Saturday, 14 April 2018

Squared Away

This week for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I made the blocks for the 2018 Sampler called Squared Away. 
Mari, from The Academic Quilter who has written up the instructions for this block says “This is actually a very old block with several names, called 4X Star in the Ladies' Art Company catalogue in 1895.  It appears again as a Carrie Hall block in 1935, and here it is in our quilt in 2018.”

I really enjoyed working with yellow, it’s so bright and cheery. 

Yellow is our colour for the month of April, and there are many lovely projects on the go, you can have a look at them by visiting Soscrappy, enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Long live the sun, which gives us such beautiful color. ~  Paul C├ęzanne

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Yellow Cogs

Our Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of April is yellow or gold, so I have started this month with my Cog quilt blocks. 
If I stay on track and make four blocks in each colour through our 10 months of RSC colours I should have 40 blocks by the end of October. 
For some reason I wasn’t quite able to keep up with my green projects in March, so this week I also finished my lime/light green Quarter log cabin quilt blocks. 
Take a moment to check out other pretty yellow/gold projects happening this Saturday at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, you can also see the next block for Squared Away, he 2018 RSC Sampler at The Academic Quilter.

A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others.  Be a carrier. ~ Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

My April Goal

I’ve picked what I believe is the oldest of my unfinished projects to be my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April
My hope is to quilt and bind this blue and white quilt.  Started a long time ago, I can’t even remember when, with fabric from my friend Nancy and then I added fabric from my blue and white stash. 
Lately I have been piecing the backs of my quilts with fabric in my stash, like most of us (quilters) I have a lot to choose from. 
Check out all the projects and goals for the month of April at Elm Street Quilts, and be sure to check back at the end of the month to see how I did.  Now off to piece the back and pick a pantograph.

"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Green March …

for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC). 

I’ve been pre-occupied this month making quilted alphabet letters for my grandson Jaxon’s fourth birthday, however they are complete and mailed so I was able to do some RSC sewing. 

First I wanted to keep up with the RSC 2018 Sampler, so I finished my three lime green Red Cross blocks, you can find a tutorial at TheAcademic Quilter

My next project was to make my High Five blocks, ten little ones and one large block.  High Five is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison

Sewing these blocks give me hope of Spring, we are having yet another episode of Winter here in Calgary, with more snow and very low temperatures. 

April will bring a new colour with the RSC, I wonder what it will be?

We are not given a good live or a bad life.  We are given a life.  It’s up to us to make it good or bad.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A goal completed

My One Monthly Goal for March was to complete a set of fabric letters as a gift for my grandson Jaxon’s fourth birthday and I did it.  They are complete and in the mail, hopefully to arrive in time for the Birthday party. 

Here they all are, it was fun and a little frustrating to find fabric for each of the letters of the alphabet. 
You can find the pattern at the blog Happy Together.

As a bonus I wanted to make a little fabric bag to carry and store the letters and found some cute fabric for that as well. 

The inside of the bag has more letters. 
My daughter loved the fabric alphabet idea and asked me to make a set for her, she teaches autistic children and thought these would be a great teaching aid.  I have to finish two letters for her and then complete another fabric bag in some other alphabet fabric that I found. 
She’s on Spring break, so I have a week to finish her set.

I’m thankful for Elm Street Quilts and One Monthly Goal, really helping me to keep on track with finishing up projects.

Happy Birthday to a happy little four year old – Jaxon.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Addison’s quilt

Sandra made this lovely lemon and grey modern style quilt as a wedding gift for her grandchild Addison.  Simply called Addison’s wedding quilt. 

She picked the Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a light grey thread. 

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Caliente Quilt

Caliente – to feel hot – is the name of this quilt and the pantograph (Patricia E. Ritter) that Diane picked for the quilting, a good pairing. 
Diane also picked an amazing fabric for the back of this quilt, such coordination.  
I’m always intrigued by Diane’s colour choices, she puts them together so nicely.

Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith