Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February’s OMG

Quilting and binding this Jelly Roll Race quilt was my goal for the month of February, and I was able to complete it.  Of course I finished it on the last day of the month, all I can say is thank goodness for goals.


I’m not exactly sure where I got this batik fabric from, however right from the start I knew I wanted to make another Jelly Roll Race quilt with it.  I have found that in the batik jelly rolls there isn’t the variety of fabric that there is in a standard jelly roll.  The batik jelly rolls usually have two of each fabric, so it doesn’t give as much variety in the overall finished quilt.  I believe I might have added some fabric from my stash to expand on this quilt to add variation.

I also knew from the start that I wanted to add an additional colour as a joiner and to all a little zing to the quilt.  When I picked the turquoise I kept thinking of fire and ice or fire and water, so when I found a pantograph called Aqua Flame by Hermione Agee I thought the pattern and name was just right for this quilt.

I used up some bigger pieces in my stash for the back and remembered to include a label.

Near the end of the month I usually bring my OMG quilt projects into work so that I can finish sewing on the binding during my lunch hour.  I got the idea that this quilt would look good by our fire-place.  I work in the Library at Mount Royal University and this is a comfy reading area on our third floor.

So happy to have achieved my One Monthly Goal for February, many others have also reached their goals and you can see the lovely finishes at Elm Street Quilts.

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. ~ Pamela Hansford Johnson

Sunday, 25 February 2018

City Tile quilt catch-up

Thank goodness Emily of Quilty Love included a catch-up week in her City Tiles quilt along, I needed it and finished these two City Tile quilt blocks.

So now I am back on track, with only four blocks to finish which is the goal for week seven of the QAL.

Here are all the blocks that I have so far.

The pinks are all from fat-eighth bundles that my mom gave me, and the blue/green corners are from my stash,  and I am making the background scrappy with various whites from my stash, this quilt would have looked nice in my mom's house which was decorated with emerald green.

You can view other City Tile quilts at #citytilesqal and get particulars and the City Tiles pattern at Quilty Love.

Now I’d better get busy on those last four blocks for week seven.


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks

It’s the last Saturday in February for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the colour purple, I’m finishing off the month with my purple scrappy quarter log cabin blocks.

Having started this collection of blocks this year I have these purple blocks and you can see my light blue for January blocks as well as my inspiration for this quilt here.

This year I have four RSC projects on the go: TheCogs, High Five, Squared Away and the Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks (as well as other projects), no wonder I feel so busy, however quilting time is my happy time.

If you want to see many other RSC projects on the go, check out Scraphappy Saturday - Last Purple Saturday.

Creativity is an energy. It's a precious energy, and it's something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they're a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can't be taken for granted. ~ Ava DuVernay

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Mumbo Gumbo quilt

Nadine made this gloriously coloured Mumbo Gumbo quilt for her friend Carmella.  To reflect Carmella’s preferred colour Nadine used pink and hot pink as the building corners for each block.

Quilted with the Spirals pantograph by Denise Schillinger, a nice contrast to the squareness of the overall quilt pattern, and a bright pink Glide thread called Rhododendron.

More of Carmella’s fav colour on the back of this quilt.

If you are looking for a stash buster, then the Mumbo Gumbo by Pie in the Sky Quilts is a delightful way to whittle down the scraps.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us. ~ Mencius

Monday, 19 February 2018

Spring Fever quilt

Spring Fever is a great name for this quilt, the greens surely remind me of the green of spring and the other bits of colours of new growth and flowers popping up.

A perfect complement to this quilt and it’s name, Linda picked the Blowing in the Wind (leaves) pantograph and a celery coloured thread.

I don’t think she could have picked a better backing, more beautiful green leaves.

I certainly have Spring Fever this winter, it has been colder than usual and we have gotten more snow than usual, so I’m looking forward to the spring.
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

City Tiles Week Five

And I’m falling behind, thank goodness next week is a catch-up week, I’ll need it.
This week I was able to finish one City Tiles quilt block.

And get a good start on another.

And here are the components for the third block.

I’m following Quilty Love and you can view other City Tiles images at #citytilesqal.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Time

It’s Saturday and time to post my weekly piecing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Our colours for the month are purple and lilac.  This year I’m also taking part in the 2018 RSC Sampler called Squared Away, our block for February is called Wishing Ring, we are making three blocks each month for a total of 30 blocks by the end of 10 months.  

Somehow I made four blocks this month, so I guess I will have to pick the best three out of four.  Anyone want to help me out, which three would you pick?

There are so many pretty purple projects on the go and you can have a look at this Saturday’s selection at Angela’s Racing Through the Purple Month blog post.  Enjoy.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Doreen’s Fashion Fusion quilt

Doreen has a knack for colour and using up scraps, I’m always inspired when I see her quilts.  This one she has named Fashion Fusion, it certainly is a fusion of many fashionable fabrics.

Fashion Fusion is quilted with the Calm Water pantograph by Anne Bright and a sand coloured thread.

Here it is with its lovely coordinating back.

Fusion - the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.  Isn’t that what quilters do?

Monday, 12 February 2018

Lavender Path Quilt

Sandra made this lovely Lavender Path quilt for her bedroom, both she and her husband love the colour lavender.

We decided to quilt right up the middle of the lavender paths (rows) and in between with the Déjà vu pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and Valerie Smith, I love the way it turned out.

A beautiful backing to complement this gentle quilt.

As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Week Four City Tiles QAL

The goal for this week was to complete three City Tiles quilt blocks, here are two complete and once again as last week, one just about there.  I will finish it by the end of today, it's already waiting by my sewing machine.

These blocks are large, finishing at 18 inches, there will be 16 in all and the quilt should finish at around 80 x 80 inches.  So far I have eight completed and one just about there.

You can find the City Tiles QAL at Quilty Love, and you can see other lovely blocks and colours at #citytilesqal.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Purple High Fives

February’s colours for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge RSC is purple and lavender, so my first project for the month are these High Five quilt blocks.

My idea is to make one large block and ten small blocks for each month of the RSC, and then hopefully I’ll have about the right amount for a quilt top.

You can find the High Five quilt and many other scrappy quilt patterns in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

This winter we have had record amounts of snow in Calgary, here is a picture of my back yard, my garden chairs are nearly covered in show, and the trees are full as well.  It is very pretty and so clean looking.

For a little eye candy and inspiration check out what others are doing as Soscrappy.

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. ~ Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Leanne’s BOM

This delightful little quilt was a 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month Program.  I just love the colours in it and isn't the sashing fun?

Leanne picked a pantograph called Déjà Vu by Patricia E. Ritter and Valerie Smith and a very light pink thread called Cotton Candy, both excellent choices for this quilt.

The term déjà vu is French and means, literally, "already seen." Those who have experienced the feeling describe it as an overwhelming sense of familiarity with something that shouldn't be familiar at all.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

100 Modern Quilt Blocks

This is Beatrice’s version of Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.

I have seen a few versions of this quilt and love every one of them (maybe I should try it).  Perhaps you can tell how much I liked it by the number of pictures I took,  here are a couple during quilting on my Millennium Long-arm machine.

Here is the lovely quilt being caught by the wind.

I like what Beatice did with the back of this quilt.

And here is a close-up of the quilting, Beatrice picked the Chantilly Lace pantograph by Norma Sharp and an off-white variegated thread.

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. ~ Matt Cameron

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

February’s One Monthly Goal

So for this month I want to quilt and bind this Jelly Roll Race quilt.  Having made a couple of Jelly Roll Race quilts I decided I wanted to add a little something to the quilt, so I used diagonal joins and added a zing of another colour.  I thought aqua would complement the orange/corals in the Jelly Roll.

I dug through my stash and found some complementary pieces to make up the back of the quilt.

I wanted to call this quilt something like Fire and Ice and  then I found this pantograph by Hermoine Agee called Aqua Flame, perhaps that’s a good name for the quilt.

My friend Sandy thought I needed to include a picture with my sox which matched the quilt.

I enjoy knitting while watching TV with my husband, these are a pair of my own.

I just checked and there are 144 entries for February’s OMGat Elm Street Quilts, check them out.