Monday, July 17, 2017

Feel like Groundhog week

I feel like I've written the same post a few weeks in a row!!!!

On my wall:

Wolf....again



Under My Q'nique needle

Cat....again (I had to work out tension problems but now it is under control.....good thing since my next monthly video is about tension problems lol)



My Flower of the month is done for August, I need to make the pattern.

You would think the last thing I need is a new project......right? Well I started a new project :D

I felt like mindless sewing so I got my Sizzix cutter out and cut a few HST of blue ombre and gray batik. Not sure where this one is going :)


Friday, July 14, 2017

Wolf again

This week was not great health wise so I didn't get to finish anything. Well except 2 videos on how to thread my Q'nique 14+. I think I am getting better at editing but the french accent is still as bad as it was :D

The wolf is growing and I started auditioning background fabrics, I love this pale blue that goes with the eyes. For the next wolf, I will change 2 fabrics, one is too light and another one is too dark for my taste but the overall shape I am very happy with. I am not sure if I can make a pattern for it since it is very big and complicated. I might make a smaller version.


And I finally received my batting and started quilting my kitty quilt with a pattern I "invented" myself so I will make a demo demonstration video very soon is you are interested.




Monday, July 10, 2017

On my wall and a request :)

I have a lot on my plate but my wall is still occupied by my Wolf. He is growing nicely. I already see where I will change some fabrics on my next one but in all I like the 3D effect. That is one thing when designing fractured image, you can't really see how it look until you are pretty far along because most of the time it look like a ball of nothing. I will often do the same pattern twice for the desired effect. I took this picture from a distance to show you the effects so don't mind the messy studio :D





This weekend I gave a class at Atelier Fiber Arts. I always love to teach my passion for quilting. My next class might be an all day Bargello Quilt. It is an easy technique but that give a great result!!!

I am also designing my next flower of the month. It will be a poppy, I hope you will do this one with me :)



On the Q'nique 14+, we are slowly warming to each other. It is all about the hand / pedal coordination and it take practice, practice and finally practice. I am trying different treads combinations to see how she react. She is a lot more sensitive than my sewing machine but I heard it it pretty typical of a quilting machine. Oh by the way I named her Gracie ....not that original but it fit :)

Finally, my sweet husband decided to make a web site for me and he asked me if you would agree to use your comments on the site. You are all so very encouraging and I would not take your comments without your permission :)



Monday, July 3, 2017

Flower of the month

I just started what I call "Flower of the month" 


I do it mainly for myself since I do not have a huge number of followers lol but it make me happy to offer the patterns for free each month. I will make is as a Quilt as you go but you don't have to. Each block is 12.5" x 12.5"




You can find the pattern at Craftsy 

And the Wolf is growing. One thing with this technique, you can't really judge how it look until everything is done, so now it look weird but I have faith in my process


Friday, June 30, 2017

Northcott fabrics are here

Many news this week

I got my box of yummy fabrics sent by Northcott to make the wolf so he is starting to take shape on my design wall. Like any of my other fractured image piece, it look like nothing for the moment :) in this picture I added an eye to show what you are seeing.






My Kitty "Look at that face" fractured image is on Craftsy


So is "The patriot" Now until the 4th of July this pattern is half off!!!!



Finally I have been nominated by Kathleen Scargle McCormick for the Leibster award !!!! I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart.
I will make a solo post  to answer the questions :)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

New baby and new project

No I am not pregnant thank the Goddess!!! I am talking about my new Q'nique 14+....well not mine mine but it is at my place now and we are learning to become friend. The table didn't come with instructions but me and my husband long experience with Ikea finally paid off and we were able to assemble it without tears and much bad french words.


My first Video will be about threading and tension!!! There is a learning curve going from my Jenome Horizon 8200 (Josephine) to the Q'nique!!! who by the way really need a name so I am open to suggestions.

This is my new project

Isn't he the most handsome!!!
It might be a project with Northcott fabric but even if it does not work this pattern should be available soon.

The only question I have is his size....unless I make different patterns for different size.

Oh and he also need a name :)