Sunday, 29 November 2020

Sunlight in the forest

A November goal complete.  Participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, my hope was to quilt and bind my Sunlight in the forest quilt, and happily it is finished. 

This quilt was started in a class taught by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably at Out of Hand quilt store in Calgary, I believe it was January 2015.  It is called ‘Sunlight in the forest.'  Designed by Kaffe, you can find the pattern in his book Quilts in Sweden. 

For the quilting I chose a pantograph called Anne’s Garden by Anne Bright.  The quilt is busy and so is the pantograph, which makes it hard to see the flowers and hummingbirds and butterflies, however this reminds me of nature, walking in a forest, or even checking out a bush in your garden, which is very busy with life sometimes hard to see – camouflaged - unless you stop, be still and take a close look. Can you find the critters and flowers in these pictures? 

I found a suitable backing, another Kaffe fabric and added some back art with leftover squares which didn’t make it into the top of the quilt. 


Sunlight in the Forest Quilt 2020

The finished quilt measures 91 inches by 85 inches.

Started: January 2015.

Finished: November 2020.


There is no WIFI in the forest, but you will find a better connection.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Multi-colour Baby quilt

Last week I completed the blocks for this multi-coloured baby Mile a Minute quilt, and this week I added the sashing and a small border, keeping in the multi-colour theme. 

I used rainbow strips left over from recently completed Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts. 

This little quilt will now join my rack of finished tops, waiting for backing and then quilting, and I’ll be on the lookout for the right backing and binding. 

Color is a power which directly influences the soul. ~ Wassily Kandinsky

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Multi-coloured scraps

Felt the need to just sew and play with my scraps, so I decided to participate with Soscrappy’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge November colour and dig into my multi-coloured scrap bag.

So much fun sewing these 30 colourful Mile a Minute blocks.  They all finish at 6 ½ inches, and will make a vibrant baby quilt.   I’ve already found a sashing and possibly border fabric in my stash, so plan to just keep sewing until the top is done. 

Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul! ~ Amy Leigh Mercree

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Green Floral Goal

Since I got the top of this green floral quilt pieced in July, I’ve been thinking about quilting it and decided that will be my (One Monthly) Goal for November.  I think I have just the right pantograph for it. 

This quilt was started in a class taught by Kaffe and Brandon at Out of Hand quilt store in Calgary, I believe it was in 2014.  It is called ‘Sunlight in the forest’ and is designed by Kaffe, you can find the pattern in his book Quilts in Sweden.

I’ll have to start with a trip to the quilt store to find the right fabric for the backing and binding, Deirdre at Out of Hand has a great selection of Kaffe fabrics.

Drop by at the end of the month to see if I have completed my goal, and which pantograph I selected.  Thanks to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal for keeping my on track with finishing my quilty projects.

Starting is easy, finishing is hard. ~ John Calacanis