Friday, 3 July 2020

July Goal

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for July is to finish designing and then piece this quilt top. 
Sashing and border would be a bonus, my goal is just to finish selecting the fabric, cutting the blocks and get it pieced.

The quilt is called Sunshine in the Forest and I began working on it in a Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably workshop that I fortunate to attend at Out of Hand Needle Arts in Calgary.  It was a few years ago, so time to get this lovely pieced. 
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul. ~ John Muir

Monday, 29 June 2020

Postage Stamp top is done

Yay, I completed my June One Monthly Goal (OMG) which was to piece this top together. 

I used 121 out of 124 of my sixteen block squares, so the finished quilt should be approximately 88 inches square. 
As with so many quilts it was a real trip down memory lane, with so many little squares from so many past projects. 
Glad to have this top finished and now to think of what my July OMG will be. 

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. ~ Napoleon Hill

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Simone’s Quilt by Olivia

Today is my daughter Olivia’s birthday, so I would like to post a quilt that she made for her friend Kristy’s daughter.  I’ve posted before that my daughter Olivia doesn’t really like quilts, I think she’s been (over)saturated with them all her life, however whenever a friend has a baby she wants to make them a quilt.

This is Simone’s flannel quilt, made by Olivia. 
Olivia chose the New Delhi #1 pantography by Patricia E. Ritter, she likes the paisley look which matched the design in some of the fabrics. 
Olivia found this cute fabric for the back of the quilt. 
With the leftover blocks I whipped up a couple of burp pads. 
Nice job Olivia, my sweet talented girl.

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. ~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Postage Stamp Quilt Blocks

I’ve always been impressed and intrigued by postage stamp quilts, and thought this would be a great way to play with a variety of small squares of fabric.  So a few years back I decided to start piecing 2 ½ inch squares as a leader ender project.  I ended up with 124 blocks. 
Now it’s time to sew them together for my Postage Stamp quilt.  I think there is a little bit of everything from my stash in here. 
Sewing the top together by the end of the month is my goal to participate in Junes One Monthly Goal (OMG) with Elm Street Quilts.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists of the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~ Josh Billings

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Something Fishy Finished

I finished my little Fishy quilt, quilted and bound, to participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG). 
Backed with a yellow and orange flannel dot. 
I used a pantograph called Aqua Flame by Hermione Agee and an affinity variegated thread called Carolina. 
Happy to have this little quilt completed. 
I love to fish, catching one is a bonus.

Owen’s Birthday

Today is my grandson’s birthday and I’m posting last year’s birthday gift and project. He loves running shoes, and he was hoping for a pair of Converse Comme des Garçons PLAY collab (collaboration) running shoes.  I was able to find a pair of these cute shoes.  

The more I see them the more I think I’d like a pair as well.

In my stash I had a great piece of Running Shoe fabric, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to make a fun pillow case. 

I’m happy with the contrasting fabric I found for the cuff, also from my stash. 
Here’s Owen in a different pair of runners, a gift from Grandma Shelly.  They were excellent for the Hip-hop class I enrolled him in. 
Wishing my delightful grandson a Happy Birthday.
May life’s brightest joys illuminate your path, and may each day’s journey bring you closer to your dreams!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Something Fishy

Participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthy Goal (OMG) for May my goal is to quilt and bind this little Fishy quilt. 
I took a silk screening class at Alberta University of theArts a couple of years ago and this is one of the pieces I screened.  I thought it would make a nice baby quilt and was able to find a complementary flannel for the back. 
I think I found an appropriate pantograph to quilt it with in my collection, drop by at the end of the month to see the completed quilt. 
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.  What is your genius?