3.31.2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March

I feel like those posts are the only one I do right now, don't you ?
But I'm not too worried since I'll be officially done with my second year in just 3 short weeks.

I couldn't be happier ! 

My March goal was to finish my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt.
Well, it's not finished. 
I made the back and it's basted and I even began quilting it with swirls you guys ! Swirls !
But I didn't like it so I unpicked what I had done. 

And I'm back to where I was a few weeks ago.. wondering how to quilt the damn thing.

Just as a reminder, here's the top : 


Now I have been sewing this month so I'll show you all that very very soon!  

In the meantime, Happy Easter Holidays (to everyone who celebrates it) :)

3.23.2013

Beginnings

There is something about starting a new quilt that is so exciting.
And I get to do just that in the next few days.

And I know I will want to spend every waking minute in my already messy sewing room.
This quilt is for the young woman who made my business cards (that I should have very soon!), 
my Facebook Page banner, my labels, etc. 
We did a little trade and it's a treat for me to be able to make her a quilt. 
She is so so so talented ! 


So this little mosaic was my inspiration.
Feathers, animals, wood, those were the three most important words.

From this, we played with fabric and we able to get to this little stack that I received just last night ! 


I added a few prints from my stash but the "vibe" is still the same.
It's going to be something so relaxing. 

The design will really let the fabric speak in this quilt. 
 Talking about this quilt and looking at the fabric makes me feel so calm. It's really funny.
And definitely something I never experienced while making a quilt.

Soo to new quilts ! 

3.21.2013

WIP

Last night, I was finishing a pillow cover and I thought
"Hey ! I could write a WIP post for tomorrow" (thinking we were only Thursday).
And then I realized it was already Wednesdat and it was too dark outside for me to take pictures...

So here it is, my work in progress post, one day late.

1. I basted my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt.
I still don't know how to quilt it... 

2. I just finished piecing my February quilt (for the Happiness Circle).
The thing is, it's too small. I would need it to be at least 70"+ long.

I don't want to make another 4 blocks so I'm thinking about adding a border.


Print or solid ?? 

3. I made one of the two blocks I have to do for March and I LOVE the colors so much !


4. And last but not least, I made this little pillow cover last night for a "customer".
She wanted something for her mother in law.
She said : feminine, flowers, nothing too bold, yellow and orange.

I think I accomplished just that, don't you think ? 



I still have a very sunny sewing day ahead of me in a clean sewing room 
(that's what I was doing at 6:45 this morning !).

What about you ??

3.16.2013

Better late than never !


I realized that I never showed you the quilt I made for my sister (for Christmas) !! 
Today IS the day :)

I warn you, these pictures are absolutely terrible. They were taken inside and the sun wasn't shining very bright anymore outside.

Also, for some reason, this quilt is incredibly hard to photograph !
Maybe it's all that red ? 
Anyway, she loves it, I only gave it to her a few days late and it looks gorgeous in person so I don't care that much about the pictures (I do, but just a little)


This pattern is called "Storm at Sea" and depending on how you place the fabric, it can look very different! 
If it hadn't been for my sister, I would have just let that quilt in a bin forever because I paper pieced the whole thing (measurments are 60"x72"). At the end, it was hell. 


Can you imagine removing all that paper ? There are 99 blocks in there and they all  have at least 5 pieces so that's over 500 little pieces of paper I had to rip. 
Luckily, my boyfriend helped just a little bit :)


For the back, I used two AMH prints that reminds me of my sister and another that 
we found in a quilt shop and that she liked a lot. 

I was so so so happy to finish it ! And it was worth all the frustration because my sister
is one of my most favorite person in this world :) 
And now, everyone I love the most has a quilt made from me : my mom (4!), my sister, my grandparents and my boyfriend.


You've all heard that Google Reader will "die" ? I'm sad. I love GR. 
Did you know you can import all the blogs you follow from GR to Bloglovin ? It makes it all so easy !
In the meantime, if you want to follow on Bloglovin, here's my blog : 


I also added a widget that allows you to easily follow me there :)

3.14.2013

Divided Baskets

I'm usually not one that likes to do twice the same thing but this basket is so easy and fast and fun to make that I couldn't resist making another one.

Of course, the best part is to actually choose fabric and try to picture what it could look like with this binding instead of this one and with this fabric for the handles instead of another one.
But I love that part. And for this first basket, my boyfriend actually helped me ! Can you believe ?


I decided to stop hoarding and just use that pretty HR fabric. 
I only used interfacing since this fabric is a little thicker than regular quilting cotton and it holds up pretty well ! 

For the lining, I used this dots fabric that I was going to give away. 
Even if the match is not perfect, I'm happy with how well they look near one another :) 


And I don't know if you heard but this basket is HUGE. Seriously. My two cats could probably fit in there. Ok, maybe not since they are a little fat but you could put two puppies in there !

For the second one, I was inspired by our March Bee Blocks.
I also used some fabric that had been sitting on the shelves for too long - Out to Sea !

I have no idea what I will put in this one but with the amount of crap in my sewing room, I'm sure it'll be full in no time :)




 I also got myself a brand new cutting mat (my old one was about to split in half and it was all wavy), some thread (A LOT - buy one, get one free, I couldn't pass) and some pretty fabric that I can't wait to show you ! 
Luckily, I ordered it from Hawthorne Threads so it should be there pretty soon since they are always really fast at shipping.

3.08.2013

Little projects

It's Spring Break, or it was since I'm working all weekend and have to go back to school on Tuesday.
I would probably be bored if I had to stay home all year long but man do I enjoy my time here ! 
Sewing all day, watching new series, doing a little laundry here and there, adding fabric to my virtual shopping cart and wish I was rich enough to buy everything I want. 

The good thing is that in only 6 and a half weeks, I'll get to do that for another 4 months :) 
AND the weather will be warmer. I can't wait.

But back to sewing !
I finished my STATW quilt top the other day. 


I hanged it in my bedroom to take a picture the other day and it's still there  ! And the more I look at it, the more I like it. I wouldn't mind selling it but it would be ok to keep it.
(and I just noticed there is a mistake. first block from the right, second row from the bottom... might stay that way!)
I must say, I like having something on the wall. 

Which leads me to : I want to make a little quilt for this wall space.
I'm thinking aqua/teal, yellow and grey. I just love this color combination so much.
Aqua, yellow and grey
Aqua,coral and grey


Aqua, coral, yellow and grey

I just don't know which one I like the best.. What about you ??

And I made a few more pieces of clothing for my cute little niece yesterday !
This is what I've got so far.


I added the little skirt, a pair of shorts and the Ayashe blouse bu Figgy's pattern.
I had a bit of a problem with the blouse because I didn't cut my pattern correctly so the  collar was too small for the top and I had to improvise. I can't wait to make a long sleeved version to see if it works better now :)

3.06.2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March

I've been a really bad blogger lately ! 
I hope you forgive me. 
It's just that I don't have anything to show so.. 

My goal for this month is to finish my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt.
I'm hoping to piece the top today as I only have 9 blocks left to make. 

 This was my scrap pile.
And even after this, I don't feel making this quilt made a difference in the amount of scraps I have.



Wish me luck !! 

I am linking up with Shanna today !