Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Picnic






My Picnic quilt top is now finished and off to the quilter's. With a little nudging from my dh, I got the backing put together and got it sent off. I have never worked with blues and oranges before. That is one of the things that I love about quilting - you get to work with so many different colour combinations that you might not choose. I have lots of scraps left over, and would love to many another quilt using those colours. As always, I know I am going to enjoy the quilt more once I see the the quilting. As always too, I know it will be a hard quilt to give it away, but it will be going to my wonderful niece as a graduation gift. The years fly by so quickly. I can remember when she was a toddler following me around. The love continues to grow.

Linking to Linky Tuesday.


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Friday, April 15, 2016

Zigzag Quilt


This quilt has been done for a couple of weeks but we have had such few sunshine days to take photos. It is the first quilt that I completely designed myself. It is also completely made of half square triangles which is something I have not done either.





 









 I also designed the back of the quilt as well. I had started with another design for the quilt but decided I did not like it. I kept the squares for some other use and then decided they would work well on the back so I would have a record of my designing process.



 



 Normally, I name quilts once I finish them but this one has been called Zigzag quilt for so long, that no other names seemed appropriate. It has now become my son's quilt.  I have a few ideas in mind for some other quilts and have definitely enjoyed the designing process.

Linking to TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Autumn Moons

I got some quilt tops done over the weekend  so I  chose a couple of other PHD and started working on them. I decided to work on sewing a couple of projects at the same time to see how it goes.







One of them I am working on is my Autumn Moons quilt by Canuck  Quilter Designs. For the moment to me  it looks like crop circles. I have been wanting to make a quilt with leaves, and have been wanting to make a quilt with circles, so this pattern seemed like a great combination. I also liked the fact that it was created by a Canadian quilter. I have quite a bit more fall fabrics then I realized. It has taken me a bit of time to figure out which ones go together best.

Linking to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time for a Picnic Again



I have been working away at my Picnic quilt over the past week. I stopped for a while because things were not going to get together perfectly. I am still trying to learn that perfection should not be the optimum goal. I took it out again, fixed a couple of things and started sewing. A couple of spots to fill in, put the rows together and with some fabulous quilting it will look great.





I was at my LQS and found some great fabric for the back. It was on clearance, which made it even better. I have to say I have found some amazing backings in the clearance section. I would like to have it done for June so I hope to spend some time over the Easter weekend to work on it.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Design Wall Monday - Snowbound.



Just as I am getting a handle on my Snowbound quilt it feels as though Spring as come. I have been playing around with the blocks to fit in my Snowmen embroidery and I think I have figured out what will fit.  I am going to put some extra flying geese between them. I have enjoyed working out the math to make what will hopefully be a fabulous quilt.

Linking to Design Wall Monday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday



Today is a day for me to relax and to be grateful for my family. I so love being with my husband and children. We have had a week off together and I will miss being away from them tomorrow. My Slow Stitching Sunday is working on my binding for my Zigzag quilt which will become my son's. It is something I started years ago and I will be thrilled to have it finished. I have just signed up for Netflix and have started to watch Prison Break while doing the binding. My sister recommended it to me years ago and I am enjoying watching it.