10.31.2012

WIP Wednesday

Another week has gone by.. already. 55 days before Christmas. Can you believe it ? I can't !

Here's my list again. I'm really happy because I'm actually crossing things off of it !
I changed it a little bit though. I removed the quilt I want to make for me and the one for my boyfriend because those are the things I want to make once I'm done with everything that is on this list. I added the grey, yellow and aqua chevron quilt to it.


1. Finish Green and Brown Supernova. DONE (Sept. 28th)
2. Finish Out to Sea quilt (need to piece the top)
3. Finish Elizabeth's quilt (need to piece the top)
4. Finish Do. Good. Stitches quilt (need to bind it)
5. Make my sister a quilt and maybe a bag (to thank her for being so patient with me because she's been waiting for that quilt for a long time).
6. Make my grandmother a quilt for Chistmas
7. Make my mother pillows to match one of her quilts
8. Make Tiffany's pillow (I didn't forget you !) - THIS IS HAPPENING TODAY (hopefully)
9. Pillow for PTS DONE (Oct. 27th)
10. Pillow for MSMS  DONE (Oct. 24th)

11. Bee blocks October/November/December


I had so much trouble with those. The first one I made is the one on the right, you can clearly see that the points aren't matching at all. It's not THAT bad but definitely not perfect.. They were fun though and I love the colors ! I'm actually really excited to see how all our blocks will look together !

12. Catch up with the only QAL I'm in. I haven't even made one single block and it's been 9 weeks already.

13. Grey, yellow and aqua chevron quilt   DONE (Oct. 30th)



I finished this one yesterday !! And I LOVE the binding !! It matches the colors in the quilt perfectly. It's a print from Seaside collection by October Afternoon. 
It finishes at 49"x62".
You can't really see it well but I quilted some wonky chevrons on it.
 It's for a one of my boyfriend's collegue. They are going to give it to her tomorrow.

I'm almost done with half of my list!! 

(97th post ! we're getting closer to the 100th. I know what I'm going to do and it involves me giving away something I will make. Excited ?)

Linking up with Lee

10.27.2012

PTS9 done !

I had quite a list of things to finish this past week (I was on school break). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish everything but I did manage to finish both my swap pillows so I'm very happy :)

My partner for this round of the Pillow Talk Swap liked colors. A lot of colors. And it's always harder for me to do something when my partners don't have very specific taste because I just don't know where to go.. so I looked at her favorites and I noticed that she seemed to like Liberty. I had Liberty, I didn't know what to do with them so I took a chance and she liked it so I started my pillow. 


I really like how it turned out and hopefully, she will too !


I added some hand quilting to it with some size 8 pearl cotton. 
I'm pretty sure I didn't have the right needle because it was really a painful experience !! 
But anyway, I'm happy it's done and I love how it turned out :) 


(100th post coming soon ! Will have to think about something "special"...)

10.25.2012

Things I made today

Yesterday, I wasn't feeling so great and I actually didn't do anything... so today, I had to be a little bit more productive and even though I don't feel like I accomplished a lot, I still crossed a few things off of my list :) 

Wanna see ?


The pouch on the left if for a swap we are doing in the Happiness circle. I still need to know if my partner likes it. If she doesn't, I'll be happy to keep it !
The pouch on the right is just a little extra for my MSMS partner. I'll add a few goodies inside and I'll be ready to mail ! Yay !

On the bottom, it's a little card holder for my sister-in-law. She asked me to make one for her and hopefully, she'll like it !

I also made 3/4 of one of my blocks for October. They are easy to make but quite time consuming !! I'll show you tomorrow !

Made anything fun today ?

10.24.2012

WIP Wednesday

What else can I talk about on a wednesday anyway ?

Remember I said I was going to use my 100 Days Hustle list ? Well here it is :

1. Finish Green and Brown Supernova. DONE (Sept. 28th)
2. Finish Out to Sea quilt ~ TOP PIECED



3. Finish Elizabeth's quilt (need to piece the top) ~ no progress
4. Finish Do. Good. Stitches quilt (need to bind it)
5. Make my sister a quilt and maybe a bag (to thank her for being so patient with me because she's been waiting for that quilt for a long time). ~ no progress, except that I bought a little bit of fabric for it.
6. Make my grandmother a quilt for Chistmas ~ no progress but all the fabric is here !
7. Make my mother pillows to match one of her quilts ~ need to buy fabric for her
8. Make Tiffany's pillow (I didn't forget you !) ~ no progress
9. Pillow for PTS ~ the top of the pillow is almost done.

10. Pillow for MSMS ~ DONE !! Yay :) Although I'll probably add binding to the pillow because I think it looks better.
 I really like it, suprisingly (FMF's not my favorite, but you probably already know that). 



11. Bee blocks October/November/December ~ will do them this week.
12. Make my boyfriend a quilt
13. Make our bed a quilt with La Dee Da
14. Catch up with the only QAL I'm in. I haven't even made one single block and it's been 9 weeks already.

That's all I have to show you today. I started quilting the chevron baby quilt the other day, I still have about 2/3 of it to quilt.
Today, I'm really hoping I can finish my bee blocks but we will see if I have time since I'm going to the restaurant for breakfast with a friend and when we do that, we usually talk for a long long long time..

Have a good day everyone ! It's finally sunny here so I'm in a good mood to be productive :)


10.23.2012

(sometimes) it pays off to be lazy

Do you ever start with a quilt design in your head and then you start cutting and sewing and once you've made a few blocks, you lay them on the floor and look at them. And of course, you love them. But you're just too lazy to make 20 more so you start changing your design to finish faster.. Well I do that. I'm not the only one right ?

It happened for this quilt.. and I'm glad because I like this more than what it could have been. How do I know ? I had a very clear picture and I just know it's better now.


See, I was supposed to make 30 - 10 1/2" blocks. After 9, I laid them on the floor, fell in love with them but was not up to making 21 more so I started looking for another possible layout. 
I was going to put one of the maps in the middle of the quilt and sew the blocks around it but the quilt needs to be around 50"x60" so it wasn't working. And then this idea came to me to make all the blocks bigger and just sew them together. In the end, I only had to make 2 more blocks + the one with the name of the little girl on it (probably my favorite block).

It's going to be quilted sometimes this week since I have no classes !! 
And now I'm going to take a nap. See you tomorrow for a WIP post !

10.19.2012

I can't blog on wednesday

Anybody feels like you can't blog on wednesday unless you're doing a WIP post ? Because I do. I wanted to blog but I wasn't ready to do a WIP post so I didn't. Silly right ? Anyway.

The other day, I went to a cute Antique store in North Hatley. I've never seen a shop with so many things. 

I found some cute Pyrex in there but since I don't collect them, I didn't buy any. I took pictures of the pieces I found and I was going to upload them in the Flickr group dedicated to people who love Pyrex but then I thought about it and I decided not to do it because I don't want to ship Pyrex anywhere and I think the lady who owns the shop sells them for a pretty high price. I think. 
I found a gorgeous table cloth that I don't have a picture of yet. I just couldn't leave without it.
Initially, I was going there to find things my boyfriend could hang on the walls because he wants to make a bar (with draft beer and all) in the basement.  I didn't find anything (for him).

I also managed to finish this cute quilt top this week :


When I'm done writing this post, I'll go piece the back and hopefully, I'll be done quilting it today (and I was bright this time, I thought about the quilting the whole time I was piecing it.. so I'm not stuck at this step).
I really love the colors in this one. My inspiration was this quilt.
Originally, I was going to use prints for all the grey parts but I think it would have been too busy so I'm glad I went with a solid instead.

Maybe you'll see a second post today with the finished quilt. Who knows ? I'm only working at 5pm so that leaves me all day to work on it =)

That's it for now. Have a good day everyone ! Here, it's raining. Again.

10.12.2012

I can't say no.


See my boyfriend mostly work with women. 
Women = babies. 
Babies = baby quilt. 
See where I'm going ?
Baby quilt = job for me.
Job for me = fabric money (or Sewing Summit 2013 money).

One of his coworker is pregnant and she's leaving in 3 weeks. He asked me to make a baby quilt again (I already made this one )
And I couldn't say no because first of all, baby quilts are so fun and fast to make. Then I get to do whatever I want, how cool is that ? And it's money. I can't spit on money, especially since I want a new sewing machine and I want to go to Sewing Summit 2013 (because I'm really jealous right now..).

So I've pulled those from my stash and they will soon (like in less that 2 weeks) be transformed into a cute baby quilt :)


It also made me realise that I really don't have enough yellow in my stash.. but since I don't have time to order fabric, I'll have to work with what I have !!


 On another note, I'm going to start making my christmas wish list and I want to have more sewing/quilting books so what I want to know is..

Do you have a favorite quilting/sewing book ?

 

10.11.2012

#notgoingtosewingsummit

Just tell me I'm not the only one.. and I don't know if it's just me but "blogland" and Flickr are soooo quiet !! Makes me sad. I'm definitely going to save some money this year because I really want to go next year.

In the meantime, I can show you what I've been working on for these past 2-3 days...

 I made some progress on my MSM item and I like it actually. Right now, it measure 8"x20". It's going to be pretty big when I'm done :) I hope my partner will like it !


 Do you remember that Pin it to Win it contest ? Well for some reason, someone mentionned me in the comment section of Randi's blog (when she announced only the first 10 where going to get their bundle) and she decided to send me my bundle even though I wasn't one of the first 10. How nice is that ?? Well it arrived yesterday and I already started cutting :) And THANK YOU to that person who spoke up for me.
I wouldn't have bougth it all because I don't love all the prints but I really like the collection when they're all together. 


This ladies (and maybe gentleman ?) is my plan for the Sew Sew Modern swap. I think it's completely crazy but I will try. 
I don't know if I already told you but I'm going to make a weekender bag (just this is crazy) and I want to make a few of those AMH feathers to go on the big pockets. 


As I said, I already started cutting and this is what I have for now. The feather is too big so I'll have to make it smaller but I don't know how much smaller I can make it. Maybe I'll have to appliqué it on the pocket panel.. we shall see !


AND my fabric.com order arrived today ! They sent it with UPS instead of USPS so it took like 2 days instead of 2 weeks. It's funny how a lot of people have problems with fabric.com and I never do :)

These somehow ended up in my shopping cart. I don't know how !

That's about it for now.. I guess my resolution to sew only when I do 2-3 hours of homework is working well :)

Tell me I'm not the only one not going to Sewing Summit because right now, I feel pretty lonely.

10.10.2012

WIP Wednesday

**Warning, very long post here !**

Hi everyone ! Missed me ?

(actually, it's still tuesday night for me right now but I know that if I don't do this right this minute, I won't tomorrow and I want to so there you go.)

I think that I'm going to take that 100 Day Hustle list I made the other day and see what I did for (maybe) every wednesday to come before Christmas. So here's what I've been working on recently. If you follow me on Flickr, you've seen it all but if you don't there you go (ok I actually remembered that I already blogged about this.. how bad is that ?)  :

 1. Finish Green and Brown Supernova. ~ DONE !





2. Finish Out to Sea quilt (need to piece the top) ~ no progress :( but soon.

3. Finish Elizabeth's quilt (need to piece the top) ~ no progress either.

4. Finish Do. Good. Stitches quilt (need to bind it) ~ DONE !



5. Make my sister a quilt and maybe a bag (to thank her for being so patient with me because she's been waiting for that quilt for a long time).

6. Make my grandmother a quilt for Chistmas ~ I ordered fabric a few days ago. My inspiration for the quilt is this one.  I love the randomness of it and HST are pretty simple. I was also inspired by this picture for the colors (minus the blue and brown). She wanted warm colors so I think that will work just fine :) Hopefully, my fabric will be here soon but since I ordered it with fabric.com, we never know !



7. Make my mother pillows to match one of her quilts

8. Make Tiffany's pillow (I didn't forget you !) ~ I've got the green light to make whatever I want and I'm actually really excited because as much as I like the kaleidoscope pillow I made for the last round of PTS, I'm glad I get to make something completely different ! And I decided to give myself a deadline otherwise I could still be making them next year so I want to finish them before the end of October. Is that ok with you Tiff ?

9. Pillow for PTS ~ Made part of the top (it still needs a border) and my partner seem to like it so I'll go ahead :) If she hadn't, I could have sent it to another swap partner that also liked it a lot..


 Any idea on how to quilt this ? I have no clue what I'm gonna do...



10. Pillow for MSM Swap ~ Started tonight and I love it. It actually makes me like FMF a bit more!



11. Bee blocks for October/November/December
12. Make my boyfriend a quilt
13. Make our bed a quilt with La Dee Da
14. Catch up with the only QAL I'm in. I haven't even made one single block and it's been 9 weeks already.


So that's about it for now, I think. Oh yeah, I'm totally going to boycott all the blogs I'm reading and Flickr and Pinterest until Sewing Summit is over because I so wish I could be there !!