Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Just a quick peek...

I thought I would give you a quick peek at what I'm doing these days. A Fat Cross Quilt with a mix of different low volume fabrics. 






This is a quick post, we have some guests this week and, this mean I won't be able to do as much as I would love. I am still hoping that maybe I could put it together...in the early mornings...

Thanks for stopping by,
Best,
Maryse

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Quilty Bucket List...Why not?




This list is more likely to change sooner or later, every time I see a quilt or pattern I like, I want to make it...There are a few projects that have been on my mind for a while. Here's how my "Quilty Bucket List" looks like nowadays. 

1. When I first saw "Fancy That", it was love at first site...I knew I would be making that one, and I did. I am done with the top, I am now looking at fabrics for the backing and then off the be quilted. 


2. Most definitely a Sawtooth Stars Quilt inspired by this one
(I have been wanting to make one since the first time I saw this quilt and I will probably make this one very soon), I love the idea of using red as the background.

3. A Spiderweb Quilt inspired by this one or this one...possibly with my Kaffe Fassett fabric stash. 

4. A Giant Vintage Star by Jenni Baker

5. A Clamshell quilt inspired by this one by Linen and RaspberryIt's such a pretty one! I love the effect of alternating darker and lighter rows. 


6. Also, I want to make a quilt for my beloved husband, a "man quilt" for him to keep on the boat (it will be his own quilt). I already started to gather some manly fabrics for this one, I haven't decided on a pattern yet, I was thinking of something simple like a 16 patches...

7. The Marcelle Medallion, this one, has been on my list for a little while, I did give it a start this winter but other stuff took the lead and I opted to set it aside for a bit. 


8. I just ordered this book and thinking of making a Granny Square quilt, this one is fairly new on my list, maybe this one could be the one for "HIM"...
  

9. I should probably put Single Girl on that list as well, the pattern is hiding somewhere in my sewing room, I always liked that one and, lovely!


10. I don't know if I will ever achieve number ten, I would love to make a quilt by hand, hand sewn and hand quilted. 


P.S. There is a few more...please forgive me if I keep them for myself...


There is so much I want to do, I enjoy trying different things, I like to learn new techniques, I love fabrics!! But mostly I want to be more confident with my creativity, it's in there, I know it is. I need to be fearless with my ideas and not being afraid to create and bring them to life. 

Linking up to The Quilter's Table for the Quilty Bucket List blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Maryse


Monday, March 17, 2014

"Fancy That" Update

 "Fancy That" turned out to be a bumpy ride after all...There were a few bumps along the way...I made some mistakes (didn't pay full attention to the instructions) but some were definitely the result of errors from the book's instructions (it happens sometimes), which lead me to buy more fabrics and undo a few stitches...and that really slowed me down. I had to walk away a few times...Wrrrggrrrrr...But it's all good now...

Despite all that, I love that quilt and I really, really enjoyed making this one. I loved all the different steps of the making of the quilt. The pattern is fabulous and I love the colors and fabric choice that Sarah put together for this one, it's so peaceful, it's perfect for my bedroom. I couldn't imagine making this quilt with a different fabric/color selection. As a starting point, I chose to use the same fabric collection as Sarah did but add some of  my own...And I didn't go for the linen background, I used instead Michael Miller's Cotton Couture (Love, love Cotton Couture).





Here it is on the ironing board for a final press and final cleaning...



{Thank God the pink carpet is going soon...I am getting a new floor in my sewing room.:)}

I am currently auditioning fabrics for the backing, I am kind of stuck right now, got any idea?


This beautiful pattern is from Sarah Fielke's book; Hand Quilted With Love. It's a great books (like all of her books). *I strongly suggest that you check the book errata section on her website for any errors updates if you intend to make this quilt.


I am so glad this one is done! Well, I mean almost done...It still needs to be quilted, I can't wait for this one. :)  To be continued...

Best,
Maryse