Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lime Green and Turquoise!!!

So my boys are now 7 and 10. They share a bedroom that was decorated when they were newborn and 3, so we decided that our January project this year would be to redecorate their bedroom. Of course, they couldn't agree on a paint colour and they didn't like any of my ideas (I was thinking a nice sage green or denim blue), so I let them each pick one colour. Aidan immediately knew that he wanted green - lime green (actually the paint name is Baby Peas). Carson, like always, took a long time to make his decision. First he wanted red (I told him absolutely not) then he wanted tangerine orange, then he finally decided on "balloons" which is a dark turquoise. Once he had a paintbrush in his hand, there was no stopping him and even though I kept reminding him that we would eventually be painting the WHOLE" wall, he insisted on putting his "artwork" on first.
He wasn't very happy when I started to paint over Henry, George, Fred and the rest of the 30 odd stick people that he had painted. But once they were gone he helped with the rolling.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Today I am teaching my pattern "Home Sweet Home" at Taylor Sewing Centre. I made this quilt using an assortment of Whimsicals fabrics and I just love the finished result. I can't wait to see what fabric choices my students will have - that is one of the best parts of teaching - seeing how other people interpret my quilt designs!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Marilee's Quilt

Here is the quilt that I machine quilted for my Fibre Friend Marilee Taylor. I fell in love with this quilt while I was working on it - I kept thinking how it looked like a quilt that I would make. When I gave it back to her, I mentioned this to Marilee. She then reminded me how I had helped her to pick put all of the fabrics during one of the Open Houses at Taylor Sewing Centre!!

For this quilt I did a large free motion heart motif in the outer border, then a star motif on the inner border.
For the centre I practised using my laser pointer to follow a floral pantograph design.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Machine Quilting

Today I start teaching my next set of machine quilting classes at Taylor Sewing Centre. This time instead of taking 6 weeks, we are going to be doing it in 4 classes instead. I have revamped my class handouts and I am ready to go!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dyane's Quilt

Here is the quilt that I quilted for my friend Dyane - unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it after I had finished it. Dyane is going to be teaching this quilt at Taylor Sewing Centre this winter - you can check their website http://www.taylorsewing.com/ to see the course schedule.