Thursday, February 23, 2012

Reading Week!

I realized it's been so long since I have made a new post!
Even over reading week, life doesn't stop being busy! It seems to be flying by so quickly, although I did try my best to get lots of sewing time in! I spent a few days at the cottage over reading week, it was so nice. This is a picture of the view of the lake from my balcony.

I recently finished a table runner for my Mom. It's made with five paper-pieced turtles. My family has an "inside-joke" with turtles as people frequently mistake our last name, "Tuttle" for "Turtle", so I thought it was quite fitting.

I have also been tidying up my room...(mother's orders! haha) and I have begun to make a T-shirt quilt. I'm not following any specific pattern, just cutting up and sewing together what I can. I didn't really plan on it looking symmetrical or "organized" I just wanted it to look scrappy and warm. I have already decided I'm going to put it on my bed at the cottage when it is done. Hopefully I can get the top together before I start school again next week.

Picture to come soon!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Completed Projects!

Here's two quilts that two of my adult students recently completed!

The first is a memory quilt, for her Grandson, done in team colours with photos of the mascot, and the team photos for this year and last year. We have left the opposite corners empty for now, so that we can add team photos for the next two years that he is on the team. An excellent keepsake, it will also keep his Mom warm, cheering for him at all his games!

This next one, was done by another one of my students who is excitedly waiting for the birth of her new Grandson! It was the first time she completed a quilt from start to finish, so proud of her! She quilted a heart, in each of the large blue squares, they look great from the back as well.
I love her colour choice, he will be able to grow with it.

No one will ever understand the feeling I get when I see my student's succeed at something they doubted. I almost find more joy in watching other people finish their quilts, than I feel when I finish my own!

Awesome job ladies!