Wednesday, June 26, 2024

WIP Wednesday - Star Pulse Bonus HST Quilt

Did you know that you can make a bonus HST quilt using the Star Pulse pattern by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl?

You can see my version of Star Pulse here.  The bonus quilt is about 33 x 41 inches.

Adding some background fabric squares to the bonus HSTs gives a striking design.

I'm linking up with:

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Star Pulse Quilt Along

Did you sew along with Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl for her Star Pulse QAL?  It's a great pattern with lots of variations.  I made the throw size with a single background.

I used Kona Black for the background, along with Meringue, Cactus, Chartreuse, Bluegrass, Bahama Blue, Lagoon, and Lapis.

I love this pattern!  I will take some time to figure out a quilting plan.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

TGIFF - Sunny Days

Welcome to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday (TGIFF).  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.

I'm slowing making my way through my long list of quilt tops that need to be finished.  This is Sunny Days -- a pattern by Sandra @ Musings of  Menopausal Melon.  I already finished Blue Skies.

I did an all-over loop stipple in a variegated thread.  I used my favourite Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20.

I had this yellow/grey/black polka dot in my stash, and I added an orange binding.

The quilt finishes about 40 x 49 inches.

It's time for you to link up your finishes from this week.  Please visit a few of the link ups to get some inspiration and to share some quilty love. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

WIP Wednesday - Star Rays QAL

Earlier this year, I participated in a QAL with Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs using her Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book.  Cheryl's book was released last year, and I already made Process Flow.  There are a lot of great patterns in the book.

I made Star Rays for the QAL using Kona Breakers and Quicksilver, with the star points pieced with Alison Glass fabrics.  The quilt finishes 65 x 75 inches.

The fabric placement for the star points was random for a scrappy finish.

This joins my long to-do list of tops that need to be quilted.  I need more time to decide on a quilting plan and thread colour.

I'm linking up with:

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

Friday, June 7, 2024

TGIFF - Two by Four Quilt

Have you been to a Sewtopia event?  I've attended five events (2018 Boston, 2019 Seattle, 2022 Palm Springs, 2023 Nashville, 2024 Milwaukee) and will attend my sixth event this November in Anaheim. 🌞  It's a great opportunity to meet new people, connect with friends, go on a shop hop, and enjoy dedicated sewing time.

Each participant receives six fat quarters from Windham Fabrics.  The challenge is to make something using only Windham Fabrics.  I made a quilt for the Milwaukee event.  Note to self for future:  It's not a great idea to travel with a quilt with limited luggage space. 😬

I used the Two by Four tutorial to make my quilt using my 2023 and 2024 Sewtopia challenge fabrics.  Due to delayed shipping time, we don't receive our fabrics here in Canada in time to make something, but this year, we received our fabrics in plenty of time.  🎉  But in my excitement of being able to participate, I made a quilt that was far too big for travelling (59 x 60 inches).

For a quick finish, I did an all-over loop motif in orange thread.

This quilt doesn't have a home yet, so it might become my new sofa quilt.

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ The Not So Dramatic Life
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, June 5, 2024

WIP Wednesday - Luminous Layers QAL

I can't believe it's been two months since I've written a blog post.  Where does the time go???

I sewed along with Sandra @ mmmquilts for her annual free QAL.  This is my version of Luminous Layers.

I made a few modifications to the pattern so that all the small centre stars were identical and changed the background around the middle star so that it blended into the large outer star.

I need to come up with a quilting plan.  But there's no rush as there is a long list of other quilt tops that need to be finished.  LOL

I'm linking up with:

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