Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday Finish - Scrappy Zipper Pouch

A small, yet satisfying finish for this week!  Amidst house hunting and getting ourselves ready to leave our summer rental home on the mountain, I sewed some of my low volume fabric scraps together to make a zipper pouch.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thankful Thursday - Grateful Heart

The countdown is on for leaving the summer rental home we've enjoyed on the mountain.  It has been a peaceful and beautiful experience living here.  I am so thankful that we've had this opportunity to live surrounded by Nature!

More hikes will be taken before we leave, to ensure that this view is going to be enjoyed as much as possible.  Truly feels like a gift to be here with my family and for that, I will always be grateful.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Bitty Butterfly

I have been stitching with one of my favourite colour combinations this week! Pink and orange together is such a happy, energizing duo.  It's a project that I started a couple of years ago on a creative whim and then set aside. I'm delighted to return to it and see where it takes me!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Finish - Kinder Pencil Case

Wrapping up the week with a finish on a special made gift  for a special little girl just starting school!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thankful Thursday - Calmness

This week, I am very grateful for the new jobs that my husband and I started on Monday.  Mine is a seasonal position and starting out, it is part-time - with the option of doing some work from home.  I have the pleasure of joining a local, small business owner in sewing personalized Christmas stockings.  I am so thankful to have this opportunity and for the joy that my efforts may give to all those that buy those stockings for their loved ones to use!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Making - Mini Modern Maple

Fall is in the air, here on the mountain.  The air is noticeably cooler and the leaves are beginning to change.  Perfect inspiration for starting a bit of tiny patchwork in pretty Tilda fabrics!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thankful Thursday - See What is There

Life in this busy world can distract us to where we miss seeing what is right in front of us.  I love meaningful quotes - they help me to pause and reflect.  A gentle reminder to pay attention.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Online Quilters Meet and Greet


I don't know about you, but I love making new friends, so when Benita emailed me an invitation to participate in today's online quilters meet and greet, I happily said, "YES, please!"

Let me introduce myself, for those that are first time visitors to my blog.  My name is Katherine and I am Canadian quilter, living on a mountain in beautiful British Columbia.  This is the view I am grateful to enjoy, in our temporary summer rental.

I am currently set up to sew on the dining room table and get to be inspired by that glorious view, while I stitch away on one of my vintage Singer sewing machines.

Colour plays a huge part in anything I sew - I tend to be drawn to bright, clear colours in all of my projects.

My favourite quilts are also the ones I've made from scraps.  I finished a scrappy version of the Community Sampler  sew along quilt, this summer and can't wait to get it quilted and bound.

Not a finished quilt as of yet, but this scrappy sampler quilt is one that delights me!
Two of my most satisfying quilts to make, both happen to be quilts that I made from Amanda Jean Nyberg's books.  I share her love of scrappy!

 The quilt below, is my version of her pattern, June - which you can find in No Scrap Left Behind.

Berry June 
 The next one is my version of her Candy Coated pattern from her book, Sunday Morning Quilts.

Anything But Plaid

Simply Irresistible is a king size quilt pieced from scraps 1.5" square!  A two year labour of love that started after I made the two large granny square pillows for our bed and was inspired to make a quilt to match.

Simply Irresistible

  Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to visiting you, in turn!

Please click here to enjoy visiting and making friends on all the blogs participating in today's Online Quilter's Meet & Greet!

Many thanks to our gracious hostess, Benita, for all her work behind the scenes, making this fun quilters get together happen!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday Makings - Pencil Case

All but one of these colourful pencils are improv pieced using sweet prints from designer Elea Lutz's fabric collections.

My Singer Featherweight has been humming along this long weekend. This latest bit of scrappy sewing is to make a new pencil case for a sweet niece starting school this year.

A year ago, I made my second version of this pencil case design, from the book Sew Gifts, with a few modifications.

The last pencil case I made, just happened to be for her older sister and it's hard to believe it's already been a year since I made that one.  I enjoy making them and this design in particular is a fun one, with the pencils being improv pieced.  That means no two pencils will look exactly the same!

My first version, is the one I made for myself!

This third version is about to be personalized for my niece. Yay!  I love being able to give handmade gifts with extra special details!
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