Monday, May 22, 2017

Aurifil 2014 BOM

Do you remember the Aurifil 2014 BOM?  I had a lot of fun with it but never got past making the top.  It's been in a drawer since that December.

It had to go on my list for 2017.

I tried to step up my quilting game on this quilt.  Every block is done differently, the sashing has ribbon candy in it and there is some very dense quilting in the white triangles.  I like how it looks, but it sure increases the amount of time it takes to finish!

Friday, May 12, 2017

I Made a Pillow

Do you ever have one of those moments where you just have to stop what you're doing and stitch something up?  That happened to me last weekend when I saw Amanda Jean's (crazy mom quilts) couch full of pillows.  There was nothing for it - I had to make one.

Because there were other things on my to do list that day, I looked through the huge container of orphan blocks that my Grandmother gives me and picked out 8 that matched - four for each side of the pillow.

I'm very pleased with my little pillow.  I may need to make another.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts

Monday, May 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal: May

My One Monthly Goal for May is the Aurifil 2014 BOM.  The finished top has been in a drawer for over two years.  Finally last month I took it out, sandwiched it and started drawing a quilting plan.

Perhaps I can finally conquer this guy this month!

Linked with:  One Monthly Goal

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Grandma's Nine-Patch

When Grandma send me more of her orphans, I knew I needed to play with the 9 patches she sent.  Even though I wasn't going to start any new quilts this year.

I've decided it doesn't count because I've already finished it!

This is a small quilt - only 30 x 30.  I made one of the blocks so I'd have enough.  The green one is mine.

I used a walking foot to quilt this baby.  I think it only took about 2 hours!

I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal - This is my April Goal

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 FAL Q2

In Q1, I had 3 goals, two of which I finished.  I still am not feeling the love for my hand quilting project, although I think I've figured out how to proceed, I just actually have to - you know - proceed.

So - here are my goals for Q1:
Top: The evil hand quilting of doom, carried over from Q1
Left: 9 patch that I don't know how I'm going to quilt - the top is done
Right:  Pinwheel blocks a friend gave me - the top is nearly done
Bottom:  The Aurofil BOM from 2014 - the top is done

There is lots of FMQ in Q2.  Sounds fun!

I'm linking up to Finish-A-Long

Friday, March 31, 2017

One Monthly Goal: Nine Patch Baby Quilt

I am blessed to be a part of a family of quilters.  My grandmother, two aunts and my sister all share a common obsession, but what's truly lovely is that our shared art form takes all of us in different directions.  It's fairly easy to tell who's is who's just by colour choice and pattern.

My grandmother goes about her quilts a lot different than I do.  Piecing isn't my favourite part, so I do only as much as the quilt requires.  Grandmother, on the other hand, makes many many blocks and auditions them until she is happy.  The rest go in a box and then every couple of years a yummy parcel of treats arrives in my mail box.

I think that some year, I will devote a year to using these blocks - yes, a year.  There are hundreds.  You can click this link to see what I've already done with past Grandma Blocks.

Meanwhile, these 8 looked so particularly delicious that I pieced them together immediately (with a block I made which I hope doesn't look too out of place.

Since this isn't on my list, I want it finished very quickly and thus it is my One Monthly goal for April.  Preferably I want it done in the next two weeks so I can give it away immediately.

I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal

Friday, March 17, 2017

River in the Sky

A friend happened to be at my house while I was sandwiching this quilt.  She helpfully said "This looks like a river in the sky" and thus, the quilt has a better name than Blue Squirrel.

The same helpful quilt namer also suggested the quilt patterns.

This is a finish for #2017FAL - My original post is here.
This is also a finish for One Monthly Goal, my original post is here.

I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal, Crazy Mom Quilts and Finish-A-Long