Monday, 7 April 2014

A Couple of Finishes

I finished a couple of quilts over the past week or so. I'm pretty excited about that! :) First up is my Quilt of Valour which is now completely finished and packed up to go out in the mail. (Just waiting for payday on Wednesday.)

 This pattern, if you've missed any of my previous posts, is by Calgary quilter Cheryl Arkinson. It is called "Oh, Canada" and she sells PDF copies in her Etsy shop.
 Here are a couple of closer shots. The lovely shot cottons were received in a package of scraps that I won on Sew Mama Sew giveaway day last May from Allison at Little Island Quilting. It was so exciting to receive a package all the way from the UK.

 This is my son's dinosaur quilt that I finally got finished for him. He just turned 9 on Friday so I wanted to get it done this weekend. He loves science and these are not really babyish dinos so I figured I was still safe. I bought the fabrics a couple of summers ago in Drumheller, Alberta. There is a famous museum there called Royal Tyrrell Museum that is full of cool dinosaur fossils.
 I tried to get fancy with my machine quilting. I still need a lot of practice. My scallops turned out messy because I was going too fast so I am calling them dinosaur teeth and therefore it's all good. :)
 Here's a closer shot of some of the fabrics. I recently ordered the border fabric on Etsy because it just needed something.
 It is backed with Briar Rose because dinosaurs would eat crickets and clover. Right!?
And here is the birthday boy who had a rock climbing party for his birthday. I was up on the second floor of our communiplex to take this photo so he is actually up quite high. He made it to the top several times.

And in other news... I found out on Thursday that I am over four months pregnant! That was quite a surprise. I went in to the doctor because I thought something was very wrong with me. You know... like cancer. And I found out that yes, something is growing in my uterus but it's a little baby! So that was a relief but also a bit of a shock as I have not felt sick or exhausted as I did with the other two. So now I need to get some maternity clothes quickly as many things are not fitting anymore.

I will be finished my Government of Canada job at the end of May so that works out alright. More time for quilting and blogging! I was working as a Finance Clerk but due to budget cuts there was nothing for me to do so they moved me to the Fire Hall here on the military base that I live on. So I will help them out with clerical tasks until my casual contract is up. I just started there today and it is very interesting working in a Fire Hall.

So what's new with you? What are you working on for spring. I am designing a quilt with the www.sewmamasew.com/ Spring Sew along. You can see my design on Instagram. Or check the hashtag #dyosampler. Mine is the yellow, green and black one. I am using my "Comma" by Moda fabrics.

3 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you, cOngrats! I love that museum, as well :)

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  2. Amazing how life goes!
    I have an 11-wk-old baby now--time flies! I will need to go back to work in-call registration in the Emergency Dept at the hospital soon. I'm not sure how that's going to go, because I'm nursing the baby full time and lots of routines are stil coalescing --and I have no idea if he will take a bottle (my other two refused).
    I'm working in a Hugs n Kisses quilt for teacher gifts.

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  3. Just found your page via the big Giveaway week going on right now - and I am delighted to find you - I really like your work - your quilt of valour is wonderful - and I enjoy your sewing for children too. Congratulations on your new baby and I wish you all the best. I am expecting our 5th grandchild in July and so I am all about babies and children - quilting for them and sewing for the girls and their dolls.
    Pauline

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