Sunday, June 20, 2021
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.
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
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 Yard, Benartex's ezine. But if you didn't download that issue, Sandra will have the pattern available for sale shortly.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
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.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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 participated in a Zoom workshop with Shannon @ Shannon Fraser Designs for her Cloud Surfing pattern, which uses oval curves. I made the baby size -- 34 inches.
I used Kona: Quicksilver, White, Kumquat, Grapemist, and Regal.
I did straight line machine quilting in the background fabric and then did some big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton.
It didn't turn out how I envisioned, so I added more hand quilting and added more colours. LOL I definitely like it better now.
I love the texture.
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.
Here are some other places you can share your finish from this week:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
I'm happy to be sewing along with Sherry @ Powered by Quilting for her second signature fabric line, Plum Pudding from Island Batik. Today is the first day of a two-week blog hop.
Here is the blog tour schedule. Make sure to visit to see some great projects.
Friday, June 4, 2021
It took me some time to make a decision on quilting, but I've finished my Bokeh quilt from the QAL hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.
I used Kona Storm, Blueprint, Quicksilver, Chartreuse, and Natural.
I had taken a walking foot quilting class from Melissa Marginet and decided to try one of the grid patterns in her book. However, it didn't turn out as I had planned. I quilted a star pattern; however, the star is not easily seen. I highlighted two portions with red lines so you can see the star pattern. But in the end, I do like the overall effect, and the great design in the centre.
I used a light green (Lucid Pear) thread. I had to quilt this on my Singer domestic because I barely had enough of the awesome backing fabric.
This was another great QAL hosted by Yvonne. Her patterns never disappoint.
I used my favourites:
I'm linking up with:
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Quilting Gail
Friday, May 21, 2021
Thanks to Patty @ Elm Street Quilts and Kristin @ Simple Handmade Everyday for another great hand-pieced pattern and QAL.
This finishes at 28 inches. I used Kona Grapemist (background), Lemon, Bright Pink, and Chartreuse.
I did machine stitch the binding to the front but hand stitched it to the back.
I used matching perle cotton, but in the corners, I stitched a line of each of the four colours.
I found a fun print in my stash to use for the backing.
I enjoy big stitch quilting on small projects like this.
I used my favourites:
I'm linking up with:
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Last year, I tested a new pattern for Cindy @ Stitchin at Home. And it's being released today. Stop by to see Cindy's version and to get a copy of the Woven pattern.
I made the baby size and used Kona Highlight and Magenta.
|Dena is behind the quilt.|
These photos were taken at Blue Rocks, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
There are a lot of photos. It's an amazing spot to do a photo shoot.
It was a beautiful August day (when we were allowed to gather with distancing). The morning started out with Dena and I for a quick visit and ended up being an entire day of adventure with Linda and Beth.
Are you still here? There are more photos.
I did deviate from the pattern. I'd like to say that I was being a rebel, but it was actually because I didn't calculate my fabric correctly and didn't have enough to do the outer border. But I think it works without the border.
Some of the fishing shacks are brightly coloured.
It was fun having a proper quilt photo shoot with friends to provide assistance.
The sun was shining, and it was one of the best 11 hours I had spent in a very long time. I was so glad to have some quality time with good quilty friends. I'm looking forward to more of these days in the future.
Dena took a photo of Linda, Beth, and myself just before we left Blue Rocks.
We then headed to Bridgewater, and our friend Val was happy to sell us fabric. On the way home, I stopped and bought two pairs of shoes. Thanks for an awesome day, friends. We need to do it again.
Don't forget to visit Cindy to see her version of Woven and to see versions from other testers.
Friday, May 14, 2021
I finished this top back in March 2019. It finishes at 62 x 70 inches.
I used Kona Sky, Nautical, Tiger Lily, and Saffron. I quilted an all-over stipple in Pumpkin thread by Connecting Threads. Now that the Canadian dollar is improving, it might be time to order more thread.
I'm slowly depleting my stash of Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting. It has been difficult to purchase from Michaels, so I'm glad I had a huge stash from when they used to offer 50% off coupons.
I'm linking up with:
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Slice of PI Quilts
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Did you sew along with Patty @ Elm Street Quilts and Kristin @ Simple Handmade Everyday for their annual hand pieced QAL? They offer great tutorials and videos if you're new to hand piecing.
I found Wonderfil Invisafil 100 wt thread to be awesome for piecing. I had a spool of brown thread, but it blended well with the Kona Grapemist, Lemon, Bright Pink, and Chartreuse.
These four blocks create a great design.
Add in some flying geese and triangle blocks.
Those blocks were pieced together for the last sections for the wall hanging.
And here's everything pieced together.
And as is the norm...time to figure out a quilting plan and thread colour. I'm going to use perle cotton to do some big stitch hand quilting.