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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Churn Dash and Stars



I spent some of my Friday Night Sew-In looking at some of my older projects. I have a couple of projects that need to be ripped apart but I did not feel like working on them.  I ended  up working on my Churn Dash and Stars. I have been making the blocks scrappy so I cut out 4 blocks. I have to say that cutting is my least favourite part of quilting. I started sewing the blocks together. There are lots of little bits to the quilt which feels like it takes longer to make, but not really. I have a feeling that I am going to enjoy the end result.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Calendar Quilt Finale




I am so happy! My calendar quilt is finally done! I did one block a month in 2015, put together the top at my retreat in November 2016 and finally finished the quilt this week. My daughter helped me pick out the binding fabric for it. She has become my go to helper for design advice. She suggested that I put it up in our quilting room and I will. I enjoy doing the paper piecing and I have a few more patterns I would like to do.

Linking to TGIFF and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sashing - WIP Wednesday

Summer seems to have become a time for me to finish up projects that just need a subtle push. These past few days I worked on my Kaleidoscope quilt and my Snowy Stars which needed some help with their sashing.



 I finally got all of the sashing done for my Kaleidoscope quilt and started auditioning fabrics for the borders.








For my Snowy Stars I cut the sashing for in between the rows. I was originally going to do something different with the fabrics so I just cut when I decided what I wanted to do.

It feels good to have these quilts move past the block stage. I can't wait until they become a quilt top!

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pinwheels and Rails



I spent my Friday Night Sew In working on my Pinwheels and Rails quilt for my client aka my daughter.  I am making it using a Jelly Roll as well as fabric in my stash. It has been a lot of fun working on something simple and yet so vibrant. I love a lot of the classic patterns.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Oh Cherry Oh!




I decided that Summer is a better word to say than Snow right now. I have my Oh Cherry Oh done and I am so thrilled. This has been a UFO for a few years and I am thrilled to have it finished. I found the border fabric last year at Quilt Canada. It was not cherries, but I liked the combination of apples and cherries together. This quilt is for me, and it is one I would happily use when it is not so hot around here.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday , and TGIFF.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Snowmen Stars



I am not sure if I am allowed to say the S word in July - snow! I have been organizing my UFO's in the past couple of weeks to figure out what needs to be done to finish them. The stars were finished and needed to be put into rows so I have that done now. Next I will be working on the border and the flying geese.  I think I will be changing up the border a bit. I am in the mood again that done is better than perfect which helps productivity.

Linking to Let's Bee Social.



Friday, July 14, 2017

And Pretty Maids All In a Row

 "Mary, Mary, quite contrary"

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)  







These boxes remind me of this poem. They were made as thank you gifts for people who have supported my children. I used the pattern from Seaside Stitches and Freemotion by the River. The sides are meant to be sewn down but I liked how they resembled tulips to me and decided to keep them that way. As always I need to make one for myself now.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday, and TGIFF