Monday, February 26, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 6

It's the final round for the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

Round 6 was chosen by Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing -- letters and/or numbers.

I added a 4-inch finished Kona Torch border, with Nightfall cornerstones.  I decided to take creative license, and my "letters" will be quilted into the border.


I still have a wavy border, which made the top end up being 57.5 inches.  I gained 1.5 inches from the designed 56-inch quilt but managed to steam/quilt it flat.

I had a quilting plan for the centre of the quilt, but didn't know what to quilt in the outer borders.  I ended up doing an all-over loop motif.  I was having a lot of thread issues over the weekend, to the point that I skipped several sections of quilting.  I'll have to go back and quilt those sections.


My "letters" are my name quilted in the bottom corner of the quilt.



Make sure you link up your round 6 with Kathleen before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.

The parade for finished quilt tops (quilted or not) will be March 18 hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail



Sunday, February 25, 2024

Project Quilting 15.4 - Hourglass

There are are only two more challenges for Season 15 of Project Quilting -- hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams and Trish @ Quilt Chicken.

The fourth theme was:  Hourglass.  I used some Kona scraps to make 6-inch mug rugs, which will be used as plant coasters.  It looks like both of my orchids are going to bloom again very soon.


This was another opportunity to practice free-motion quilting.  The stitches are not perfect, but the plants won't mind.  😊




Monday, February 19, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 5

There's just one more week for the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

Round 5 was chosen by Gail @ Quilting Gail -- quilter's choice using 4.  The possibilities are endless - - 4 blocks, a 4-patch block, 4 colours.

I added a 4-inch finished Kona Nightfall border.


This is now measures 49.5 inches.

I realized on the last round that my border was a bit wavy despite my efforts to carefully measure to ensure I was adding the right length of border.  I took extra time for this round as well, but I still ended up with a wavy border.  I don't like unstitching, so I'm going to continue on and hope for the best.

Make sure you link up your round 5 with Gail before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.  Check back next week for the final round hosted by Kathleen.


Schedule:


Friday, February 16, 2024

TGIFF - Zippered Pouches

I made two zippered pouches this week.  I love the Open Wide Zippered Pouch pattern by Noodlehead.  I used a mini charm pack from Ruby Star Society to piece the exterior.


I made the yellow pouch for last week's Project Quilting.


My nieces are visiting this weekend so I decided to make a second pouch to give as gifts.


Now time to get a good night's sleep because we will be sledding tomorrow.  They have too much non-stop energy for this Auntie.

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Quilting Gail
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 

Monday, February 12, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 4

We've passed the halfway point for the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

Round 4 was chosen by Brenda @ Songbird Designs -- square-in-square or on-point blocks.

I chose to make 4-inch finished square-in-square blocks in Kona Torch and white to match my centre square-in-square block.  These blocks are paper pieced.


I used the blocks as cornerstones with Kona Nightfall completing the border.


This is now 41.5 inches.

Make sure you link up your round 4 with Brenda before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.


Schedule:


Monday, February 5, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 3

Are you having fun with the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail?  If you haven't been sewing along with us, there's still time to join in.

Round 3 was chosen by Emily @ The Darling Dogwood -- triangles.

I used the EZ Flying Geese ruler to make triangle units using Kona Torch and White.


I created a 4-inch finished triangle border .


I added cornerstones to complete the borders.  This now measures 32.5 inches.



Make sure you link up your round 3 with Emily before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.


Schedule:


Thursday, February 1, 2024

2024 Monthly Colour Challenge - February Block

Are you sewing along with Jen @ Patterns by Jen for her annual Monthly Colour Challenge?  If you didn't sign up to receive the blocks by e-mail, you can download February's block here.

February's colour is orange.  My favourite colour!!    I used Kona Tangerine and Torch.


The first step is sewing a strip set.  I always press my seams open when sewing strip sets as I find I get better subcuts when the fabrics are nice and flat.  Premium Quilting and Crafting Spray is a new-to-me product that I love as it removes wrinkles; flattens seams; reduces stretch for point matching; and improves accuracy for cutting and sewing.


I like to chain piece units so they stay in the right order.


Four corner triangles to complete the block.


The finished 12-inch block.



You can view my other monthly blocks:

Monday, January 29, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 2

We've moving along with the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

I chose the round 2 theme -- use 2 colours.  Using only 2 colours, you can do whatever you want for this round.

I combined Kona Nightfall with Torch to make a simple 4-inch finished border with cornerstone blocks.


This now measures 24.5 inches.

Make sure you link up your round 2 below before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.

Schedule:

In order to qualify for prizes from our sponsors, we need to know who you are and how to contact you.  We also need to know where you live, so please put your name and country in the Caption line (see below) when you link up.  It is best to link up with a blog or Instagram post so we'll have your e-mail address.  If you do not have either, you can send me a photo of your round, and I will add it to the link up for you and enter you into the draw.  You can e-mail me at anjaclyke [at] gmail [dot] com.


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Click here to enter

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Project Quilting 15.2 - Sky Colour

I'm cutting it close to the deadline for Project Quilting -- hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams and Trish @ Quilt Chicken.

The second theme was:  Sky Colour.  We had to exclude or use less than 10% of the usual blue.  I created a 6-inch mini sunset using my scraps.


I practiced some free-motion quilting.


This is a busy time at work, so I think I will try to make minis for the remaining four challenges and practice my free-motion quilting skills.


Monday, January 22, 2024

2024 Stay a Home Round Robin - Round 1

Did you get your centre block made?  It's time for round 1 for the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

Round 1 was chosen by Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life - signature block.

I continued with Kona Torch and White and made 4-inch finished paper pieced signature blocks.


I struggled a little, as I often do with paper piecing.


This now measures 16.5 inches.


Make sure you link up your round 1 with Wendy before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.


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Monday, January 15, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin - Centre Block

It's the first day of the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

It's time to get your centre block ready.  You can use an orphan block, or make a new block.  You'll want to think about the size of your finished quilt and whether you want a specific colour scheme or a scrappy quilt.

I used Kona Torch and White to make an 8-inch finished square-in-square block.  It's paper pieced to ensure accuracy so I don't lose the points when adding next week's round.


Make sure you link up your centre block with Gail before Sunday night to be entered in the prize giveaway.

In order to qualify for prizes from our sponsors, we need to know who you are and how to contact you.  We also need to know where you live, so please put your name and country in the Caption line (see below) when you link up.  It is best to link up with a blog or Instagram post so we'll have your e-mail address.  If you do not have either, you can send me a photo of your round each week, and I will add it to the link up for you and enter you into the draw.  You can e-mail me at anjaclyke [at] gmail [dot] com.



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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Project Quilting 15.1 - Bird House

It's time for Project Quilting -- hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams and Trish @ Quilt Chicken.

It's season 15 for Project Quilting -- six themed challenges over 12 weeks.  The theme is announced at 12:00 noon on Sunday, and you have until 12:00 noon the following Sunday to link up a project that you made during the week.

The first theme is:  Bird House.  I had a busy week, so decided to make a small mug rug.  This is a log cabin-ish bird house using Kona scraps.


I decided to practice a few free-motion quilting motifs.


I tried to quilt a bird.  Sufficed to say, more practice is required.  😂



Friday, January 5, 2024

2024 Stay at Home Round Robin

It's time for Quilting Gail's annual Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR).  Gail explains:
This is a common activity in many quilt guilds. A round robin (in quilting terms) is where each person makes a centre block. This block is put in a bag or container, maybe with extra fabric, perhaps with a notebook, and the bag is passed onto another quilter in the group. They are given instructions as to what kind of border (or round) they are to add on to the quilt. Sometimes the next person will make a border for each side, or one side or two sides of the block. It’s then passed on to another quilter and it continues on … when the quilt centre and all the borders are completed, it is returned to the original maker of the centre block.



For SAHRR, there is no passing of your project to other people -- you do all your own sewing.  Each week, there will be a theme for the round, and you choose how to interpret and implement that theme.

Schedule:

Sponsors - Every time you link up, you will receive one entry to win one of these fabulous prizes:
 
If you want to sew along with us, start thinking about your centre block.  It could be an orphan block, or a new block that you make.  Each week, you can visit all six bloggers to see how we've interpreted the theme.

See you on the 15th.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

2024 Monthly Colour Challenge - January Block

Jen @ Patterns by Jen is hosting her annual Monthly Colour Challenge.  If you would like to sew along, you can download January's block here.  Don't forget to sign up to receive the monthly blocks by e-mail so you don't miss any blocks.

January's colour is green, and I used Kona Balsam and Cypress.  The square-in-square unit is pieced a bit larger so it can be trimmed down to the right size.


And then some flying geese units made four at a time, also pieced a little larger to allow for trimming.


And the completed 12-inch block.


The featured blogger for January is:




Friday, December 29, 2023

TGIFF - Birthday Gift Mug Rugs

I have a small finish this week -- a couple of mug rugs for a birthday gift.


My cousin loved the tiger print, so I just put a solid border around the print.


She loved them, which proves that a good gift doesn't have to be fancy or complicated.



I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Fritsch in Stitches
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