Saturday, 23 June 2018

Teals and turquoises

Our Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) colours for the month of June.  I started with the Squared Away quilt along block called Country Lanes, Mari (Academic quilter) says it’s “a 1935 block from Mountain Mist, the batting company.” 

Next I made five Cog quilt blocks, I hope to have 48 altogether by the end of this year’s RSC. 

I also finished up some Quarter log cabin quilt blocks in pink, which was the colour for May. 

I’ve been so busy with birthday’s, my son’s graduation (from Art college) and preparing for my choir’s year end concert that I haven’t been in my sewing room, or on my blog as often as usual.  I’m glad there is one more Saturday this month as I have a couple more projects that I’d like to play with in teal/turquoise.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in a different time.

Monday, 4 June 2018

June’s Goal

I’d like to quilt and bind my City Tiles quilt for my OneMonthly Goal (OMG) for June.  Here is a picture with the top ready to be pieced (so you can have a look at the whole quilt).
And here are a couple of the top done. 

City Tiles was a quilt along with Quilty Love, and you can see my beginning this quilt on my January City Tiles quilt-along blog post.

I had enough pink fat eights to piece a back for this quilt, and I found a pantograph that I like for the quilting, check back at the end of the month to see how they look.

I’m participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, which is helping me to keep on track, and I’m so excited to say that I was one of the prize winners for the month of May.  I won a six month e-subscription to the Make Modern Magazine.  Thank you to Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Make Modern Magazine.  Consider joining in our goal making fun and please let me know if you do, as I’ll want to check out your projects, blogs, or Instagram.

I never lose, I either win or I learn. ~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Pastel Star Bouquet

My OMG (One Monthly Goal) for May was to quilt and bind this lovely, a Kaffe Fassett design.  It was raining outside so I had to take photos inside. 
I have collected most of Kaffe Fassett’s quilting books and some knitting books as well, I just love the busy colourful designs.  While on a trip to Las Vegas my husband and I did a five quilt shop tour, and on tour I was looking for this book.  I found it in Quiltique along with a kit of all the fabrics for the cover quilt which was the Pastel Star Bouquet.  It’s been hanging around for a while in various stages of completion, so it became my May project.

Because of the Dahlias in some of the fabrics I decided to quilt it with the Dahlia pantograph by Hermione Agee and I used a pink variegated thread. 

For the backed I pieced some of my bigger Kaffe Fassett prints which I purposely bought at the Red Deer quilt show for this quilt. 

A label to complete the quilt. 
I am moving in the direction of completing my quilting projects and inspired to finish one a month by Patty at Elm Street Quilts, check out all the other finishes and consider joining in the fun.

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Saw this beautiful flower on a recent trip to Sandpoint, Idaho.  Anyone know what it is? 

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Baton Rouge in Pink

Mari from the Academic Quilter blog tells us that our block for pink and the month of May with the RainbowScrap Challenge (RSC) is called “Baton Rouge Square, a Nancy Cabot block from 1936.” 
Thanks to Mari’s great instructions, I found this an easy block to make, however somehow I still managed to get the center of one block wrong, wasn’t able to fix it in time for photos and blogging. 

My quilting room is very pink these days, with my RSC pink scraping and my Floral Star Bouquet quilt being quilted. 

Have a wander over to Soscrappy to see what others are doing with pink. 

Tis better to have stitched and ripped out, than never to have sewn at all.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Go Crystal Palace quilt

Vicki made this delightful quilt for the son of a cousin, who is a young football fan of the team Crystal Palace. 

Made in the team colours and named for the fans chant, “Go Crystal Palace.” 
Vicki chose the Orange peel pantograph, which we felt looked somewhat like a football, quilted with a candy apple read thread. 
A lovely coordinating back for this quilt. 

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. ~ Lewis Grizzard

Sunday, 6 May 2018


My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May is to quilt and bind this Kaffe Fassett Pastel Star Bouquet quilt. 
I was able to find some complementary fabrics on sale at a quilt show in Red Deer and pieced them to make a back for this quilt.  I decided to use a dahlia pantograph, inspired by one of these backing fabrics. 
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, where I am motivated to actually complete some of my many projects on the go.  Check out what others are doing and consider joining us, if you have a blog or Instagram you can play along.

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms. ~ Zen Shin

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Pink Cog quilt block

Pink is our colour for the month of May with the RainbowScrap Challenge (RSC), and I am starting this month with my Cog quilt blocks. 
I was making four a month and then yesterday realized that I need 48 blocks to make a full/queen size quilt, so I need to up my number to five to have nearly enough blocks by the end of October and all the colours of the rainbow.

I’m so enjoying Spring in Calgary, here is a pink cog block with one of my deck containers. 
Once I get my blog post done I hope to get out in the sun and do a little gardening.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet