Saturday, 30 January 2021

Pink hearts

January’s colour is pink for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Quilty Love is having a heart themed quilt along, so I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day while participating and sewing up pink hearts. 

There is also a bonus with the pattern to make another little quilt from the trimmed corners. 

I really enjoyed playing with my pink scraps and stash this month.  I wanted to make some heart potholders, and here is my first. This pattern is from Spoon Full of Sugar

It ended up too thick which causes my machine to skip stitches, so I’m going to try a thinner batting.

Ready to sew few pink leaf potholders. 

All these pink projects, and yet I don’t feel I’m finished with pink, I still have this stuffed bag to play with. 

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.

 ~ John O’Donohue

Friday, 29 January 2021

Yellow Baby Mile a Minute quilt

Happily I have completed my One Monthly Goal for January, which was to quilt and bind this Mile a Minute baby quilt. 

When it came time for quilting, the yellow said "daisies" to me, so I used the Daisies Galore pantograph by Irene Steele. 

Found a lovely piece for the back in my stash. 

I pieced this little quilt top last October while participating in Soscrappy’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) and this month I complete it while participating in Elm Street Quilt’s One Monthly Goal.

I finished sewing the binding on at Finishing School, a ‘drop in’ that I run (virtually for now) through the Mount Royal University Library’s Maker Studio on Thursday’s from 12:30 to 1:30 MST.  I fondly refer to it as Stitch and Bitch, however since we are an academic institution we call it Finishing School.  Finishing School came into being as I was always racing to finish a quilt at the end of the month and would use my noon hours at work to handsew the binding, others began to join me and it has evolved into a weekly event with any kind of handwork being done. All are welcome, consider joining us if you are free.

This little quilt will now go to my Album (booth) at Calgary’s Virtual Market on Facebook.


Yellow Baby Mile a Minute 2021

The finished quilt measures 36 inches by 48 inches.

Started: October 2020.

Finished: January 2021


May your week be filled with good thoughts, kind people, happy moments, and unexpected blessings.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Enjoying Pink

January is pink at Soscrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and I am sewing along with my pink scraps.  I finished a bunch of pink mini log cabin bookmarks which I will be adding to my booth/album in Calgary’s Virtual Market on Facebook. 

The Calgary Virtual Market started just before Christmas 2020 and I applied to be a vendor, as all public markets and the usual Artisan sale that I take part in at Mount Royal University were not happening.  I did very well at the market and applied to take part for the whole next year.  These little bookmarks were a hit, so I will continue making them through the year in all the colours of the rainbow.

This week I also cut all my fabric for Quilty Love’s Infinite Heart Quilt Along

Hopefully next week I’ll have some heart blocks to show.

I’m happy to say that I am actually putting a dent in my pink fabric stash, feels good.

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. ~ Mandy Hale

Thursday, 7 January 2021

A Goal for January

A New Year and a new month and time for a new goal.  My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for January is to quilt and bind this yellow Mile a Minute baby quilt.  I found a nice piece of yellow fabric for the backing. 

I pieced this little quilt top in October while participating in Soscrappy’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) and this month I hope to complete it while participating in Elm Street Quilt’s One Monthly Goal

I woke up this morning thinking I’d missed the deadline, but found that it closes tonight, phew.  OMG helps me to keep finishing projects and RSC helps me to use continue to dig through my stash and use my scraps. 

You come home, make some tea, sit down in your armchair, and all around there’s silence. Everyone decides for themselves whether that’s loneliness or freedom.