Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday Beauty in Olympic Times

Bright lights on the ground.

I turned 31 the other day, and M and I went for a gorgeous walk before work. Documenting all the signs of spring was one of my goals, since the sun and the warmth have made flowers and leaves burst forth.

Pink and frothy: the cherries and plums.

Laundry on the line. White + White.

Three happy ducks, all in a row.

Forsythia: the yellow hallmark of winter's end.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sewing Space

Our house changed configuration recently, when a friend moved into our spare room to start is PhD at UBC. My sewing space had to be re-jigged into the living room, which surprisingly has worked out quite well. I recovered the ironing board, so it wasn't such a drab eyesore, and now all the splashes of colour look cheerful and inviting.

The fabric for the ironing board came from the discount section of the Textile Clearance House, which means it was only $2/yd!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Finally, a Photographed Finish

Completed cat and bird quilt, at long last! Soon to go to its forever home where a new baby is expected.

It's been so long since I posted anything here, it would seem that I'd abandoned ship. However, that is not quite true. Things have just got a little off course, in terms of blogging and sewing and taking pictures:) What follows is a brief catch-up on a few projects. More to follow!

Detail of the quilting.

I really love how the simplicity of the back contrasts the busyness of the front.

A star block for my quilting bee, which turned out to be quite challenging for my not-so-precision quilting skills.

And a churn dash block, which was fun and easy!

I've got a new quilt underway, for home use, and an appliqued duvet cover under works for my parents. It's the iteration of the forest branches blocks, made mum and dad friendly. They're not really quilt people, so the duvet cover seemed like a good solution.