The last week I have been working on a new block for my Modern Guild’s Block of the Month. This month is a string block, and I decided to do mine as a sort of rainbow starburst. I love the way it turned out and now I think I need an entire quilt made out of these blocks! I may start making more of these blocks now as they were quick to put together and didn’t require too much thought so they were great for nap times.
I now have 4 blocks ready! I am loving the way they all look together.
It is time to start thinking of getting the next block ready: a wonky log cabin!
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I know this quilt is a little older, but I was rearranging rooms this fall and came across it (in a sadly underused room) and fell in love all over again. The colours are so bright and happy, especially with the weather turning gloomy outside.
The fabrics are from V and Co’s Simply Color, one of the best fabric lines ever! I am hording all my scraps from this line as I don’t come across it often now.
This quilt was made as part of the In Color Order HST BOM. I think the colors work so well with this pattern and it came together wonderfully. My daughter loves all the colours and it is a great quilt to snuggle in this fall as I am in denial that winter is coming!
The quilting follows the chevrons from the backing fabric. I like the simplicity of it and how the angles in the quilting goes well with the angles in the blocks on the front of the quilt.
Fabric: Simply Color by V and Co for Moda
Backing: Chevrons by Riley Blake
Pattern: HST BOM or HST Sampler by In Color Order
Size: 54 x 67″
Quilting: Done by me on my Juki
I can’t believe that it has been over a month since I last posted! Things have been a little crazy here for the last few weeks – Little Girl is awake and playing more, we did a road trip to visit family and friends and my Husband managed to break his foot. He is on crutches for about 6 weeks and then a walking boot after that. Poor guy can’t carry Little Girl right now and it takes him much longer to get anything done with the crutches. Needless to say not a lot of sewing has been done here recently.
I have managed to get some things done though. Back in July I offered to organize a block of the month for my local quilt guild. I have been spending time planning blocks, making blocks and writing instructions for those. So far 3 blocks and 1 set of instructions done. I am loving the way that they turning out and can’t wait to get working on the rest of the blocks.
Also before the broken foot incident I told a friend I would make a quilt for her for a baby shower. I picked up this cute pattern at Sew Fresh Quilts and love the quilt. Thankfully it comes together fairly easily so I am able to get some put together during Little Girl’s naps. I can’t wait to see it finished and may just have to make another one for Little Girl!
I haven’t had many finishes lately, as my quilting time is dwindling with semester getting into full swing. Without many finishes I thought I would share some of the projects that I have on the go right now. I try to have a few small projects so that I have something to work on for 10 minutes here and there between marking papers.
I finally broke down and decided to do the half square triangle BOM from In Color Order. I am only a year late getting on this one, but I do love the way this block looks with the Simply Color fabric!
This is a block from the Kitchen Window quilt that I am making. I picked up these fabrics on my vacation to Maui last year and have finally started getting the quilt top together. I am loving all the bright colors and can’t wait to see it finished. I am keeping an eye out for the perfect backing (there wasn’t enough room in the suitcase to bring back that much fabric last year).
I stated this project one night after watching some of my Inspired Modern Quilts Craftsy class. I made this using the improv pods lesson and a the last of my Dr. Seuss scraps. Now to get a couple more and get a top together.
And last, the blocks that I have made for the Ima Bee Quilting Bee. I decided to join my first quilting bee this year, and have loved making this first block. I can’t wait to see all the blocks come together in the final top! You can see more of the blocks and a start of the top here. Up next is the Schoenrock Cross block (more paper piecing to try out, hopefully it goes smoothly).
That is all I am working on right now, hopefully I will have something finished soon!
Over the holidays when I had a little bit of down time (meaning I wasn’t marking all evening anymore) I decided to give a Craftsy class a try. I kept seeing ads for them, and they looked interesting. I have never taken a quilting class before, as most of the classes offered here are during the day – while I am at work. With the Craftsy class I was able to watch the videos whenever I wanted, which was great. I signed up for the two free classes to get a feel of what they would be like, and decided to try making the paper pieced block from the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month.
I had some brightly leftover scraps from another project I am working on that (I will hopefully post a WIP about that soon) I thought would work great with the white. I love the bright colours.
I quilted the block with straight lines just under a ¼ inch apart, and I love the way it turned out. I don’t think I would do that on a whole quilt but it is great on the pillow I made this block into.
I had a great time making this block and following the videos that I have decided to make the whole quilt. Of course I had to order new fabric for it (any excuse), so I will be getting started on that soon!
Last year I made the birdie stitches quilt from Little Miss Shabby (well it wasn’t finished until this year, but I swear the top was finished a long time ago). Due to the differences in holidays from the States to Canada, I ended up redesigning the November block. I wanted to reflect the major event in Canada for November which is Remembrance Day.
I had a request for the design for this so please click on the picture below to download the pdf for my November block. If you do use it, I would love to see your project!