Saturday, 18 November 2017

Going to the Dark Side

This November for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge we are working on dark colours; greys, browns and blacks and also on finishing Rainbow projects.  I have decided to make some of my High Five blocks in grey. 
 

 The High Five quilt is a pattern by Amanda Jean Nyberg, from the book Sunday Morning Quilts, I quilted one for a customer Joanne and thought it would be a great Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  I’m making one large block and ten little blocks in each colour.


As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody's day. ~ Vin Scully

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Asian Bird Song quilt

Sharon loves Asian fabric and her home decorating has a definite Asian theme to it.

She has made this lovely quilt and table runner to add to the decor.
 

For the quilt Sharon selected the Anne's Garden pantograph and a chestnut coloured Glide thread.
 

With left-over bits Sharon made a complimentary table runner.
 

Quilted with the same pantograph and thread.
 


Here is a picture of the table runner decorating a table in the entrance way to her home.
 


My heart is like a singing bird. ~ Christina Rossetti

I hope to complete ...

This little quilt as my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for November.
 

Fabric for the back is ready.
 


The lilacs on this fabric are so pretty.
 

I decided I had to have a small project if I want to achieve a finish and this little quilt measures 42 x 59 so I’m hopeful that it is a doable endeavor.

My goal is to have it quilted and bound it by the end of the month.  I’m not sure which pantograph I’ll use, so drop by later this month to see what I decided on.

I’ll tell the quilt’s story in the end of month post, wish me luck.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Popsicle quilt by Joan

Such a colourful quilt in an assortment of batik fabrics.
 

Joan picked Anne's Garden by Anne Bright for a pantograph and a rainbow variegated thread for quilting.


Most often Joan incorporates some back-art into her quilts.
 


I think she was planning on using this quilt at the summer cottage. Hopefully keeping cool on warm Summer nights under the popsicle quilt.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

My little Irish Chain

I have completed my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for October, just under the wire, and I’m posting it just under the wire as well.  I finished sewing the binding on yesterday evening while watching Stranger Things, and now at the last hour I’m posting it on Elm Street Quilts finish Link-up.
 

I love the freshness of the aqua colours in this quilt, a bit of a contrast to the Autumn colours so abundant.
 

Quilted with the Angelica pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and a Mint coloured Glide thread.
 


This will be added to my Baby quilt stash, as I believe I’m down a couple.  It feels good to have another quilt complete, no matter how small.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

High Five in Pink

This month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I pulled out my pink scraps.
 

I’ve completed some pink High Five quilt blocks and they will join the orange, blue and yellow that I have already finished over the past few months of the Challenge.  It’s hard to call anything so much fun a challenge.


I always try to have a leader/ender project going while sewing at my machine, so I put together a few pink squares for my postage stamp quilt. 
 

I now have enough square for a full/queen size quilt, so I’m going to have to find another leader/ender project.  Any suggestions?

Be a pink party dress in a room full of little black dresses!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

OMG

Oh my goodness, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, so let’s begin with an OMG (One Monthly Goal).

Starting back little with this baby sized Single Irish Chain quilt in aqua.
 

I’ve had the top done for a while, and just recently picked up this delightful Kaffe Fassett fabric for the back.
 

I will be teaching a beginner quilting class this month, and this little quilt is what everyone will be completing, in their own fabric choice.  In class students will quilt the three layers together on their domestic machines, however I thought it would be nice to quilt this on my long-arm machine.  Then I can also show them options, particularly once they start making bigger quilts which are not so easy on a domestic machine.

I haven’t decided what pattern to use for quilting, so you might want to drop by at the end of the month to see how this little guy looks.


You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis