Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Runner for my dog

This potholder pattern is one of the rare things I like to crochet, and use in the kitchen.
To make a runner I followed the pattern using 1"-strips of misprinted cotton fabric. I sewed the 1o individual hexagons together with the ends.
The runner is  about 24" wide and 78" long, heavy enough to stay in place and so squishy that the dog now sleeps on it, beside her with wool-scraps filled cushion.

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Tote that became a Weekend Bag

This bag came about because I didn't want to make a place in my stash for some remnants. I did not manage to use everything up, but even so this tote is more of a weekend than shopping trip size.
The tree is appliquéed on the zippered front pocket. The main bag also closes with a zip.
Inside are a loop for keys and pockets for small items and a cell phone.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Birth Announcement Wallhanging

Nursery decoration for a special little girl. I don't dare to show the quilt in its entirety as it shows birthday and name....
The embroidery is done in chainstitch before layering and quilting.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Summery Postcards

I am looking for "summery" postcard ideas, here is what I came up with:

"Le Soleil d'Or" is a local camping and sight seeing spot with an incredible vue of the river Restigouche.

Highly stylized image of our landscapes....

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Recycling: Catalognes

A friend took pity on me and cut my immense stash of badly printed fabrics, accumulated for nearly 20 years (I have had a fabric store) into 1/2" strips.
Our supervisor Zouleïka is seen here completely overworked:
My job was to sew the strips together and roll them into balls:
just a small part!
Then this friend wove them into blankets, called catalogne here. We are lucky to have a "Cercle de Fermières" where 8 looms are available. Volunteers mount the wefts and teach any member who wants to learn.
This catalogne was woven from fabric shown in the above picture right, with two passes of yarn every couple of inches:
 The violet one is made from the balls in the center of the above photo:
 A combination of the first two blankets:
 And the last one is a souvenir catalogne, woven from my friend's mother's sheets:

Sunday, 7 May 2017


This is a baby quilt that was demanded for the provincial exposition by the Fédération des Cercle des Fermières du Québec.
The pattern had to be 9-patch or a variation,
and other technics, such as appliqué, would make the quilt lose points.
The fabrics are from Sew-Sisters in Toronto, one of their monthly fat-quarter bundle which I had hoarded for quite some time (they were much too pretty to cut up)
This is another take on this quilt, with the appliquéd motives replaced by quilting with coloured threads.

It even looks lovely on the back side!

Friday, 5 May 2017

New Employee

Regina's Quilts is proud to announce a new employee: Sonsie
He/she (not certain yet) promises a great capacity for attention to detail:
facility in expressing opinions (not favorable for this project as shown by the tongue):
seems to know about machines:

and is willing to work with older employees and accept their advice:
He was born about 2 months ago under my patio and in between my stacked logs to an errand cat. Unfortunately the mother can't be caught to be spayed.