Monday, January 30, 2023

Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 2

We're already at round 2 for the Stay at Home Round Robin hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.

Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life chose round 2 -- stars.  As always, you decide how to interpret each weekly theme.

It was a crazy week for me, so I went the easy route -- I used a star print for a 3-inch border. 😉 I wanted to use green for the next round, so win-win.

This now measures 24.5 inches.

My progress:

Each Monday, a different blogger will reveal that week's theme.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 1

Are you sewing along with Gail @ Quilting Gail for her annual Stay at Home Round Robin?  There is still time to join in.

Roseanne & Sue @ Home Sewn by Us chose round 1 -- spools.  As always, you decide how to interpret each weekly theme.

I realized that although I said last week that my centre block was 6.5 was actually 7 inches. So I had to unstitch it and re-do it; otherwise, it would have been a challenge to add this week's round. Luckily, it was only four seams to unstitch.

I made 6.5-inch blocks (yes, they are the right size LOL).  I used Kona Blueprint and Dove and a Makower UK print.

This now measures 18.5 inches.

In case you missed it, here is my centre block.

Each Monday, a different blogger will reveal that week's theme.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Project Quilting 14.2 - Pink Tint

The second challenge for Project Quilting -- hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams and Trish @ Quilt Chicken -- is Pink Tint.

I paired a Benartex charm pack (Hot Basics by the Kanvas Studio) with Kona White to make some HSTs and ended up with a 32-inch square baby quilt.

I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting and did an all-over stipple with a Connecting Threads pink thread.

The backing is a pink polka dot print by Robert Kaufman, and I used it for the binding as well.

Monday, January 16, 2023

2023 Stay at Home Round Robin

Gail @ Quilting Gail is once again hosting her annual Stay at Home Round Robin.

Today, we reveal our centre blocks.  You can create a new block, or use an orphan block.  You can make your centre block and each subsequent round any size you wish. You decide how to interpret each weekly theme.

I made a 6.5-inch square-in-square block, using a Tula Pink print and an Island Batik print.

Each Monday, a different blogger will reveal that week's theme.

Here are my 2022 SAHRR and 2021 SAHRR quilts.

New this year is prizes!  Here are the generous sponsors:

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Project Quilting 14.1 - The First One

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

The first challenge began on January 1, with finishes due by noon on January 8.  The theme is:  The First One.

I decided to make a rail fence baby quilt.  The first quilt I made was a flannel rail fence for my nephew in 2003.  I used EQ8 software to design my quilt using one colour.  I had enough Kona Pacific, Astral, Paris Blue, and Cornflower to make a baby quilt, 32 x 40 inches.

I wasn't able to get good photos of the colours, but these two photos show the texture from the free motion quilting.  I used a bright striped print for the backing.

There were some leftover pieces from the strip sets, so I added some Kona Astral (and a small piece of Kona Orange) to make the binding.

I'm still learning the features of my new Babylock Accomplish.  I thought this project would be a good opportunity to test out the free motion quilting foot.  So this is my first project quilted on my Accomplish.

I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 batting.  I attempted photos several hours later -- half of the snow had melted away.

I am happy with my first Project Quilting challenge.  The second challenge will be released on January 15.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

2023 Monthly Colour Challenge - January Block

Jen @ Patterns by Jen is hosting her annual Monthly Color Challenge.  If you would like to sew along, you can download the block here.

I've decided to use Kona solids again for my monthly blocks.  I used Kona Pink and Honeysuckle for the January block.  Jen created a video to show you how to make the flying geese blocks.

An outside photo to show that we don't have any snow.  We always have some snow in November and December.  I'm not a fan of cold or snow, so although I am enjoying this strange weather, I am concerned as to how the rest of winter will unfold... 😟

Rylee is January's featured blogger.  You can see her block on her blog @Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting or on Instagram @sunflowerquilting