Thursday, September 16, 2021

TGIFF - Scrappy Quilt

Welcome to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.  TGIFF is the opportunity to share your finish from this week.  You can find out who is hosting each week by heading over to the TGIFF blog.

I finally got around to quilting a top I pieced back in April.  Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts an annual charity quilt drive called Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.


I had the opportunity to do a guest post on Sarah's blog, and I shared this tutorial.


I did an all-over stipple in yellow thread.  I used Hobbs Premium 80/20 batting (my favourite).  I actually purchased my first large roll a few months ago.  I can't wait to start using it.


I used Kona Bordeaux for the binding, using Aurifil #2350 Copper.


It's now time to share your finish from this week.  I encourage you to visit a few of the links ups to get some inspiration and to share some quilty love.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Here are some other link-up parties where you can showcase your finish:

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Pumpkin Mug Rugs

This week's finish is pumpkin mug rugs.  They finish 6 x 8 inches.

The pumpkin is a log cabin block using a variety of orange batik fabrics.


I used some Kona scraps for the stem and a leaf.  Instead of finishing with binding, I flipped the three layers (Hobbs Batting 80/20 in the middle) inside out and top stitched around the edge.


I free-motioned a continuous wonky circle using Aurifil #2150 Pumpkin.  Happy coincidence that the thread is named Pumpkin. 😊


These may stay at the office, or I may gift them.



Here are some weekly link-up parties where you can showcase your finish:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

TGIFF - Maple Leaf Pillows

Welcome to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.  TGIFF is the opportunity to share your finish from this week.  You can find out who is hosting each week by heading over to the TGIFF blog.

With fall approaching, I made two pillows using a maple leaf.  You can find free tutorials for this simple block.  And not that I need an excuse to use orange, but orange is a great fall colour.


I used a batik print on the back and did a simple envelope closure.


I used the woodgrain quilting motif for the first time.  It's not an easy technique, but not bad for my first attempt.  I used Aurifil #2000 Light Stand for the quilting and #2350 Copper to attach the binding.


And lucky coincidence that they match my living room decor.  😉


I was going to gift these, but I may have to re-think that....hmmmm......



It's now time to share your finish from this week.  I encourage you to visit a few of the links ups to get some inspiration and to share some quilty love.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, August 1, 2021

2021 Monthly Colour Challenge - August Block

It's time for the August block for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  Don't forget to sign up for the free monthly blocks here.

August's colour is tan.  I used Kona Gold and Scone.  I am fortunate to have a large stash of Kona, so I have been using Kona for all my blocks this year.


The pattern provides instructions on how to make four flying geese blocks at the same time.


As you follow the steps, it doesn't seem like you'll end up with flying geese blocks.


But voilà!  Time to pull out the flying geese Bloc Loc ruler to trim the blocks.  I really need to return this ruler to Dena.  Shhh 🙊...don't tell her I still have it. 😂


I am making the 12-inch blocks, but the patterns have a 6-inch block option if you are adventurous.







Friday, July 30, 2021

TGIFF - Coastal Pouch Swap

My quilt guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, did a pouch swap with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  The theme was coastal -- we're on the east coast of Canada and Vancouver on the west coast. 

I choose the Inside-Outside Pouch by Aneela Hoey.  My first version of this pouch was made at Sewtopia Seattle in November 2019.


I turned these 2.5-inch HSTs into fish.  Fish and fishing are important to both coasts of Canada.


I paired the front and back fish panels with some Island Batik fabrics.


A great turtle and seaweed batik for the inside.


I hoped that the vinyl on the front would make it seem like the fish was in a fishbowl.



I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Chris Knits
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Just One Charm Pack Blog Hop - Charming Stripes

Have you seen the new book by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs?  Just One Charm Pack Quilts has great projects to use up your precut stash.

Today is Day 6 on the blog hop.  If you haven't been following along, I encourage you to start at Day 1 to see all the great projects.

My project from the book is:  Charming Stripes.


This quilt finishes at 39 x 49 inches and doesn't take a lot of time to piece.


I paired a Benartex charm pack (Hot Basics by the Kanvas Studio) with Kona Kumquat and Silver.


I used three different free-motion quilting motifs:  boxy stipple in the background, wishbone in the orange stripes, and an all-over stipple in the print fabrics.


I used Aurifil thread:  2150 Pumpkin and 2600 Dove.  The colours blended in so well, but they give the quilt great texture.


This is great book, and I encourage you to grab one quickly.  You can get a signed copy from Cheryl's shop.





Monday, July 19, 2021

2021 Monthly Colour Challenge - July Block

It's time for the July block for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.
Don't forget to sign up for the free monthly blocks here.

July's colour is green and is inspired by the lime.  I used Kona Spruce and Grass Green.

The centre is four small signature blocks.


Add in four larger signature blocks for the corners and some strip pieced side blocks...a 12-inch finished block.






Sunday, June 20, 2021

Plum Pudding Table Runner and Placemats

Today is my day on the two-week blog hop featuring Plum Pudding, the new signature fabric line for Sherry Powered by Quilting.

There is a great mix of light and dark fabrics in this collection, so I went with a classic log cabin block.  The table runner is 16 x 32 inches.





I made two matching placemats that are 12 x 18 inches.


I did straight-line quilting with Aurifil #2350 Copper.



*Giveaway Alert*
Leave a comment for a chance to win this table runner and two placemats.  The giveaway will end at midnight Saturday, June 26, 2021.  If you are a no-reply commenter, I will have to re-draw for a new winner.  Due to high postage rates, this giveaway is open to residents of Canada.




Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Follow Your Own Path QAL

Did you follow this year's QAL hosted by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon?  Sandra's QALs never disappoint, and Follow Your Own Path was no different.

I made the baby version and used Kona Storm for the background.  I used Kona Tiger Lily, Clover, Duckling, and Rich Red for the arrow shadows.


Due to my basement flood, I was behind in making the first set of blocks.


The blocks pieced together quickly.  Next time, I think I'll put the shadows below the arrows.


And before I knew it, the blocks were all made and ready to be pieced into a top.


I was a rebel (again) and skipped the borders.  I did add a small border so I don't lose the arrow points when adding the binding.


The end is in sight for my basement repairs...the new vinyl plank flooring was installed today, and it looks amazing.  More painting and finishing work tomorrow, with the plan that my stuff will be brought back on Thursday.  My first task of the weekend is to get my mid/long arm back up and running so I can get this quilted, along with a few other tops.

If you missed the QAL, the pattern is in Issue #15 of Modern by the YardBenartex's ezine.  But if you didn't download that issue, Sandra will have the pattern available for sale shortly.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

2021 Monthly Colour Challenge - June Block

We are now at the halfway point of the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  You can sign up for the monthly blocks here.

The June colour is orange.  I orange...but I think you already knew that.  😉

I used Kona Kumquat and School Bus. School Bus was the first orange I used when I discovered Kona solids.  It's a great colour, and it's fun to say: School Bus.


My HST Bloc Loc ruler has been used regularly for this block of the month.


Flying geese blocks make up the majority of the block.  I wish I had the Bloc Loc flying geese ruler.


I've been making 12.5-inch blocks.