Monday, June 4, 2012
Posted by Kelly O. at 1:15 PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012
(she is by far my favourite pattern designer! such talent!)
anyways, she struck a chord with me today.
I've been asked quite frequently about what kind of a quilter I am.
and then there are those that don't ask, and just assume that quilting is this old past time using calicos and plain fabrics and it's just not something they would like at all.
--you know the look... like they kind of turn their nose at you as if to say "ewww. really? you like that?"
Well yes. I like that.
and no. I don't.
On what, you might ask?
I have thought about this alot. I am not modern nor am I traditional.
I am just a quilter. I quilt what I like.
and I happen to be attracted to fabric with a more "modern" flair for the more youthful generation. but I like a many varied way of constructing them...
you know my mom and I were talking about generations and how they have colour schemes. you know, like each generation brings in it's own style and likes.
My mom loved the hunter green, burgundy and rose colour palette. (and those geese with the hearts?--I know you know what I'm talking about!)
I prefer brighter fresher looks and so do most of my friends in "my generation"
...so what is modern? youth?
Each generation is more modern than the next. due to influences and technology partly. and just due to the need to be different I think.
But no. I'm not a modern quilter.
I'm just a quilter who likes to quilt :)
Posted by Kelly O. at 1:57 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I didn't fall down.
I didn't run off to a foreign country.
I didn't sell my computer.
Pinterest has not swallowed me up.
I didn't fall in a black hole.
My house didn't get swept up in a tornado.
It's just that....well, there's no place like home :)
I'm a little bit pregnant.
and a litte bit busy...not to mention a whole lot of lazy!
I've been homeschooling, working the hot lunches at Sissy's school.
Eating hummus at all times of night.
not to mention the ham an onion sandwich I ate for breakfast! YUM!
This is our 4th baby.
maybe our last :(
I love being pregnant and am savouring every moment and little kick.
I'll be back soon.
Just going to take a quick nap :)
Posted by Kelly O. at 8:32 AM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
First up is a stacked block for the Hip 2 Bee Square group--can't remember whether this was October or September. It's been too long!
My hubby was not a fan, however, so I don't know that I'll be making many more of these unless someone I know wants a chicken quilt--any takers? :)
Now I'm all caught up--onto FEBRUARY!
Posted by Kelly O. at 2:15 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2012
(blocks made for me by a fellow Canadian Quilter--Hi Rebecca!)
I'm loving it!(had to throw in the shot of my feet in the photo with my new Christmas slippers from the hubby)
Posted by Kelly O. at 10:15 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Not too shabby, eh?
Did I mention that my hubby made these?
yes. that's right.
i had injured myself and it was my daughter's birthday and she wanted to take cupcakes to class.
Not wanting to let her down I dug in and got to work but the pain was awful.
Hubby: Let me do it.
Me: No. I want them to be nice.
Hubby: Go get a container to put them in and let me help you.
(as I roll my eyes and storm off only to come upstairs and find beautiful cupcakes upon my return)
Posted by Kelly O. at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I finished this off in October before injuring myself and he loved it so much it got whisked away before I had a chance to blog about it.
His name is Spotty and he was made using Denyse Schmidt's free Scottie dog pattern found HERE
Patchwork front to match his quilt and a super soft upcycled wool sweater as the back makes him a cozy companion.
We made a collar and leash from a strip of old t-shirt fabric and now he's the real deal!
It feels good to have this crossed off my list--and to see the Middle Man so happy--makes me wish I'd done it earlier.
Posted by Kelly O. at 9:42 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
In November I ended up injuring myself (long story) and it made my handmade holidays a little less attainable this year.
I received the fabric several days after initially injuring my finger so I spent much time dreaming of how I wanted it to look. The main bulk of the design was centered around a panel measuring 1 yard. and here is the finished project--inspired heavily by THIS flickr photo
Here is a shot of the quilting. I did a straight line quilting with my walking foot of lines at all different angles across the quilt in white--to mimick a spider web.
And here it is upon its unveiling--my nephew really liked it--I think it was more than my brother and my nephew could believe :)
even Nana got in on the action and helped me with sewing up the pillow I made with the extra pillow panels.
Due to my injury I can't handsew so my mom came to the rescue--thanks MOM!
The quilt ended up being 69" x 92"--a long twin size just right for showcasing on his new big boy bed!
I backed it in a striped black, white and royal blue thrifted Ikea duvet cover and added a chunk of the yellow at the bottom for the extra length.
All's well that ends well.
Posted by Kelly O. at 1:08 PM