Monday, March 29, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin - Quilt Parade

It's time to showcase your finished quilt from the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.  Even if you've only managed to piece a quilt top, make sure you visit Gail to link up.

I used the following Kona colours:  Orange, School Bus, Natural, Pacific, Ocean, Clover, Grass Green, Purple, Regal, Velvet, Morning Glory, Red, Black, Sunny, Canary, Citrus, Corn Yellow, Sassy Pink, Bright Pink, Honeysuckle, Valentine, Pomegranate, and Sangria.


I made a scrappy binding using Kona Orange, Pacific, Clover, Regal, Valentine, and Citrus.


My favourite parts of the quilt are the blue and orange sections.


I quilted an all-over stipple and used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting.


It's been a pleasure sewing along with the following bloggers.




This was my March One Monthly Goal.  If you haven't heard about OMG, you can read all about it from Patty @ Elm Street Quilts.



Sunday, March 28, 2021

2021 Monthly Color Challenge - March Block

It's the end of the first quarter of 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  Did you know that you can make either 12.5-inch blocks or 6.5-inch blocks?

This month's colour is red orange.  I pulled out my Bloc Loc HST ruler to trim up the blocks.  I have used my Bloc Loc HST ruler for each of the three monthly blocks made so far.


I used Kona Cayenne and Tiger Lily.


The quilts I make through the Monthly Color Challenge end up being charity quilts.  It's an easy, no-think way to make one block each month, and then you end up with a finished quilt at the end of the year.







Friday, March 26, 2021

TGIFF - Quilter's Planner 2020 Sampler

I'm almost finished sharing all the quilt tops I finished over the Christmas break. 😉



I used Kona Breakers, Sea Glass, Creamsicle, Wasabi, Nectarine, and Aruba.


An all-over stipple gives the quilt lots of texture.


I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting.  Someday, I'm going to buy a roll of Hobbs batting.


I skipped the cornerstones in the sashing rows.  If I make this pattern again, I would use a different background for the two blocks that blend into the sashing.



I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Storied Quilts
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 


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Project Quilting 12.5 - Ab Intra

And just like that...it's the end of Season 12 of Project Quilting, which is hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams and Tish @ Quilt Chicken.

When I read this week's challenge, I thought:  I'm Out.
This week for your project I’m asking you to look within.  Ab intra is a Latin phrase (therefore. also used in modern legal terms) that means “from within.” Its opposite, ab extra, is “from outside.” 
Show us what it’s like inside to live in your unique body. What boundaries do you stay within? Who are you inside your social bubble (family, career, society)?  How about a wearable art piece – any clothes you’d like to make where you’ll end up literally inside the finished project?  Or, show us the internal spark that fires your creativity! What’s in your sketchbook or rolling around in your head?

What does that mean?  And how am I going to create something?  I stopped thinking about the challenge and resigned myself that I would not finish this season.  But then on Thursday, a thought crossed my mind.  I remembered the Zen pattern I received from participating in Melissa Marginet's Zoom class on walking foot quilting.


I used a blue background to represent Girl Guides of Canada.  I was a youth member and am currently an adult member serving on the Nova Scotia Provincial Council.  I can't remember which Kona colour this is because I repurposed it from the 2019 Summer Sampler, and it seems I did not label the fabric.


I used Orange thread from Connecting Threads because...well, I love orange.    And there's a lot of thread in this 17-inch quilt.


This was a good practice of the techniques I learned in the class.  And I'm pleased to say that I was able to participate in all six challenges for Season 12 of Project Quilting:



Thursday, March 18, 2021

TGIFF - Waltzing with Bears

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'm sharing yet another one of my UFOs that I finished during the Christmas break.  I finished this quilt top back in October 2020.  Waltzing with Bear is a great pattern by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon.  You can find all of Sandra's patterns on Etsy.


This quilt finishes 58 x 58 inches and was made using Island Batik fabrics.  I did an all-over stipple using Custard thread by Connecting Threads.


As usual, I used my go-to Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting.



It's now time to share your finish from this week.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Here are some other links to share 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 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

WIP Wednesday - Harmony Hand Pieced QAL

I'm sewing along with Patty @ Elm Street Quilts and Kristin @ Simple Handmade Everyday for their annual hand pieced QAL.  This year's pattern is Harmony (wall hanging and throw sizes included) -- get your copy here.

I decided to think outside the box and use Kona Grapemist for the background, with coordinating colours Lemon, Bright Pink, and Chartreuse.

The first block was a square-in-square unit.  I'm making the wall hanging size, so I only needed to make one unit.  I found a spool of Wonderfil Invisafil 100 wt thread in my stash.  It is amazing for hand piecing.


Next up were four HST units.


And then there were four fancy HST units.


I then decided to sew ahead and made the eight partial square-in-square units.  I may have been sewing during a virtual Girl Guide Provincial Council meeting. 😉





Sunday, March 7, 2021

One Monthly Goal - March Goal Setting

It's time to set a goal for the March One Monthly Goal (OMG) hosted by Patty @ Elm Street Quilts.

I finished my Stay at Home Round Robin last week.  My March goal is to quilt and bind this quilt top. 


Now to decide on thread colour and figure out a quilting plan.


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Another UFO Finish - 2020 Summer Sampler

And yet another UFO finish from the Christmas break.  This was the Summer Sampler 2020 hosted by Swim Bike QuiltLee Heinrich, and Fresh Lemon Quilts

I was rebel and skipped the fancy sashing as noted in the pattern.


This finishes 60 x 60 inches.  There were a lot of Kona:  Orchid, Silver, Snow, Breakers, Aqua, Berry, Cactus, Acid Lime, Violet, Caribbean, Turquoise, Peapod, Bonsai, Summer Pear, Honey Dew, Sangria, Celestial, Crimson, Peony, and Ballerina.


I quilted an all-over stipple.


I enjoyed the various techniques, but I've discovered that I don't like weekly QALs.  It's too easy to fall behind.



I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Rebecca Grace Quilting
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 


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dust Off an Old Book Blog Hop

Once again, Bea @ Beaquilter is hosting the Dust Off an Old Book Blog Hop.  I participated last year and made my version of the Redwork pattern from The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.

I don't have many quilt books, so I choose a project from the Quilt in a Day GO! Qube book by Eleanor Burns that came with my Ready. Set. GO! Accuquilt cutting system.




I choose the Louisana project and used my Accuquilt to cut all the pieces.  I used Kona:  Sprout, Orchid Ice, and Peony.


The bonus of using the Accuquilt to cut the pieces, they all fit together nicely, and there is no trimming needed.


I decided to handpiece this project.  It gives me the opportunity to be creative in the evenings when I'm too tired to sit at the sewing machine.


I did big stitch hand quilting using perle cotton.  I started out stitching the purple triangles.  I was undecided on the green rectangles, but thought I could continue the triangle theme but didn't factor in the bottom of the triangle.  But I liked the effect.  I attempted a triangle in the small pink triangles, but I managed not to have distinct points at the top of the triangle, so it looks like curved stitching.


When I choose the Kona colours, I thinking spring and Easter.  I used Kona Canary for the binding.  This finishes 16 inches.



This is the list of bloggers participating in the blog hop this week:

Monday, March 1






Monday, March 1, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 7

We have reached the end of the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail

Round 7 is being hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.  For the final round, Gail chose pinwheels.

As I mentioned last week, I decided to combine Rounds 6 and 7 into one border.


Trimming HSTs is so easy when you use Bloc Loc rulers.


And then there was a pinwheel block.


When I started this project, I was using Kona colours in my stash.  I didn't have a definite plan for each round, but I always had enough fabric.  Until this round.  I "ran" out of Kona Natural.  I did have more, but it wasn't washed.  I didn't have time to wash more (because of course, I was sewing at the last minute).  So I decided to reduce the number of pinwheels on each side and then use the lightest pink as the new background.  But...when I did the math, I didn't have enough the pink.  Of course not.  So I had to go with a medium pink.  So now the quarter log cabins in the corners blend into the background.  Note to self:  make a plan and don't sew last minute.  LOL



I hope you have been enjoyed sewing along with us.  Now to decide on a quilting plan and get this project finished.

Each week, there will be a linky party hosted by the blogger who designed that week's round.

January 11 - Centre - Gail  @ Quilting Gail

January 18 - Round 1 - Chris @ Chrisknitssews 

January 25 - Round 2 - Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

February 1 - Round 3 - Anja @ Anja Quilts

February 8 - Round 4 - Roseanne and Sue @ Home Sewn by Us

February 15 - Round 5 - Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

February 22 - Round 6 - Susan @ Quilt Fabrication

February 28 - Round 7 - Gail  @ Quilting Gail



Sunday, February 28, 2021

One Monthly Goal - February Finish

Do you participate in the One Monthly Goal (OMG) hosted by Patty @ Elm Street Quilts?  I find it helpful to keep focused on finishing up projects.

I declared my February goal to piece my Morewood Mystery QAL top.  If you haven't followed any of the mystery QALs hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs, you should check out her blog.  Her QALs never disappoint.

Here is my finished top.


I'm going to try to get this quilted in the next two weeks.  I don't have a quilting plan yet, but I don't want this to end up in the UFO pile, so I need to get this finished quickly.




Friday, February 26, 2021

TGIFF - Sewcial Bee Sampler

This is yet another UFO I finished over the Christmas break.  This is the Sewcial Bee Sampler.  I sewed along with Sandra @ Musings of Menopausal Melon and Tish @ Tish's Adventure in Wonderland via text.  I last shared an update in April 2018.

I used Michael Miller Fairy Frost and a white tone-on-tone for the background.  There are 25 blocks in the sampler, but I decided to call it quits after 12 blocks.

This finishes 37 x 50 inches.  I found a leftover piece of wide backing in my stash that was just the right size.


For a quick finish, I did an all-over stipple in white thread.


I love using Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting in my quilts.


I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Kathleen McMusing
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