Saturday, 24 July 2021

Slabs or Mile a minute

In keeping with dark blue, the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I pulled out my bag of darker blue scraps and began sewing.  These blocks are a cross between Slabs, by Cheryl Arkison and Mile a minute blocks.

I decided to make them 12 ½ inches unfinished.  I also wanted a pop of colour.  After examining the colour wheel, I decided to throw it aside and picked lime green.  

Looks like had enough fabric in that bag to get a twin size top, I’ll be adding one more row of blocks to the bottom to make it long enough.  This has been my obsession for this past week, while trying to finish my One Monthly Goal and clean my sewing room.  Cleaning always finds me distracted.  

You never know what you have, until you clean your room.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Dark blues and others

I decided to have a look at my well begun and/or unfinished projects and was inspired to sew a few high five quilts blocks, both to get things done and also to take part in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for July.

According to the pattern I needed 108 more of these little five inch blocks, so I decided to make ten in dark blue and ten in brown.  Now I just need 88 more. 

High five is a pattern from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  I like so many quilts in that book and thought high five would lend itself nicely to quilting through the rainbow. 

Enjoying a sunny warm day in Alberta.

Enjoy the little things for one day you might look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault

Monday, 5 July 2021

Postage Stamp quilt

I have a goal – One Monthly Goal – to quilt and bind my postage stamp quilt. 

Looking back through my blog posts, I think it was around January 2015 that I started sewing together the 2 ½ inch squares as leader/enders, hoping one day to have a full sized postage stamp quilt. Well it came together and now it’s time for finishing.

I’m happy with this purple dot fabric that I found for the back. 

Happily participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, which I use for motivation to keep completing my quilt projects.  And please come back at the end of the month to see if Postage Stamp is quilted!

Dream big. Start small and then connect the dots. ~ Dan Millman

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Infinite Hearts Complete

My June goal to complete quilting and binding the Infinite Hearts baby quilt and a Pink Stars quilt has been achieved.  

Infinite Hearts is a pattern by Quilty Love and the little star quilt was a bonus, made with the trimmed bits of the hearts.  I made these two quilts while participating in a quilt along with Emily Dennis of Quilty Hearts. I enjoy the look of her quilts and her well written and easy to follow patterns.

Infinite Hearts was quilted with the ‘I Love it’ pantograph by Anne Bright and a pale pink glide thread called cotton candy.

I found a very soft pink fabric for the back of the heart quilt. 

Pink Stars was quilted with the Shooting Star pantograph by Sue Schmieden and the cotton candy thread. 

I used a white on white star fabric for the back of the Pink Star quilt. 

 Happy to have two more quilts finished, and happy to participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.


Infinite Hearts 2021

The finished quilt measures 39 inches by 45 inches.

Started: January 2021.

Finished: June 2021


Pink Stars 2021

The finished quilt measures 37 inches by 37 inches.

Started January 2021.

Finished: June 2021

Oh how you shine with your heart full of moonlight and soul full of stars


Sunday, 6 June 2021

A new goal for a new month

For June I’m setting my goal to quilt and bind these two baby quilts.  I made Infinite Hearts participating in a quilt along with Quilty Love. 

This little star quilt was a bonus in the pattern, using up the trimmed bits from Infinite Hearts. 

They are both baby/crib size, so I should be able to quilt and bind them this month.  I’m thankful for Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal linkup, helping me to keep on track and finish my many ongoing projects.

Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself. ~ Draya Mooney

Monday, 31 May 2021

Baby Rainbow Mile a Minute

Quilting and binding this baby rainbow mile a minute quilt was my goal for May and Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, and thankfully I was able to get it done.  I started playing with multi-coloured scraps in November 2020 and then completed the top in November as well.

I was able to sew the binding on and get some nice photos while on a little get-away to Overlander Lodge in Jasper, where my husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary.  A little sewing, a little knitting, lots of reading and some great food, a very relaxing retreat. 


Quilted with a rainbow variegated thread and the Blowin’ Wind pantograph by Jodi Beamish. 


Baby Rainbow Mile a Minute 2021

The finished quilt measures 40 inches by 47 inches.

Started: November 2020.

Finished: May 2021


My bonus goal was to piece the top of a rainbow quarter log cabin quilt, and here it is. 

Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Finishing goals for May

To participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG) linkup, I would like to quilt and bind this Baby Rainbow Mile a Minute quilt. 

Alison Glass' Spectrum Feathers fabric is a perfect compliment for the back of this rainbow quilt.

As a bonus I would like to piece the top of another rainbow project that I have on the go - these quarter log cabins.  

Let’s see if I can do it!

There are two fatal errors that keep great projects from coming to life:
1) Not finishing
2) Not starting
Buddha Gautama