Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Anniversary Stars

I have been fretting for over a year about what to make as a quilt for my parents 50th anniversary which was last year. I had found a quilt pattern that I liked but was not happy with the colours I chose. I put it away and then last June when I was at Quilts Canada I bought surprise fabric bags that had Kona Cotton Mahogany Palette charm packs in them. Red is my mother's favourite colour and I knew I wanted to use the charm packs somehow in the quilt. Then this April I saw this beautiful quilt by Canuck Quilter and I knew it would be perfect to make for my parents. The pattern is one of her own called Jelly Bean Stars and she posted more about the quilt today. I have bought other patterns from her and find them to be very well laid out and easy to follow. I am so happy that I have finally started the anniversary quilt which will hopefully be done by their 52th anniversary.

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Friday Night Sew In - Every Little Bit Counts

I spent my Friday Night Sew In getting some more of the 150 half square triangles I need sewn. Every little bit counts and I am getting closer to working on the blocks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I have the top done for the Arithmetic quilt and now need to add on the borders. I also have a couple of ideas of how I want to do the backing but I have not decided yet. I wish all quilts came together as easily as this one has. I pulled out an old UFO yesterday hoping the same will happen for it.

The first part of the quilt is 150 half square triangles and now I am just over halfway done. There are times where I have felt that half square triangles are my nemesis but lately I have been seeing them in a friendlier light.

Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Quilters : The Next Generation

 Last month, the Quilt Guild that both myself and my daughter belong to had a quilt show and my daughter and son both had quilts in the show. My son's quilt was entered in the Youth Category. His was the only quilt in the Youth Category so he also won Best in Show for it.

 Along with the sewing, he picked out the pattern and chose all of the fabrics. He went with me to quilt stores and picked out green and blue fat quarters that he liked. He also chose which blue and green fabrics would go together to make the blocks. I am so proud of him for his accomplishment. He saw a quilt that he really liked at the quilt show and has decided that he would like to make it. It is a queen size quilt and I have the pattern for it. Myself, my daughter and him spent some time buying some fabrics in the colours that he would like to use to make the quilt at the quilt show.

My daughter made this quilt in a month. In October, there was a fabric sale at our guild of metres of fabric.  She bought the background fabric and over Thanksgiving we had a mini retreat and she got most of the top done. She is the youngest member of the guild. She has been using this quilt as her summer quilt to sleep under and I am so proud to see her use something that she has made. She is already a quarter of the way through her next quilt and I hope that we will get to quilt over the summe together.

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Arithmetic Plus

I have seen this quilt given a few different names such as Modern Plus and Arithmetic. I am making it for a friend who taught Math and recently retired. I am using a couple of patterns to put it together.  In Color Order's Modern Plus quilt tutorialModern Plus Sign Quilts, and some great suggestions to put it together faster by Crazy Mom Quilts. I am really enjoying this quilt because I have not been overthinking it. I did not layout out all of the quilt, just started putting a few rows together, then sewing them, and then choosing more colours for the next rows. I am not sure yet how big it will be or what it will look like. This is a quilt I would enjoy making again.

Linking to WIP Wednesday,  and Let's Bee Social.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! I can't imagine living anywhere else.