Saturday, 29 September 2018

Under the Sea quilt

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for September is completed.  I set out to quilt and bind this quilt made with many water themed fabrics so I’ve decided to call it Under the Sea. 

Here are some of the fun fabrics I’ve included. 

Quilted with the Seaside pantograph by Kathie James and a Marine variegated top thread.  Hopefully you can see the shell shapes in the quilting, there are four, along with wavy water swirls. 

I found this great ocean waves fabric for the backing. 
And I remembered to label this quilt before quilting. 
Looking through my stash I found this lovely Japanese Sashico looking fabric, it reminds me of the Shells quilt pattern, another quilt on my to do list. 

Stop by Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal link-up to see many other completed projects and consider joining in the fun for October.

The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. ~ Jules Verne

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Dark Blue High Five

Sewed up a few High Five quilt blocks this week in the September Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour of dark blue. 

When I was arranging the blocks for this picture, I realized that I had made ten of each the small blocks and one large one of all the other colours.  So, one more to go, it will be done, maybe later today.

The High five block pattern is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

When you make something with your hands, it changes the way you feel, which changes the way you think, which changes the way you act. ~ Carl Wilkens

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Hawaiian Tumbler Quilt

A collection of floral Hawaiian prints, pieced by Pat into this delightful tumbler quilt. 
A close-up of some of the lovely flowers. 
Pat picked the Bellflower pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and a Rainbow variegated thread for the quilting. 

Summer days in the garden. 

Mohala i ka wai ka maka o ka pua – (Unfolded by the water are the faces of the flowers.)

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Yellow Brick Road quilt

This beauty was pieced by MaryAnn, using Sandy Gervais fabrics. 
Quilted with Anne’s Garden, a pantograph by Anne Bright. 
If you look closely you can see the hummingbirds. 
I think this quilt is totally reversible with this modern looking back. 
Yellow Brick Road in the garden. 
Neither the Hummingbird nor the flower wonders how beautiful it is.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sunbonnet Sue quilt

Made by Stella for Betty. 
Stella decided that we should just outline Sue with quilting and then quilt the sashing with the Bellflower pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter.  

A cute little quilt for a friend.

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.  ~ Joseph Addison

Monday, 10 September 2018

Mickey Panel Quilt

Diane brought me this cute Mickey Mouse quilt, I believe it was for her grandson Grayson. 
Quilted with the whimsical Popcorn pantograph by Jodi Beamish, which almost mimics Mickey’s ears. 
Diane found a great fabric for the back of this quilt. 
Mickey always delights me.
Live every moment as not to regret what you are about to do. ~ Mickey

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Carolina’s Quilt

Michelle brought me this lovely quilt to be long-armed and I don’t have too many details written on my intake sheet. 

I believe it for Carolina and I know it was going to be mailed to London.
Carolina’s quilt is quilted with the Daisies Galore pantograph by Irene Steele and a pink Glide thread called Rhododendron. 

I love soft pink and green together, for some reason tea roses come to mind.
But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose. ~ Anne Bronte

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Squared Away Quilt Block

September already!

Our colours for this month with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge are dark blue or neutral, so I’ve picked dark blue to make September’s Squared Away block.  Mari from The Academic Quilter says:  “This block is called Queen Charlotte's Crown, a Nancy Cabot block from the 1930’s.” 
I had fun looking through my blue fabric scraps to pick complementary fabrics for these blocks. 

With one month to go on this project, here are my blocks to date.
I’m missing August, so hope to get caught up before the end of the year.

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. ~ Michael Altshuler 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

September’s One Monthly Goal

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for September is to quilt and bind this Sea themed quilt.  In this picture the quilt is folded in four. 

A combination of 16 patches and blues, many of the fabrics in this quilt have a water, or under the water theme.  Perhaps when I post the finished quilt, I will take some close ups so you can see the fish and coral and other watery images.
I found a waves fabric for the backing. 

My plan is to quilt it with the Seaside pantograph by Kathie James.
Here is another picture of part of the quilt top with the backing peeking through. 
Check out what others hope to finish this month at Elm Street Quilts OMG link-up.

I couldn’t resist this lovely poppy from my garden. 

Beauty of expression is so akin to the voice of the sea. ~ George Matthew Adams