September 30, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Hello, hello!

Whew!  What a busy few weeks.  I meant to share my latest updates on my That Cat wallhanging last week but it was simply not meant to be.  However, despite the busy work and life events, I have been managing to fit in a sewing day most Sundays, which has been blissful to resetting that work/life balance.

Nearing the end now, I finally have all of the quilting done.  I straight stitch quilted around each of the orange boxes and around the cat.  I also straight stitch quilted in the borders with a 1/4 inch spacing, like in the original featured in the magazine.

Please excuse the cat hair (ironic, right?)

On to the binding - my favourite part!  So looking forward to seeing this project done!

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September 09, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Welcome back!

I've been making progress on my That Cat wallhanging this week.  The applique is on and has been stitched down and it's been sandwiched and basted, ready for quilting.

I decided to swap out the fabric fused collar for a silver metallic ribbon (which is showing up a weird blue in the photo) and once finished, I'm going to sew on a little Hallowe'en-themed silver charm.

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September 06, 2015

Roskilde Quilt Exhibition Part II

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Last week I shared with you some photos from a recent quilt exhibition I attended in Roskilde, Denmark.  If you missed those photos, be sure to follow the link and check them out, they were really lovely.

In addition to the traditional patchwork quilts and art quilts on display, there was also a themed challenge exhibition in which quilt guilds from all over Europe participated.  This year's challenge theme was music and the entries spanned every imaginable possibility.  Here is a selection of my favourites:

"Square Dance"

After enjoying the exhibition displays, it's on to the shopping!  Probably the most popular items this year were a series of Christmas fabrics in black with metallic bronze, silver or gold - the bronze was super popular and also came in a white and bronze variation.

I, however, fell in love with a very different Christmas fabric and I couldn't resist this cute little candy pack of Valentine's prints, either.  I also picked up a new thimble to try out.  I have a pretty strong dislike of thimbles.  I prefer to stitch without them and simply build up a callous but sometimes necessity dictates the need but I've yet to find a thimble I like.  Could this be the one?  I'll keep you posted on what I think.

Great day out and already looking forward to next year's exhibition.

September 02, 2015

WIP Wednesday

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Whew!  School is back in full swing (and I have an awesome class this year, might I add) but I've been finding a bit of time here and there to squeak in a little sewing.

I started my Hallowe'en-themed That Cat wallhanging from McCall's Quick Quilts and the background is now finished.

It's ready to have the cat applique added and after that, it should go quite quickly to finish up.  I love the oranges - my favourite colour - and can't wait to see it on the wall!  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

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