Saturday, September 22, 2012

Unpicking

5 rows of stitching (un)done.
26 rows to go.
Thank goodness for good music!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kisses in the Dark!


That's what I'm calling this one.  

Sexy isn't it? 

Or maybe you're thinking about tiptoeing into your child's room at night and steeling a little kiss on her sweet cheek. 
Whichever the case, that's what came to mind as I was making this quilt. 

Black and Gray were a bit of a departure for me from the brighter colours I usually work with.  

 But a little touch of the hot pink added just the right amount of energy to this quilt.


 
And it's just a sneak peak of what's to come when you flip it over.



I love pink!


 Finished size: 52 X 56
(see how this quilt evolved here and here)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

On my wall...

It's actually been there for a while, waiting for a shipment of Kona white. I'm anxious to get working on it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sampler: Done!

There's nothing like sunny weekend at the cottage to get me going with a hand sewing project.  On labour day weekend while the kids and hubby swam, fished and kayaked in and around the lake, I had time to put the last stitches on my sampler quilt (previous post here).
 (46 X 60)
 (Back)
 (detail of my favorite block)

This quilt was made completely by hand with no fancy tools, just like I learned to make my first quilt about 11 years ago. I used the original templates and each and every piece was cut with scissors. The patterns are very traditional.  I 'made it modern' with my choice of fabrics. I quilted it by hand without a hoop (just pin basted it).  I find it to be more efficient this way.  No need to move/remove the hoop. I kept it simple and just 'stitched in the ditch'.


It was a truly pleasurable experience to make. This one's going to my mother.