Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Lilac Baby Quilt

I’ve completed my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for the month of November, this little baby quilt. 

The blocks from this quilt were brought home from a fabric give-away by my friend Janet, there were also a bunch of extra bits, so I was able to set the blocks on point and fill in with the non-pieced blocks,  the triangle border pieces, the sashing, border and backing.

I particularly love the lilac print in the border and on the back.  I used almost every little bit of fabric that I brought home.


Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.
 

A traditional quilt for a future baby gift.  This month I chose a small project as it was a busy month for me, anything bigger would have been difficult.

Now I have to look through my projects and decide what will be my December finishing goal.  Take a moment to check out other finished projects at Elm Street Quilts November OMG link-up.   

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~ Confucius

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Brown High Five quilt blocks

For the month of November we are working through darks (browns, greys, blacks) for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and for this last Saturday in November I have made a set of brown High Five quilt blocks.
 
You can find the High Five quilt and many other scrappy quilt patterns in the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.

I sewed these up earlier this month at a weekend quilting retreat at a friend's country home in Invermere, B.C.  I’ll do another blog post with pictures from our weekend – coming soon…


I believe December for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge will be finishing up projects, let’s see how I do with that.  December can be such a busy month, we always want to do so much before Christmas, it can be hard to pack it all in. 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Going to the Dark Side

This November for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge we are working on dark colours; greys, browns and blacks and also on finishing Rainbow projects.  I have decided to make some of my High Five blocks in grey. 
 

 The High Five quilt is a pattern by Amanda Jean Nyberg, from the book Sunday Morning Quilts, I quilted one for a customer Joanne and thought it would be a great Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  I’m making one large block and ten little blocks in each colour.


As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody's day. ~ Vin Scully

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Asian Bird Song quilt

Sharon loves Asian fabric and her home decorating has a definite Asian theme to it.

She has made this lovely quilt and table runner to add to the decor.
 

For the quilt Sharon selected the Anne's Garden pantograph and a chestnut coloured Glide thread.
 

With left-over bits Sharon made a complimentary table runner.
 

Quilted with the same pantograph and thread.
 


Here is a picture of the table runner decorating a table in the entrance way to her home.
 


My heart is like a singing bird. ~ Christina Rossetti

I hope to complete ...

This little quilt as my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for November.
 

Fabric for the back is ready.
 


The lilacs on this fabric are so pretty.
 

I decided I had to have a small project if I want to achieve a finish and this little quilt measures 42 x 59 so I’m hopeful that it is a doable endeavor.

My goal is to have it quilted and bound it by the end of the month.  I’m not sure which pantograph I’ll use, so drop by later this month to see what I decided on.

I’ll tell the quilt’s story in the end of month post, wish me luck.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Popsicle quilt by Joan

Such a colourful quilt in an assortment of batik fabrics.
 

Joan picked Anne's Garden by Anne Bright for a pantograph and a rainbow variegated thread for quilting.


Most often Joan incorporates some back-art into her quilts.
 


I think she was planning on using this quilt at the summer cottage. Hopefully keeping cool on warm Summer nights under the popsicle quilt.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

My little Irish Chain

I have completed my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for October, just under the wire, and I’m posting it just under the wire as well.  I finished sewing the binding on yesterday evening while watching Stranger Things, and now at the last hour I’m posting it on Elm Street Quilts finish Link-up.
 

I love the freshness of the aqua colours in this quilt, a bit of a contrast to the Autumn colours so abundant.
 

Quilted with the Angelica pantograph by Patricia E. Ritter and a Mint coloured Glide thread.
 


This will be added to my Baby quilt stash, as I believe I’m down a couple.  It feels good to have another quilt complete, no matter how small.