Showing posts from September, 2015

TGIFF! - Welded Links

Things have been going a 100 miles (or kilometres) a minute around here lately. The joys of September. Even though there's not a lot of time for quilting, I'm happy to say that the start-itis I've been suffering from these last few months is officially over with this project -- must be a TGIFF! miracle.

Of course, it always helps when you have a deadline. This deadline? The AGF Stitched with Kimberly Welded Blog Hop hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.

The Fat Quarter Shop provided the free Welded Quilt pattern and a great video tutorial and Art Gallery Fabrics provided the fabric love. The Fat Quarter Shop also has a Welded Quilt featuring Pat Bravo's Artisan line and a backing set available.

For my version of the quilt, I wanted to play with navies and greys so I picked out fabrics from Katarina Roccella's Imprint, Indelible (Spirodraft Carbon), and Recollection line (Cuneiform Script Cast), as well as a few prints from the Art Gal…

Heart Strings - A Work in Progress

I started this project back in the winter, just before or around the time my mom first got sick. I haven't shared anything about it yet so I thought I'd share a little about my process in designing this quilt. I actually took many more pictures along the way, but I summarized the major shifts in the process below.

My intent with this piece was to do something like October Sky, but with reds on the vertical. I'm also thinking about mounting this one on a canvas, but we'll have to see if that will work when it's done.

I worked on the layout back in March-ish. Given everything going on with my mom's health in the Spring, working on this quilt this actually became somewhat therapeutic, hence the name.

There it is on the vertical (please ignore the triangles showing through on the design wall, they are not part of the piece). Hmm...not quite what I had pictured. I found the big dark red strips on the edges were too thick.

One side fixed. Sort of. I'm not liking …

Sponsor Snip-its and Specials

I did a little retail therapy when I popped into Mad About Patchwork's warehouse location yesterday. Sigh. I love Alison Glass fabric. And a little Kona. And a little Cotton and Steel and a little Moda. Yes, perhaps it wasn't a 'little' retail therapy after all.

In case you are looking to do a little retail therapy yourself, check out these specials with my wonderful sponsors.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop Deal of the Month is a 3-pack bundle of Aurifil thread for $24.83. That is a sweet deal!

Canadian National Fabrics Sale section is deliciously stocked with lots of fabric goodness! Remember, there's free shipping on order over $50 in Canada.

The Running Stitch Lucky 7 Special this month is 17% off Batting, Backing, and Basting Spray on September 8th (they are closed on September 7th for Labour Day). They are having an Open House on Saturday, September 12th from 12-4 p.m. for classes. For every class you register for, you get a $10 gift certificate that day to use towards…