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

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Blue play

I’m playing with my blue scraps for the month of June and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
First I finished some book-marks in blues and greens.  I’ve been playing with the inside layer as my husband thought the batting was a little thick, and now I’ve settled on a firm interfacing, just the right thickness and firmness. 
Next I made a set of leaf potholders in dark blues.  This pattern is from Patchwork Pottery

I found some larger bits in my scraps, and an almost fat-quarter for the bias binding. 
Finished off sewing the binding and button detail while watching the movie The Favourite with my husband last night.

A few more little blue projects, these scrappy triple four patch blocks for a quilt called UFO Complete from the book Simple Strategies for Block-swap Quilts, by Lynn Roddy Brown. 

That’s been my week, I’m not sure where I found the time as I’ve been busy with my choir – Cool Choir - rehearsing for our final concerts, this weekend, and now I’m off to our final dress-rehearsal. 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Low Volume a goal for June

My One Monthly Goal for June is to quilt and bind this crib sized low volume quilt, here it is with the backing fabric waiting to be quilted. 
I pieced together some white, cream and beige larger bits from my scrap collection for the back. 
A couple of more pictures of the front. 

Not sure how I’m going to quilt it yet, perhaps spiraling circles, I really liked the look of my Neutral Mile a Minute quilt when it was finished.  Or perhaps I might just pick a pantograph and keep it simple.  Thoughts?

Drop by Elm Street Quilts June link up to see what others hope to complete this month.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

Friday, 31 May 2019

Baby Rainbow Rows quilt complete

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May was to complete this crib size Rainbow Rows quilt and I did it. 
This little quilt was made with the left-over blocks from my full-sized Rainbow Rows quilt, which my husband and I now have on our bed.

Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson. 
You can see the quilting a bit better on the back of the quilt. 

Each month there are three lucky winners with Elm StreetQuilts One Monthly Goal finish-up and I was one of the winners for the April.  I was delighted to receive my Alison Glass collection of 12 threads by Aurifil.  Thank you to Patty of Elm Street Quilts and her sponsor Aurifil. 


Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Scrappy Triple Four Patch

I’m starting another quilt, and thought I would show off my orange(y) blocks for Orange May with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
The quilt is called UFO Complete and it’s from the book Simple Strategies for Block-swap Quilts, by Lynn Roddy Brown. 

There will be 90 of the triple four patch, 5 double four patch blocks and 220 squares.  

It’s supper scrappy, and you can get an idea of what it’s going to look like here.  When I quilted Doreen’s quilt I just loved the design and scrappiness of this quilt, so it’s been on my ‘to do’ list for a while.  Then about a month ago I decided to start by cutting a 3 ½ inch strip of most of the fabrics in my stash.

What's meant to be will always find a way Trisha Yearwood

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Orange Leaf Pot-holders

May is orange at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so I’ve made a set of the leaf pot-holders in orange this month.  

There were some cute buttons in my orange button jar. 
A few bigger orange pieces for the backing and a fat quarter from my stash for the binding. 
It’s not hard to find orange leaves in nature. 
Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci