An Extra Day to Catch Up!

>> Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Long Weekend Canadians!

I'm taking the time to post pics of all the creating I've been getting done here in Studio Sew Joy ;)

Now that I'm finished Teachers College (yay!) I'm supply teaching again. Which is great! On my days off I walk down the stairs and into my space.

In ONE day I worked on 7 different projects! One day!
Needless to say it's taken me some time to edit photos and find more time to post. 

Block 14 of my Halloween 1904 quilt was put together at my parent's home in North Bay, but I had forgot to kit up the black star. Now the black star is on and machine stitched.

I've got block 16 out and ready to start! {By the way, the block numbers are my own doing - to keep track of where they go in the final quilt as I am quilting each one separately and they tend to look a lot alike! ;)}

I went through my quilts to do a switch some around and put out more spring looking ones. This little wallhanging is from Kay Mackenzie's book Easy Applique Blocks.

I made the wallhanging years ago, but never actually quilted it!
Now it's quilted and hanging to welcome me every morning:)

Since I was being a BIG girl {and actually working on things to finish!} I also pulled out a wallhanging that I designed and haven't shared here yet.

A couple of years ago I shared this centre quilting in progress using freezer paper. 

I finished one of the corners and then put the project away.

I pulled the project back out and started work on another corner. I chose the one diagonally opposite the one I have finished because I'm not sure I'll have enough thread to do all 4 corners the same colour. This way the opposite corners will match!

I am really enchanted by welsh quilting and took the opportunity on this plain background to play with making my own welsh designs.
I have one book that I drew on heavily for inspiration and design ideas:
Making Welsh Quilts:The Textile Tradition that Inspired the Amish? by Mary Jenkins and Clare Claridge. {see cover of book here}

{You may or may not know that I was living in Kitchener Waterloo when I started quilting which has a strong Mennonite community. I was exposed to lots of traditional Mennonite quilts. AND coming up soon is the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction. Check out this year's quilt catalogue!}

There's more to see, but I think I'll put it in another post!

I'm heading outside to do some planting - we might actually grow some of our own vegetables this summer. 

Plus, there's other things to enjoy in the quilting world this weekend, like the Blogger's Quilt Festival .

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown May 19, 2014 at 11:39 AM  

Nice to see you got some time to quilt. 7 projects in one day! That's great.

Deb Fox-McHugh May 19, 2014 at 6:16 PM  

Good going Sarah! I will have to check ur the bloggers quilt show.

HelenMarie May 19, 2014 at 9:52 PM  

WTG Sarah! Great job on the pumpkin block and I LOVE your welsh quilting. looking forward to the finish!

Beth May 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM  

That quilting is amazing. Love your pumpkin block too.
You are making up the time you couldn't quilt much while in school. Way to go! Enjoy

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