Friday, 31 May 2019

Baby Rainbow Rows quilt complete

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May was to complete this crib size Rainbow Rows quilt and I did it. 
This little quilt was made with the left-over blocks from my full-sized Rainbow Rows quilt, which my husband and I now have on our bed.

Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson. 
You can see the quilting a bit better on the back of the quilt. 

Each month there are three lucky winners with Elm StreetQuilts One Monthly Goal finish-up and I was one of the winners for the April.  I was delighted to receive my Alison Glass collection of 12 threads by Aurifil.  Thank you to Patty of Elm Street Quilts and her sponsor Aurifil. 


Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Scrappy Triple Four Patch

I’m starting another quilt, and thought I would show off my orange(y) blocks for Orange May with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
The quilt is called UFO Complete and it’s from the book Simple Strategies for Block-swap Quilts, by Lynn Roddy Brown. 

There will be 90 of the triple four patch, 5 double four patch blocks and 220 squares.  

It’s supper scrappy, and you can get an idea of what it’s going to look like here.  When I quilted Doreen’s quilt I just loved the design and scrappiness of this quilt, so it’s been on my ‘to do’ list for a while.  Then about a month ago I decided to start by cutting a 3 ½ inch strip of most of the fabrics in my stash.

What's meant to be will always find a way Trisha Yearwood

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Orange Leaf Pot-holders

May is orange at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so I’ve made a set of the leaf pot-holders in orange this month.  

There were some cute buttons in my orange button jar. 
A few bigger orange pieces for the backing and a fat quarter from my stash for the binding. 
It’s not hard to find orange leaves in nature. 
Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday, 5 May 2019

A Goal for May

A Rainbow Rows baby quilt is the next on my agenda to finish.  This little quilt was made up from the left over blocks from my full-size Rainbow Rows quilt, which you can see here.  My May goal will be to quilt and bind this little quilt.

Rainbow Rows baby will also be quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.

First I need to find some fabric for the back, which I don’t think will be a problem, I’ll pick and/or piece something from my white, cream and low volume stash. 

I’m so very excited to say that I was one of the winners of Elm Street Quilts April Finish Link-up.  I am looking forward to receiving a large spool set from Aurifil, I’ll be watching my mailbox!  See the many May goals and consider joining in the fun and satisfaction of completed projects (and the possibility of winning one of the lovely monthly prizes). 
You'll fail at a 100% of the goals you don't set. ~ Mark Victor Hansen