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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Anniversary Stars



I went on a quilting retreat this weekend and was able to get all of my star blocks done. I am going to be starting now on the sashing. When I got to the retreat the organizer had goody bags for everyone and I got to choose which fabric I wanted. One of the bags had beautiful deep red fabrics perfect for this quilt so I chose that one and used the fabrics in some of the squares. It felt like serendipity.


Linking to Let's Bee Social.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tic Tac Kiss - Blogger's Quilt Festival













My Tic Tac Kiss quilt is finished. My sister asked me to make it for a friend as a baby shower gift. She attend the baby shower today and let me know that the quilt was very much appreciated and her friend said that it would be an heirloom. I have had this pattern by Canuck Quilter for a while and had not had a chance to make it for someone, so I was happy to get to make it. My daughter helped with fabric selection and I used some fabrics from her stash. I made the heart using Cluck Cluck Sew's tutorial. I had the quilter quilt hearts all over. This was a quick quilt to make, directions were easy to follow and I will definitely use the pattern again. The size is 38 X 47. It was nice to make a quilt that I did not need the backing to be pieced.






It is wonderful to be a part of Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival. There are so many beautiful quilts.

Nancy Drew



I pulled out my Nancy Drew quilt last week and tried to figure out where I was with the quilt. This will be for me, and as with many other of my quilts it got put away when I had to work on a quilt for somone else. I started sewing all of the X blocks together and worked on it for the Friday Night Sew-In. I had about half of the quilt laid out before I put it away, so when I get them done I can start figuring out the rest of the layout.

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.