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Val's Quilting Blog

Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in applique (12)

Monday
Jan232012

Me Mondays: Baby Girls Room (300)

What a delightful post number 300 is all about London's room and how much sewing I've been doing - not a lot of projects mind you but alot of sewing...here's what I've been working on.

It all started with London's room being a bit cold with our dipping temperatures, and she likes it really dark when she sleeps, so I picked up block out material also.

I wanted the dots to be larger - so I found a good template, nothing like a Christmas plate to brighten any job.

Pink, of course

good paid of paper scissors and fabric scissors - 40 circles later

all randomly appliqued in place with an iron, then by machine. I got it down to sewing 10 dots on a panel (there is 4 panels) to 1 panel in 1 hour - all while she slept.

Super cute!!

Monday
Sep052011

Pastimes Online Presents...(258)

our newest and youngest employee...London Jean born August 28. Shes ready to take orders and cut kits and star in the next educational video...when she wakes up from her nap!

 

So since this new little beauty has come into the Moss house I now can make things for her as well as everyone else and it's been so fun...

First I did these name plates:

start with a canvas board that you can buy at Michaels,

pick your shapes, square, round, rectangle and then pick your size...I varied the sizes

Next: pick your font I chose something uplifting and fun. You want one letter per 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper. Change your print settings to print outline instead of solid - just to save ink:)

Next: pick your fabrics. I wanted her name to coordinate with A Kitens Tale bom which will be hanging in her room soon...so that's the fabrics I chose to work with. If I didn't have a big enough piece in the colours I wanted I just pieced it... 

Now play with placement of the letters on your boards, floss in different colours and have fun!

then just staple it to your borads, nice and tight making sure you have the letter in the front straight..enjoy!

I love to personalize things for people, so I bought this kit (shhhhh don't tell anyone) and modified (of course) it with her name...

 

So until next time, thanks for visiting, asking me where I've been and how I've been doing...

remember to stay happy and creative everyday!

Valerie

 

Friday
Nov052010

Quilting with Pretty Stitches & Yo-Yo's (172)

Okay so I finally finished this quilt top, got it layered and now onto the quilting. This one is for ME and only ME...well maybe Tig can have a snooze once in a while on it too ;)

I've wanted a log cabin as long as I can remember and when our guild decided to do a Pizza Box Challenge (you do a block, add 1 meter of your FAV fabric from the block as extra then it gets passed from friend to friend 9 times so you have 9 blocks). Since I wanted a log cabin, I had each of the gals do a log cabin block for me...it worked out PERFECTLY!! I then proceeded to make a million more log cabin blocks...

I decided to have fun with some of my decorative stitches

and more stitches

Which stitch is your favourite? Once I'm done the blue side I'll move on the cream side because I have cream variegated threads to match that side also :) 

I've also been playing with yo-yo's and ALOT of them too...96 I'll need in total and I'm almost halfway, YES!!

to give you perspective on size, yes that is my actual bobbin for my Janome

can you say teeny tiny adorable yo-yos that I love each and every one of them...

Friday
May282010

Quilting - Get Started, Freebie, A Kittens Tale (116)

Hi Everyone, how are you? What have you been working on lately? Last week I completed a few things including 1 hard block with about 20 inset seams, yikes it was a doozie but I LOVE the way it turned out

I finished Block 3 of A Kittens Tale bom which is so adorable...here's the preview, I still have the yo-yos and stitching to complete

These two blocks almost took me an entire day to complete but look how amazing...well I think so anyway...they turned out :)

Then I got down to it and finished the sampler top for my last class in the Quilting - Get Started program on Wednesday night and I'm quite pleased, it's so cheery and fun looking, what do you think? We will be cutting borders, layering, basting on Wednesday night, I'm kind of sad to be finished I'm so enjoying the teaching.

Check out my new Class set for the Fall Semester

Cathedral Tote

Kites for Kids, which has also been added to my Patterns Kits area here

Quilting - Get Started

I'm also working on a swap with Quilting Gallery's website called "Be Amoungst the Bees" it's a cute stitchery pattern I'm going to do using my silks. Are any of you doing this swap? If so, do you already have yours completed, what did you choose for fabrics?

 Also, please vote on our new Poll for 2010 block of the months clubs that are coming, we need your help!! Until next time, have a happy and creative day, 

Friday
Jan292010

Update & Ideas (entry 69)

Update on me for all of you :)

Journey of a Quilter kits and patterns are bundled, and packaged, some have been sent - just waiting on another order of floss for the rest. There is still room if you would like to join us. Here's block one to entice those of you who have been wavering :)

Zach's quilt is layered and pin basted - I wil be quilting it next weekend at a retreat I'm attending, it's so close now, the pattern is almost finished just waiting on me to finish the top, take some photos - YAY!!

Kitten's Tale Block of the Month, almost finished the first block...here's a sneak peek:

combination of dupioni silks and cottons

the pinwheel blocks are soooo cute!

these are the rail fence blocks

onto the embroidery...what do you think?

Interested? Please email me and I will add you to the sign up sheet, first block to go out in a month or so.

Full kit option: silk pins, silk machine needles, yo-yo maker (which is adorable), silk floss from India, dupioni silks, cottons, full blog postings with step by step instructions and maybe videos, and more!! $25 + shipping

Pattern only option is also available for $15 + shipping

The Kitten's Tale is adorable with the combination of applique, embroidery, piecing and the cutest little yo-yos, come join the fun! 9 month block of the month, finished quilt size is approx 54 x 62.

I've been also working on an interview with The Whimsical Honeypot if you've shied away from signing up for newsletters in the past, this one is a MUST! It's adorable and so well-put together, the artistic style is so pretty, I love it!! If you read it let me know your thoughts too.

This Saturday will be spent 4x4ing with our Toyota club, in the mountains, it will be so enjoyable and refreshing, what are your plans for the weekend?

This is our FJ Cruiser, so much fun!

Last but not least, my little Tig, just hanging out with me while I sew :)

Until next time, have a happy and creative day,