Monday, 6 February 2023

A goal for February

I have a quilt which I would like to complete for February, and take part in Elm Street Quilts One Monthy Goal (OMG). My Missing U Rainbow Slab quilt.


This quilt top was completed in December and it now time to quilt and bind it. It is loosely based on Cheryl’s pattern for The Missing U in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. 

I found a nice rainbow fabric for the back. 

I have no idea how I’m going to quilt it, so I’ll have to take a look through my pantograph designs and see which one feels right.  Drop by at the end of the month to see what pantograph spoke to me.  I’m also going to have to find the right fabric to bind it with.  It’s a short month, so I’d better get started.

 

Life is like a rainbow:  You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Wanderer’s Wife

Participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG). I’ve completed my OMG for the month of January, which was to quilt and bind my Wanderer’s Wife quilt. 


Wanderer’s Wife is a pattern by Jen KIngwell, and I started this quilt as a Block of the Month through Out of Hand Quilt shop back in 2013.  I’d have to say putting it together was challenging, however I love it and would gladly do another Jen Kingwell quilt.

It’s a busy quilt and I thought it needed equally busy quilting, do I decided to quilt it with a pantograph called New Delhi #1 by Patricia E. Ritter and used a light turquoise thread. 


I was happy with the binding fabric I found, which blended nicely with the front and the back of the quilt. 


QUILT DETAILS

 Wanderer’s Wife quilt 2023

The finished quilt measures 60.5 inches by 69 inches

Started: 2013

Finished:  January 2023

 


Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien 

Friday, 6 January 2023

An intention to finish a quilt

For January’s One Monthly Goal (OMG) I hope to quilt and bind my Wanderer’s Wife quilt.  Designed by Jen Kingwell, I started in this quilt in 2013 as a Block of the Month (or week) project through a local quilt shop – Out of Hand


I found a great piece of fabric for the backing, also at Out of Hand. 


Looking forward to getting this scrappy little quilt done, check by at the end of the month to see how I decided to quilt it, I think the quilting will be as busy as the quilt top. 


I don't care how busy I am - I will always make time for what's most important to me. ~ Kevin Hart

Friday, 30 December 2022

A rainbow of slabs

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for December is complete, the top of this slab quilt is pieced. 


The blocks, are a mix between Cheryl Arkison’s slab style and my Mile a Minute style, which some people like to refer to as crumb.

I did loosely follow Cheryl’s pattern for The Missing U in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

Perhaps my goal for January will be to quilt this beauty, or maybe I’ll find something else in my unfinished stash, I’ll decide in the next couple of days.

 Every task, goal, race and year comes to an end…therefore, make it a habit to FINISH STRONG. ~ Gary Ryan Blair

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Slabs

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for December is smaller than usual.  I want to complete the top of my Slab quilt.  Here are some of my slabs. 

My inspiration is The Missing U quilt pattern by Cheryl Arkison, found in the book Sunday Morning Quilts. My slabs were completed while taking part in Soscrappy’s Rainbow ScrapChallenge over the last few years.  I think this is currently the oldest project in my stash.

These blocks measure 15 inches unfinished, and I have 25 of them.  I considered making more and wondered what size of quilt would be best, and then decided to just get it done.

Check back with me at the end of the month and we’ll see how I have arranged these rainbow slabs.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Finishing up

A few little projects, finished just in time to take part in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG).

My three fabric storage boxes 


You can find the pattern in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  I decided not to add cardboard this time and just relied on the stiff interfacing, it was the cardboard step that was stalling me from finishing these, and someone commented on past blog post that they did not use the cardboard.  What a great idea, I’m happy with the results.

Finished a couple of leaf potholders in pink and purple. 



These scrappy potholders are from a pattern by Patchwork Pottery.  I enjoy using up my little scraps, making them in all the colours of the rainbow.

My last little project to finish is this quilted skull bag 





 

Using up scraps from my husband’s skull quilt, and trying out a tutorial from AjileJack I made this quilted bag.  I’m happy with the results, and will likely make a few more.  Sewing through the thickness of the handle was a bit tricky, my friend Carolyn suggested using my Featherweight and it worked like a charm.

Happy to have these projects done, and now considering what to finish for December. 

It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela 

Monday, 7 November 2022

November goal

Participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, I have a couple of little things I’d like to finish in November.

These three quilted storage boxes. 


From the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

These two sets of leaf potholders. 


A pattern by Patchwork Pottery.

And this skull frankenbag. 


A tutorial from Agilejack.

These were some projects that I started at a Fall quilting retreat in Fairmont B.C. with my three quilting friends. 


I did work on a few other items as well, however these will be set aside to complete another month.

A bunch of blocks for a High Five quilt. (these are actually little piles of blocks)


Also from the book Sunday Morning Quilts.

The start of some mini log cabin blocks in blues and purples for more bookmarks. 


And I did actually complete a pillow case, for my grandson who likes my pillowcases and loves to fish. 


Here’s hoping I can complete these little project by the end of November.

Wish it, Plan it, Do it. ~ Jaipal Singh