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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Arithmetic



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.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Quilters : The Next Generation

 Last month, the Quilt Guild that both myself and my daughter belong to had a quilt show and my daughter and son both had quilts in the show. My son's quilt was entered in the Youth Category. His was the only quilt in the Youth Category so he also won Best in Show for it.






 Along with the sewing, he picked out the pattern and chose all of the fabrics. He went with me to quilt stores and picked out green and blue fat quarters that he liked. He also chose which blue and green fabrics would go together to make the blocks. I am so proud of him for his accomplishment. He saw a quilt that he really liked at the quilt show and has decided that he would like to make it. It is a queen size quilt and I have the pattern for it. Myself, my daughter and him spent some time buying some fabrics in the colours that he would like to use to make the quilt at the quilt show.





My daughter made this quilt in a month. In October, there was a fabric sale at our guild of metres of fabric.  She bought the background fabric and over Thanksgiving we had a mini retreat and she got most of the top done. She is the youngest member of the guild. She has been using this quilt as her summer quilt to sleep under and I am so proud to see her use something that she has made. She is already a quarter of the way through her next quilt and I hope that we will get to quilt over the summe together.

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Arithmetic Plus



I have seen this quilt given a few different names such as Modern Plus and Arithmetic. I am making it for a friend who taught Math and recently retired. I am using a couple of patterns to put it together.  In Color Order's Modern Plus quilt tutorialModern Plus Sign Quilts, and some great suggestions to put it together faster by Crazy Mom Quilts. I am really enjoying this quilt because I have not been overthinking it. I did not layout out all of the quilt, just started putting a few rows together, then sewing them, and then choosing more colours for the next rows. I am not sure yet how big it will be or what it will look like. This is a quilt I would enjoy making again.

Linking to WIP Wednesday,  and Let's Bee Social.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day!







Happy Canada Day! I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lotus



I now have all of my blocks sewn for my Lotus quilt and have started sewing them into rows. I have enjoyed how quick it is to sew together. This is my relaxing quilt after spending the weekend putting on the final touches for my quilts going into the quilt show. I handed them in last night and it ws a relief to have them all done. My son and daughter also have quilts in the show.  I cannot wait to see the show next week.

Linking to Let's Bee Social.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Binding Time Part 3



I am working on the binding for the last of the quilts going into the quilt show in June. Once this is done it will be time to label the quilts. I label quilts that I give away, but I don't always label ones I keep. I am happy to have this blog to be able to go back and check when I finished the quilts. My son helped me picked out the thread colour for the binding. I am happy that my family share and support my love of quilting.

Linking to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In - Lotus




I spent my Friday Night Sew-In working on some more triangles for my Lotus quilt. Now I have only three more to do and I will be able to start working on the layout. I know I need to get to finishing my quilts for the quilt show but for now I am enjoying working on this quilt.