Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Time is moving along for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen. If you are new to this block of the month or have finally decided to join in, you can get all the details here. This year's colours are inspired by fruits and vegetables, and some of the bloggers are sharing their favourite recipes.
The May colour is brown, and I used Kona Chocolate and Earth. Once again, out came my trusty Bloc Loc ruler to make the HSTs.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
April has been a busy month as I have been dealing with a basement flood. Sadly, sewing has taken a back seat to dealing with insurance and workmen.
But I finally got into my sewing room! I continue to sew along for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen. I am making 12.5-inch blocks, but there is an option for 6.5-inch blocks.
The April colour is red. I used Kona Rich Red and Canada Red. I sewed two strips together.
And then I joined all the strips together. I always press seams open when making a strip set. I find I get better accuracy when cutting into sections.
Now I have perfect sections to piece together.
Ashli - Quilt2endalz
Sarah - A Quilted Diary
Crystal - Daybrook Designs
Andi - True Blue Quilts
Raylee - Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
Joanne - Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Sheila - So This is Kentucky
Kris - Scrap Dash
Kathy - Penny for my Thoughts
Monday, March 29, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Sunday, March 7, 2021
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.