Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tic Tac Kiss Part II

I have the blocks sewn together now for my Tic Tac Kiss quilt. The borders now need to be added on. I changed the X to a darker background fabric and I like it much better now. My daughter has been a big help in helping me to choose the colours.

For the X blocks I tried out a technique that I have been working on lately. To do the Stitch and Flip I have been cutting the square before I sew it. I make sure to leave on the quarter inch allowance. The remaining triangle becomes part of my leader and enders. I am finding that my blocks are become more accurate using this method.

 Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Kaleidoscope Binding

I finally took the time this week to get my binding on my Kaleidoscope quilt and now I am hand stitching it. This has been back from the quilter's for a while but I had a few other projects to get finished. For some reason this binding seems to be going so fast, maybe it is because I love this quilt so much.

Linking to Slow Sunday Stitching.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tic Tac Kiss

For Friday Night Sew-In, I decided to start working on Tic Tac Kiss, a pattern by Canuck Quilter. She now has this pattern as Tic Tac Who?  My sister asked me to make a quilt for a friend who is having a baby girl. I looked through her friend's Baby registry to see what colours she would like. I have had this pattern for a while and I am glad I have a chance to make it. I have decided that my X Block is too light so I am going to be changing it.  A lot of this fabric comes from my daughter's stash. Luckily, we share very well together.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lotus Finale

My Lotus quilt, pattern by Jaybird Quilts is finished and given to my friend. It was very much appreciated. I like to name my quilts and I called this one Triangulation. This quilt was one I fell in love with more and more as I put it all together. The fabrics are outside of the realm of what I would choose to make for myself which is one of the reasons I enjoy making quilts for others. It helps stretch my creativity and this quilt helped me get through some health issues I was having. Quilting has given me so much.

I also made an envelope pillow cover for the first time using this tutorial. A friend had gotten the embroidered cloth from Panama and wanted me to make it into a pillow cover for her sister. Again, this is something I would have not done for myself but knowing how easy it is now, I will definitely make another one at some point.

Linking to TGIFF and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Anniversary Stars

I have been fretting for over a year about what to make as a quilt for my parents 50th anniversary which was last year. I had found a quilt pattern that I liked but was not happy with the colours I chose. I put it away and then last June when I was at Quilts Canada I bought surprise fabric bags that had Kona Cotton Mahogany Palette charm packs in them. Red is my mother's favourite colour and I knew I wanted to use the charm packs somehow in the quilt. Then this April I saw this beautiful quilt by Canuck Quilter and I knew it would be perfect to make for my parents. The pattern is one of her own called Jelly Bean Stars and she posted more about the quilt today. I have bought other patterns from her and find them to be very well laid out and easy to follow. I am so happy that I have finally started the anniversary quilt which will hopefully be done by their 52th anniversary.

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Friday Night Sew In - Every Little Bit Counts

I spent my Friday Night Sew In getting some more of the 150 half square triangles I need sewn. Every little bit counts and I am getting closer to working on the blocks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I have the top done for the Arithmetic quilt and now need to add on the borders. I also have a couple of ideas of how I want to do the backing but I have not decided yet. I wish all quilts came together as easily as this one has. I pulled out an old UFO yesterday hoping the same will happen for it.

The first part of the quilt is 150 half square triangles and now I am just over halfway done. There are times where I have felt that half square triangles are my nemesis but lately I have been seeing them in a friendlier light.

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.