Sunday, 29 April 2018

April’s One Monthly Goal

I’m so happy to have completed my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April.  At the beginning of the month I set out to quilt and bind this blue and white quilt which I believe is the oldest item in my stack (many stacks) of projects on the go. 
This quilt is full of so many memories, I think I might just have to keep it for myself.  It all began with a bag of cotton scraps my friend Nancy gave me, leftovers from her clothing business.  I pulled all the blue and white fabrics and began cutting into pieces that were multiples of one and a half inches (to finish at multiples of one inch) anything up to 10 ½ inches as the finished squares are all 10 ½ inches.  In Nancy’s collection are pieces of fabric from clothing that I bought from her – memories.  I then added blue and whites from my stash which included bit of past sewing projects.  There is a piece from my husband’s nightshirt , some from my daughter and my son’s baby quilts, some blues from my DoubleWedding Ring quilt, the Winner’s Bouquet and other quilts, pieces from a block exchange, a bag that I made to carry quilt projects, the toaster cover for my step-mother and more.  So many stories in this memory quilt, it just makes me happy.

I decided to piece the back, originally thinking I would piece larger pieces from my stash, and then I got carried away and began cutting them into 10 inch squares. 
My son helped me pick the Circuit pantograph by Anne Bright. 
Happy to have this quilt finished, I am inspired to complete a project from my pile each month by Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal link-up, consider joining us. 
Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories. ~ Walter Benjamin

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Yellow Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks

For the last Saturday of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) I’ve completed my four Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks in yellow/gold, our colour for April
Once again, as in January with my blue blocks, my quarter log cabin blocks are a little more predictable with each side of the new strip being the same colour.  In February and March I was more random.  I think I would like to continue with a more random block.

Yesterday I did some container planting, these should all be more plentiful by Summer. 

I’m looking forward to May and a new colour to play with. I hope you can take a moment to see what others are doing for the RSC

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Squared Away

This week for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I made the blocks for the 2018 Sampler called Squared Away. 
Mari, from The Academic Quilter who has written up the instructions for this block says “This is actually a very old block with several names, called 4X Star in the Ladies' Art Company catalogue in 1895.  It appears again as a Carrie Hall block in 1935, and here it is in our quilt in 2018.”

I really enjoyed working with yellow, it’s so bright and cheery. 

Yellow is our colour for the month of April, and there are many lovely projects on the go, you can have a look at them by visiting Soscrappy, enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Long live the sun, which gives us such beautiful color. ~  Paul C├ęzanne

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Yellow Cogs

Our Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of April is yellow or gold, so I have started this month with my Cog quilt blocks. 
If I stay on track and make four blocks in each colour through our 10 months of RSC colours I should have 40 blocks by the end of October. 
For some reason I wasn’t quite able to keep up with my green projects in March, so this week I also finished my lime/light green Quarter log cabin quilt blocks. 
Take a moment to check out other pretty yellow/gold projects happening this Saturday at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, you can also see the next block for Squared Away, he 2018 RSC Sampler at The Academic Quilter.

A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others.  Be a carrier. ~ Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

My April Goal

I’ve picked what I believe is the oldest of my unfinished projects to be my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April
My hope is to quilt and bind this blue and white quilt.  Started a long time ago, I can’t even remember when, with fabric from my friend Nancy and then I added fabric from my blue and white stash. 
Lately I have been piecing the backs of my quilts with fabric in my stash, like most of us (quilters) I have a lot to choose from. 
Check out all the projects and goals for the month of April at Elm Street Quilts, and be sure to check back at the end of the month to see how I did.  Now off to piece the back and pick a pantograph.

"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." ~ Benjamin Franklin