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.

Friday, January 25, 2019


I finished Snowbound last Spring for my guild Quilt Show.  It is a quilt that I changed my mind about a few times, and then ended up sticking with the original pattern True Blue by Minick and Simpson. It's a small lap quilt  48 x 48. I used a thicker flannel on the back. My husband has claimed it as is. It is the same colours as his favourite team and he uses it when he watches games which I think is great. I enjoyed the flying geese border more than I thought and would definitely use them as a border again.

Linking to Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Bits and Pieces - Friday Night Sew In

I have been working on some bit and pieces this week and that continued for Friday Night Sew In. I have three projects right now that need small squares sewn together, so I have been working to organize and chain sew them all at once. I have been working on my Nancy Drew quilt, a border for my daughter's quilt and some 2 1/2 inch squares which I am now sewing into four patches. These have all been half done projects for a while and I am hoping to have them finished this year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

For the Sports Lover

After the Anniversary quilt was done for my parents, I decided to take a break and finish up some smaller projects. I made some microwave bowls and some pot holder trivets for my husband and my friends.

The basketball pattern was from Cluck Cluck Sew. I have been apprehensive before about patterns where you cut and put in small lines because I always worried about matching them up. I found that I did well with this pattern and I am tempted to make a quilt with it.  Now with this little break I am ready to get back into some more quilting. Once I clean my quilting room, of course!

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Anniversary Stars

My Anniversary Stars quilt is done for my parents. It is a queen size quilt for their bed. I went on another quilting retreat in November, and got the blocks all sewn together. Then I got the borders on, had it quilted and then December was putting on the binding and getting it sewn for Christmas. Their 50th anniversary was last year. I had all the fabric at the time but could not decide what to make until I saw an amazing quilt that Joanne of Canuck Quilter Designs had made from her Jelly Bean Stars pattern for her in-laws 50th anniversary. I started this at the end of July. It is the largest quilt I have ever made. I did not find it much different than a smaller quilt, though I did find it cumbersome at times when I was sewing it all together. My parents were very pleased with it. I tried to convince my husband to change our bedroom colours since I liked this quilt so much. It feels great to have it done. I have half done quilts for both of my children's beds and I think this year will be the year I get them done.

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