty darn pleased!

After all the Christmas sock knitting, I took all the leftovers and used them up on some fun mismatched socks for me! 

Some yoga socks requested by a niece, should be arriving in Australia soon. 

A third pair of socks in the works for 2017, my first pair working toe up, will post a picture when they are done, if the second one is better than the first! 
Also have a cowl in the works for myself , it is the year to knit for me.

My personal challenge for 2017, to work more on my painting skills, this is from a recent acrylic painting class, not bad for a rank beginnner!

Have a great week everyone, looks like we may actually be above freezing for the next week or two, despite the sloppy melting mess it is a welcome change. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

All the Quilty Things

The time between Christmas and early January tend to be quiet (and oh so cold!) here, so I have found lots of time to finish some really fun projects.
I love to make bags, they are so much faster than making a full quilt and so rewarding in the end!

I bought this amazing print at Katja's last year and it took some time to find just the right bag to use it on, but I settled on this Noodlebhead Super Tote pattern
We are headed to New York for a week's vacation in March so I was really motivated to get to it.

I love how it turned out and don't want to use it now in case it gets dirty!

A few of my quilt friends have bags like this, and it's a shape and size I don't have. It is like a gorgeous grocery bag that is big and open and great for toting show & tell items and UFO's to our sew days. It is from a recent magazine that I can't put a name to at the moment.

The bag above was made from the left over FQ's from making these two lovely hexie pillows. It's a Tula Pink fabric I just love.

These two bags are the two sizes of the Retreat bag, a free pattern download at Emmaline Bags.
I highly recommend her pattern and her amazing bag hardware. They have added some great finishing touches to my bags. 
The bag above is Tula Pink and Kaffe Fassett fabric.
The larger one below is two Kaffe fabrics.
All bold, bright and beautiful, exactly how I like it.

And two more Tula hexie pillows. To hubby's dismay, all four pillows now live on our bed.

I have one more bag all cut out to make, then it is time to get to some UFO's. I hope I can get as many done this year as last.

Have a great quilty day!

Linking up today with:

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year!

And Merry Christmas

I am back after another extended absence, but life comes first, right?

I have been busy so I will be back with all the quilty things I have been up to, but today is all about all the Christmas gifts.

 It really was all about the mittens!

 Mittens for a young college friend, and a second pair I didn't get photographed went to her brother's girlfriend.

In the end I made three pairs of these cute owl mitts

Two pairs of Bella mitts for my two besties.

Hedgehog mitts for Thistle's "mom"

 These two quilts were made for my daughters from the one super large quilt pattern "Knick Knack" by Buggybarn

My oldest and her BF sporting their new hats. The BF has a young daughter who ended up with the dog quilt on her bed. 

Four pairs of these socks were made, I finally have a pair for me on the needles!

 Super Fun "rock 'em" socks in the Hat Trick Canuck colourway for my hockey loving sister.

A cute poncho for the young lady with the dog quilt on her bed. The purple is much more vibrant in person.

And the adult version for my younger daughter.

I am kicking off the New Year with the motto:

I choose happiness and health!
On that note I will sign off as my trainer will be here any minute to kick off the healthy part!