Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mickey Pins


When you go to Disney properties, they have a fun interactive activity that has been happening for a while now: Pin Trading.  Yes, it has to be Disney pins, but there are relatively inexpensive starter packs that you can purchase and then you are set to trade!  All Disney cast members in the parks, hotels, etc. have a lanyard around their neck to trade pins with.  You can also trade with other guests, but I've found them to be a little more picky.

Anyway, I have purchased and traded for pins for the last few trips and needed a way to display them.  I had to focus on just Mickey Logo style pins, or I'd be in real trouble with all the pins available!  They're SO pretty!!!

Michaels has these felt Mickeys

And rolls of self adhesive cork

So a combined them onto a piece of 14x14" board from a broken frame.  I used Automotive Goop.  Then brought it into Michaels to get a custom frame made with no glass.  This way I can continue to add pins and switch them around if I like.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Canada Quilt

I finally got some finished pictures of a Canada quilt I finished just before Christmas.  This is my first pieced quilt.  And of course I had to make it a large one....

So piecing started in the fall of 2016.

Once the blocks were created I needed to decide what order to place the blocks.

 The pieced front was completed in the spring of 2017

Starting to work on the back in the fall of 2017.
And then off to be quilted by a fellow quilter with a long arm machine.  Thank you Shawna at Aba Daba Quilts!

And Voila!  A finished, and binded quilt, just in time for my sister to sleep under it in my guest room at Christmas!


Time Flies!

 It's June! Almost July! I have just come back from Quilt Canada in Vancouver.   This is a show that highlights the best juried quilts a...