Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Michael Miller Challenges

I received fabric for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge, as well as fabric for the Sewtopia Michael Miller Challenge.  As luck would have it, it was the same fabric line for both challenges!!  Hash Dot is an awesome print in many colours.

The MQG fabric was four fat eighths:  Hash Dot Grass, Marine, and Ebony and Cotton Couture Peach.  The requirement was to use at least two of the Hash Dot prints and the Cotton Couture.

The Sewtopia fabric was six fat quarters:  Hash Dot Ebony, Blue, Meadow, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

So how to make one project combining both fabric bundles??  I had a consult with Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet.  Get a blog already would ya!!!  I decided to make a lone star mini using the colours below.  The binding will be made with all the colours.  I had a Michael Miller neutral print in my stash for the backing.

Piecing the strip sets went well.

Or so I thought.  I either made a small error in my seam allowance or in cutting the diamonds because a few seams didn't match fully when I pieced each half of the star.  But I managed to ease in all the seams.

I am pleased with the result.  I've started quilting and hope to finish in a few days so I can get the binding on over the weekend.

I hope you had a great Halloween.  I had an awesome night trick-or-treating with my niece.  At 14 months, I don't think she knew what was going on, but she laughed and laughed.  And held on tight to her candy bucket. 

I've done reviews for Paperless Post in the past.  It's a great electronic invitation website.  I just discovered they now have flyers, in addition to invitations and cards.  I love that you can manage your guest list and send reminders.  I can't wait to try the new flyers.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Show Off Saturday - Sewtopia Swap

Sewtopia is being hosted in Boston next month.  Boston is about a 10-hour drive from Nova Scotia, so three of us are heading down.  Road trip!

There's an optional swap that I've decided to participate in.  The Lined Drawstring Bag by In Color Order is a favourite of mine.

This is the Tiny Bag.

And this is the Everything Bag.

I hope whoever receives these enjoys the goodies inside the bags.

This event is an open sew (rather than instructors) with a shop hop.  I've finally decided on three projects to take with me.  I don't know how much I'll accomplish, but I'd rather have too many projects than not enough.

If you have a finish this week, consider sharing it at:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Celtic Thistle Stitches
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Classic Meets Modern BOM

I'm back!!  Did you miss me?  I was on vacation in September for two weeks, and it has taken me several weeks to get back on track at work and to get back into a routine at home.  So happy to be sewing again.  I was starting to think that my sewjo was never coming back.

As a result, I got behind in my blocks for the Classic Meets Modern BOM hosted by Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation.

But there are only two blocks per month, so it didn't take me long to get back on track.

This is Eccentric Star from September.  A fun placement of HSTs to get a 12.5-inch block.

And this is Squash Blossom, another 12.5-inch block -- a mix of Flying Geese and HSTs.

And now on to the October blocks.  The Curved Log Cabin is a big 18.5-inch block.

String Diamond is a scrappy 12.5-inch block.  I used the same widths for all the fabrics, but I think next time I'll try varying the widths.

I need to find a better place in the house to take photos as it gets so dark so early now.  The true colours of the fabric don't always come through.

Two more blocks in November, and then piecing of the quilt top begins.  I can't wait to see all the blocks sewn together.

You can follow my progress:

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter