Sunday, 30 June 2019

Low-Volume Baby Quilt

I sat sunning myself on the deck while I finished sewing the binding on this little low-volume quilt which was my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June. 

This little quilt has an interesting story (don’t they all?), A fellow book-club member was having a fabric and book fund raiser for her choir, so I donated a bunch of fabric, including a little tin of charms.  Of course I also went to the sale to see what I could find to bring home and found this 20” X 80” strip of low-volume patches, which I thought I would reconfigure into a little 40” X 40” quilt. 

I later found out that my friend Mary Anne had donated the low-volume strip and that she had bought my little tin of charms!  Fund raiser doing exactly what it should, gathering goods and redistributing to make money for a worthy cause. 
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Blue play

I’m playing with my blue scraps for the month of June and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
First I finished some book-marks in blues and greens.  I’ve been playing with the inside layer as my husband thought the batting was a little thick, and now I’ve settled on a firm interfacing, just the right thickness and firmness. 
Next I made a set of leaf potholders in dark blues.  This pattern is from Patchwork Pottery

I found some larger bits in my scraps, and an almost fat-quarter for the bias binding. 
Finished off sewing the binding and button detail while watching the movie The Favourite with my husband last night.

A few more little blue projects, these scrappy triple four patch blocks for a quilt called UFO Complete from the book Simple Strategies for Block-swap Quilts, by Lynn Roddy Brown. 

That’s been my week, I’m not sure where I found the time as I’ve been busy with my choir – Cool Choir - rehearsing for our final concerts, this weekend, and now I’m off to our final dress-rehearsal. 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Low Volume a goal for June

My One Monthly Goal for June is to quilt and bind this crib sized low volume quilt, here it is with the backing fabric waiting to be quilted. 
I pieced together some white, cream and beige larger bits from my scrap collection for the back. 
A couple of more pictures of the front. 

Not sure how I’m going to quilt it yet, perhaps spiraling circles, I really liked the look of my Neutral Mile a Minute quilt when it was finished.  Or perhaps I might just pick a pantograph and keep it simple.  Thoughts?

Drop by Elm Street Quilts June link up to see what others hope to complete this month.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller