Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Quilt Tops

I have been working on putting together my Churn Dash and Stars quilt. I have the blocks sewn together and now I need to add the borders. I have enjoyed making this quilt. I did struggle a bit because I was trying to make it scrappy I cut the blocks as I went along rather than all at once.

I got the top done for the Pinwheels and Rails quilt a while ago and now I have been working on the borders for it. My daughter decided she wanted it on her bed so I have been adding extra borders to make it bigger. Even though, the small block border was time consuming I am happy that I did it and happy with the way it looks.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Stolen Kisses - Friday Night Sew-In

 For Mother's Day, I got this fabric and pattern. It has been a long time since I have made something completely from one collection but when I walked in to my quilting store I was immediately drawn to them both. Years ago, I made a Twister quilt out of the Blush collection by Basic Grey My husband had taken me to the shop to get a gift certificate and I ended up getting it and all of this fabric.

I spent the Friday Night Sew-In starting to sew all of the half square triangles. There are six group of colours and the first thing to be done is to get them sorted and then sewn in the half square triangles. I worked on some more yesterday and day so I probably have about half of them done now. It is fun to work on a project where all you need to do is sew.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Knitting - Friday Night Sew In

Busy times. I have yet to post about my Friday Night Sew In. I was going to work on more of the border I was doing but I ended up working on some socks that I had just started. I am using the pattern Petty Harbour by Rayna Curtis. I am enjoying making these socks. The pattern has texture to it but not complicated enough that you cannot watch a show while working on them.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bits and Pieces - Friday Night Sew In

I spent my Friday Night Sew In like the last one; sewing 2 1/2 squares together. I am trying hard this year to get my UFOs finished. I just have a few 4 patches to finish for my rainbow quilt and I sewed on more squares for my daughter's quilt. Getting to see progress in my Churn Dash and Stars has really motivated me to keep getting things done.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Churn Dash and Stars

I now have all of my blocks done for my Churn Dash and Stars. There are a couple of blocks I am unsure about but overall I am happy with the fabrics. I now need to figure out the layout for them and then get it sewn together. I will be happy once this is finished.

Friday, February 1, 2019


My Arithmetic quilt is done and has been given to the receipent. He was thrilled to receive it. I have to say that this is one of the funnest, quickest quilts I have made. The colours had special meaning to him and it was an easy quilt that did not require too much planning. The In Color Order's Modern Plus quilt tutorialModern Plus Sign Quilts, and some great suggestions to put it together faster by Crazy Mom Quilts all helped me greatly. My favourite thing still after all these years of quilting is to make something for someone else. I like being a detective and trying to figure out what would suit their personality and then putting it all together.

Linking to  Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Churn Dash and Stars

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I have tried every year to pick One Word which will be a goal for me throughout the year. Someone on Twitter wished on New Year's Day that this is the year that you Flourish. I realized that that is what I wanted for myself this year, and that is the word I chose.

Part of my flourishing was spending a whole weekend cleaning up my quilting room. Fabric needed to be put away and more space needed to be created. After accomplishing that, one of my goals was to get some of my long standing projects done. Right now, I am working on 2 1/2 inch squares for a border on my daughter's quilt and for a rainbow Irish Chain quilt. I wanted to have another quilt to work on so the squares would be leaders and enders.

When cleaning up,  I realized that my Churn Dash and Stars quilt was taking up a lot of space and it would be a good one to get finished. It was my project to work on when I needed a break from something else and since it was for me it did not have a timeline. Now, the timeline will be to get it done this year. Here's hoping to flourish this year.