Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Meadow Mystery Update

I finished the November instructions before the end of the month.  Woo hoo!!  There's still time to play along with the Meadow Mystery Quilt Along hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs.

Although I finished October's instructions in October, I didn't actually trim the blocks until this week.

We made four different hourglass blocks.

November was flying geese and square-in-square blocks.

December's instructions will be released next week.  I can't wait to see what's next and to see if I made the right choice with my fabric selections.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Finish - Teaching is Fun!

You may recall that I mentioned back in September that I would be teaching a class at my LQS.  It was awesome!  We had a great time over the four weeks.  There was frustration, laughter, and joy, and in the end, there were finished quilts.

I made a quilt as well so I could demonstrate all the steps as we went along.

They learned about pieced backs because I didn't have enough fabric.  LOL

This is Jayne's baby quilt.  She finished everything in class except hand stitching the binding.  It's so bright and cheerful.

This is Lorraine's lap quilt.  She, too, finished everything except hand stitching the binding.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but two of the prints have purple in them, so we went bold with a purple binding.

Heather also made a lap quilt.  She did some extra homework, so she finished the binding during our last class.  The colours don't come through as rich as they truly are.  That's a beautiful orange print.

And Darlene just kept adding pluses until she ran out of fabric and then added a border.  It ended up being a double quilt.  Pretty impressive for her first quilt.  She only needs to hand stitch the binding.

And finally Kat, with a lap quilt.  Kat works at the LQS and had to work during our third class.  So she's not quite finished...just a bit more quilting and then the binding.

Kat used her leftover squares to piece the back.  It's a reversible quilt.

I enjoyed sharing my love of quilting.  We had good discussions and just had a great time.  I've been asked to teach two more classes in the winter session starting in January.  So I need to put together two classes and create supply lists before the middle of November.  Panic...but I'm excited!

Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sunday...oops...Thursday Stash

Some new fabric found it's way into my stash, but sadly, it's not for me.  I'm organizing a work conference that will have delegates from all across Canada.  I thought everyone should receive a table favour, so I decided on zippered pouches made with Nova Scotia tartan.  They will be filled with pens, pencils, post-it notes, and highlighters -- necessities for any conference.

The blue and white in the tartan stand for the Atlantic Ocean and the whitecaps of the surf.  The light green represents Nova Scotia's deciduous forests, while the dark green represents the coniferous.  Red stands for the Lion Rampant prominently displayed on the Provincial Coat of Arms.  Last, the gold represents Nova Scotia's historic Royal Charter of 1621, and the subsequent Grant of Arms in 1625.

I used my go-to tutorial -- Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Noodlehead.

I made a test pouch to make sure I liked the colours.  I love the yellow lining, but I've decided to use the bright blue zipper and blue thread.

It's been a long time, but linking up with Sunday Stash hosted by Molli Sparkles.

And linking up my zippered pouch with Elm Street Quilts for Bag It 2016.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Modern HST Sampler - Q3 Blocks

I've been keeping up (more or less) with the QAL hosted by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts -- Modern HST Sampler quilt along.  I need to make Blocks #19 and #20.  And then just four more blocks to be revealed (one every two weeks).

You can read about my previous blocks:

Here are Blocks #13 to #18.

#13 Turnstile

#14 Introspection

#15 Windmill

#16 Whirly-Gig

#17 Cross Angle

#18 Ribbon