Gabry Road

Monday

24

November 2014

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The Strip Quilt

Written by , Posted in Quilt, quilting, Quilts

This quilt was never planned or on my ‘bucket list’ for quilts to complete. A few weeks ago, I was struck by some kind of nasty virus that left me too ill too even contemplate sewing anything which involved accurate measurements and matching seams. I tried to rest but if you know me well enough, that is almost impossible. I needed to create something which would keep my head busy but easy enough that I could handle the task while feeling like total crap. The strip quilt was the perfect solution. I was able to create and as a bonus, was able to make a dent in my scrap fabric bin.
Strip Quilt

Strip Quilt

Strip Quilt
Instead of using photocopy paper as the base, I used foundation paper which dissolves when washed. Probably a bit more pricey than using photocopy paper but I didn’t like the idea of ripping out all the paper or wasting the paper. The finished size of each strip quilt block is eight inches. The finished quilt measures out to be an oversized lap quilt. If you are thinking about making this quilt, I used this tutorial from Film In The Fridge. I used a two inch wide grid pattern for the quilting. Nothing fancy but I am really into grid quilting right now as it seems to work well with most of the recent quilts I have worked on.
Not only does this quilting pattern create a bright and colourful quilt, but it also allows you to use up a ton of your scraps! This strip quilt is currently listed in my shop but I have also made another strip quilt since which we will keep for cozying under during the long, winter months.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday

20

November 2014

2

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Mini Christmas Stockings

Written by , Posted in Christmas Stockings, Just another day...

Well, not so mini really. The mini Christmas stockings are small but the perfect size to hold a gift card or any small gift.
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stocking
Mini Christmas Stocking
Mini Christmas Stocking
I know. Not a lot of teal as I usually add to Christmas stockings but I loved the simplicity and rustic appeal of these fabrics. Being that the stockings are neutral, they blend in with any Christmas decor. I love the size of the stockings as they are perfect for small gifts and gift cards which I seem to resort to more and more each year.
These mini stocking Christmas stockings and more are now available in my shop.
Hope you are keeping warm and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Saturday

15

November 2014

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Tuesday

21

October 2014

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Halloween Treats

Written by , Posted in halloween, Just another day...

When the kids were younger, Halloween was a huge event here. We decorated the house just as we would for Christmas, both inside the house and outside. ¬†We made halloween treats for all the kids in my kids classes and the teachers. Now, whether it’s due to laziness or just that the kids aren’t as interested in Halloween, well, we don’t decorate or do as much for Halloween. Thus, I didn’t consider creating much for Halloween this year so instead, I will share projects and treat ideas I created in previous years.
Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

This post has almost, a very small ‘almost’, inspired me to create some treats for the teachers or special friends. So maybe I will but right now, my studio is filled with the beginnings of new Christmas stockings to add to my shop. If I can squeeze a few inches of space on my table, I may play with orange and black instead of red and green for a bit :)
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Sunday

5

October 2014

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A ‘Ghastlies’ Pouch Give-A-Way

Written by , Posted in halloween, Just another day..., patchwork, Pouches, quilting

If you have been following along, you will know I became enchanted with the little Ghastlies adorning the Ghastlies Collection by The Alexander Henry. From aprons and totes and pouches, I have almost used up the entire stash.
The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Tote

The Ghastlies Tote

I created a pouch for a give-a-way because I know you think the Ghastlies are pretty cute also :)
Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your favourite Halloween costume (even if you didn’t wear it). My favourite costume was when I altered a full slip (the kind you wear under a dress) and I cut the letters to spell Freud out of felt and sewed the word Freud across the front of the slip. I was taking a lot of Psychology classes in university at the time so I thought wearing a ‘Freudian Slip‘ costume was awesome. Only not a lot of people could guess what I was :( It was fun though.

Oh and if you have not already liked Gabry Road on Facebook or followed on Instagram, that would also be lovely if you did!
I will select a comment very early on Tuesday, October 7 using Random Number Generator.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and I look forward to reading your comments!

**Edited on October 7, 2014**
The winning ‘comment’ is….

Give A Way winner

Congratulations Leslie!!!

Thank you for your wonderful comments! I will be back soon with a few more give-a-ways.

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