Sunday, September 24, 2017

Slow stitching Sunday and a mini quilt finish

Hi everyone, 

I hope you had a nice weekend.
I had a great weekend with my family. 
The weather was beautiful and I also got to do some sewing.

Today, is I was able to continue hand sewing on my Leo's Mane quilt project. 
I had completed step 1 in the sew along quite early.
But, since I purchased the pre cut papers from 
Eagles Wings Quilts , I was able to continue on with my progress. 

Here's my progress so far.
I really like how it's coming together so far. 

I also made a mini improv spikes quilt.
I joined the modern quilt group of my local quilt guild. 
They have a separate meeting once a month and have challenges for the group members to try.
I'm a keener. Lol! I went to the meeting on Friday and then came home and started working on a mini quilt. 
I've always loved improv quilts, but never really tried them. 
I was inspired by Deb of A Quilter's table to make improv spikes. 
I finished this quilt Saturday night. 
I really like the way it turned out.
I like the size of this project and may make another one in a similar size. 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Table runner progress

Hi everyone, 

I took my blocks from my quilt guild BOM sew day and made a table runner. 
It's not completely done. I still need to find a backing for it and quilt it.

I hope you like it!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Leo's Mane sew along, part 1 complete

Hi everyone, 

I have joined Catherine, from 
Eagles Wings Quilts in doing her Leo's Mane quilt. 
This quilt is English paper pieced. 
I decided to purchase the cut pieces from her store.
I'm so glad I did. This will save me a ton of time. Because these pieces are tiny. 

I managed to complete step 1 already.
I'm not the best at English paper piecing, but I hope to greatly improve as I work on this quilt. 

I requested a colouring page so that I could decide on how I was going to use my fabric.
 I knew I wanted it to be somewhat scrappy. 
I also decided to have two constant colours, Kona white and Kona black. 
The rest would be made from a rainbow of prints from my stash. 
Here's my colouring page. 
I'm excited to continue to work on this quilt. 
Go check out Catherine's site. 
Maybe you want to make this quilt with your own colours. 

Note: I'm not affiliated with this site, I'm just participating in her quilt along. Which I'm excited about. Ha!

Friday, September 15, 2017

My quilt guild BOM quilt.

Hi Everyone,

I designed the scrappy sampler quilt especially for the Limestone Quilters Guild.
We are doing this quilt as this years BOM.
It's more like a several blocks per month endeavor. LOL!
But, I've had really good feedback from people who are planning to make this quilt.
It's my first time doing a pattern for others, so it's been a bit nerve wracking.

We had our first BOM Sew Day yesterday.
We were nine ladies all together.
I gave demonstrations on how to use the rulers to make the blocks and how to put the blocks together.
We talked about fabric and color selection, fabric placement and value.
I gave tips on getting an accurate 1/4 inch seam allowance. 

It was interesting to share my perspective on sewing a scrappy quilt.
It was fun to share with the ladies and they were very encouraging. Phew! I made it through. 

Because I'm doing these demonstrations, I'm making more blocks.
I don't really want to make this quilt again.
So, I'm going to use my blocks to make table runners.

These are the blocks I demo'd yesterday.

My plan is to make a few more of these blocks to make the table runner.
I've already starting cutting for a few more blocks.
It shouldn't take me long to make them.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A finished scrappy table runner!

Hi everyone, 

I did some quilting and hand stitching binding today.
It allowed me to finish this scrappy table runner.

I started piecing this table runner in June.
It is all hand pieced from a kite shape. 
I did not use English paper pieces. 
Just old fashion tracing of a template, cut it out the pieces with scissors and used a quarter inch seam to piece the shapes together. 

Here's a picture below of some of the piecing I did in Cuba on my holiday. 

I decided to use a large floral print for the backing.

I free motion quilted in on my Janome 1600p-db sewing machine. 
I really love how this table runner turned out. 
This one is mine and I'm keeping it. 
I hope you like it too.

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