Gabry Road

Tuesday

23

September 2014

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The ‘Ghastlies’ Utility Aprons

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I have never been one to purchase fabric with ‘themed’ patterns or images but these little Ghastlies changed that. I liked the idea of creating Halloween themed projects without using the typical Halloween colours and patterns.
Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron
I had initially set out to only make a few but they become too fun to make, especially when I began patching the ruffle and bands. I think it gave the apron a less polished look which is perfect for the Ghastlie theme.
These aprons and more are available in my shop. Having quite a bit of the fabric remaining, I am hoping to create some cute pouches and maybe a lap quilt. This has to be the first time I actually created seasonal items before the season ie. Halloween was over!
Fabrics used:
The Ghastlie Collection by The Alexander Henry
Eerie by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday

13

September 2014

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Baby Quilts

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After playing with the Chevron pattern on my pillow covers, I felt confident enough to create a baby quilt using the Chevron pattern.

Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt
Unless working with a professional pattern, I still haven’t mastered exactly how many blocks I need to create a quilt so I usually end up with a tad more than I needed. This time, I turned the extra pieces into half triangle squares and was able to create another baby quilt.
Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt
Both quilts were fun to make and I love how the colours and patterns in the fabric play so well together.
I am currently working on what I hope to be some really fun Halloween projects so I won’t be quilting for a bit but I am still playing with fabric so it’s all good :)
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday

9

September 2014

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The ‘Arithmetic’ Quilt

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When I purchased the Elementary Collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics, I wanted some element of ‘school’ in the quilt. I googled and searched and discovered the Arithmetic pattern by Jeni Baker of In Color Order was absolutely perfect!
Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt
Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt
I attempted to quilt this piece but after completing about four rows, I saw the quilt top was starting to pucker and knew by experience that the puckering would just get worse so I took out all the pins and brought the quilt to the professional. Silver Fox Quilting used a Straight Line Stipple quilting pattern with Omni white thread. The result was fitting for the pattern and of course, no puckering :)
As I explained to a friend last night when she asked why I don’t finish the entire quilt myself, I told her I am all about the fabrics and piecing them together right now. I haven’t reached the point where the quilting is as important as the quilt design itself but I am sure one day, I will want to work harder at successfully quilting large quilts. For now, I will stick to quilting the baby quilts or smaller sized quilts.
Thanks so much for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday

3

September 2014

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Rec Room: Updated!

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The rec room or TV room was the first room we ‘updated’ when we moved into this house back in 2006. We had only one TV and it was the place we all hung out in. And we did comfortably for years until one day at the beginning of August, hubby said ‘Let’s get rid of the carpet’. I believe within seconds I was on my way out the door to the nearest flooring store.
The old rec room wasn’t bad but we had probably outgrown the carpet and the colours. Like most reno’s, once we figured out we were replacing the carpet in the rec room, of course we would have to replace the flooring in the adjoining rooms or it was look like, as I described, floor vomit.
So this is the old version of the rec room:
TV Room

TV Room
And this is what it looked like after the flooring and painting:
TV Room

TV Room
I painted the toy bucket the same colour as the top part of the walls (Benjamin Moore ‘Arctic Ice’) which is a pale grey.
I left everything as is until I decided something was missing from the room.
I figured it out about a week after the renos were done.
I was missing the colour teal.
There is some element of teal in almost every room in the house so why should the rec room be any different right?
I painted the media cabinet using, for the very first time, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint purchased at Malenka Originals right here in Ottawa.
Then this happened:
TV Room
Yes, much better :)
Without much natural lighting, the colours do not appear as great in pics as in real life but you get the gist. I have teal in the room so I am happy.
I went on to make some pillow covers to co-ordinate. This is the first time I have sewed ‘chevrons’ and wow it was great. I am, maybe a bit behind the current trends, but in love with chevrons and zig zags :)
Chevron Pillow Cover

Chevron Pillow Cover

Chevron Pillow Cover

Chevron Pillow Cover

Chevron Pillow Cover
This is how they look in the room (with the poor lighting):
Chevron Pillow Cover

Chevron Pillow Cover
The room still needs a few more pillow covers but I am busy stocking up my shop now so that project will have to wait a bit. Feels so great to be out of paint and reno mode. I truly missed my morning sewing sessions when I had to paint instead. There was a time when I loved to paint and remodel, etc. but now, all that is done on an ‘on need’ basis. On that note, hoping we don’t have any ‘need to do’ renos for a long time!
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday

27

August 2014

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The winner of the Pencil Case is…

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RNG

Congratulations Sue! Please send me your address and I will send the Pencil Case asap!

Thank you so much for your comments. I so enjoyed reading about what you would do with a ‘second chance':) I have so many more give-a-ways planned so please do keep in touch via Facebook, Instagram or follow by email here on my website.
Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stoppin’ by!

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