Friday, 6 September 2019

Cogs a goal for September

It’s time for a new monthly goal, so I can participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.  Having a goal does help to keep me on track and get my quilts completed.

This month my goal is to quilt and bind my Cogs quilt. 
Here is Cogs with the backing that I bought on a recent trip to Quincy’s Quilting shop in Leduc, Alberta.  Such a lovely quilt shop, roomy, light and so much fabric, if you are in the Edmonton area you might want to check it out. 
Time to start … 
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.. ~ J. B. Priestley

Saturday, 31 August 2019


Short for One Monthly Goal and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

I was able to complete my OMG this busy month (just this morning).  I wanted to make 15 Quilt Stars blocks and here they are. 

Here is what one block looks like up close. 
I then laid all 25 blocks out to get a peek at what the quilt top will look like. 
A little sashing and narrow borders and this top will be done.  That will likely be another OMG.  Quilty Stars is a pattern by Quilty Love.  Of course I made this completely with scraps and bits from my stash, I do have more blue than any other colour, with this quilt top I may have made the smallest dent.

This month I also finished a few blue scrappy triple four patch blocks for a quilt called UFO Complete from the book Simple Strategies for Block-swap Quilts, by Lynn Roddy Brown
I also started some blue leave potholders 
... but that’s as far as I got, whey will be completed during the last two months of RSC which are usually no colour months so that we can complete some Rainbow projects.

Be sure to check out Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal August Finish Link Up and Soscrappy’s Blue Scrappy Saturday.  Thank you for dropping by and let’s see what quilt project I come up with for my September OMG.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Quilty Stars Goal

I really liked Quilty Love’s Quilty Stars quilt and thought I might participate in the Summer scrappy sew along.  However I’ve been on vacation and have my grandson visiting, so I haven’t been keeping up with weekly updates.  I do like to participate in Elm Street QuiltsOne Monthly Goal (OMG), so for August I hope to complete the remaining 15 Quilt Star blocks. 
So far I have 10 and another 15 will give me enough for a queen size quilt.

I moved my fountain on to my deck so I can hear it better - just love the sound of gurgling water - and now I can sit at my kitchen table and watch the birds drinking, it’s fun to try and capture a picture or two. 

I’m getting this post in just under the wire and now it’s time to get some piecing done.

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to 

photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. Toni Morrison

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

My July goal is complete

I wanted to quilt and bind this little (39” X 53”) flannel Mile a Minute quilt and here it is. 
My daughter helped me do some cleaning in my quilting studio and I had more flannel than would fit in the new drawer, plus I was inspired finding and fondling fabrics that were hiding in cardboard boxes.  She decided my fabric needed to be in clear drawers and bins, so I could see what I had, and while sorting I started playing with the flannel and completed enough squares for two little flannel quilts.

I found some great backing fabric in the sale section of a local quilt shop. 
Quilted with a favourite whimsical pantograph – Popcorn by Jodi Beamish. 
I still have enough squared for another, and I’m wondering what colour to sash it with, should I stick with the turquoise, or try something new? 
Check out other finishes at Elm Street Quilts OMG, or perhaps join us in the fun of finishing.
Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Pink Leaves

I did a little RainbowScrap Challenge sewing and made these leaf potholders in pink.  Everything looks a bit orange, whereas they are really all shades of pink. 

The pattern is from Patchwork Pottery, and I’m trying to make a set each month.  

I found some cute buttons in my pink button collection, and some fun fabric for the backs in my stash.  

I worked on the binding on Thursday at noon, when I lead a Finishing School at the Library at Mount Royal University and then finished sewing the binding and button detail while watching Blown Away (Netflix) with my husband last night.  It’s a glass blowing competition show, my husband blows glass and one of the competitors is a past instructor of his.  We love glass and have a houseful of glass and quilts.

A plant on my front steps with pinkish leaves. 

Here it is in its setting. 

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Baby Flannel One Monthly Goal

My Goal for June is to quilt and bind this Flannel Mile a Minute baby size quilt. 
I wasn’t too sure if I would even try to finish anything this month, I want to be outside as much as possible enjoying the summer weather, however I have the backing for this quilt and it’s all ready to go, plus I’m encouraged by my recent winnings (see below). 
Each month I’ve been taking part in Elm Street Quilts OneMonthly Goal, Patty has great sponsors and prizes and once again I am the lucky monthly winner.  The prize I won with my June OMG is three digital patterns by Anne Knight from String & Story!  Thank you Patty and Anne, I’m delighted!

Please check back at the end of the month to see if I was able to complete my OMG this month.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.. ~ Nelson Mandela

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Low-Volume Baby Quilt

I sat sunning myself on the deck while I finished sewing the binding on this little low-volume quilt which was my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June. 

This little quilt has an interesting story (don’t they all?), A fellow book-club member was having a fabric and book fund raiser for her choir, so I donated a bunch of fabric, including a little tin of charms.  Of course I also went to the sale to see what I could find to bring home and found this 20” X 80” strip of low-volume patches, which I thought I would reconfigure into a little 40” X 40” quilt. 

I later found out that my friend Mary Anne had donated the low-volume strip and that she had bought my little tin of charms!  Fund raiser doing exactly what it should, gathering goods and redistributing to make money for a worthy cause. 
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh