Saturday, December 07, 2013

This is what I've been up to!

Considering it's been a whole month since I've done a post, I don't have a whole lot to show for it!!
The Saskatoon MQG had it's year end Sewcial last week-end. We spent a whole day at a lovely lodge, just sewing and eating.
Wonderful way to spend a day!!
I started a scrap vomit postage stamp quilt...
 Considering all the scraps I have, I am hoping to make a good sized quilt!
I cut and sewed, cut and sewed all day, and still have a ton of work ahead of me!
The tutorial from Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts is a really good one, so that's what I am using.
I have spent a whole lot of time making microwave bowl holders! Such a surprise how popular they are, and friends have placed orders for Christmas gifts.
Who knew!
I used this tutorial.
I am also using the same basic tutorial to make holders for some larger pottery bowls. For these I am using insulbrite, so they are not for the microwave, but more for using as a hotpad.
Our last block for the Happiness Circle @ do. Good Stitches is a scrappy improv block using the tutorial from Aneela Hoey.
I had something fun happen to me! Last year, I made a cute wall hanging found in Quiltmaker magazine....
It is a paper pieced pattern by Sonja Callaghan aka Artisania. I had a terrible time with the backing fabric bleeding through when I spritzed it down to remove marking lines. Anyway, I was contacted by Quiltmaker magazine, and here is what came of our e-mail exchanges!!!!......
Eek! My little guy is actually in a magazine!!! 
This is the Nov/Dec 2013 issue.
He is such a snob now!! Un-bear-able.........!
sorry :-)
I also couldn't resist getting a couple of Christmas panels from Laurie Wisbrun, and made cushions from them. Love!
I've probably got more things to post about, but I can't think of anything else right now.
I have a new ipad that is keeping me very busy! Quite the learning curve!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the bear, Patti!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the colors you chose for your postage stamp quilt! Cute bear too!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congrat on being published! He is pretty cute!
Like the postage stamps too,

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Welcome back! The vomit colours are fab, the bowl holders found like a good idea, I'm off to have a look, as the bear - he's beyond gorgeous, he deserves his own book, but being included in a magazine is a great first step!!!!!

Bouts Choisis said...

Wow! That looks like quite a lot to show to me! The bear is very cute and I love his facial expression!I don't have many bright colours in my stash or scrap bins - your lovely postage stamps make me think I should do something about that! Lynne.

Dolores said...

Congrats to you and your bear. What a horrid name for a lovely beginning for a scrap quilt (scrap vomit??) No, no, please change your wording - even mish-mash would be better (though I would call it something even nicer.)
Your new cushions turned out very nicely.

Janine said...

Congrats on being in the magazine! Your projects all look lovely :)

Issabella The Cat said...

Congratulations getting published! :D

Erica said...

I was wondering what happened to you! Congrats on having your quilt in a magazine, that's so exciting!

Karen said...

Congrats on having your wall hanging in the mag. That's exciting!
Lovely to see all your projects on the go.

Celtic Thistle said...

I bought that magazine recently and saw your Bear quilt Patti! Congratulations, he looks wonderful.

Heather D. said...

It's so nice to see you again Patti! Congrats on the magazine feature. So fun!

Cindy Sharp said...

That is an awesome bear. Congratulations on his appearance in a magazine.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the bear, Patti!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the colors you chose for your postage stamp quilt! Cute bear too!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congrat on being published! He is pretty cute!
Like the postage stamps too,

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Welcome back! The vomit colours are fab, the bowl holders found like a good idea, I'm off to have a look, as the bear - he's beyond gorgeous, he deserves his own book, but being included in a magazine is a great first step!!!!!

Bouts Choisis said...

Wow! That looks like quite a lot to show to me! The bear is very cute and I love his facial expression!I don't have many bright colours in my stash or scrap bins - your lovely postage stamps make me think I should do something about that! Lynne.

Dolores said...

Congrats to you and your bear. What a horrid name for a lovely beginning for a scrap quilt (scrap vomit??) No, no, please change your wording - even mish-mash would be better (though I would call it something even nicer.)
Your new cushions turned out very nicely.

Janine said...

Congrats on being in the magazine! Your projects all look lovely :)

Issabella The Cat said...

Congratulations getting published! :D

Erica said...

I was wondering what happened to you! Congrats on having your quilt in a magazine, that's so exciting!

Karen said...

Congrats on having your wall hanging in the mag. That's exciting!
Lovely to see all your projects on the go.

Celtic Thistle said...

I bought that magazine recently and saw your Bear quilt Patti! Congratulations, he looks wonderful.

Heather D. said...

It's so nice to see you again Patti! Congrats on the magazine feature. So fun!

Cindy Sharp said...

That is an awesome bear. Congratulations on his appearance in a magazine.