Friday, August 19, 2016

TGIFF - One Block Wonders

Two more finishes from my FAL Q3 goals!!!!  These baby quilts were started back here.  Baby quilts shouldn't take four months to complete, but life always gets in the way of my quilting fun.

This Diamond Path pattern  was created by Sandy @ Upstairs Hobby Room for her  One Block Wonders BOM

I procrastinate finishing a project because I never know what quilting motif to use.  These just needed to be finished, so simple FMQ loops.


These 25-inch stroller/car seat quilts will be delivered next week.


I think the teal and orange is my favourite.


It's a great pattern to use 2.5 inch strips.



Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ The Quilt Journal
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 


                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, August 12, 2016

TGIFF - Wonky Charms Baby Quilt

This finish has been a long time coming.  Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal shared a wonderful tutorial here that I highly recommend.

The quilt top was finished back in April, but I didn't make up my mind on how to quilt it, so it sat around my sewing room until this past week.  I chose the easy route and did loop FMQ.


I quilted the loops close together (not intentional), so it gave the quilt some texture.


It's 25-inches squares, so it's destined to be a baby quilt for the stroller or car seat.  I think I'll make the next one a little bit bigger.


This is the second finish of my FAL Q3 goals.

Now to get back to the many WIP's hiding in my sewing room.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 


                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday - I Did It!!

I finally did it!!  I made a decision on fabrics and started putting together my Sew Together Bag.  I'm using the tutorial over at The Quilt Barn in conjunction with the pattern.

Here's my pile of fabrics, all ready for sewing.  I wanted to use a variety of colours and not just orange.  But who am I kidding???  This bag was soooooo going to be made out of orange fabrics, with orange zippers.  J


Side panels completed.  I like using the tutorial because it provides a lot of photos.


Stay tuned.  I'm hoping to make some more progress this weekend.


I also managed to get all my fabric cut for the Meadow Mystery QAL hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  It's good to be not rushing at the last minute, but now I have to wait until September for the next set of instructions.  I'm excited to start sewing!!


What have you been working on this week?


Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication





Friday, August 5, 2016

TGIFF - Kissy Fishy

I had the opportunity to test a pattern for Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts.  She has the most adorable animal patterns.  Kissy Fishy is one of Lorna's newest patterns, and it's so much fun.

I made a smaller version of Lorna's original pattern.  I made six fish using Kona Capri, Oasis, Tangerine, and Persimmon.


The fish are all pieced -- no paper piecing.


Lorna's instructions are always easy to follow, and she provides great photos.


Wavy line quilting to mimic water, with a pieced binding.


I love this pattern and will definitely make it again.


Some crazy butterflies for the back because the colours matched the front.


The pattern is now available in Lorna's shop here.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Quokka Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Whoomp There It Is @ A Quilted Passion


                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Girl Scouts Quilt

Where does the time go?  It's been a year since my friend Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge started Throwback Thursday.  It's a chance to showcase projects from our quilting past.  It's been fun remembering my early days of quilting.

This quilt was made using Girl Scout fabric created by Robert Kaufmann.  I purchased a fat quarter bundle and a jelly roll while I was in the USA, but unfortunately, they don't make the fabric any longer.


I can't remember the name of the pattern...I found it in a magazine that I borrowed from a friend.


My favourite GSUSA cookies....Samoas.  Yum!!


As you can see in the photo above, both the brown and yellow sashing fabrics were the same print.


Stop by to see what others are showcasing from their quilty past.



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WIP Wednesday - How Did I Get So Many WIPs????

I realize that I am a little (okay...maybe a lot) behind on sewing due to being away in July, but where did all these WIPs I keep finding in my sewing room come from????  Although I am afraid, I will need to make a new list so I don't forget about some of them...which I may have done already.  Oops.

Step 2 of Yvonne's Snowflake Shimmer QAL was cutting.  Thank goodness for an easy step.  I can't wait to start sewing.



I had to catch up on my Modern HST Sampler blocks hosted by Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts.  Even though some of the HST's were small, these three blocks sewed up quickly.

Block #13 - Turnstile

Block 14 - Introspection

Block 15 - Windmill

Patting myself on the back for these perfect points.  I impressed myself!





I also worked on a few more smaller WIPs this week.  The goal is to have a finish for Friday.


Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication



Friday, July 29, 2016

TGIFF - Sailing Away

First project completed from my FAL Q3 list!!

An 8 x 9 inch paper pieced mini of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild logo.


Wavy lines quilted with invisible thread.


I am very happy with the end result.  But as I finished sewing the binding on....I realized that I didn't include hanging corners so I can hang the mini.  Seriously???  I can't believe I forgot.  Oh well....


Now to decide which project to tackle next.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ What a Hoot Quilts
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 



                   Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday - QAL Fabric Choices

I'll be playing along with Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl for her Snowflake Shimmer QAL.  There's still time to join -- you can find the details here.



Here are my fabric choices.  All the fabrics were from my stash, including Kona Pepper for the background.



And I'll also be playing along with Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs for her mystery QAL -- Meadow Mystery.  The details are here if you want to play along as well.



I was pleased to find all these in my stash, including Kona Chartreuse and Kona Snow.



Let the fun begin!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Finish - Waterproofed for Camp

I've been away at Guiding Mosaic 2016 -- a national Girl Guide camp -- that was held at Sylvan Lake in Alberta from July 9 to July 17.  I went as Core Crew to ensure the camp ran smoothly for all the participants, so I left on July 5.  Although I had a great time, I am so happy to be back home in my own bed and in dry weather.

Ziploc bags are a Girl Guide's best friend -- keeps everything neat and tidy and, more importantly, dry.  So knowing that I'd be in a tent for two weeks with the possibility of rain, I decided to make a few zippered pouches using PUL.

I used Noodlehead's open wide zippered pouch pattern, but skipped the interfacing.  It was a bit tricky sewing, but you just have to remember to go slow.


Butterflies.


Little monsters.


And ducks for the inside of both pouches.



I see more PUL pouches in my future.  They are more fun than ziploc bags.


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts

Friday, July 15, 2016

Forgotten Friday Finish - Mini Mini Edition

And yet another forgotten Friday finish.  Maritime Modern Quilt Guild did a 6-inch mini mini swap.

I decided to make pinwheels from tiny HST's.  This is the second time I've done pinwheels in a mini mini, and I quite like it.  Yes, there is snow in the backyard.  The swap was originally scheduled for March (when I took the photo), but due to a snowstorm, our meeting was cancelled.  The swap was postponed until June.


I received this awesome mini mini from Crystal.  Those are tiny EPP hexies...wow.



I've been so busy that I haven't thought about making more mini minis, but I think it's time to work on some designs.  Have a great weekend!