I can’t believe that January is almost over! Where did this month
go? While I am wondering where January went, here are some
of my completed customers’ quilts.
Cathy made this quilt for her son. Wow! I hope he likes it; if he
doesn’t, I will take it.
This whole quilt is flannel. It is going to be really
warm and snuggly.
And I love the moose, how Canadian is that?
The border print is so much fun as well and fits the
theme of the quilt perfectly.
Here are what some of the other blocks look like. Because
of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, I am already
seeing lots of Canadiana quilts coming in.
The backing of the quilt, flannel, of course. Cathy
chose “Maple Leaves” for the overall design for this
quilt. And a dark brown polyester thread was chosen for
the top and the backing.
I decided to join a BOM, over at Quilt Art Designs. Janeen
is designing paper piecing patterns depicting baby animals.
One look at her site made me fall in love with her patterns and
my daughter has already told me that she wants the completed
The colors above are the fabrics I chose for the 1st block.
I had a brain storm and came up with the idea of putting
all my fabrics in ziploc bags. I numbered the bags so I
would be able to pick which color I needed quickly.
So far, it has worked like a charm and I can put
all the fabrics away, by color, pretty quickly as well.
Here you can see that the grey is in bag # 10.
When the pieces are all sewn together, I usually trim
off the excess fabric and place them in a larger bag
for all the completed pieces.
When all the pieces are completed, I can start sewing
it altogether. I love paper piecing because it reminds me
of doing puzzles, only with fabric. While I am sewing
all the pieces together, I can’t wait to see what the
finished product will look like.
Here is block # 1- a Koala Bear. He is sleeping in the branches
in a tree somewhere. I think he is really cute.
I can’t believe that I also managed to quilt one of my own
quilts!! Yeah!! There was a twinge of guilt while I was
quilting but I got over it quickly.
The idea for this wallhanging came from a picture I
found on the Internet. I know there is alot of concern
about copyright but I am not going to sell the pattern
I made, nor the finished product, so I think I am ok.
I love the colors and the lines in this piece.
Some of the fabrics in this wallhanging were painted by
moi. It was so much fun that I think I have to do it again.
More close up of the quilting on the wallhanging. I
used a glue stick to fold down the edges of the roofs.
When I was quilting it, I didn’t like the thickness of
the roof fabrics so I will not be using glue next time.
It did gum up my needle a little as well so that won’t
be happening again.
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