Thursday, March 19, 2020

TGIFF - Do Good Things

Welcome to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday here on the east coast of Canada.  TGIFF is an opportunity to showcase your finish from this week and to see what others are creating (and to share some quilty love).

It has been an interesting week around the world.  Now is the time for us to do good things and to look out for our neighbours.

One of my goals this year is to sew my stash and to make little gifts for friends.  You may recall that I love the Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial by Noodlehead.  I've made another one using Toronto Raptors fabric.

I don't know when I'll be able to get the post office to send this off, along with all the lined drawstring bags I've recently made.

I've been working all week, with little time for sewing.  But I know there were many people at home sewing this week.  What did you finish this week?

Link up your blog or Instagram post showing your finish by using the linkup below.  Don't forget to visit a few blogs to spread some quilty love and encouragement.  Please include the TGIFF button or a link to the TGIFF blog in your blog post so your followers can also view all the great finishes.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Project Quilting 11.6 - Vibrant and Vivacious

And so comes the end of this season's Project Quilting hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams.  This week's theme is Vibrant and Vivacious.

It has been quite the week.  I work for an essential service, so a good part of my weekend was spent working.  Move aside stapler, these are now my new office supplies.

There is no hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, masks, etc. to be found.  I decided to try making a mask using a tutorial by Button Counter.  I used different widths of elastic -- what I had on hand.

I don't recommend the wider elastic -- it doesn't stay snug around your ears.  But in the absence of another option, it's better than nothing.

Last night, I needed some sewing therapy, so at 11:00 p.m., I made a quick needle book.

It didn't take long to make, but it was enough to keep my mind occupied on happy things.

I don't know if I'll find more time to sew this week.  Stay safe and healthy friends.  #FlattenTheCurve

Friday, March 6, 2020

TGIFF - High Constrast Hand Quilted PIllow

I finished one of the projects I started at QuiltCon Austin.  Last night I needed some quiet, slow creativity, so I pulled out the pillow I started in the High Contrast Hand Quilting workshop.  It was a great workshop by Riane Menardi Morrison (Riane Elise), and I can't wait to make another project.

The straight lines were stitched in a cream Sashiko thread, and I did the Xs in a light grey.

This pillow is a bit full as I had to use a 16-inch pillow form  -- my LQS has been sold out of 14-inch ones for months.

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Saroy
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 4, 2020

Quilter's Planner 2020 Block of the Month

Are you playing along with the Quilter's Planner 2020 Block of the Month Sampler Sew Along?

I'm using Kona colours for the Fresh colourway:  Breakers, Sea Glass, Creamsicle, Wasabi, Nectarine, and Aruba.  I've been sewing the blocks on my Singer Featherweight, and this is my January 14.5-inch block.

The blocks are easy to piece and don't take long to sew.  Here's the February block.

I've finished the March block only a few days into March.  😊

The Quilter's Planner

Linking up with:

Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dust Off an Old Book Blog Hop

This week, Bea @ Beaquilter is hosting the Dust Off an Old Book blog hop.

For my turn on the blog hop, I choose a project that required free-motion quilting.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice.

I choose The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.

The authors indicated that the pattern Redwork was an "homage to the redwork of our quiltmaking ancestors." 

The white background is technically the "front" but is the back on my quilt.  I prefer the teal side over the front.  Probably because it hides most of my free-motion issues.  😉

I didn't keep the size of my stipple consistent, and I should have done it much smaller.

I used Kona Bleached White and Teal.  It makes for a great table topper.

Make sure to visit Bea's blog as she's hosting a giveaway.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Monthly Color Challenge - March

It's time for the March block for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  Head over to Jen's blog for details.

I decided to use my favourite colour -- orange -- for this month's block.  Trimming the HSTs was made easier by using my Bloc Loc ruler.

This was a fun block to make.  Make sure you head over to Jen's blog to download the pattern.

You can check out the blocks made by the other March bloggers:

Don't forget to watch for the March link up for finished blocks.