Friday, 27 November 2015

Jol by Wenche Wolff Hatling for Moda Fabrics

One of the fabrics that came home from market with me was Jol.  Wenche Wolff Hattling is a new designer for Moda and her first line is a christmas line.

Click here for a youtube video introducing the line.

For me, it's all about the quilting.  I had great fun with this one.

My inspiration came from this quilt that a group of us made at retreat as a community quilt.

A great pattern idea for showing off a variety of fabrics.

Last weekend was my Wonky Houses class at Katja's.  Do you think they had enough fabric to pick from?  Donna's Three Dimension chicken coop was adorable.   Everyone had a fabulous time playing in the class.  Thanks to all the ladies who came!

I've even found a little time to work on one of my quilts.  This quilt uses Aria by Kate Spain and Paper and Ink by Zen Chic.  More pics to come when it is bound!

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Friday, 20 November 2015

A Little Busy!

This time of year it seams like deadlines are everywhere.  Are you feeling the pinch?

Last Wednesday I finished up the samples from market for the Trend-tex sales reps.

As well as a parade of elephants named "Bobo."  A little out of my normal range of sewing.  I enlisted a couple of helpers on this one.  You can only cut, sew and stuff so many Bobos before you go a little crazy.

I spent the weekend teaching a few classes.  My favourite is always the free motion quilting class.  One young woman decided to doodle her cat.  I think she is going to be an amazing quilter!

Upon my return, I revved up the long arm.  I was anxious to try out the new ruler a friend in Valmont made me for my in the ditch stitching.  Having the centre piece to hang onto makes all the difference in the world.

This was the first quilt with the new ruler.  It's owner is just a little excited about picking it up on Saturday.

Paisley hearts was a must for this wedding quilt.  I always get a little sentimental when reading all the messages written for the bride and groom.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015


This week's quilt is made from Luke Hayne's cotton line "Dapper!"  A little tidbit I neglected to mention about Luke is that he is a great dancer.  He danced up a storm at the Moda party.

The line has twenty three pieces, making it perfect for the pattern "Messages" from the book Fabric Play by Deane Moore.

The quilting is fairly simple.  There was a tight time frame on this one, so it just had to be done.

Today I was teaching a Modern Sampler class in Armstrong.  The participants were delightfully willing to experiment with their blocks.  The result of their first block is above.  They all started with the same basic units, played with them, and came up with a design they liked.  My original post on making this block is here.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Dapper Wovens by Luke

One of the exciting things about Market is meeting the Designers of the Moda team.  The newest designer is Luke Haynes.  He has two fabric line, Dapper Wovens and Dapper.  Of course a fat quarter pack of each came home with me.

The fabric is soooooo soft and cuddly!

Working efficiently (fast) I came up with a very poor imitation of Luke's quilt.  This will be a sample for Trendtex fabric reps to take on the road while selling the fabric.

Luke's quilt is so much more fun!  And did you notice, the shirt he is modelling is from his fabric?

He took the cuttings from the Moda warehouse and pieced them together to make "new" fabric.  Using a Go Cutter he cut Half squares and pieced together the quilt.

Luke is very well know for his art quilts.  This one was hanging in the Quilt show portion of Market. Click here to check out his work.  It is worth the click.

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