Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Blue and White Mile a Minute quilt

I’ve achieved My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for October which was to make these blocks into a quilt top.

Thanks to a retreat last weekend with some of my quilting friends I was able to get it done.  On point and with a piano key border.

Quilting and binding will be another month’s goal for this quilt top.

Twice a year four of us take a weekend away to the Invermere, Fairmount valley to focus on our sewing, piecing and quilting projects.  Here are a few pictures of the weekend.  It started with this lovely view on our evening drive out. 

The next morning we saw this fellow, helping himself to the berries right outside the back window.

At lunch a couple of deer wandered by.  

Here we are happily at our machines.

Aside from my Blue and White Mile a Minute quilt, I finished three Squared Away quilt blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and a pillow-case for my (wanna be) nautical themed bedroom. 

While we were packing up the vehicle we had another visit from our black bear, this time just outside the garage door.  
A refreshing weekend and another OMG completed.  Check out other finishes at Elm Street Quilts, so far there are 64 this month.  Consider joining in the fun, it sure helps me to finish up.
In order to keep my creativity alive, I just try to enjoy life to the fullest. ~ G-Dragon

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Dewey Dream quilt block

This week, I completed the last three blocks for the Squared Away quilt along lead by Angela of Soscrappy and Mari of The Academic Quilter.  Mari says that this is the “Dewey Dream block, from the 1899 edition of the Orange Judd Farmer, an agricultural publication.” 
Next I’ll have to figure out how to arrange my thirty, 10 inch blocks that I have completed, and that task will likely become a One Monthly Goal (OMG) project, of which there are a few others in line before my Squared Away blocks.

Squared Away was part of this year’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  If you go to the Soscrappy blog and check out the last couple of Saturdays, you will see that some keen quilters have already pieced their Squared Away quilt tops.  I will be looking to them for inspiration.

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. ~ Victor Pinchuk

Sunday, 7 October 2018

A goal for October

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for October is to make a quilt top from these blue and white Mile a Minute quilt squares. 
My idea is to set them on point and have alternating white squares.  The squares are fairly large – 8 inches – and when I put them on point they are 11 inches across, so I think I won’t be using them all and I’ll still end up with a large quilt. 

Check back at the end of the month to see if I achieved my goal, and check out all the other monthly goals at Elm Street Quilts.

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. ~ Zig Ziglar

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Dark and Sage Green

October and another colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Angela has picked dark and sage green.  At the beginning of the year we were told what our 10 colours for the year would be and there were two categories of green, yellow/lime greens and dark/sage greens.  I tried my best to separate the greens and here are my Cog quilt squares in darks and sages. 
I’m not sure if my categorizing of greens if very good, here are the earlier this year yellow/lime greens, in any case I have eight various greens of Cog quilt blocks for my Cog quilt. 

Just three black Cog quilt blocks to go and then it will be time to complete the quilt top. 
It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine. ~
Mahatma Gandhi