Monday, June 13, 2016

Autumn Moons




I have my blocks all finished now for my Autumn Moons quilt. I am still thinking of moving a block around, or maybe making an extra one.  My blocks are a bit bigger than the pattern, so I made the sashing a bit wider around the Maple Leaves. I am drawn to these colours, much as I am the rainbow colours. I saw the Quilt of Belonging on the weekend and it was amazing. I had seen photos of it before, but they definitely did not do it justice. It is a work of art and a testament to the amazing creativity of quilters.

Linking to Design Wall Monday and WIP Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Autumn leaves appreciation


 My autumn leaves are almost done for my Autumn Moons quilt.I need to put a frame around the last one. This is another scrap appreciation quilt.




It has been great putting a quilt together that I don't need to agonize over picking out fabric. I keep finding treasures in my closet that work with this quilt. I can't wait to get it set out on my floor. My goal with these quilts is to appreciate everything I do have.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Scrap Appreciation



As the years of quilting accumulate I must say that I appreciate the scrap quilt more and more. Years of quilting also means years of accumulating fabrics. It is so nice to see a quilt you want to make and be able to start it right away because you already have all of the fabrics. This will become an autumn quilt and I am so excited to have started it. It is one that I have been wanting to make for a long time. The one block is actually gold and purple and I love the idea of having purple in the quilt. A nice, easy and stress free quilt is what I need right now.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Autumn Blocks - Friday Night Sew-In

 

For my Friday Night Sew-In I finished up the last of the little blocks I need to complete my leaf blocks and start putting my Autumn Moons quilt together.







 I also started to organize for my daughter's next quilt. We had filed away the pattern she wanted to use, and I found it this week. Her fabric has been chosen and now I get to start cutting it, which I dislike, but love the final results. This will be her seventh quilt. She is becoming an amazing quilter!













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!