Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Arkansas Crossroads Variations quilt top progress

Hi everyone!!

I’ve been working on my Arkansas Crossroads Variations quilt top. I made the blocks for this top during the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017.

I finally got all the blocks sewn together today. This has 49 blocks in a 7x7 layout. I made 4 blocks a month for 12 months, plus one to give me 49.

I want this top a bit bigger. So I will make some low volume 9-patch squares for the border to finish the top, I’m going to start those tomorrow.

I’m really loving the look of this top so far. I hope you like it too!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 in review

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I would like to share a review of my makes of 2017. I did complete a lot of projects. I didn’t finish too many UFO’s, but I’m hoping to get a few more done in 2018.

Here are some of the larger quilts I made.

Then I have a lot of smaller quilts, table runners, placemats, mug rugs, pincushions, needle keepers, project bags and such.

I’m pretty happy with all the quilting and sewing I did in 2017. I hope that I can be as successful in 2018. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Slow stitching Sunday and a win!

Hi everyone,

I hope your December is going well.

I have been working a bit on my Leo’s Mane quilt.
I’m a bit behind. But that’s okay. I’m going to keep working on it.

I have also been very fortunate to win a new sewing machine at my local quilt guilds Christmas dinner.
This sewing machine was donated to our guild by a local sewing machine shop, 

I am so thankful. This machine is a Janome M100 QDC, Special Canada 150 edition. 

I had purchased a few tickets for this draw, and was so excited that I won. 
I love it!! Thank you so much to Eric Simkins for this wonderful machine. 

Linking with: 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wow! November flew by!,

Hi everyone, 

I’ve been away from the blog this month because I’ve been super busy.
But, I did sneak some sewing in here and there. 

I cleaned my sewing room, and as I was sorting my Scrap bins into colours I came across a bunch of little bags of hst’s, charm pack remnants and such. So instead of moving them to a new location without using them I decided to do something with them. 

I first took a bag of HST’s that needed trimming. I trimmed them to the largest usable size which was 1 1/2 inches. I decided to make some scrappy friendship star blocks. These are 3 1/2 inches.

Then I had some bright HST’s with a white background fabric. So I decided to try making a block with them. These HST’s were also trimmed to 1 1/2 inches. This block is 9 1/2 inches. Cute eh!!

Then I took the left overs from the charm pack and made a placemat. 

And with the itty bitty scraps left over from the placemat, I made a mug rug.

Then, I spent some time making more blocks for the 365 Challenge quilt. 
This is where I’m at so far.

I love having a design wall. 

Then, I had to make a black and white block for the modern quilt group.
This block is 16 1/2 inches.

Then, a friend asked me to make a crib set for her as she is going to have her first grandchild.
She wanted me to use fabric from a Hawthorne Threads. So I ordered it for her and made her a quilt, bumper pads and a fitted sheet.

The deer fabric is exclusive Hawthorne Threads fabric from the Fawn collection.

This quilt didn’t take long as I used a panel.

I used a super soft flannel on the back.

It was the first time I ever made bumper pads and a fitted sheet.

So, as you can see, I’ve done quite a bit of sewing.
Plus I had two sewing sessions at my house where I taught a brand new beginner quilter make her first project. I’ve really enjoyed doing that. 

I hope to do a bit of Christmas sewing now that we are going into December.
Time is running out. I better get on it. Lol!!