Thursday, June 23, 2022

Throwback Thursday: Embroidered Picture

I bought this hand-embroidered picture in a second hand store for $8.00 several years ago. It's hanging above the stove in the cabin. I love vintage embroidery! I often wonder who created it and where it was displayed before ending up in the store.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Life At The Cabin 2022

The Bear's Paw quilt that I made last year now has a home on the back of the couch at our Yukon cabin. The seat part is covered with an old sleeping bag so the cushions stay clean. I've been doing a little sewing here and there, but the weather has been too nice to stay indoors.
We went out in the kayak three days in a row. One trip was out on Tarfu Lake. The best part- no people and lots of wildlife. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tote Bag By Linda H.

It's summer cabin time in the Yukon. I went over to the library to use their wifi, so that I can post some pictures Linda designed made this tote bag for her friend. Tote bags always make a nice gift and they are very useful.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Traffic Jam Is Completed

"Traffic Jam" was made from a free pattern on Pat Sloan's blog. This is the first project I attempted on the new longarm machine. What a disaster! Not knowing what I was doing, it was in manual mode and the speed was set too fast. I was completely out of control, my loops were lopsided and the stitches were way too long. The quilting looked awful, so I picked out several of the worst areas. Then I requilted most of it, filling in bare areas and adding an extra small loop inside some of the huge ones. After that, I washed the quilt and put it in the dryer to give it a crinkled look. It's better than it was in the first place, it'll have to do. There is a learning curve with longarm free motion quilting. I hope I get better at it with experience.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Blue And Yellow Quilt By Linda H.

Linda and Richard just sent a big batch of pictures. I'll be able to post what Linda has been up to lately. This blue and yellow quilt is going to be a donation. The pattern is called 'Prints Charming' by Jerry Stube featured In Pre-cut Patchwork, Quilting Quickly May/June 2019 The floral backing fabric was provided by Linda's friend.

Friday, May 6, 2022

House Potholders

I made these potholders for some friends in the Yukon. They live in a little yellow house and their favourite colour is blue. The pattern came from the book, "Block Magic" by Nancy Johnson-Srebo.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Split Nine Patch Quilt Is Completed

This Split Nine Patch quilt is the second project I've done on the new longarm machine. The first one I did needs a visit from Jack the Ripper. I didn't know what I was doing, it looks like it was quilted by a two-year-old. But, learning has to start somewhere. I didn't have anyplace to take classes on it. YouTube videos are a great help. This Split Nine Patch quilt won't win any prizes either, but hopefully, I'll get used to the machine and improve my driving. There was a great bargain for backing at Fabricville online. It was less than $7.00/metre for 110 inch wide cotton sheeting in the Home Dec department. It worked nicely for the back of this quilt.

Throwback Thursday: Embroidered Picture

I bought this hand-embroidered picture in a second hand store for $8.00 several years ago. It's hanging above the stove in the cabin. I ...