Monday, January 30, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - border corner blocks

I still have the flu 😷 
I am getting better, but not even close to being ok 😖 I have spent most of the weekend sleeping, but I have also listened to podcasts and stitched. 
Miss V had a sleepover at a friends house, and little A got to go to his dads house (thank you!), so I didn't have to look after anyone but me!
I finished 2 of the corner blocks for the outer border for my "Happy Days" quilt. 
2 weeks left to finish the top, and 3 big blocks left to sew. 
But first, I need to get rid of the flu... 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - block 18

I have the flu 😷 
So I haven't posted in a few days, but before I got sick, I managed to finish this block for my Happy Days quilt
It's paperpieced , and it was fun to make!
Now I have 3 blocks to finish and the I can put this top together. And then borders! 
Decisions decisions 😉

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - block 4

I am trying my best to finish the last blocks of my Sarah Fielke BOM 2016 "Happy Days"
I finished this today. 
It is paperpieced and as always, Sarah's pattern is perfect and so well explained. 
This was a fun block to sew. I hope to make the next block tomorrow. 
.....and still need to pull the paper off of this one 😉

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hexies, hexies, hexies...

Today has been a quiet day. 
When I was out for a walk, I saw these beauties
Spring is coming!! 

I have been neglecting my hexies. But tonight is movies, wine and hexies
A lovely way to spend a Saturday evening ❤️

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gin 💕🍸

I went to a gin-testing event with some colleagues after work today
We tasted 8 different types of gin
Some were definitely more to my liking than others. And really I think I prefer gin with tonic and lots of ice 😂
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A pillow made with love ❤️

My 9 year old son, little A, wanted to make something special for his sister, Miss V, for Christmas. He knows, she loves things he made himself, and she loves pillows. 
So he struggled with scraps, with the sewing machine....and with himself too.
But look at this:
He made it all by himself. 
I am so proud of him. 

PS: she loves her pillow! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - the Dresden plate

If I had read the instructions, and the underlined note next to the pattern, I would have known that Sarah's template included seam allowance. But no, that would have been too easy. 
So after fudging and redoing my Dresden plate looks like this
It's fine, it's done and I am happy with it. The heating pad sewing took up all my sewing time this weekend, so I still need to piece 5 blocks! But that will hopefully be less challenging than making a Dresden from the wrong template 😊

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Organic heating pads

I spent my sewing time today making organic heating pads to sell at a fundraiser at Miss V's school 

These are all different sizes, and are all filled with rice. 
We are keeping one for ourselves 😊❤️

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM status

This is how far I am 
Excuse my "design-floor" - I don't have a designated sewing space 😊

I am going to try to sew some of the pieces blocks this weeekend - hopefully I'll have a progress shot soon. 
Happy weekend and happy sewing to you too!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Boxybags and totes

Miss V and 5 of her friends celebrated their November/December birthdays by inviting their class to the skating rink. 
I made totes for the girls to carry their stuff
-those foxes are so cute 🦊

And I made them each a boxy bag

 Boxybag pattern by @kelbysews
Tote pattern by me

Thursday, January 12, 2017


I made these pillows for my nieces for Christmas 
I like the scrappiness. And circles are always nice 😉
They were well received, that makes me a happy quilter! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A sew-together bag Christmas present

Ever since my mom saw the sew together bag I made in early 2016  she has wished for one. So I made one for her for Christmas:
I love how it holds so much, and once you close it up, it's still not too big 
 She was so pleased that I finally made her one.  Now she just needs to figure out what to use it for 😉

Pattern by SewDemented

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - update #3

I believe this is my last "catch-up" post for the Sarah Fielke Happy Days quilt. 
I am still working on blocks and scrambling to get the top done before the new BOM starts 😊
I have finished the checkerboard block. 
This was one of the blocks I finished during the Christmas holidays. I had prepped a lot of appliqué in advance - that meant I could sit and sew. It was very enjoyable and quite the success! 

The block with the flowers in a cup was finished quite a while back, but just never shared:
The handle and the cup were challenging. But otherwise a fun block to sew. 

Pattern is Happy Days, Sarah Fielke's 2016 BOM

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - the bird and the wreath!

This weekend I spent 6 hours on a train. So naturally I brought my appliqué 
I finished this little bird

All I had prepped in advance for the wreath block was to glue down the bias tape. 
I cut the leaves, made the hexies, glued everything down and started stitching. All while on the train!

I love these blocks!
Pattern is Sarah Fielke's 2016 BOM

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - update #2

 For some reason I have been focused on the appliqué blocks in this BOM - but there are plenty of pieces blocks as well. 
This is one of them, lots of hst's in this one
I do like how it turned out. 

I also finished the block that has little curved almost-hexies flowers in a vase. 
That one was really fun to sew! Now I have 3 appliqué blocks left to do, and a bunch of pieced blocks as well. I'll get there - it's a fun learning proces! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tumbling blocks pillows - a birthday present

I have always liked the tumbling blocks pattern - also in fabric.
I had this idea of making one-color tumbling blocks pillows, that they would look good together.
So I started out with yellow

See? No Y-seams! That makes this sooooo much easier.
I finished the yellow pillow 

...and started making a green in the same way

I chose some very colorful fish-stamp fabric for the back

And there you go! 2 tumbling block/fish stamp pillows done:

They were a present for a December birthday and they were well recieved - I do think that the recipient has more than enough pillows now, so if I want a bunch of these in different colors, I may have to make them for myself :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - update

I have made some - but not all - of my blocks for the Happy Days quilt. Sarah Fielkes BOM for 2016.
I still need to finish some, and I would really love to get that done before her 2017 BOM starts at the end of January.
Anyway.....I have not been sewing the blocks in the right order, so heres what I've completed so far:

I finished Alain the bunny - I dreaded sewing him, but it was fine! Sarah explains everything in the pattern and the videos, so I had a lot of help!

I also finished the hexie flower, this was a fast and fun block. To me it looks a lot harder than it is. Fast and fun finish :-)

The hawaiian applique is fun, and it is easy to take along whereever you go, but this one sure did need a lot of stitches....and it had a lot of curves. But I like the way it turned out.

I have a few more, but they'll have to wait until the next post!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Some Christmas sewing

My daughter loves unicorns. She has been looking at a unicorn quilt block pattern since forever, saying things like "ooooh look at this - but....that's too difficult for you to sew, isn't it?"
So naturally, I had to get the pattern. I did, and it sat around in my to-do list forever. Because it looked so intimidating. But I did finish this pillow for her in time for Christmas - and she loves it! 
Pattern by Robyniepatterns