Trip Around The World Quilt

I finally quilted my Trip Around The World Quilt.  Amazingly, it did not take me that long.  I think I spent less than 3 hours total.  The binding took another 1 or 2 hours.

I used many of the fabrics I have on hand.  I am quite happy that it looks kind of scrappy.  We took it to the beach (or the lake just because I am living in Canada 🙂 ) and took some pictures.  It kind of look busy to me but my friends convinced me that it is really nice.







Candy Wrapper Pouch

I went to the US yesterday and got some M&M coffee flavor.  I totally love it.  The coffee flavor does not over power the chocolate and of course, I love the peanuts inside.  I then remember that I saw a tutorial a while ago, of how to sew a candy wrapper pouch.  It is the same way you would sew a regular pouch, with lining or not.

I use an iron on vinyl to make it more durable. I think I got it from Hobby Lobby store.  For some reason JoAnn store does not have it.  May be they have it in a larger JoAnn.

The only thing to watch is that there is no do over.  It is a plastic and everytime you sew, it will leave a sewing mark (holes).  I don’t use linings on mine so it is rathet easy to make.

I had this cute zipper that I got a while ago in different colors and they are just perfect for pouches.  It has a ring pull.  I did not use the M&M coffee wrapper but I use the Christmas wrapper on one side and the Halloween one on the other side.  It is so much fun to make a to look at and I would make some more for myself.

DIY Quilt Ladder

Since I have so many quilts, it is quite a challenge to store them.  I have an antique cedar chest, but it is just not big enough.  I would also like to see my quilts and use them.  The best way to display the quilts is probably the quilt ladder but they can be quite pricey as they are mostly custom made.  They can run up to $100 per ladder.  Some are using recycle woods.  

It is actually quite easy to make a quilt ladder.  The ladder just need to be strong enough to hold the quilts.  Of course it is not for our use so ne careful when you have children.

I did some drawings and went to home depot.  You can may any size you like, whatever fit with your room.  I take the easy way and buy a cut wood, which I believe is 48 inches in length.  Then I bought some smaller ones and asked one of the guys to cut it.  Since we don’t want to waste any woods, I divided the wood into 4 equal length.

I purchased a sample paint for less than $5 and it is enough to do two coats.  I have it tinted with Ethereal Mood from Behr.  You can also stain the wood to give it a rustic look but since we live in a condo and do not have a garage, I decided it would be less efforts to paint than to stain.  After the staining process, there is an extra step to seal the stain as we don’t want the stain to bleed onto our beautiful quilts.

I am very happy with the final product and was thinking of making another slimmer, smaller ladder to hold my scarfs during winter.  

So without a further ado, here it is:

Morning Glory Quilt – 2

We finally have the time to take this quilt for the photo session at the park.  We went out on the weekend and were passing Stratford, Ontario.  This was taken at Shakespeare Park.  Too bad that there were no flowers at all.  Usually this park will be filled with Tulips around this time of the year.  But the weather was kind of unpredictable lately.  Many of the flowers did not even get a chance to bloom.

Don’t you just love the quilt?  It is my favorite now.  But of course I say it to all my new quilts. 🙂