Wednesday, 5 April 2017

OMG for April

I have quite a few quilts in the making, in a closet in my den I have quilts with backs ready to be quilted, then on a rack in my quilting room I have finished quilt tops and on the shelves in my quilting room I have stacks of blocks that need to be sewn together into a quilt top.

For my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April, I have picked the oldest quilt in the closet with a backing ready to go.

Nothing fancy, a simple corduroy utility quilt, with a plaid flannel backing.

Again I’ll tell it’s story at the end of the month when I finish it.

Wish me luck, and maybe join me and many others in the OMG fun at Elm Street Quilts.

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. ~ Rumi

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Rainbow Rows quilt

I have finished my Rainbow Rows quilt.  This pattern is by Lissa Alexander, found in the April 2015 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting.  I pieced many of the little blocks over the past year (or more) while sewing my way through the rainbow with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

I absolutely loved the process of this quilt, the little scraps that I got to use, the scrappy background and the colours.

Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.

I decided to piece the back, buying a couple of bigger pieces and using some of my stash as well.

And I added a label, I’m trying to remember to do this for every quilt.

My husband and I are now enjoying it on our bed.

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years~ Simone Signoret