Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Disappearing 9-patch Baby Quilts

Sometimes I pull fabrics from off my shelf and my closet and put them together in different combinations. These are a couple I did back in June.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/527443313/blue-green-baby-quilt-patchwork-baby
Blue Green Baby Quilt - FOR SALE HERE

Pastel Baby Quilt - FOR SALE HERE
For the blue quilt, I pulled shades of light turquoise blue to minty green. 
 I found a blue solid that was just slightly darker than the darkest blue in the prints and used it for the smaller patches and the binding. Such a sweet baby boy quilt!
And then I took a bundle of lemony yellow to orange prints and had enough of them for the quilt top and matched them with a multi color stripe for the binding. Perfect for a baby girl!
Some all-over stipple quilting and they are done.
A beautiful sunny day for photographs. 
Disappearing 9-patch quilts are so much fun to make and depending on the fabric choices, they look completely different from each other. A good tutorial can be found here if you want to try your own.

--Ann

Saturday, 23 December 2017

A New Sewing/Embroidery Machine

My local quilt shop rearranged their shop and put the sewing machines at the front of the store instead of the back. And when I went in for something small, my sweet husband saw some great deals on embroidery machines and needless to say, we went home with a large box!

I have lots of ideas that I want to try out with it as soon as I learn how to digitize my own designs, but in the meantime, I bought a bunch of designs from Designs by Juju and stitched them into some cute little mug rugs.

I made some Christmas carol ones for Christmas:



And some dog lover ones for the many dog lovers:



https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/560907060/dog-lover-mug-rug-my-dog-is-not-spoiled

These were good sellers for me this year and I am loving my new machine!

--Ann