Saturday, 1 July 2017

My goal for July

Is a little different, it’s not a quilt, it’s a shirt.  I enrolled in a Re-Fashion your clothing class through Continuing Education at Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), and competed a couple of items (I’ll show them at the end of the month), however I started this shirt and did not finish it in class and if I don’t make it a goal with a deadline I’m afraid it will hang in the closet untouched.
It is re-fashioned with a couple of shirts that I picked up from a thrift store and a piece of blue floral fabric that I had in my stash.
I need to sew the sleeves on, and I still have a little work to do to get them to fit correctly, a logical place from me to just put this project on the shelf, but I want to wear this shirt, so it’s my July goal.

I’m thankful that Kathy at Elm Street quilts hosts the OMG, this is helping me to complete some UFO’s.

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you set it in has left you.

Friday, 30 June 2017


Diane made this quilt for her nephew, a great way to use a panel and a great gift for a little boy who likes dinosaurs.

The dinosaur quilt is quilted with pantograph by Dave Hudson called dinosaurs and a titanium  coloured thread.  Here you can see a stegosaurus.

And here is a brontosaurus.

Diane found a great complimentary fabric for the back of this prehistoric quilt.

Let the world hear you ROAR.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Crazy Heart Quilt

Crazy Heart is my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June.  So happy to have completed this quilt, I’ve enjoyed the whole process and just love the shabby chic fabrics and look.
I start this quilt at a Buggy Barn workshop in Red Deer, Alberta in 2013 which my friend Carolyn and I attended.

In the pattern all the blocks are right up against each other, however I felt some sashing would define the blocks and give the eye a place to rest.

I also wanted the quilt to be bigger, so I decided to add a piano key border.

Once the top was complete I sewed all the left over bits of fabric together for the back of the quilt.

And just before quilting it with the Wild at Heart pantograph by Jodi Beamish and a soft pink thread called Cotton Candy,

I remembered to put a label on it.

Funny thing, my adult son and my husband love this quilt, so do I, it’s going to be a summer quilt for my bed.
Check out the many other completed monthly goals at ElmStreet Quilts.

Stop and smell the roses.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Little Scraps of Sunshine

After blogging Joanne’s quilt, I thought that High Five would make a nice Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt, and I decided to start one.

If I make one large block and ten small blocks each month I should end up with a decent sized quilt and use up a few more scraps.

The High Five pattern is by Amanda Jean Nyberg and can be found in the book Sunday Morning Quilts.

This is the last Saturday for June and the colour yellow, so I am looking forward to July and a new colour.  See what others have done with yellow at The Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Cozy Wedding Gift

My friend and neighbor, Candy made this cozy flannel quilt as a wedding gift for nephew Dan and his wife Carrie.

I don’t think there could be a better quilting match than the Falling Leaves pantograph by Dave Hudson, and a Sunset variegated thread.

A close up of some of the warm fabrics in this quilt.

A lovely gift to cuddle up together with.

May your Life together be full of Love and your Love be full of Life.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Donna’s Rose Garden Quilt

This is another quilt that I might want to make, I love pink and green, and I like how this pattern brings them together, I think the quilt sparkles, like sun shining on a forest floor.

To add to the theme, Donna chose the Rambler Rose pantograph by Meredith England.

And a Peppermint Pink Glide thread.

Donna also had a complimentary floral fabric for the back of this quilt.

Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet. ~ Katharine Lee Bates


Monday, 19 June 2017

Carol’s quilts

This first cutie was made for Carol’s swimming instructor, who was going to be leaving for a new job.  She must be a kitten lover (as is Carol).

Carol sweet name for this quilt Counting Kittens, so appropriate.

She picked the ‘I Love It’ pantograph by Anne Bright, one of her favourites.

Kittens checking out the backing of the quilt which has great paw print fabric.

She must have really liked her swim instructor, quilters amaze me with their generousity.

Carol’s second quilt she called Chocolate & Cherries, and I just loved how this quilt looked when I loaded it on my long-arm with the sun shining on it.

Here it is quilted.

Carol chose the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.

Quilting shows nicely on the back.

Two masterworks by Carol.

When you give, a part of you remains with the gift and the giver.