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patchwork Archive

Monday

3

July 2017

1

COMMENTS

Not the quilt I had planned.

Written by , Posted in Baby Quilt, Just another day..., patchwork, Patchwork Quilt, Quilt, quilting, Quilts, Scrappy Quilt

I cut all the pieces to create the Sunday Morning Quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.ย  After spending my sewing time for the week cutting all the strips to create this…

…I ended up turning all the pretty strips of fabric into this…a simple patchwork quilt.

It’s not that I didn’t like the style of the Sunday Morning Quilt pattern. I just finished cutting the fabrics, played with the patterning a bit and then decided I wanted to make a ‘comfort zone’ quilt. ย Patchwork quilts are simple.

This one started as 2.5 x 8 inch strips.
I sewed six strips together.
Cut the sewn strips to 2.5 inches wide.
Sewed six of the cut strips together to create a block.
Easy peasy.

And maybe that is just what I needed. I had not made a quilt in a while and really wanted to make one I didn’t have to think much about and more importantly, that I didn’t have to buy a ton of new fabric in order to create the quilt. I am truly attempting to use only the fabrics in my abundant stash of beautiful fabrics. Patchwork quilts like this one are easy in that you can pretty much use any or all the fabrics in your stash and it all looks great together.
If you want to use 2.5 x 2.5 inch squares, this is a great tutorial.
If you want to make the blocks using strips instead of squares (which I always do), this is well written tutorial.
I had all intentions on taking images of my progress to show how easy, yet rewarding, a patchwork quilt can be but sadly, I use excuses of poor lighting and a messy work table and fail to take pics ๐Ÿ™‚

I still plan to make the intended Sunday Morning Quilt. I love the look of scrappy quilts and especially the ease of which the little pieces join together to make something warm and wonderful. Although it is considered ‘summer’ here in Ottawa (too much rain has me doubting the season), we still use quilts all the time. For cooler nights or when hubby wins the air conditioning setting war and the kids and I find it a tad too cool in the house.
On that note, I am going to venture out and enjoy the sunshine we finally have.
Hope the sun is shining wherever you are and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Monday

15

February 2016

1

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The Wristlet…A Travel Essential

Written by , Posted in patchwork, Pouches, Wristlet

I don’t like to be bagged down (no pun intended) with bags and purses when I travel. I love ‘hands free’ options. I wear a cross-body bag and back packs before I will ever consider a hand bag or shoulder bag.
And that is why I love wristlets. To me, the wristlet is a travel or vacation necessity.
You can keep all your essentials, including your phone, in one handy little pouch. Easy peasy.


Of course, fun patterned fabrics make these wristlets even better ๐Ÿ™‚

These and more are available in my shop.
If you are living in the cold like we are, stay warm! If you are traveling to a warmer place, safe travels and hope you have a fabulous vacation.
Thanks for stoppin’ by!!

Wednesday

20

May 2015

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Snow Ball Quilt

Written by , Posted in patchwork, Quilt, quilting, Quilts

Snowball Quilt
I enjoyed working with these fabrics so much that this is the second quilt I have made using the Persimmon Collection by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.
There is something about the combination of the fabrics I loved, even though navy isn’t my ‘go to’ color, it works so well with the other colors and patterns in this fabric collection. I love the Snow Ball Quilt pattern as it allows for a large background, or negative spaces.
Snow Ball Quilt

Snow Ball Quilt

Snow Ball Quilt
I used a quilters linen for the background snow ball blocks. I love it. I want to use linen for all my background blocks now. I had hoarded and stored the linens in various colors for a long time but either didn’t have the right quilt pattern or nerve to actually attempt to use it.
I had so much of the Persimmon Collection remaining I was able to create a backing using various sized blocks of the fabric. The end result is the back looks like a quilt itself which I love.
Snow Ball Quilt

Snow Ball Quilt
I would love to be able to say I have now used up all of my Persimmon fabrics but I still have enough to make a small quilt or some pillow shams.
This quilt measures 67 inches by 67 inches which is a perfect sized lap quilt or picnic quilt. The dense quilting by Silver Fox Quilting gives the quilt a nice weight and of course, durability considering the tight and small scale quilting.
You can find this quilt in my Etsy shop here.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Sunday

5

October 2014

12

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ™ 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.

Tuesday

23

September 2014

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The ‘Ghastlies’ Utility Aprons

Written by , Posted in handmade apron, handmade aprons, patchwork

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!

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