Saturday, 30 June 2018

Blue or Green?

Our colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) and the month of June was that colour which is not quite blue and not quite green, the teal/turquoises.  I have a few Rainbow projects on the go and this week I completed my Quarter Log Cabin blocks and my High Five blocks.

I've been making four of the Quarter Log Cabin each month. 

The High five block is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  So far I've made one large block and ten small ones each month. 

That’s it for the RSC this week and this month.  Now to start playing with my Red/Maroon scraps which will be our colour for July.  Visit Soscrappy to see what others are creating as they sew along with the RSC.

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. James M. Barrie

Thursday, 28 June 2018

City Tiles quilt

I’ve completed by One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June.  City Tiles was a quilt along with Quilty Love, and you can see my beginning this quilt on my JanuaryCity Tiles quilt-along blog post

I saw a picture of the block on Pinterest, and was interested and while reading about City Tiles realized that it called for Fat Eights, I had a bunch of co-ordinating Fat Eights that my mom had given me and was wondering what to do with them.  City Tiles was the inspiration that I needed.  

I had enough pink fat eights to piece a back for this quilt. 
I picked the Easy Orange Peel pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and a slightly off-white thread called linen for the quilting.  

Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine finishing up the binding on a beautiful summer evening, I thought this would be a nice setting for a picture. 

You can see many more completed June projects at the Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal link-up.
I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there. ~ Jack McBrayer

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Teals and turquoises

Our Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) colours for the month of June.  I started with the Squared Away quilt along block called Country Lanes, Mari (Academic quilter) says it’s “a 1935 block from Mountain Mist, the batting company.” 

Next I made five Cog quilt blocks, I hope to have 48 altogether by the end of this year’s RSC. 

I also finished up some Quarter log cabin quilt blocks in pink, which was the colour for May. 

I’ve been so busy with birthday’s, my son’s graduation (from Art college) and preparing for my choir’s year end concert that I haven’t been in my sewing room, or on my blog as often as usual.  I’m glad there is one more Saturday this month as I have a couple more projects that I’d like to play with in teal/turquoise.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in a different time.

Monday, 4 June 2018

June’s Goal

I’d like to quilt and bind my City Tiles quilt for my OneMonthly Goal (OMG) for June.  Here is a picture with the top ready to be pieced (so you can have a look at the whole quilt).
And here are a couple of the top done. 

City Tiles was a quilt along with Quilty Love, and you can see my beginning this quilt on my January City Tiles quilt-along blog post.

I had enough pink fat eights to piece a back for this quilt, and I found a pantograph that I like for the quilting, check back at the end of the month to see how they look.

I’m participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, which is helping me to keep on track, and I’m so excited to say that I was one of the prize winners for the month of May.  I won a six month e-subscription to the Make Modern Magazine.  Thank you to Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Make Modern Magazine.  Consider joining in our goal making fun and please let me know if you do, as I’ll want to check out your projects, blogs, or Instagram.

I never lose, I either win or I learn. ~ Nelson Mandela