Sunday, March 8, 2015

#82 Ready For Spring



I have been doing a lot of secret sewing lately and all of it is being done with bright, fun and spring like colours. Which is making me long for spring to get here!! I guess I shouldn't complain too much at least the sun has started to shine regularly and the temperature is finally going up, but we are still covered in snow, with no spring flowers in sight for a while. (this is not an old picture I took it today March 8th)




This week I have been having fun with my new AccuQuilt Go!Big. My fantastic husband surprised me with it for my birthday!! And let me tell you it is amazing!! It came with a flying geese die cutter, which I wasn't thrilled about,  this block has always caused me problems. Mine are always wonky.....Insert sad, no frustrated face!!! That feeling quickly turned to awe when I cut and pieced 3 blocks and they all turned out perfectly!!! Since then I have purchased the 3.5" tumbler, Bow Tie, and 7" drunkards path, another block that I love but have problems with (haven't tried that one yet will get back to you on that)




Putting the tumbler to good use, cutting out about 320 so far, to make some placemats (using 197) from 27 FQ of different reproduction civil war prints. I will be cutting the rest of the fabric this week for a lap sized quilt in tumblers!! I used the Bow Tie cutter to trim up the scrap fabric pieces and was able to put together a sweet table runner! The Bow Tie die is made up of (4) 2.5" and (2) 1.5" squares so when I bought it, I was thinking multi use- block and scrap busting. It's working out great!! (getting a wonderful head start on Mother's Day!)







More of 

What I've Been Up To:


Love these prints by Cloud 9, Shapes of Spring. Used them to upsize one of the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM to a 32" here's my finish.....I had to wait for the binding fabric to arrive (along with some more....I couldn't help myself....)


 And here's all I can show you of my secret sewing.....I promise as soon as I can I will show you.....


A paper piecing quilt project of love, I am helping with.....

And a very exciting project I can't wait to talk about and share with you all.......which involves some Sunnyside and Cotton & Steel 






8 comments:

  1. If I didn't know better I would say that was taken off my deck. Fun trying to find where the driveway is actually is when plowing.
    Don missed it a little on last snow and messed up yard a little. I took him three hrs. to get from barns to to road on tractor and he is still down in his back for this snow. But we have went from 9 degrees to 60 degrees in three days so we now have a river going down our drive way from the runoff from the hills behind us.
    Lover the colors in what looks to be maybe a table runner and the starting of the lap quilt. I got a Scan and Cut by Brother for Christmas and have not even taken it out of the box yet. Bad me. You have inspired me or shamed me (?) into getting it out and trying to figure it out.
    Is that free motion quilting on the mini quilt? It sure is pretty. Your binding is and backing is perfect. I guess I should say I love the whole thing.
    Be safe and stay warm,
    Tonia

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  3. Loving your snow pictures! Maybe next year you'll send it all to the west coast...we are so dry here that water tables are disappearing below our well levels. You could do with a dry winter next year, right?? Love all your stitching and looking forward to seeing your secret stitching!!

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  4. Okay, this was one jam-packed great post! Awesome snow pictures, beautiful. Seeing the results of the "go" machine, wow! Makes me want one now. Your quilts and projects, awesome. Thanks for the fun post. Best one I've read all day :) :)

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  5. The snow pics are fabulous.I live in a warm area,many days without snow but this winter was been coldest.love your projects,anyone is fabulous.Happy sewing!!

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  6. So much mystery! You make me want to come back for more! Love Cloud 9 fabrics, even though I've only ever purchased enough for one quilt. I will check this line out, as the colours are amongst my favourites. I also do love your Civil War prints too, both the fabrics and the quilts you are making--SO much going on here! I have never done the Tumbler block, but it intrigues me, as all tessellations do. And thank you for the pics...makes me think I will be quite happy to stay down in Florida for another month! Where in Ontario are you?! I am in the "deep south" lol, of the province for the main, summer part of the year.

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  7. It's a pleasure to see the progress you've made on those tumblers. And the runner, I assume, has been created using the scraps from cutting the tumblers? Both look fantastic! So does that BOM piece you finished. Love that binding fabric. It's the perfect frame! And then on to the secret projects... Can't wait for the big reveal!!!!

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