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Block of the Month!

IMG_1939I have finished my blocks the December block of the month with my local guild. As a treat for the guild, I did an extra variation this month!

IMG_1946Want to see the rest of the blocks we have been working on?  Check out the guild page here for each of the blocks and the guild flickr here for some of our member’s blocks!


New Block for Guild

BOM string blockThe 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!

Linking up to : Sew Cute Tuesday,

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2014 – Large Quilt


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.

HST BOM Quilting

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!

HST BOM Quilt Back

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.



I am entering this quilt in the large quilt category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.



Quilt Stats:
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

Busy Busy

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.IMG_1945

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!


WIP Wednesday

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.


HST BOM JanuaryI 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!

Kitchen Window BlockThis 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).

Improv Suess BlockI 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.

Ima Bee FebIma Bee FebAnd 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!

Circle of Geese Pillow

Flying Geese PillowOver 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.
Back of Geese Pillow
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!

Remembrance Birdie

My November block for Birdie Stitches- Remembrance Day (Canada)

My November block for Birdie Stitches- Remembrance Day (Canada)

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!

November Birdie