Saturday, 12 May 2018

Baton Rouge in Pink

Mari from the Academic Quilter blog tells us that our block for pink and the month of May with the RainbowScrap Challenge (RSC) is called “Baton Rouge Square, a Nancy Cabot block from 1936.” 
Thanks to Mari’s great instructions, I found this an easy block to make, however somehow I still managed to get the center of one block wrong, wasn’t able to fix it in time for photos and blogging. 

My quilting room is very pink these days, with my RSC pink scraping and my Floral Star Bouquet quilt being quilted. 

Have a wander over to Soscrappy to see what others are doing with pink. 

Tis better to have stitched and ripped out, than never to have sewn at all.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Go Crystal Palace quilt

Vicki made this delightful quilt for the son of a cousin, who is a young football fan of the team Crystal Palace. 

Made in the team colours and named for the fans chant, “Go Crystal Palace.” 
Vicki chose the Orange peel pantograph, which we felt looked somewhat like a football, quilted with a candy apple read thread. 
A lovely coordinating back for this quilt. 

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. ~ Lewis Grizzard

Sunday, 6 May 2018


My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May is to quilt and bind this Kaffe Fassett Pastel Star Bouquet quilt. 
I was able to find some complementary fabrics on sale at a quilt show in Red Deer and pieced them to make a back for this quilt.  I decided to use a dahlia pantograph, inspired by one of these backing fabrics. 
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, where I am motivated to actually complete some of my many projects on the go.  Check out what others are doing and consider joining us, if you have a blog or Instagram you can play along.

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms. ~ Zen Shin

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Pink Cog quilt block

Pink is our colour for the month of May with the RainbowScrap Challenge (RSC), and I am starting this month with my Cog quilt blocks. 
I was making four a month and then yesterday realized that I need 48 blocks to make a full/queen size quilt, so I need to up my number to five to have nearly enough blocks by the end of October and all the colours of the rainbow.

I’m so enjoying Spring in Calgary, here is a pink cog block with one of my deck containers. 
Once I get my blog post done I hope to get out in the sun and do a little gardening.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. ~ Anne Bradstreet

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Deer Baby quilt

Lynda made this Deer Baby quilt as a special request, to match a nursery d├ęcor. 

The Deer in the Woods pantograph by Dave Hudson was a perfect match. 

Quilted with a mocha coloured Glide thread. 
A new baby is like the beginnings of all things, wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. ~ Eda LeShan

Sunday, 29 April 2018

April’s One Monthly Goal

I’m so happy to have completed my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April.  At the beginning of the month I set out to quilt and bind this blue and white quilt which I believe is the oldest item in my stack (many stacks) of projects on the go. 
This quilt is full of so many memories, I think I might just have to keep it for myself.  It all began with a bag of cotton scraps my friend Nancy gave me, leftovers from her clothing business.  I pulled all the blue and white fabrics and began cutting into pieces that were multiples of one and a half inches (to finish at multiples of one inch) anything up to 10 ½ inches as the finished squares are all 10 ½ inches.  In Nancy’s collection are pieces of fabric from clothing that I bought from her – memories.  I then added blue and whites from my stash which included bit of past sewing projects.  There is a piece from my husband’s nightshirt , some from my daughter and my son’s baby quilts, some blues from my DoubleWedding Ring quilt, the Winner’s Bouquet and other quilts, pieces from a block exchange, a bag that I made to carry quilt projects, the toaster cover for my step-mother and more.  So many stories in this memory quilt, it just makes me happy.

I decided to piece the back, originally thinking I would piece larger pieces from my stash, and then I got carried away and began cutting them into 10 inch squares. 
My son helped me pick the Circuit pantograph by Anne Bright. 
Happy to have this quilt finished, I am inspired to complete a project from my pile each month by Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal link-up, consider joining us. 
Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories. ~ Walter Benjamin

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Yellow Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks

For the last Saturday of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) I’ve completed my four Quarter Log Cabin quilt blocks in yellow/gold, our colour for April
Once again, as in January with my blue blocks, my quarter log cabin blocks are a little more predictable with each side of the new strip being the same colour.  In February and March I was more random.  I think I would like to continue with a more random block.

Yesterday I did some container planting, these should all be more plentiful by Summer. 

I’m looking forward to May and a new colour to play with. I hope you can take a moment to see what others are doing for the RSC

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh