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Friday, July 31, 2020

Dresden Plate Quilt





Well, my namesake quilt was finally finished in May. The Dresden Plate blocks is one of the first blocks I learned to make when I started quilting. It has been 10 years in the making. I belonged to a group called Bee Beautiful in 2010 and when it was my month I chose the Dresden Plate and beautiful Art Gallery fabrics by Patricia Bravo. The group was wonderful and I learned so much each month with all of the different blocks, many which I had never tried before. I am so happy that it is completed. It was quilted by Tammy Spencer.






I had this cute backing which reminded me of Dresden Plates and the binding was bought by my daughter last year as a Mother's Day gift. She knew I was working on a few rainbow quilts and decided to have binding to match. She also got me another one, with reds and darker stripes.








I am so grateful to all the women and my daughter who helped make this quilt a reality.







Sunday, July 19, 2020

Friday Night Sew In - Botanica Park






For Friday Night Sew In I worked on Month 4 of my Botanica Park quilt. It took some time to square up all of the 80 half square triangles but now that that is done I get to start sewing them together. I have bought projects I have not ended up enjoying but this one I really like. It has been great that every month is so different that you don't get bored working on the quilt.







I realized that I had never posted about my June Friday Night Sew In. I worked on the binding for my husband's wall hanging quilt.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Christmas in July




I completed another block section for my Tannenbaum Tree Quilt. I decided to leave the applique rows until the end. It has been enjoying working on it one section at a time. It has been a while since I worked with smaller pieces and luckily so far there has not been too much too unsew.






Hopefully, it will be done by Christmastime.





Friday, July 10, 2020

Wisley Gardens





This wall hanging quilt was made as a gift for my husband. The pattern is Wisley Gardens by Sue Beevers. I got it as a quilt kit in November at my LQS and took it with me on a retreat the first week of March before everything shut down. It was a great one to take to the retreat as I had everything cut before hand and then was able to sew and get the top complete. The pattern was well written and made it easy to put together. It was meant to be for my husband's work office. He moved into a new office last year and mentioned that he had a bare wall and did not know what to put up. When I saw this quilt I knew it would be perfect for his space. Now he has been working from home for the past four months and it might become a home office quilt. I am glad that I was able to make something for him. He has always been my biggest supporter of my quilting and everything else I choose to do.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Spring Table runner






I completed a Table runner last week for my mother's birthday. It is always nice to have a smaller project to complete.








I also got Month 2 done of  Botanica Park. It has been relaxing to work on this quilt.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Good signs - Botanica Park


These are good signs. Empty boxes means projects have been completed. That also means I can start a new project since I have space for one.



I got this Block of the Month on Friday from Quilt Thyme. It was one I had admired for a while and when I found out they had some extra kits I decided to take the plunge. It will be the first quilt for my bed.








The first month is now done. I really love the colours and tulips are my favourite. I can't wait to start on the second block.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!





For my Slow Sunday Stitching I decided to work on my son's birth notice, and let's just say he is well past his first decade. I made ones for all of my nieces and nephews but somehow never finished them for my own children, so today seemed like a good time to work on it.





I also started getting my binding ready for my Dresden Plate quilt. My daughter had bought me the binding fabric last year for Mother's Day because she knew stripes make good bindings.  I am very fortunate to have two wonderful children.