Friday, 30 July 2021

July’s goal complete

My goal for July was to quilt and bind this queen sized postage stamp quilt, and happily I did it, also enabling me to take part in ElmStreet Quilts One Monthly Goal

In January 2015 that I started sewing together 2 ½ inch squares as leader/enders, hoping one day to have a full sized postage stamp quilt. The top came together and July was the time for finishing. I always like to have a leader/ender project and I might have to think of what my next one will be.  Any ideas? 

There is a piece of nearly every fabric in my stash in this quilt of 1936 squares, 968 coloured fabrics and 968 whites. 

Quilted with continuous curves and an off white Glide thread called linen. 



Postage Stamp Quilt 2021

The finished quilt measures 89 inches by 89 inches.

Quilt has 1936 squares.

Started: January 2015.

Finished: July 2021

Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. ~ Paul Gaugin

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Slabs or Mile a minute

In keeping with dark blue, the colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I pulled out my bag of darker blue scraps and began sewing.  These blocks are a cross between Slabs, by Cheryl Arkison and Mile a minute blocks.

I decided to make them 12 ½ inches unfinished.  I also wanted a pop of colour.  After examining the colour wheel, I decided to throw it aside and picked lime green.  

Looks like had enough fabric in that bag to get a twin size top, I’ll be adding one more row of blocks to the bottom to make it long enough.  This has been my obsession for this past week, while trying to finish my One Monthly Goal and clean my sewing room.  Cleaning always finds me distracted.  

You never know what you have, until you clean your room.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Dark blues and others

I decided to have a look at my well begun and/or unfinished projects and was inspired to sew a few high five quilts blocks, both to get things done and also to take part in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for July.

According to the pattern I needed 108 more of these little five inch blocks, so I decided to make ten in dark blue and ten in brown.  Now I just need 88 more. 

High five is a pattern from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  I like so many quilts in that book and thought high five would lend itself nicely to quilting through the rainbow. 

Enjoying a sunny warm day in Alberta.

Enjoy the little things for one day you might look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault

Monday, 5 July 2021

Postage Stamp quilt

I have a goal – One Monthly Goal – to quilt and bind my postage stamp quilt. 

Looking back through my blog posts, I think it was around January 2015 that I started sewing together the 2 ½ inch squares as leader/enders, hoping one day to have a full sized postage stamp quilt. Well it came together and now it’s time for finishing.

I’m happy with this purple dot fabric that I found for the back. 

Happily participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, which I use for motivation to keep completing my quilt projects.  And please come back at the end of the month to see if Postage Stamp is quilted!

Dream big. Start small and then connect the dots. ~ Dan Millman