Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Almost two years ago I took my daughter-in-commonlaw to the local quilt store to select fabric.  She chose batiks, not my favourite, and quite dark colours.  It took some searching to find a pattern that I thought would showcase the fabric nicely.  The quilt was completed some time ago, but I held off on posting pictures until I had the opportunity to give it.

DSC_0270The pattern is called ‘Keyhole’.  It basically is a nine patch alternated with a solid square set on point.  I backed it with a caramel flannel.  The Quilty Guilt quilted it.  J*** commented she had forgotten what the fabric was, but was pleased with the finished quilt.  I was pleased that a couple days later she posted the following on her fb page.

“The beautiful quilt B’s mom made for me! I chose the fabrics when I was pregnant with A. and sort of forgot what they looked like. I was also caught off guard by my choice to go completely outside my comfort zone (blue, black, grey, but mostly blue). This turned out beautifully and obviously B. saw my vision because it’s absolutely perfect! :)”

I’m so glad she liked it.

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Isaiah 22:22

I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and no one shall shut; he shall shut, and no one shall open.


Epiphany FP

DSC_0802On Epiphany, the 6th of January, Ukrainian Christmas Eve, I completed my husband’s Christmas gift.  In an unabashed, self-serving attempt at being clever, I have decided to tag all Finished Projects – FP.

This was such a fun project.  Self quilting for the most part, the technique is to begin with a dark flannel triangle placed on a 13 1/2″ square piece of muslin and then sew strips of flannel around it until the square is filled.  Every other block/square has a border in the same colour as the starting triangle.  This method does result in very bulky seams.  I put a flannel back on it, blue and gold for my husband’s favourite CFL team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  I used regular quilting cotton for the binding.  Flannel stretches so easily, using it as a binding would have been a nightmare.  I am so pleased at how it turned out that I am planning more for some of my male relatives, and maybe one for myself if I can find enough flannel in purples … of course.

My husband loves it.  So much so, that he took it with him to Tumbler Ridge this week, sent there by his company to work for five days.  Good thing, he has a cold and hopefully it will keep him warm in his hotel room at night.  DSC_0796


Almost There

DSC_0792 DSC_0794 DSC_0796 DSC_0797My darling is thrilled by his Christmas gift.  Unfortunately, it not quite completed.  I managed to complete the top, but it still needs a flannel back.  Now that I don’t have to hide it away every time he returns from work.  It is the perfect size.

The best part of this technique is it is already quilted.  Almost done!


Desperately Seeking Completion

DSC_0773Christmas is five days away.

It’s Wednesday, so here is this week’s WIP.

I am really struggling to get things done, more so, to even find the energy and motivation to even get at things.

The priority is this flannel project.  The challenge is the person it is intended for is around too much for me to work on it on the QT.

Christmas is five days away …