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


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