Thursday, May 21, 2015

MAY DAZE

This morning I clued in to the fact, that it's nearing the end of May and I hadn't started sewing the many bee blocks for this month.  I think I've been in a daze.........

For the do.good stitches groups I made these 'I spy Bubbles' blocks


Raw edge appliqué made them go fast

and these 12 inch bow tie blocks


The block on the right is called 'Gemstone' and it uses lots of scraps  : )

and just look at these for the Great Canadian Stash busting bee


I LOVE them!  It seems every month I want a whole quilt out of the blocks I do. This one may just happen but you know how that goes. The tutorial can be found here.  Aren't they sweet?

and lastly, this month is my turn to get blocks for myself to keep from two of the groups. I asked for basket blocks and they have started to arrive in the mail.


I'm pretty excited about this one !

Enjoy your week end.




Friday, May 15, 2015

BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL SPRING 2015

Woot Woot! I got my Plus quilt finished.  Thanks to Debbie who told me the name is actually 'Inside Addition'.  I first saw one in progress over on Instagram by ' No Hats In The House ' and knew I needed to make myself one  : )

My son and I went downtown to take a few photos at an old school, but there was a bouncy castle on the lawn.  We decided across the street at this old church would work just as well so off we went. It just so happens that the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy starts today, so I am linking up and entering this in the Modern Quilt category. Yay!




oooohhh the colour !


This one shows the quilting quite well. Thanks Linda for doing this so quickly for me  : )


.....and just one more (because I love it)


quilt stats:
shot cotttons / low volume
pieced by me
45 x 55
Modern Plus Quilt

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HILLSIDE HOUSES

So...........I started yet another new project.  I've had a gorgeous bundle of solids sitting on my shelf for about a year just staring at me and as luck would have it, I stumbled upon this quilt along that was just getting started !  It's being hosted by Pretty Little Quilts and you can find the info here 


My first house


number 2  (with part of another house behind)


and 3


.......and here is 'main street'



Aren't they fun ? !  These are huge blocks so I'm thinking this will be one very big quilt. This first row measures approximately 60".  I can hardly wait for the next set of instructions : )

Enjoy your week

Friday, May 8, 2015

A TISKET A TASKET

Blessed. That's how I'm feeling right now. Not sure if i've mentioned here already that my second oldest son and his wife are expecting their third little one early July AND our oldest son and his wife announced the other night that they are expecting their first baby late October.  Hurray for babies!
I hosted a dinner recently for my hubby's birthday, and there were 15 of us. By next Christmas, we will be 17.  This calls for a bigger table,  and maybe that wall down I've been harping hinting about!
This is shaping up to be quite the year with a wedding and two babies  : )  Life is about to get even busier!

Anyway, this month is my turn to get blocks from two of the groups I'm in. The other day I was looking through some saved photos and decided I'd like to make this quilt

so I started making blocks---no measuring per say, just playing



and in a short time, there were 10




I've seen a peek of a few blocks that are coming my way already, and they are really cute.  This is one of those projects that helps use the ever growing pile of scraps on my table.  They are fun to sew too so that's a bonus. After piecing I squared the blocks to approximately 8 1/2 x 10 1/2

Have a fabulous week end!

linking up with scraptastic Tuesday

Friday, May 1, 2015

SHOT COTTON PLUS

Yesterday I managed a few minutes in my sewing room and finished piecing the blocks for this quilt.
I'm stopping at 20 blocks which will give me a nice lap size quilt


I hope to be able to show you a finished quilt soon : )

After shoving the scraps aside cleaning up a bit, I found my 100 modern blocks book and made a couple more blocks.

#40


#41


I'm nearly half way there!

Have yourself a lovely week end

Monday, April 27, 2015

ALL THE BLOCKS (and a birthday girl)


Oh my goodness! April nearly did me in trying to get all of my bee blocks made. Some were quite time consuming but finally, they are done!

Stephanie from the Mid Century Modern bee asked for this 'Gorgeous Gertie" block. It can be found in issue 17 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.


It's foundation paper pieced. This is one of the sections before and after trimming.


9 sections complete and all sewn together.  I really love it.


 I know that Karen has been wanting to learn this technique. If you are trying to avoid punching people, this may not be the block for you.    haha   : )

Note: no family members were harmed during the making of this block.........

Jaime asked for the Supernova block


and Rebecca asked for Snails Trail blocks. In all my years of quilting, I've never made this block until now


Nicke asked for these improv log cabin blocks. I had so much fun diving into my scrap bin that I made her four


then Francine asked for a star block


and Jaclyn wanted this 16" bento box that she will slice in 4 and re-arrange with all the others





It has been a very productive couple of days and my scrap bins have a little breathing room.



and lastly, my little grand daughter turned 3!  We got her a bicycle and she was thrilled  : )


That little smile just melts me.

Enjoy your week

linking up with Fabric Tuesday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A CHURN DASH FLIMSY

All the blocks arrived from my bee mates in the Joy group of do.good stitches.  In the evenings, between periods of hockey I managed to get the top together


This is the second time I've made a quilt like this. Different size churn dashes make it more fun I think


I dug through my backing pile and found this green print from STOF




Hopefully I can get this done soon and sent off to Vickey  : )
Have a great week end!

linking up with My Quilt Infatuation