Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Supernova Friendship Blocks

I pieced the August Supernova Friendship blocks this week and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!

My partner for this swap, Julie, and I both went with green blocks this month. Check out her blocks here. I'm on vacation this week and probably won't be able to get to the post office until Monday - I hope that's ok Julie? :-)

We have now pieced 3 of the 5 blocks and so far, I am loving how they all look together.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

A small finish: Purple Nail Polish

After I finished my Swoon a couple of weeks ago, I wondered what to work on next. I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it difficult to start something new after finishing something really big?

Anyhow, over the last 2 weeks, I went into my sewing room about a million times and each time, I left without actually doing anything. The weather had something to do with it, but most of all, I think I needed a small break.

This week, my Bloglovin and Instagram feeds were filled with Nail Polish bottles... The quilty kind. And all of the sudden, I needed to cut fabric and make a Nail Polish wall hanging!

Purple is my favourite colour so of course my nail polish had to be purple. I quilted it in the ditch and then with straight diagonal lines in the background.

I'm very pleased with it and it was the perfect thing to get me back in the sewing room again!

If you would like to make your own Nail Polish mini quilt, go here. The pattern is incredibly easy and goes together very quickly. I'm not particularly fast and it took me about 3 hours from cutting to binding.

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and TGIFF hosted by the wonderful M-R of Quilt Matters.





Thursday, July 17, 2014

TGIFF is here and I think I might Swoon!

All right, so I'm not super talented when it comes to original post titles!

I am super excited to be hosting the TGIFF linky party this week and for the occasion, I've been working day and night to get my Swoon all finished. (I haven't really worked all night, but did spend quite a bit of time on it over the last week.)

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great and I didn't have any quilt holders on hand, but here are a couple of pictures.

The designer is obviously the wonderful Camille Roskelley and I used Lucy's Crab Shack to piece the blocks... Kona white as the background... And more Lucy's Crab Shack for the binding.

I quilted it with straight lines, about 1 1/4" apart, using painter's tape as my guide.

This finish has been in the works for a year people! I still can't believe she is finally done!

Have you finished anything recently? Wanna share? Go ahead and link up those wonderful finishes.  Be sure to tour the other finishes and spread the comment love far and wide!  Please include a link back to TGIFF (button in my sidebar).

Let's party!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Exciting stuff!

It's been a while since my last post... I've been really busy quilting my Swoon!!

I'll be sewing the binding on tonight...

Come back later this week because I've got a couple of exciting things scheduled for Friday - my Swoon reveal AND I'm hosting this week's TGIFF linky! For more info on TGIFF, click the button in my sidebar.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Quilting my Swoon!

I finished piecing my New Wave in Glimma quilt top yesterday! I love it and I'm super excited about quilting it. BUT I don't know what to use to back it or for the binding so until I find the perfect fabric, it'll have to wait...

Since I couldn't get started on quilting New Wave, I decided put my Swoon quilt on the sewing machine.

I'm quilting super simple, clean and crisp straight lines.

The lines are about 1 1/4" apart (the width of the painter's tape) and I'm using a technique I learned in Jacquie Gering's latest Craftsy class by using painter's tape as my guide. I think it'll take a while! :-)

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Modern Log Cabins - A Friday Finish

The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is making quilts for a palliative care centre this year. (Every year, we focus on a different charity.). This year, I decided to use up some of my scraps to make my charity quilt and the log cabin block is one of my favourites.

I wanted the quilt to be pretty gender neutral so I went with my blue scraps. I gave myself these guidelines when selecting scraps: they needed to be blue, except for one log which I wanted yellow or orange. It didn't matter if they were more traditional, or florals, or kids' fabrics, they just needed to be blue.

After a couple of days, I had 16 log cabin blocks measuring 12.5" each, so a quilt top of about 48" square.The top sat there for a little while because I wasn't sure how to quilt it. Then a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go with the serpentine stitch on my sewing machine and use my walking foot.

The quilting was really fast and easy, but it gives the quilt a wonderful texture.

For the binding, I went with a couple of Riley Blake Chevron fat quarters. I love the look of chevrons for bindings.

On the back, I made a big log cabin block and surrounded it with the happiest, brightest print I could find in my stash. At first, I wasn't sure about the yellow, but now that it's all done, I love it.

So there it is! My charity quilt for 2014! :-)

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation and TGIFF.

Have a great weekend!




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Glimma

I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Lotta Jansdotter's Glimma a while ago with no particular project in mind, just because I loved the prints and the colours. Then a couple of months ago, Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! published the New Wave pattern and I knew the Glimma fabric bundle was destined to become a New Wave quilt.

Yesterday was grey and rainy in my neck of the woods so I got started cutting into my beautiful Glimma bundle.

And just a few episodes of The West Wing later, I had this on my design "floor":

It's raining again today... :-)

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.