Showing posts from December, 2015

Libby's Log Cabin Quilt

Some quilts go together easy and others are just plain work. This one was one of the easy ones. Made for a repeat customer, she selected the fabric line she liked ( Country Orchard by Blackbird Designs from Moda ) My version of Libby's Log Cabin Because we didn't have a pattern selected, I ordered a 1/2 yard pack of all the fabrics in this line from one of my fav online fabric shops, The Fat Quarter Shop . Plus a few extra yards of a couple of the greens for the final binding. The original Libby's Log Cabin from Fons and Porter I'm always searching for inspiration for my next project and when I saw this pattern on the Fons and Porter website, I sent the link to my customer and she agreed that it would look great in the fabrics she chose. The pattern is called "Libby's Log Cabin" and is found here: Because the quilt I needed was larger than the pattern was for, I first calcul

Snap Bags

Just a quick post today. I always find that I do better at craft sales if I have some smaller items on my table so this year I've been making snap bags.  I bought this bicycle fabric specifically for the bags, but I will have lots left for something else.  And I needed to buy a tape measure as it wouldn't do to deprive my husband of a proper measuring tool in his shop.  This is the final result. Whatever is left after my 2 craft sales will be listed in the Etsy shop.  -Ann

Pink & Red Twin Quilt

A simple 9-patch quilt block has been the basis for many of my baby quilts, but this is the first one I've made larger into a twin size quilt. First choice was the pretty retro looking red floral used in the border. Then a selection of pink and red fabrics that were the same shades as in the border fabric. I cut a selection of 2.5" squares from the pinks and reds and a bunch from white Kona cotton and pieced my 9-patches. Next step is putting them up on the design wall and making sure that I didn't get too many of the same fabrics bunched together. 6.5" white Kona cotton squares were added as alternate blocks, blocks were sewn into rows, rows together into the centre of the quilt.   A plain white border was added and then the cute red & pink floral. Marie from Blueberry Hill Quilts did the quilting and added the name of the quilt's recipient into the white border. We've done that for a few twin quilts - a nice subtle way to personalize a quilt