Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Do As I Say .... Not As I Do



I got the sashing done between the blocks for my Nine Patch and I am thrilled. I have gotten farther on this then I have in years. I am trying to figure out the rest of the quilt now so I gave it a break for a couple of days. Yesterday I had to go in to my LQS to confirm an upcoming retreat that I will be attending. In their bargain bin section, there were some great pink and black fat quarters.





I have been working on my pink and black quilt for a while now, and these were great to add for the quilt. When I got home, I could not resist trying one of them out as a block. The fabric is rows of variegated pink and I was not sure how it would look. Well, I really like how the Churn Dash is looking.






Looks like I have gotten myself back up to working on 3 projects, after I tried so hard to stick to 1! Well as they say, Do As I Say, Not As I Do!

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Picnic




My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is my Picnic quilt. It is a pattern from Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. It was made for my niece who graduated from High School and has gone off to University.




It was a fun quilt to make. When I asked my niece what her favourite colours are she told me Blue and Orange. I have never worked with that combination before, but as I started coming through my stash I realized that I had lots of those colours together. At some point I will make another quilt using the leftover pieces.



When I was at my LQS I found the perfect background and in the sale section too! I love the flowers with the orange and yellow centres. 

I gave the quilt to my niece in the summer and she was so happy; much more than I ever expected. Quilting gives me so much. It provides stress-release, a chance to add some beauty to this world and I way to show my love for the people who mean so much to me.


The quilt is 48 X 60 and I am entering it in the Small Quilt Category.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Taking an Artistic Break



My Kaleidoscope quilt is coming along, but I need to fix a couple of things on it, so I decided to set it aside until I have a bit more time to focus on it. To keep me busy in the meantime, I brought out an oldie but a goodie, my nine patch squares. It was started many years ago as a quilt along with Crazy Mom Quilts. It has gone through my variations, before coming back around to the original quilt along. I realized that I did not need the quilt to be so big, so when I worked out the dimensions I realized that I only needed 6 more nine patches. I got those done last weekend, played around with the design and have started sewing the sashing together. This is one I will be very happy to have finished.

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Linky Tuesday.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Putting It All Together



I joined up with the Friday Night Sew-In and spent my time starting to sew my rows for Kaleidoscope quilt together. I had some issues with the blocks because I was using two different patterns at the same time and some of the measurements were not right. I planned out a new design using my EQ6 and I like it even better! I can't wait until all the rows are done!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Trying to Be

I have been trying to be a one woman quilter. I had decided a while ago to try to focus on one project at a time, and unless something came up like needing more fabric or needing to suddenly make a quilt for someone, work on the quilt until it becomes a quilt top. It worked for Autumn Moons, and it has worked really well so far with my Kaleidoscope quilt.





 I have all the blocks done now and just need to sew them together and add the border. I must say I am quite enjoying working on one project done at a time. I have been having more fun and feeling less stressed!



Friday, August 19, 2016

Picnic







My Picnic quilt is done and has been given to my niece. She was very appreciative of it. I am happy that she liked it so much. I wanted her to have something made with love as she goes off to university. They grow old so fast! There are moments when I wish time would slow down. I have tried every day this summer to appreciate all of the small moments and it has made the summer great!

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